(February 1955)

St. John, 1954 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
Editing
Marion McDermott
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Formerly Nightmare." Editor credit from Ownership statement in this issue.


[Man and a woman in a mine being attacked by a ghost miner] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Widow's Lover (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Vincent; Edouard Moulin; Garand; Destin; Dr. Rendu; Durand
Synopsis
A former executioner beheads those he feels need beheading, and is allowed to be his own executioner.
Reprints

The Tentacles of Death (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dr. Mark Savant; Ventro; Mona; Mago Sartorus; Gaarlo
Synopsis
Dr. Mark Savant heads to Genero where the inhabitants are practicing human sacrifice. There he finds a horrible monster called an Octeel.
Reprints

Polio Precautions (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Last third of page is ownership.

Statement of the Ownership (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.34 page (report information)

Script
Archer St. John (publisher)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1954.

Dr. Osborne's Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
General Bollinger; Dr. Osborne
Synopsis
A future scientist discovers a way to defeat the invading Sirians by disabling atomic energy.
Reprints

The Bloody Sword (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Barry
Inks
Sy Barry; John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Robert MacCloran; Tandy Morgan; Duncan; Bruce MacCloran; Andrew MacCloran
Synopsis
Robert MacCloran returns to his ancestral home to claim his birthright, but his evil uncle has other plans.
Reprints

The Portrait of Death (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos (signed)
Inks
George Roussos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gregory Harborough; Anton De Salvo
Synopsis
Gregory Harborough finds a painting of himself labelled "Portrait of Death" and is determined to find the artist.
Reprints

The Finger of Fate (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Dewarzung; Dr. Gladys Cross
Synopsis
Dr. Gladys Cross saves the finger of a holyman from being chopped off and gets a reward in return.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who mentions that all of Kinstler's work at St. John Publications was reprints.

Graveyard in the Antarctic (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein (signed) [as M. Stein]
Inks
Marvin Stein (signed) [as M. Stein]
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
G. Murray Levick; Captain Robert Scott
Synopsis
G. Murray Levick, surgeon with Captain Robert Scott, finds a thousands of dead and dying seals in the Antarctic.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Man and a woman in a mine being attacked by a ghost miner]
  2. 1. ["Terrific value!"]
  3. 2. The Widow's Lover
  4. 3. The Tentacles of Death
  5. 4. Polio Precautions
  6. 5. Statement of the Ownership
  7. 6. Dr. Osborne's Secret Weapon
  8. 7. The Bloody Sword
  9. 8. The Portrait of Death
  10. 9. The Finger of Fate
  11. 10. Graveyard in the Antarctic
  12. 11. ["Look at the prized stamp I found!"]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  13. 12. ["Men - women - boys - girls prizes given make money too!"]
  14. 13. ["Be in the bucks!"]
    Cracker Jack
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