(April 1949)

St. John, 1949 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Jubilee Publications, Inc.
Brand:
?
Editing:
Archer St. John (publisher)
Color:
Four color interiors; full color cover
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Baker (signed)
Inks:
Ray Osrin (see notes)
Colors:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From Shaun Clancy's Facebook page, "Comics History Exchange", confirms cover inking work by Ray Osrin (September 24, 2014). Osrin was one of Matt Baker's inkers. Osrin also maintained copies of the covers he worked on the walls of his studio. Included in a picture of the studio (owned by Clancy and posted to this Facebook page) was this cover. Originally inks were credited to Matt Baker due to his signature on the cover.

Amazing New Scientific Discovery (Table of Contents)

Minit Curl / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?; (photos) ?
Inks:
?; (photos) ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

How to curl and wave hair without permanent waving.

The Last Ride of the Masked Mavericks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lon Hooper (Marshal); Tina Allen; Smoky Curran (maverick rider); Steve McBurney (maverick leader)
Synopsis:
The Marshal reckoned there must be a reason why the masked mavericks singled out Eagle Springs for their ruthless raids, but no one would agree until he revealed a clue to the shooter who used deadly silver bullets.
Reprints:

["Death lurked in the shadows as Jinx Jordan hunted for a headline..."] (Table of Contents)

Jinx Jordan / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Sultan
Inks:
Charles Sultan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Jinx Jordan (crime reporter); Ginny (reporter); Larry (newsboy); Davito (crooked contractor); Tom Shane (dam inspector); Davies (editor); Blackie (crook); Frank Collins (engineer)
Synopsis:
The public inspector is killed by the dam builder when he discovers that it is used inferior materials on the dam.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This artwork is very similar to Charles Sultan, as can be seen in Blazing West #18, Buffalo Belle. Sultan also had the Jinx Jordan story in Crime Reporter #1, so it is likely that this is him too.
JVJon at DCM has credited this story to Warren Kremer, but compared to a signed Kremer story, Frisco Mary in Crime Must Pay the Penalty #3, that is not very likely as Kremer's work looks more like Elias or Robbins, with more inking than this.

Weather Forecaster (Table of Contents)

The Weatherman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Mickey Mouse; Pluto; Donald Duck

["Steve Trotter, famous sportsman, has journeyed around the world..."] (Table of Contents)

"Globe" Trotter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Raphael Astarita ?
Inks:
Raphael Astarita ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Globe Trotter [Steve Trotter]; Fang (hyena); Killer Corsino (jungle raider); Mary Carew; Carew (plantation owner); Captain Sanders
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits are uncertain, but it looks like Astarita's work on Kaänga in Jungle Comics.
JVC at Digital Comics Museum has both Al Plastino and Astarita as artists.

It's Here! It's New! (Table of Contents)

Slide-o-matic / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

The Slide-o-matic combination lighter by mail order.

Arizona Pete (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Speed
Inks:
Richard Speed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Arizona Pete
Synopsis:
Arizona Pete lived in the hills and defied the sheriffs of two states for years.

Indexer Notes

Artwork similar to original art at Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and Speed had many fillers in St. John western comics.

Blood Blazes a Trail to Texas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rudy Palais
Inks:
Rudy Palais
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mary Lou; Lobo (robber); Rudy (robber); Sandy Welch (range detective); J. Gallagher (cattle buyer); Jack (robber); Claude (robber)
Synopsis:
A band of masked riders stampede a cattle herd down the main street to make is easy to rob the safe of cattle dealer Gallagher.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

JVJon at Digital Comics Museum credits this stort to Palais, and comparing with an original from Jerry Bails' Who's Who, it matches fine with the somewhat crude faces and hands. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

Rubber Masks (Table of Contents)

Rubber-For-Molds Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Life-like rubber masks by mail order.

Seatcovers (Table of Contents)

Gaylark Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Prizes Given (Table of Contents)

American Seed Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sell seeds and get prizes.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Amazing New Scientific Discovery
    Minit Curl
  3. 2. The Last Ride of the Masked Mavericks
  4. 3. ["Death lurked in the shadows as Jinx Jordan hunted for a headline..."]
    Jinx Jordan
  5. 4. Weather Forecaster
    The Weatherman
  6. 5. ["Steve Trotter, famous sportsman, has journeyed around the world..."]
    "Globe" Trotter
  7. 6. It's Here! It's New!
    Slide-o-matic
  8. 7. Arizona Pete
  9. 8. Blood Blazes a Trail to Texas
  10. 9. Rubber Masks
    Rubber-For-Molds Inc.
  11. 10. Seatcovers
    Gaylark Products
  12. 11. Prizes Given
    American Seed Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gary L. Watson