(March 1955)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1955
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison

[Bye-Bye, Bubble!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
? (painting)
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? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Super Atomic Bubble Gum
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit blows a bubble with “Super Atomic Bubble Gum”, and begins to float away.
Keywords
bubble; bubble gum; buyer beware; cartooning lessons; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

“In this issue: Lesson Two Paul Terry’s Free Cartoon Course”. New cover for an issue of reprints.

Come on, Buddy, Quit being a BAG-of-BONES Weakling like I was (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Close Shave (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
A black sedan races at breakneck speed along the waterfront of Terrytown, as The Claw and his gang make a desperate attempt to elude the police.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw; Terrytown police (mice); citizens of Terrytown (mice); three cat-henchmen in getaway car; Mitzi Mouse; Professor Limburger
Synopsis
Pursued by the Terrytown police, a getaway car containing The Claw and three hench-cats careens off a waterfront pier and into the river. Mighty Mouse finds only the wrecked auto and no cats – who have either eluded capture, or are presumed dead. When a docked ship releases its cargo of Egyptian mummies bound for a museum, the Claw gang takes the place of the mummies.
Reprints
Keywords
car chase; mummies; police; waterfront

The Great Cheese Mystery (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a certain quarter of Terrytown lived the mice populace.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Buster (magazine reporter mouse); The Claw; Fang (Claw Gang member); other gang members
Synopsis
A magazine reporter interviews Mighty Mouse, who reveals the secret of his great strength. His arch enemy, The Claw, reads the article with great interest.
Reprints
Keywords
interview; magazine article; reporter; revealed secret

Indexer Notes

The 2nd page follows the next story. The first three paragraphs of this two-page text story nicely recap the current (at the time) Mighty Mouse comic book continuity, telling of the industrious and prosperous community of Terrytown mice, the recurring menace of The Claw and his gang, and the equally recurring heroics of Mighty Mouse.

Skunked Again (Table of Contents: 4)

Terry Bears / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It’s a nice day for fishing…
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Terry Bears; Papa Bear; various fish; skunk
Synopsis
The Terry Bears teach their blowhard Papa a thing or two about fishing.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; know-it-all; reversal of fortunes; skunk

Indexer Notes

Page two of the Mighty Mouse text story appears after this story.

The Yokel Duck Makes Good (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Everyone should try whatever he can do best!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck, Rudy Rooster; farmer; hens; baby chicks; pig; mule
Synopsis
It’s “Help Around the Barnyard Week”, and everyone does their part. That is, everyone except poor Dinky, who fails at everything he tries, until four baby chicks need rescuing by someone who can “swim like a duck”.
Reprints
Keywords
barnyard; farm; pitching-in; unlikely hero

Hey Kids!! Send for the New Howdy Doody Color Television Set. Only $1 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Paul Terry's Cartoon Course! Lesson II (Table of Contents: 7)

Paul Terry's Cartoon Course! / activity / 2 pages (report information)

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? [as Paul Terry]
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? [as Paul Terry]
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
...Get a pencil and plenty of paper......
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
"Paul Terry" (unseen instructor); Dimwit; Little Roquefort; One of the Terry Bears
Synopsis
"Paul Terry" (likely by means of a surrogate artist) teaches readers how to draw cartoon animals by starting with different sized circles.
Keywords
art lessons; cartooning; educational feature

Boys! Girls! Mothers! Dads! Take 'Em Free! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The House Wreckers (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jail Break! Jail Break!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle and Jeckle; escaped convict
Synopsis
An escaped convict hides in an old deserted house… that Heckle and Jeckle have been hired to demolish. …Poor guy.
Reprints
Keywords
hideout; house-wreckers; jail break

Why Just Wish for the Things You Want? (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'm "Uncle" Harry I Will Send You Prizes Like These Without One Cent of Cost (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

American Seed / advertisement / 1 page (report information)