(February 1954)

St. John, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Company
Brand:
St John Approved Comics
Editing:
Archer St. John; Marion McDermott
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

They Branded Me Immoral (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Vic; Stella; Joe Bailey

Indexer Notes

Cover is based on interior story of the same title. However, Joe's hair is blonde on the cover and red inside the comic.

My Name Was Caroline Gray (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Tim Downes; Joyce; John Robertson-Smythe; Mrs. Griggs; Emma Robertson-Smythe; Nick Porter
Synopsis:
Model Joyce agrees to rent a safe deposit box under the name “Caroline Gray” for her boyfriend Nick. He’s indicted for racketeering and she flees to New York and falls in love with artist Tim. Fellow rooming house resident John, a religious sort, urges her to repent of her sins. However, when the hypocritical John makes a pass at Joyce, Tim rescues her. He says the whole Nick situation was resolved long ago and she has nothing to fear.
Reprints:

They Branded Me Immoral (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Vic; Joe Bailey; Stella; Stan Owen; Aunt Helen
Synopsis:
Stella plans to marry Stan, who can give her financial security, but she really loves Joe. Stella and Joe elope, and the constant gossip of the town--suggesting Stella is pregnant and "had" to marry Joe--begins to affect their marriage. However, they stick it out and begin a happy life together.

Stormy Road to Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Arthur Peddy
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Laura Wiley; Peter Wills; Andre Charbolet
Synopsis:
Laura lies about having a sick father to get a job as a theatre usher. When bus driver Peter proposes marriage, Laura puts him off by claiming her father needs her income. Laura dates wealthy Andre, lying to him as well, and borrows money from Pete under false pretenses. However, Andre finally admits he has a fiancee and breaks up with Laura. Pete also dumps her when he learns she’s been cheating on him. Laura goes to work as a waitress to repay Pete’s money. They reconcile.
Reprints:
Keywords:
New Orleans

Correspondence Club (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

"For Our Readers and Servicemen"

The Real Dorothy Dix! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; biography
Characters:
Dorothy Dix
Synopsis:
The life of advice columnist Dorothy Dix.

The Golden Goddess (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
June Winters; Mark Phillips; Ray; Maggie; Manning Barret
Synopsis:
June is a struggling singer and would-be actress in New York. She arranges to meet producer Mark and romances him to get a dramatic role. He says she’s not ready, and breaks their engagement. Sponsor Manning invites June to his office and makes a pass at her. Mark rescues June but says “You don’t want a man to love you. You want a stepping stone!” June enrolls in an acting class so she can achieve her dream, and hopes someday to be worthy of marrying Mark.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. They Branded Me Immoral
  2. 1. My Name Was Caroline Gray
  3. 2. They Branded Me Immoral
  4. 3. Stormy Road to Love
  5. 4. Correspondence Club
  6. 5. The Real Dorothy Dix!
  7. 6. The Golden Goddess
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • David Wilt
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig
  • Gary L. Watson