(November 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 (editor)

[One Knotty Elephant] (Table of Contents)

Terry Bears / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; elephant; Mighty Mouse (inset); Heckle; Jeckle (inset); Gandy Goose (inset)
Synopsis
After a dousing, an angry Papa ties the trunk of a circus elephant in a knot.
Keywords
circus; elephant; revenge; water dousing

Indexer Notes

New cover for an issue of reprints.

Complete Baffling Magic Outfit 20 First Class Illusions (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Loss of Might (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 our story opens, we find The Claw, leader of the Terrytown cats, hot with anger as he rages over their numerous defeats by that great champion Mighty Mouse --
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm; Mitzi Mouse; various mice of Terrytown; various members of The Claw's gang
Synopsis
Professor Ohm develops a potion that will rob Mighty Mouse of his strength - and, for once, it actually works as planned.
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Keywords
cats; mice; potion; strength

Curiosity (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
Hm -- I wonder what that sign says.
Feature Logo
Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sourpuss; watchdog
Synopsis
Curiosity "bites the cat", as Sourpuss examines a "Beware of Dog" sign a bit too closely.
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Keywords
curiosity; sign; unwelcome surprise; watchdog

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

[X Marks the Spot] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We better quit. There's no more room in the boat for more fish. Boy, what a spot this is!
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Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Dinky marks the location of Rudy's prime fishing spot.
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Keywords
best of intentions; fishing

Indexer Notes

Lower half of page.

Hokey Hair Tonic (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, this must be a new hair preparation that Heckle has purchased.
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Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle
Synopsis
Jeckle sneaks a helping of Heckle's new hair preparation product.
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Keywords
hair preparation; unwelcome surprise

The Vanishing Assistant (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Gandy, what are you doing in that goofy outfit?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Wando the Great; theatre manager; members of the audience
Synopsis
Gandy becomes the assistant for magician Wando the Great. ...Poor Wando.
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Keywords
assistant; best of intentions; magician; series of mishaps; stage show

The Extraordinary Hen (Table of Contents: 7)

Heckle and Jeckle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a warm sunny afternoon as Heckle and Jeckle headed for the country to visit their old friend, Dimwit the dog.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; Isadora (hen)
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle are convinced that Dimwit's hen can lay golden eggs.
Reprints
Keywords
art or lettering modification or omission; get-rich-quick; golden eggs; hen

Indexer Notes

The lone illustration at the top of this text story is expanded, both upward and downward, to compensate for the space in the original printing that was reserved for the indicia at the bottom of the first page. The added area at top consists of blank space. The added area at bottom extends (elongates) the illustration of Heckle, Jeckle, and Dimwit with additional pencil and ink art. For this reprint, the illustration is also in color - as it was in black and white in its original printing. The text is black typeset lettering over a yellow backing.

The Magic Shovel (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say old boy, let's do something adventuresome!
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Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; various Chinese citizens (cats), heavy rickshaw customer (cat)
Synopsis
Using a magic shovel, Heckle and Jeckle dig their way to China where they successfully toil as rickshaw boys - until they have a customer who "must weigh a thousand pounds or two", and who requests to go to his home at the top of a very steep hill. ...They almost make it.
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Keywords
China; comic absurdity; magic shovel; rickshaw; there’s-no-place-like-home; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

Jim Tyer illustrates what must be the wildest rickshaw ride in the history of comics, as only he can.

A Rude Awakening (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will you please stop pacing the floor and go to bed?
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Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Unable to sleep, Gandy tries counting sheep.
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Keywords
sheep; sleep problems

The Dinky Story (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, sir, Dinky, the reason you're so no-account is because you had no great ancestors like I did.
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Dinky's grandma; Ug-Ug Dinky (prehistoric duck); egg hunter (prehistoric rooster); Julius Augustus Dinky (ancient Roman duck); cowardly prisoner (ancient Roman rooster); duck centurion; Sir Launcelot Dinky (medieval duck); Black Knight (medieval rooster); duck damsel in distress; Leonardo Da Dinky (Renaissance duck); Benvenuto (Leonardo Da Dinky's aide); Rudy Rubens (Renaissance rooster); art contest judge (Renaissance); art critics (Renaissance); Button Dinky (American Revolution duck); George Washington; Tex Dinky (western duck); Rudy Redskin (Indian rooster); tiny little duck hatchling
Synopsis
After being derided by the bragging Rudy, Dinky's grandma tells the little duck "The Dinky Story", the history of his illustrious ancestors - and Rudy Roosters not-so-illustrious ancestors.
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Keywords
ancestors; bragging; historical setting; medieval setting; western setting

Here's How We Got Lionel Trains (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Hey Kids!! Send for the New Howdy Doody Color Television Set. Only $1 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Howdy Doody Color Television Set / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'll Give You a Wrist Watch, Archery Set, Flash Camera or any of 70 Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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