(December 1953)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St John Approved Comics
Editing
Tom Morrison

Issue Notes

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

[Anchor Management] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; angry fish; Mighty Mouse (inset); Heckle and Jeckle (inset); Gandy Goose (inset)
Synopsis
An angry fish with a lump on its head tosses Heckle and Jeckle's boat anchor back at them.
Keywords
anchor; boat; fish; unexpected intrusion

Hey Kids!! Be a Cartoonist! Talent Not Needed! It’s Easy! It’s Fun! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gold Is Where You Find It (Table of Contents: 2)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Heckle old boy, we ought to be in the gold country soon!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; railroad cop; various citizens of Gold Junction; Gold Dust Pete
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle ride a box car west to look for gold. They find a counterfeiter instead.
Keywords
counterfeiting; ghost town; gold; prospecting; unlikely heroes

Strange Doin's (Table of Contents: 3)

Terry Bears / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Step right up, folks! Get your voice throwing machine.
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Terry Bears; Papa; Mama; voice-box salesman; enthralled crowd; Uncle Bruin (wall-hanging portrait)
Synopsis
The Terry Bears bedevil Papa with a voice throwing machine.
Keywords
kids-at-mischief; practical jokes; puzzlement; ventriloquism

The Unfinished Story (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Clickety-clack-click-clack!" went the sound of Gandy's typewriter as he busily typed in his room.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; bear; "Stupe the Dumb Dog" (character in Gandy's comic book story)
Synopsis
Gandy attempts to write a funny comic book story, but is stuck for an ending. Sourpuss's actual series of mishaps give Gandy the slapstick-comedy climax his story needs.
Keywords
bear; comic book story; forest setting; hunting; series of mishaps; writer

Everyone Wants These Great 3D Hits! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing Co. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Crossword Capers (Table of Contents: 6)

Rudy Rooster / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Rudy certainly looks perplexed!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Rudy Rooster; turtle
Keywords
crossword puzzle

Indexer Notes

Vic Lockman credits from Joe Torcivia, and confirmed by Alberto Becattini.

Fowl Play (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to patch my pair of pants before I go to the old barn dance.
Feature Logo
Dinky (Duck) St. John Logo with character
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dink Duck; Rudy Rooster; Farmer Al Falfa (Farmer Gray); romantically-inclined ram
Synopsis
Prankster Rudy sets out to make nervous Dinky all the more so.
Keywords
need-for-peace-and-quiet; nerves; outsmarting one’s-self; practical jokes; tension

Surprise Package (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey - Dimwit! What have you got there!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit finds a wallet and is going to turn it in to lost-and-found. Heckle and Jeckle grab it for themselves, to their great regret.
Reprints
Keywords
learning one’s lesson; unwelcome surprise; wallet

Yes, Right from Detroit! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Young Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

There's Everything Every Boy Wants in... Lionel Trains with Magne-Traction (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'll Give You a Watch, Air Rifle, Uke, Camera or Any of My 70 Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Anchor Management]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  2. 1. Hey Kids!! Be a Cartoonist! Talent Not Needed! It’s Easy! It’s Fun!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. Gold Is Where You Find It
    Heckle and Jeckle
  4. 3. Strange Doin's
    Terry Bears
  5. 4. The Unfinished Story
    Gandy Goose
  6. 5. Everyone Wants These Great 3D Hits!
    St. John Publishing Co.
  7. 6. Crossword Capers
    Rudy Rooster
  8. 7. Fowl Play
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  9. 8. Surprise Package
    Heckle and Jeckle
  10. 9. Yes, Right from Detroit!
    Young Products
  11. 10. There's Everything Every Boy Wants in... Lionel Trains with Magne-Traction
    Lionel Trains
  12. 11. I'll Give You a Watch, Air Rifle, Uke, Camera or Any of My 70 Big Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Len Wolinsky