(December 1953)

St. John, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Company
Brand:
St John Approved Comics
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia states "formerly Weird Horrors."


[Murderer's Mask] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Fisherman Of Space (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
The Fisherman From Space picks up people over time and leaves them on an island where they never grow old.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #2

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Gary Watson via the GCD Errors list, December 2009.

The Last Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp?
Inks:
Henry Sharp?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dan Vickerson
Synopsis:
Dan Vickerson returns from an undersea voyage to find everyone in the world killed by gas.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #2

Destiny Takes The Long Road! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Willie Thompson
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #2

A Will from the Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A farmer dies but reveals where his will is in a dream.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who says all stories from Kinstler at St. John are reprints.

The Cycle of Time (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A small-time crook steals a time-machine but accidentally kills an alternate-time version of himself.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #2

The Mystery of Easter Island (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about the history of Easter Island.

Murderer's Mask (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Donald Blanshard buys a mask to scare his rich uncle to death, but gets more than he bargained for when his face transforms to that of the mask.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #2

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Gary Watson via the GCD Errors list, December 2009.

Headed For The Stars (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A short history of flight.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #2

The Drummer of Tedworth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
A man has his drum taken away from him as punishment for vagrancy, but the judge who did it is haunted by the drum.
Reprints:
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who says all stories from Kinstler at St. John are reprints.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Murderer's Mask]
  2. 1. The Fisherman Of Space
  3. 2. The Last Man
  4. 3. Destiny Takes The Long Road!
  5. 4. A Will from the Grave
  6. 5. The Cycle of Time
  7. 6. The Mystery of Easter Island
  8. 7. Murderer's Mask
  9. 8. Headed For The Stars
  10. 9. The Drummer of Tedworth
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Peter Croome