(August 1952)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1952
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
St. John
Editing:
Marion McDermott
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

["Unfit to Marry"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Brad Hamilton; Nancy

Indexer Notes

The main illustration is based on the interior story "Unfit to Marry." The smaller panels represent "Wrong-Way Girl" (top) and "Information Girl" (bottom).

Overseas Escapade (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, then continued on inside back cover (0.5 page). The other half of the inside back cover is an advertisement.

Confessions of an Army Wife (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Margaret; Hal; Peter Shapley; Rick; Margaret's mother
Synopsis:
Wealthy Margaret marries serviceman Peter while he's on furlough. She agrees to live on his salary. They move to a town near his camp and live in a shabby apartment. Margaret becomes bored and tells Peter she's pregnant and wants to have her baby at home; he's being shipped overseas anyway, so he agrees. She resumes her social life and when Peter returns to the USA, she refuses to live with him. He also discovers her lie about pregnancy. He leaves but Margaret discovers this time she really is pregnant. Rick and Margaret reconcile, on his terms.
Keywords:
pregnancy

Wrong Way Girl (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ruth Norris; Al; Eddie; Mr. Greaker; Fred Dorsey; Linda; Stan West; Buzz; Charlie
Synopsis:
Ruth is assistant to the president of a factory, but rarely dates. She goes out with co-worker Fred, then learns he's just using her to get a promotion. Marine Stan asks her for a date but stands her up, so Ruth changes her image and starts going out with multiple servicemen even though the dates are "cheap and tawdry." Stan returns and explains he couldn't get away for their first date, but he now wants the "sweet and kind" Ruth he met before. She agrees.

Information Girl (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Janice Brooks; Carole; Gil Shelton; Mr. Harrison
Synopsis:
Janice and Carol are roommates. While Janice dates many men, Carole is faithful to Gil, her boyfriend in the service. Gil arrives on furlough and Janice decides to prove to Carole that he's just like other men. Janice pretends Carole is away and dates Gil. Janice falls for Gil and decides to break up his romance with Carole. However, her scheme is exposed and Gil and Carole remain together. Janice has learned a lesson about "faith and trust in love."

No One Wanted Me (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ellen; Rhoda; Lt. Jim Markison
Synopsis:
Ellen dates many men but "after a few dates they would never call me again." She goes out with naval officer Jim and falls for him, but he also vanishes. Her friend Rhoda says "you talk too much...and always about yourself." Ellen calls Jim for a date and this time keeps her mouth shut: "a girl's biggest asset is to listen, rather than talk." Jim kisses her.

Unfit to Marry (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Brad Hamilton; Nancy; Lou Voyles; Miss Greer
Synopsis:
Nancy hates her small town life. When her boyfriend Brad is called up to the Marines and sent to Hawaii, she writes and says she'll marry him now. When Nancy arrives, she postpones the wedding and Brad finally says he's leaving for Korea soon. They break up. She dates Lou, a Naval officer, but when he learns what she did to Brad, he dumps her. To stay in Hawaii, Nancy gets a job as a nurse's aide in the Naval Hospital. She learns "happiness isn't just a lot of noise and laughter." Brad shows up, wounded. He's going back to their small town and Nancy will go with him, as his wife.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Unfit to Marry"]
  2. 1. Overseas Escapade
  3. 2. Confessions of an Army Wife
  4. 3. Wrong Way Girl
  5. 4. Information Girl
  6. 5. No One Wanted Me
  7. 6. Unfit to Marry
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • David Wilt
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Matthias Hofmann