(May 1955)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1955
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison

Issue Notes

Final issue of this series. Numbering continues with Adventures of Mighty Mouse (St. John, 1955 Series) #126 (August 1955). One of only two issues of this title to carry the "Comics Code Authority Seal". Also on #124.
Keywords
final issue

[When You Come to the (Pitch) Fork in the Road – Stop!] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; hungry fox (or weasel); fleeing baby chicks
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse stops a hungry fox (or weasel) from grabbing some baby chicks, by planting a pitchfork in his path.
Keywords
henhouse; heroics; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; pitchfork

Indexer Notes

Painted cover. New cover for an issue of reprints.

Friends! Here's How to Get at Almost No Cost Your New Real, Live Miniature Dog (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

Any Photo Copied (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Movyland Studios / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

The Cat-Controlled Mice (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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Pencils
Connie Rasinski
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Connie Rasinski
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
As the mice of Terrytown sleep peacefully under the dark blanket of a night sky, a tiny light burns brightly atop a nearby mountain.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm ("greatest wizard of all catdom"); various hench-cats; Mitzi Mouse; various mouse-citizens of Terrytown
Synopsis
Using an ancient formula, Professor Ohm turns all the mouse-citizens of Terrytown against Mighty Mouse.
Reprints
Keywords
divide and conquer; friends-turned-enemies; magic; mind-control; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; strange chemical properties

The Fountain of Youth (Table of Contents: 4)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You seem to be getting older, Old Boy! Look at your hands.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; Rudy Rooster; Mr. Bulldog (Chesty)
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle invent a "youth restorer" that has some startling and bizarre results.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; age; potion; strange chemical properties; unintended slapstick consequences; youth

Polio Precautions (Table of Contents: 5)

The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis / public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don’t get overtired
Keywords
polio; precautions; public health; public service announcement

Indexer Notes

An abbreviated, black and white, half page version of a similarly-titled full-page PSA appearing in other St. John issues. A little girl, vaguely resembling Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy, demonstrates the suggested precautions… “Don’t get overtired”, “Don’t get chilled”… “But do keep clean”. Art is contained in three individual circular panels. The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, sponsor of the full-page PSA, is not credited in this half-page version.

A Lesson in Art (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, there's nothing like understanding the finer things in life!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
A frustrated Sourpuss tries to teach Gandy art appreciation.
Reprints
Keywords
art appreciation; best of intentions; painting; sorry-you-asked; wrong impression

Dinky Foils the Egg Yegg (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm always in trouble, Dinky.
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; egg thief; Aunty Duck (Dinky's aunt); sheriff
Synopsis
Dinky helps Rudy foil an egg thief - and prove the theft to the sheriff.
Reprints
Keywords
eggs; henhouse; sheriff; thief

Paul Terry's Cartoon Course! Lesson IV (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this lesson, we are going to work on some well-known Terrytoon characters....
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
"Paul Terry" (unseen instructor); Mighty Mouse; Gandy Goose; Heckle; Jeckle
Synopsis
"Paul Terry" (likely by means of a surrogate artist) teaches readers how to draw Mighty Mouse, Gandy Goose, and Heckle and Jeckle, by means of circles, lines, and other basic shapes.
Keywords
art lessons; cartooning; educational feature

The Weather Prophet (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"What’s the matter, chum?" asked Heckle as he turned from his food sampling at the refrigerator to face Jeckle who was sitting rather forlornly on a kitchen chair, sighing.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; cop
Synopsis
Dimwit comes to collect a debt from Heckle and Jeckle and is beaned by the Magpies in the hope that a blow on the head will cause amnesia regarding the debt. Instead, it sharpens Dimwit’s memory and gives him the ability to predict the weather. The Magpies do their best to exploit Dimwit’s newfound gift.
Reprints
Keywords
amnesia; get-rich-quick; predictions; weather

The Magic Ring (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excuse me, Ma'am, may I help you across the street?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; mysterious old lady; cannibals
Synopsis
For helping her across the street, a mysterious old lady gives Gandy a magic ring that will grant three wishes. What are the odds that Gandy and Sourpuss will make the best of those three wishes?
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; magic ring; three wishes

The Old Hat (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This would be good to use for magic tricks.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle try to con Dimwit with an old top hat.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; magic; top hat

Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Kids! Be the First to Send for This New Plastic Aircraft Carrier with 5 Catapulting Jets (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [When You Come to the (Pitch) Fork in the Road – Stop!]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Friends! Here's How to Get at Almost No Cost Your New Real, Live Miniature Dog
    Dean Studios
  3. 2. Any Photo Copied
    Movyland Studios
  4. 3. The Cat-Controlled Mice
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  5. 4. The Fountain of Youth
    Heckle and Jeckle
  6. 5. Polio Precautions
    The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
  7. 6. A Lesson in Art
    Gandy Goose
  8. 7. Dinky Foils the Egg Yegg
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  9. 8. Paul Terry's Cartoon Course! Lesson IV
    Paul Terry's Cartoon Course!
  10. 9. The Weather Prophet
    Heckle and Jeckle
  11. 10. The Magic Ring
    Gandy Goose
  12. 11. The Old Hat
    Heckle and Jeckle
  13. 12. Judy and Jim Defy Savage Gorilla!
    Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve
  14. 13. Kids! Be the First to Send for This New Plastic Aircraft Carrier with 5 Catapulting Jets
    Lucky Products
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Len Wolinsky