(February 1948)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Parker (signed)
Inks
Paul Parker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Who Killed Walter Neilson? (Table of Contents: 1)

A True Crime Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dean Franklin
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside front and inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Crime on the Run / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A gun blast!
Genre
crime
Characters
Jack Hart (master criminal); Kitty Hart; Bill Norris (treasurer); Fred Kuethe (bookkeeper)
Synopsis
During a payroll robbery one of the victims is shot and killed.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Mystery Thriller of the Month / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lawmen of the Los Angeles sheriff's office...
Genre
crime
Characters
Tony Deus (desperado); Nick Radovick (mobster); Mrs. Williams (teller)
Synopsis
A wave of bank robberies sweeps Los Angeles.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Lucky Coyne / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Gregg ?
Inks
George Gregg ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death lurked in the shadows...
Genre
crime
Characters
Lucky Coyne (reporter for the Daily World); Kitty (his co-worker); Terry (his co-worker)
Synopsis
Fate formed a peculiar partnership with a sadistic assassin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has a possible Gregg here.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Hale! ...the Magician / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When the police asked Hale to track down...
Genre
crime
Characters
Hale; Commissioner Morris; Signor Diablo (villain)
Synopsis
Hale is asked by the police to track down the deadly prophecies of the Signor Diablo.

Chief White Wolf (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; western-frontier
Characters
Chief White Wolf
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Speed is credited on fillers and western for St. Johns by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The art is similar to his other credited fillers in other series. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has him on this one.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Eddie / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab ?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pipe down!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Eddie; Mr. Gundy

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Schwab here.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Foxy Grandpa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, grandpa, you suggested the Clairview...
Genre
children
Characters
Foxy Grandpa
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Cheerio Minstrels / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just hear that steamboat whistle blow...
Genre
children
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Medicine Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello!
Genre
children
Characters
Medicine Man

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Gustavson here.

ALL Gustavson credits verified by Terry Gustafson, sone of Paul Gaustavson.

Tracy the Outlaw (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Characters
Harry Tracy (1871-1902)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On back cover. Same art as the other Speed filler.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Who Killed Walter Neilson?
    A True Crime Story
  3. 2. ["A gun blast!"]
    Crime on the Run
  4. 3. ["Lawmen of the Los Angeles sheriff's office..."]
    Mystery Thriller of the Month
  5. 4. ["Death lurked in the shadows..."]
    Lucky Coyne
  6. 5. ["When the police asked Hale to track down..."]
    Hale! ...the Magician
  7. 6. Chief White Wolf
  8. 7. ["Pipe down!"]
    Eddie
  9. 8. ["Well, grandpa, you suggested the Clairview..."]
    Foxy Grandpa
  10. 9. ["Just hear that steamboat whistle blow..."]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  11. 10. ["Hello!"]
    Medicine Man
  12. 11. Tracy the Outlaw
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