(August 1955)

St. John, 1955 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1955
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison

[Spinning His Heels] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; cat; two fleeing mice
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse pops up from a manhole to foil a cat, by having it run furiously and futilely on a spinning manhole cover.
Keywords
cat; heroics; manhole; mice; running; spinning

Need Extra Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Stuart Greetings, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Out of Bounds (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terrytown High School is all agog as the gang listens to tales of life in the big city from Joe Jive, a newcomer.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Joe Jive; group of "follower mice students"; Jimmy (cautious mouse student); Mitzi Mouse; various large human inhabitants of "The Big City"; Pug (Big City cat); Spike (Big City cat); various other Big City cats
Synopsis
Impressionable young mice are led to "The Big City" (where full-size humans and tough cats live) by a "too cool" new mouse at high school.
Reprints
Keywords
big city; bragging; cool kid; diner; followers; heroics; high school; jalopy; quest for excitement; there’s-no-place-like-home; uncool kid

Indexer Notes

"The Big City" looks like Manhattan from Mighty Mouse's aerial view. A cat's dialogue balloon is left blank on page 6, panel 8.

Stolen Power (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Art Bartsch
Inks
Art Bartsch
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cut! -- Okay, boys, take five.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Billy (boy mouse); Bobby (boy mouse); movie director; movie crew; movie actors (dressed as knights); Fisheye Fox
Synopsis
While filming a movie, Mighty Mouse naps between takes. Two boy mice seeking autographs sneak into his trailer and one can't resist trying on his cape, which is draped over a chair. Lo and behold, the startled boy mouse is suddenly flying - and attracts the attention of a crooked fox.
Reprints
Keywords
autograph; cape; flying; robberies

Indexer Notes

Apparently, Mighty Mouse's ability to fly comes from his cape - at least in this particular story. However, his other abilities remain intact, allowing this cape-less, ground-bound mouse to eventually best the flying fox. At story's end, Mighty Mouse gives the boys his "autograph"... in the form of a good spanking.

The Lion Tamer (Table of Contents: 4)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little town of Terrytown is filled with excitement and gayety as the circus comes to town!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; Ronzoni (lion tamer); circus owner; lions
Synopsis
To help his friend the circus owner, Mighty Mouse fills-in as the star attraction when Ronzoni, the famous lion tamer, quits over money. Ronzoni thinks he can extort the circus owner into a higher salary, until he learns about Mighty Mouse. On opening night, a jealous Ronzoni sends his lions after our hero.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; extortion; lions; professional jealousy

Indexer Notes

"Ronzoni" was a popular brand of macaroni and may have sounded good as an Italian name-parody. Ronzoni was depicted as a cat-character, while all other characters in the story were mice - no doubt further emphasizing his evil.

Black Tom's Treasure (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thar she blows, boys.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Spud (mouse scout); other scouts (three squirrels and a rabbit); Warren the Wolf
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse takes a scout troop to explore "...Dead Man's Island - a pirate stronghold of days gone by", where he tells them of the legend of pirate Black Tom and his buried treasure. Spud, an enthusiastic young mouse scout, is determined to find the treasure, to the derision of the other scouts. They plant a phony treasure map for Spud to follow. The map leads Spud straight into trouble.
Reprints
Keywords
buried treasure; pirates; practical jokes; scout troop; sea or island setting; treasure map

Kids! Be the First to Send for This New Plastic Aircraft Carrier with 5 Catapulting Jets (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Spinning His Heels]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Need Extra Spending Money?
    Stuart Greetings, Inc.
  3. 2. Out of Bounds
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Stolen Power
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  5. 4. The Lion Tamer
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  6. 5. Black Tom's Treasure
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  7. 6. Kids! Be the First to Send for This New Plastic Aircraft Carrier with 5 Catapulting Jets
    Lucky Products
  8. 7. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNman
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