(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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  • Peter Croome
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