(December 1954)

St. John, 1954 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Marion McDermott
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Formerly Nightmare." Editor credit from certificate of ownership in issue 16.


[Woman and her horse frightened by ghosts] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover does not directly represent any story in the issue and is unsigned.

Payment in Full! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Ray Willner
Inks
Ray Willner
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A couple's car breaks down near an old mansion in New Orleans. A ghost in the house asks them to avenge his death by turning over proof of his murder to the Police, but the man gets an idea to make money off the deal.
Reprints

The Stalking Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein ?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An underemployed actor kills his rich aunt, but finds out she only left him $400. Her cat stalks him until he is killed in a freak accident.
Reprints

Cagliostro -- Swindler or Superman? (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
History of the Egyptian Freemasonry of High Science.
Reprints

Out of the Unknown (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Odd facts from throughout history, including a man with a dream about horseraces and a man who claimed he was innocent of crime and that no grass would grow on his grave.

Wings of Death! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A hunter kills a rare white eagle and, according to Indian legend, will be killed by birds to avenge its death.
Reprints

Graveyard Guffaws (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
3 one-panel gags, including "Thank goodness! It's you, not my wife!"
Reprints

Spirit Spasms (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
3 one-panel gags including "He's the black sheep of my family!".
Reprints

All the King's Men (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Bernstein
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jim Wolfe; King Henri Christophe I; Dan McGraw
Synopsis
Jim Wolfe learns that in Haiti, soldiers will obey even after they are dead.
Reprints
Keywords
ghost; Haiti; voodoo

Indexer Notes

Artwork is unsigned, but does appear to be Powell.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Woman and her horse frightened by ghosts]
  2. 1. Payment in Full!
  3. 2. The Stalking Doom
  4. 3. Cagliostro -- Swindler or Superman?
  5. 4. Out of the Unknown
  6. 5. Wings of Death!
  7. 6. Graveyard Guffaws
  8. 7. Spirit Spasms
  9. 8. All the King's Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Jim Walls
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome