(October 1954)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1954
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand
St. John
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.

[Shivery Chivalry] (Table of Contents)

Gandy Goose / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; female goose; Mighty Mouse (inset); Heckle and Jeckle (inset); Gandy Goose (inset)
Synopsis
Standing in a barrel, a cold and shivering Gandy has removed all his items of clothing to place them across a rather long puddle for a lady goose to walk across.
Keywords
barrel; best of intentions; chivalry; puddle

Indexer Notes

New cover for an issue of reprints.

Live Toy Circus (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mysterious Prince (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the great champion of justice approaches Terrytown after a short vacation, little does he realize what strange happenings are in store for him --
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw (as himself and Prince Rajah); Mitzi Mouse; various citizens of Terrytown (mice); Mayor of Terrytown (mouse); Claw's two hench-cats; Claw's getaway driver
Synopsis
The great seer Prince Rajah, a cat from Egypt, predicts the future, reforms The Claw, and turns the mouse-citizenry against Mighty Mouse.
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Keywords
blind trust; hoax; predictions; seer; suspicion

[Hair Loss Remedy] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I'm losing my hair. It's falling out at a terrific rate.
Feature Logo
Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sourpuss; Gandy Goose
Synopsis
Gandy has a remedy for Sourpuss' hair loss.
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Keywords
hair loss; remedy; sorry-you-asked

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

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Beanstalk Dinky (Table of Contents: 5)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Mr. Rudy, my mother was telling me about Jack and the Beanstalk and the terrible giant who nearly ground him up for bread --
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Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Jack (of Beanstalk fame); giant; librarian
Synopsis
Dinky and Rudy get to experience the story "Jack and the Beanstalk".
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Keywords
"Jack and the Beanstalk"; abounding oddities; book; giant; library

Sportsman’s Luck (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Come in," said Sourpuss as he looked toward the door when he heard a knock.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Farmer Brown
Synopsis
Gandy objects to Sourpuss' desire to go hunting for small animals with a shotgun. He tries steering Sourpuss toward target-shooting instead.
Reprints
Keywords
hunting; learning one’s lesson; series of mishaps; shotgun

Indexer Notes

The original printing of this story was spread over the inside front cover (page 1) and the inside back cover (page 2) of Terry-Toons Comics (St. John, 1947 Series) #81 (July 1950), and was printed in black and white. This reprint is run over interior pages 15-16, and is in color. Not only is the single illustration of Gandy Goose and Sourpuss in color but, on both pages, the typeset text appears within a borderless-box of yellow.

The Magic Answers (Table of Contents: 7)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Master Dimwit, for neglecting your studies, you're to stay after school and write your name one hundred and ten and one half times!
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Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; school teacher; various other students; various professors and other intellectuals; newsboy (goose)
Synopsis
Heckle, Jeckle, and Dimwit are all grade-school students among a class of other animal-students. To help slow-learner Dimwit with his studies, the magpies invent “Answer Paste”, to help the answers to questions “stick” to Dimwit’s feeble brain. Dimwit immediately achieves great intellectual heights then falls when the jar of “Answer Paste” drops to the floor and breaks. For their interference, Heckle and Jeckle are forced to “…remain after school and write [their] names six-thousand, seven-hundred and eight times – forward, and nine-thousand, three-hundred and seventy-six times – backward”.
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Keywords
best of intentions; intelligence; lesson learned; school; strange chemical properties

Indexer Notes

A wacky story well-served by the wacky art of Jim Tyer.

A Corny Tale (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That lazy Rudy!
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Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Dinky tricks Rudy into an exercise regimen with an ear of corn.
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Keywords
corn; exercise; trick

The Clean-Up (Table of Contents: 9)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And don't try to ride this line again without a ticket!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; train conductor; various citizens of a nameless western town; Dead-Eye Dick (outlaw)
Synopsis
Stranded in an old west town, Gandy seeks a job - and is roped into becoming the new sheriff, just as notorious outlaw Dead-Eye Dick is set to return and gunning for a sheriff.
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Keywords
intimidation; outlaw; sheriff; western setting

[Silence Is Not Always Golden] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buy a silencer, chum, only ten dollars!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle sell Dimwit a noise nullifier, that works too well.
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Keywords
need-for-peace-and-quiet; noise; unintended consequences

[Prepare for Inspection] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the mess in this back yard -- and the city inspector is due here to-day [sic]!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; city inspector
Synopsis
Rather than clean-up his trash-strewn yard, Rudy ducks-out, leaving Dinky to face a tough city inspector.
Reprints
Keywords
inspection; learning one’s lesson; trash

Given-Given-Given (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Why Just Wish for the Things You Want? (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Shivery Chivalry]
    Gandy Goose
  2. 1. Live Toy Circus
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Mysterious Prince
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. [Hair Loss Remedy]
    Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  5. 4. ["Gee, look what Butch can do!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Beanstalk Dinky
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. Sportsman’s Luck
    Gandy Goose
  8. 7. The Magic Answers
    Heckle and Jeckle
  9. 8. A Corny Tale
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  10. 9. The Clean-Up
    Gandy Goose
  11. 10. [Silence Is Not Always Golden]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  12. 11. [Prepare for Inspection]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  13. 12. Given-Given-Given
    Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve
  14. 13. Why Just Wish for the Things You Want?
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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