(April 1954)

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 Corp.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint

The Witch Doctor (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
jungle

Indexer Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

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

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Witch Doctor (Table of Contents: 2)

Wild Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Hodge
Inks
Paul Hodge
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Zabba (witch dodtor); Aarg (gorilla leader); Chief Kambala; Lura (chief's daughter); Keeto (friend)
Synopsis
Wild Boy and his pal Keeto battle a maddened gorilla to defeat the evil plans of Zabba, the witch doctor.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Paul Hodge is credited to Wild Boy on pencils and ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and compared with signed work in various Marvel comics, this must be him, as the other possible, Frank Kramer credited by Vadebonceur to some other Wild Boy stories is quite different. The eyes here are placed far apart, and the ears are special and identical to signed Hodge art. Also the sideview of the face of the witch doctor compare favorable with Hodge work. His work has many similarities with Charles Raab, but Raab is not credited to Wild Boy.

Great Volcanoes (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Becker ?
Inks
Mike Becker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Some of the over two thousand volcanic eruptions in recorded history.

Indexer Notes

Becker is credited to work in Wild Boy by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and it could be him when looking at faces and inking.

Star of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 4)

Wild Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Hodge
Inks
Paul Hodge
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Timba (panther); Kaw (falcon); Fred Cartier (filmmaker); Lola Martin (film star); the Kamokos (hostile pygmy tribe); Zarkow (renegade white trader)
Synopsis
Wild Boy and a filmcrew are captured by Zarkow and his hostile pygmies.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Same art as the preceding story.

Fire When Ready (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Dave Moss; Abu Sidi; M'Bongo
Reprints

Jungle Drum (Table of Contents: 6)

Joe Barton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Mr. Parmalee; his daughter Nan; her fiance Cecil Hathaway
Synopsis
Joe Barton leads a safari in the jungles of Congo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick and Bernard Sachs are both credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces in close up looking backwards, and with arched eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking by Sachs match his credited work in early "Mystery in Space" #3.

The Return (Table of Contents: 7)

Wild Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Hodge
Inks
Paul Hodge
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; chief of the Kowi tribe; Jogo (his nephew) ; Koller (Jogo's white friend)
Synopsis
The chief's nephew, Jogo, returns to the jungle to drive a diamond mine that only brings misery to his people.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Same art as on the other Wild Boy stories in this issue.

Buzz Baxter Rides Again (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Artistic Card Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Terrific Value! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Prizes (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Witch Doctor
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Consumers Mart
  3. 2. The Witch Doctor
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Great Volcanoes
  5. 4. Star of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  6. 5. Fire When Ready
  7. 6. Jungle Drum
    Joe Barton
  8. 7. The Return
    Wild Boy
  9. 8. Buzz Baxter Rides Again
    Artistic Card Co.
  10. 9. Terrific Value!
    Lucky Products
  11. 10. Get Prizes
    American Seed Co.
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