(December 1952)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1952-10-10 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor); Marion McDermott (named as editor in Statement of Ownership)

Issue Notes

On sale date of 1952-10-10 from newsdealer notation on the cover of indexer's copy. May or may not be completely accurate, but is reasonable given a cover date of December, 1952.

In addition to the publisher’s address, the indicia also lists an address for “Terrytoons, Inc.”, 38 Centre Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y.

Sixteen Candles (Minus Six)! (Table of Contents)

Little Roquefort / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; Mighty Mouse (inset); Heckle and Jeckle (inset); Terry Bears (inset); Dinky (inset)
Synopsis
Little Roquefort holds off Percy with a series of ten lit matches stuck into a hunk of cheese.
Keywords
cat; cheese; fire; intimidation; matches; mouse

Indexer Notes

New cover for an issue of reprints. If Percy were a smarter cat, he'd probably blow-out the matches or at worst employ an electric fan, rather than just cower in fear of the flames.

76 Sensational New Glowing Christmas Tree Ornaments Only $1 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Xmas Ornaments / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Handle Crowds (Table of Contents: 2)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! Lookit those women come!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Mr. Bulldog (department store manager); mob of lady shoppers; mob of men shoppers; store efficiency expert
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle invent an "automatic clothes selling machine" to relieve the chaotic conditions at an overcrowded department store. All goes well until a self-interested store efficiency expert (literally) throws a monkey wrench into the works.
Reprints
Keywords
art modification or omission; chaos; deleted or edited scenes; department store; professional jealousy; sabotage; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

The original printing in Terry-Toons Comics (St. John, 1947 Series) #75 was 6.5 pages. For this reprint, only 6 of the original 6.5 pages are reprinted. This reprint does not merely edit-out a half page unimportant to the story as a whole, but cuts off the final half page eliminating the story's ending gag. An ad for a novelty "television bank" from Seagee Co. takes the half-page place of the missing story material.

Lots of Fun and Money! With this Television Bank (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Seagee, Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Borrow Money by Mail! On Your Signature Only (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

State Finance Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Dinky Buys a New Machine (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed as Connie R.)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed as Connie R.)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I saw a crate being delivered to Dinky this morning. I think I'll go see what it is.
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; rooster doctor
Synopsis
A snooping Rudy is spooked by Dinky's (talking?) record machine.
Reprints
Keywords
fright; microphone; recorder; snooping; unwelcome surprise

Three Genuine Ball-Point Pens that Write Three Different Colors (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

St. John Flying Eagle Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Star Performer (Table of Contents: 7)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 7.75 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange new sight fills the streets of Terrytown as a movie company prepares to make an action picture starring of course Mighty Mouse.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; The Claw, mouse radio reporter; mouse radio producer (control room); various members of the Claw gang; various mouse citizens of Terrytown; mechanical gorillas; real gorillas
Synopsis
The Claw stages a phony action movie to trap Mighty Mouse.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; director; diversion; gorillas; heroics; imposter; movie; suspicion; trap

Statement of The Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?; Archer St. John (publisher, signed) ?; Richard E. Decker (business manager) ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1952. No circulation figures appear as part of this report. Occupies the lower 1/4 of page 2 of the Mighty Mouse story - interrupting that story.

A Letter from Grandpa (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, Gandy? You look sad about something.
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Sourpuss misinterprets the reason for Gandy's sadness.
Reprints
Keywords
grandfather; letter; sadness; sorry-you-asked; wrong impression

Musical Whirling Angel Chimes (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Quips and Queries (Table of Contents: 11)

Quips and Queries / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two young men had been invited out to dinner by their employer...
Genre
humor
Keywords
joke book; jokes

Indexer Notes

Jokes and humorous anecdotes, selected from "10,000 Jokes, Toasts, and Stories" Copyright 1939, 1940, by Lewis and Fay Copeland. Published by Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.

Dimwit Does the Job (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Phew! I've got a hundred more holes to dig before we can get these fence posts up and collect our money from Farmer Brown.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle trick Dimwit into digging a series of postholes for them.
Reprints
Keywords
digging; postholes; trick

Boys, Get That Real R.R. Engineer's Thrill That Comes Only with Lionel Trains (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Super-Cleaner (Table of Contents: 14)

Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah, good morning, Sir! I have here a marvelous mechanism that will -
Feature Logo
Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sourpuss; door-to-door salesman; Sourpuss's scheming self (his bad alter-ego); Sourpuss's conscience (his good alter-ego); Gandy Goose; crowd of customers
Synopsis
Sourpuss buys an unwanted device from a door-to-door salesman, later conning Gandy into buying the device from him. Sourpuss' "good and bad selves" literally fight over the situation.
Reprints
Keywords
"good and bad selves"; buyer beware; con game; dissatisfied customer; reversal of fortunes; sales; salesman; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

The Dream Contest (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
M-m-m- What a delicious pie!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
With each desiring a single delicious pie, Gandy and Sourpuss make a bet that whoever has the best dream that night gets to eat the pie.
Reprints
Keywords
bet; contest; dream; pie

Young's Toy Fair (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Young's Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Here's Real Fun for You! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Seagee, Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Prizes... Make Money (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sixteen Candles (Minus Six)!
    Little Roquefort
  2. 1. 76 Sensational New Glowing Christmas Tree Ornaments Only $1
    Xmas Ornaments
  3. 2. How to Handle Crowds
    Heckle and Jeckle
  4. 3. Lots of Fun and Money! With this Television Bank
    Seagee, Co.
  5. 4. Borrow Money by Mail! On Your Signature Only
    State Finance Company
  6. 5. Dinky Buys a New Machine
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. Three Genuine Ball-Point Pens that Write Three Different Colors
    St. John Flying Eagle Comics
  8. 7. Star Performer
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  9. 8. Statement of The Ownership, Management and Circulation
  10. 9. A Letter from Grandpa
    Gandy Goose
  11. 10. Musical Whirling Angel Chimes
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. Quips and Queries
    Quips and Queries
  13. 12. Dimwit Does the Job
    Heckle and Jeckle
  14. 13. Boys, Get That Real R.R. Engineer's Thrill That Comes Only with Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
  15. 14. The Super-Cleaner
    Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  16. 15. The Dream Contest
    Gandy Goose
  17. 16. Young's Toy Fair
    Young's Products
  18. 17. Here's Real Fun for You!
    Seagee, Co.
  19. 18. Get Prizes... Make Money
    American Specialty Company
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