(July 1954)

St. John, 1954 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1954
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corp.
Brand
?
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

Approved Comics (St. John, 1954 Series) #10 (July 1954) is the only issue of the series' 12-issue run to feature a funny-animal character - Terrytoons Dinky Duck. https://www.comics.org/series/11548/covers/

It also shares a cover date of July 1954 with the issue before it, Approved Comics (St. John, 1954 Series) #9 (July 1954) "Western Bandit Trails".

This issue is not to be confused with Dinky Duck (St. John, 1951 Series) #10 (September 1954), and may have been intended to be published as Dinky Duck #9 of the 1951 series - as there is no issue #9 and a six-month gap exists between Dinky Duck #8 and #10.

While sporting a new cover, this issue reprints the interior comics content of Dinky Duck (St. John, 1951 Series) #3 (March 1952).

[Rudy, Can Ya Spare Eight Dimes?] (Table of Contents)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Morrison
Inks
Tom Morrison
Colors
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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; octopus
Synopsis
Organ grinder Dinky hopes to increase his revenue stream eight-fold by having an octopus man the tin cups.
Keywords
enterprise; ingenuity; octopus; organ grinder; tin cups

Indexer Notes

New cover for an issue of reprints.

As seen in the cover image, the octopus only displays six arms holding tin cups. Perhaps the other two arms are reaching-out behind him, unseen to the reader.

Why Just Wish for the Things You Want? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Flatfoot Fledgling (Table of Contents: 2)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh-boy - That's for me!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; other derisive ducks; flying contest starter; Martin Mallard; David Drake; Ronald Ringneck; weasel; two squirrels; three birds
Synopsis
Dinky enters a "Long Distance Flying Contest", only to discover that he can't fly. Dejected, he falls for the trickery of a hungry weasel claiming to be a flying instructor.
Reprints
Keywords
ducks; flying contest; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; trickery; weasel

A Tough Egg (Table of Contents: 3)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Roquefort, I'm putting on a comedy wrestling act at the dog show and I want you to help me!
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; bulldog
Synopsis
A show rehearsal by Roquefort and a bulldog gives Percy the wrong impression.
Reprints
Keywords
bulldog; cat; intimidation; mouse; notable coloring modification; rehearsal; show; wrestling; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Percy Puss is colored orange in this story. Later in the issue, in another story, he is colored his traditional black.

The Watch-Dog (Table of Contents: 4)

Chesty [Terrytoons Cartoon Bulldog] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep your eye on the trailer while I get some groceries.
Feature Logo
Chesty [Terrytoons Cartoon Bulldog St. John Logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Chesty; Dimwit
Synopsis
When Dimwit "keeps his eye on the trailer", he keeps his eye ON the trailer - and nothing else.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; house trailer; keeping watch; living-up-to-one’s-word

Papa Wins Again (Table of Contents: 5)

Terry Bears / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Pop, there's a carnival in town!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; carnival barker; carnival patrons; Jocko (racing kangaroo, also known as "The Flash")
Synopsis
At a carnival, Papa's typical bragging leads to a hundred yard dash competition with a racing kangaroo.
Reprints
Keywords
bragging; carnival; kangaroo; race

The Amateur Dentist (Table of Contents: 6)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you building, Rudy?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Horace Sly-Wit (hobo); mother and son pigs; Mr. Gander; Mrs. Goose; two goslings, hen; turkey; jackass
Synopsis
As Rudy declares himself a dentist after reading a discarded book on "How To Pull Teeth", a hungry hobo hops off a freight train and stuffs a sack with an impossibly large volume of farm animals he intends to eat - including Dinky, two goslings, a hen, a turkey, and a full-grown jackass. ...Only from Jim Tyer.
Reprints
Keywords
comic absurdity; dentist; farm animals; hobo; meta humor; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: Dinky reads a "Mighty Mouse" comic book to the goslings as a bedtime story.

Catnip Capers (Table of Contents: 7)

Percy Puss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shh! I'd better not tease Percy he looks very cross.
Feature Logo
Percy Puss [St. John logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Percy Puss; Little Roquefort; Percy's owner
Synopsis
Percy's sour disposition is improved by an accidental exposure to catnip.
Reprints
Keywords
cat; catnip; mood-alteration; mouse; too-much-of-a-good-thing

Indexer Notes

Percy Puss exhibits his traditional coloring as a black cat in this story. Previously, in a Little Roquefort story also in this issue, he is colored orange.

Flying Fever (Table of Contents: 8)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to show you fellows something.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle strap a lit rocket onto Dimwit's back, and believe they've sent him to the moon.
Reprints
Keywords
moon; practical jokes; rocket; wrong impression

Rival Romeos (Table of Contents: 9)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's Gandy giving candy to my girl.
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; female cat; barber
Synopsis
When Gandy gives a stick of peppermint to Sourpuss' girl, jealous Sourpuss counters by giving her a much larger stick of peppermint. Now, it's Gandy's move...
Reprints
Keywords
jealousy; one-upping; peppermint stick

Dinky Learns His Lesson (Table of Contents: 10)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, fellers, look at what Dinky's reading!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; derisive rabbit; derisive squirrel; derisive chipmunk; singing bird; the Flower Fairy; carnival wolf; carnival patrons
Synopsis
The Flower Fairy grants Dinky's wish to be able to sing as sweetly as a songbird. A wolf hears the singing duck and imprisons him, forcing him to perform as a carnival attraction.
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; carnival; fairy; singing; valuable lesson; wish

New! 1954 "Space Commander" Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Rudy, Can Ya Spare Eight Dimes?]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  2. 1. Why Just Wish for the Things You Want?
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  3. 2. Flatfoot Fledgling
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  4. 3. A Tough Egg
    Little Roquefort
  5. 4. The Watch-Dog
    Chesty [Terrytoons Cartoon Bulldog]
  6. 5. Papa Wins Again
    Terry Bears
  7. 6. The Amateur Dentist
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  8. 7. Catnip Capers
    Percy Puss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  9. 8. Flying Fever
    Heckle and Jeckle
  10. 9. Rival Romeos
    Gandy Goose
  11. 10. Dinky Learns His Lesson
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  12. 11. New! 1954 "Space Commander" Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkies
    Consumers Mart
  13. 12. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNman
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