(October 1953)

St. John, 1952 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
Editing:
Archer St. John; Marion McDermott
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Credits from John Benson in http://www.fantagraphics.com/downloads/stjohnchecklist.pdf


Flirtation on Wheels (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
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My Foolish Heart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Fran; Bert; Jerry Hopper; Miss Brooks (teacher); Fran's Parents; Policeman; Stolen Car Owner; High School Students
Synopsis:
Bert and Fran have been perceived as a couple for years but in high school Fran craves a kind of excitement Bert apparently cannot provide. She dates bad boy Jerry Hopper. When he involves her in a stolen car incident, she returns to Bert who promises to do his best to provide her with the romantic excitement and attention she needs.
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Ruled By Hate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Mike Peppe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Emily; Helen; Emily's Mother; Phil Menti (Emily's lover); John Wainor (Helen's lover)
Synopsis:
Helen and Emily are cousins, and, when Emily's mother shows a preference for Helen, Emily spitefully uses all her wiles to snare Helen's boyfriend, John. Helen generously steps out of the way for her cousin, and Emily is overwhelmed with second thoughts about her cruel conduct. She leaves John and returns to Phil.

Flirtation On Wheels (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ric Estrada (signed)
Inks:
Ric Estrada
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Pam Rogers; Adam Wilson; Don (trailer bum); Pam's Parents; Miss Green (teacher); Mrs. Easton (Adam's grandmother); Newspaper Vendor
Synopsis:
Pam's father is an engineer and is transferred frequently around the country. The family lives in a trailer and Pam enters one high school after another. The kids call her trailer trash. At a new school, Adam takes an interest in her but she lies to him about her background, fearing he may drop her if the truth is known. She says she's wealthy Mrs. Easton's grandaughter. He knows she is not because he is Mrs. Easton's grandson. He dates her, falls in love, and proposes. They plan marriage after graduation and his service in the armed forces.
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My Only Way Out (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Dana Dutch
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Lisa Powell; Pat Knowlton; Helen (Lisa's friend); Dick (Lisa's boyfriend); Lisa's Parents; Aunt Bess (Pat's aunt); Wedding Guests
Synopsis:
Lisa lives in a small seaside tourist town and has been going with Dick, a surf fisherman, for two years. She drops him when he cannot make a decision about marriage. Lisa desperately wants to get out of town. She meets Pat, a lonely tavern operator who promises her everything she wants. After a brief courtship, they marry. Lisa learns from friends at the wedding that Pat's tavern is a distinguished landmark in Washington, D.C..

My Rival Hid Her Weakness (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dana Dutch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dotty; Mary (Dotty's friend); Wanda; George
Synopsis:
Wanda steals Dotty's boyfriend George, but Dotty wins him back after overhauling her wardrobe, speaking sweetly instead of chattering, and baking delicious cakes and pies.
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Beware, My Heart! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Baker?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Rhoda; Frank (college reporter); Len (college halfback); College Students; Street Kids
Synopsis:
Rhoda is new to college life. She wants to date the big men on campus and join the "right crowd". She brushes off decent, quiet Frank to date rule-breaking bad boy Len and to pal around with his fast crowd. When Len orders her to take the blame for what appears to be a hit-and-run accident, she realizes he is a heel and drops him. Eventually, she finds a satisfying romance with Frank.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Flirtation on Wheels
  2. 1. My Foolish Heart
  3. 2. Ruled By Hate
  4. 3. Flirtation On Wheels
  5. 4. My Only Way Out
  6. 5. My Rival Hid Her Weakness
  7. 6. Beware, My Heart!
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