(June 1949)

St. John, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Brand
Blue Ribbon Comics
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Interior content largely reprinted in Heckle and Jeckle (St. John, 1951 Series) #3 (February 1952). There were two Blue Ribbon issues featuring Heckle and Jeckle (issues #1 and 3) before the regular series began with its own issue #3.

As Blue Ribbon Comics #3 is regarded in terms of issue numbering as "Heckle and Jeckle #2" by its publisher, these stories would have been printed in two consecutive issues.

[Gullible’s Travels] (Table of Contents)

Heckle and Jeckle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are about to go on a long journey.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Reading Dimwit's palm, the Magpies foretell a "long journey" for the dumb dog - and are about to make that fortune come true.
Keywords
irregular issue numbering

Home Sweet Home (Table of Contents: 1)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, old fuzzy head, I'm glad we decided to buy a nest and settle down.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; angry sleeping pig-face
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle's new nest location disturbs a sleeping pig.
Reprints
Keywords
heckling; nest; sleep problems; turning the tables

Indexer Notes

Heckle and Jeckle are depicted as "flying and nesting birds" in this story. Reads very much like a cartoon with lively cartoon-type dialogue and much slapstick violence.

The Bad Actor (Table of Contents: 2)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, old pinfeathers, we could certainly use that money.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Wild Bill Tick-Tock
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle capture western bandit Wild Bill Tick-Tock, but not before a healthy dose of heckling.
Reprints
Keywords
bandit; heckling; reward; western setting

High Society (Table of Contents: 3)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 3.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy, what swell looking birds! I'd sure like to make their acquaintance.
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; a flock of snooty swans; vulture
Synopsis
Dinky tries to become friends with a flock of snooty swans.
Reprints
Keywords
being-stuck-up; duck; swans

The Phoney Crime (Table of Contents: 4)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My word, old man, I wish we could do something to occupy our minds.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Sergeant Bulldog; Dimwit (as cop)
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle hoax the police over a corpse in a department store window.
Reprints
Keywords
corpse; department store; dummy; heckling; hoax; police; wild goose chase

Dinner Party (Table of Contents: 5)

Dingbat / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fox! The fox! Run for your lives!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dingbat; hungry fox; lots of fox-fleeing little animals
Synopsis
A hungry fox invites Dingbat to a "dinner party", with the intentions you'd expect a hungry fox to have. He didn't figure on the wild and hyperactively loony Dingbat.
Reprints
Keywords
fox; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

A very cartoon-like story (in the positive sense).

Gandy's Delivery Service (Table of Contents: 6)

Gandy Goose / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"We ought to go into business," said Gandy one day, putting aside a book entitled: "How to Make Money at Odd Jobs".
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; gangster wolf; Officer O'Dog
Synopsis
Gandy and Sourpuss start a delivery service. Their first job is to deliver a timebomb from one gangster to another.
Reprints
Keywords
delivery; gangsters; timebomb
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Gullible’s Travels]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  2. 1. Home Sweet Home
    Heckle and Jeckle
  3. 2. The Bad Actor
    Heckle and Jeckle
  4. 3. High Society
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  5. 4. The Phoney Crime
    Heckle and Jeckle
  6. 5. Dinner Party
    Dingbat
  7. 6. Gandy's Delivery Service
    Gandy Goose
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