(March 1948)

St. John, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1948-03-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Archer St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 2, Part 2, No. 1, Periodicals, January-June 1948.

[Cat-Burglar] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed as Art Bartsch)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed as Art Bartsch)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Looking for something chum?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; cat burglar
Synopsis
A cat burglar cracks a safe to find Mighty Mouse waiting inside.
Keywords
burglar; caught-in-the-act; safe; unwelcome surprise

Stubby Finds Himself (Table of Contents: 1)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a warm, sunny afternoon that greeted Dinky as he waddled down to the pond behind farmer Al Falfa's barn
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Stubby the Jackass; two stray hens; wolf
Synopsis
Downhearted Stubby the Jackass learns to appreciate himself for what he is.
Keywords
farm; jackass; low self esteem; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Begins on the inside front cover (page 1) and concludes on the inside back cover (page 2). One black and white illustration on page 1.

The farmer character in this story is referred to as "Farmer Al Falfa". In comics, he is more often called "Farmer Gray". "Farmer Al Falfa" is referred-to, but does not appear in this story.

The Super-Sonic Chord (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed as Art Bartsch)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed as Art Bartsch)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is early evening in Terrytown when suddenly an unearthly sound comes from the old Opera House...
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw (as Professor LePatte); Mitzi Mouse; various opera patrons (mice)
Synopsis
In the guise of master concert pianist "Professor LePatte", The Claw discovers "The Super-Sonic Chord", a horrific piano sound that "...kills mice, but leaves cats unharmed!" His plan is to have Mitzi unwittingly strike the chord, while performing a piano recital at the Terrytown Opera House - fully packed with music-loving mice. As gleefully voiced by The Claw: "Mighty Mouse out of the way and his girl friend about to commit mass murder. A perfect scheme!"
Keywords
deadly sound waves; fire; heroics; imposter; opera; piano; safe

Indexer Notes

This story begins with Mitzi Mouse having red hair. But, when on stage, her hair is black. Then red again for the aftermath. ...Wigs at work? Somewhat echoing the cover, The Claw throws a chord-stunned Mighty Mouse into a safe.

The Prize Catch (Table of Contents: 3)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed as Connie Rasinski)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed as Connie Rasinski)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, Heckle, there's our old pal off for a day of sport with rod and reel.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; monster-sized fish; game warden
Synopsis
When Dimwit goes fishing, Heckle and Jeckle see an opportunity for a free meal.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; fishing; trickery

Open Season (Table of Contents: 4)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry up, Sourpuss, it's quarter to twelve, and the hunting season opens at twelve o'clock sharp!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; lots of rabbits
Synopsis
Would-be hunters Gandy and Sourpuss are bedeviled by lots of cute but tricky little rabbits.
Keywords
forest setting; hunting; rabbit season; rabbits; reused gag; trickery

Indexer Notes

The story gag, where Gandy and Sourpuss wait impatiently with an alarm clock ticking-off the remaining minutes until Rabbit Season opens, is duplicated as the cover gag of Paul Terry's Comics (St. John, 1951 Series) #90 (January 1952). https://www.comics.org/issue/225274/

Foolish Goulash (Table of Contents: 5)

Sylvester the Fox / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed as CR)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed as CR)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Good Grief! I hope I'm not too late!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sylvester the Fox; Papa Cuckoo; Dingbat; lots of little cuckoos
Synopsis
To complete a desired goulash recipe, Sylvester the Fox needs the yolk of one cuckoo egg. Dingbat emerges from the egg, and the "yolk" is on Sylvester.
Keywords
cuckoo egg; escalating events; first appearance of recurring character(s); forest setting; goulash; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; recipe; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

First comic book appearance of the "Dingbat" character? He is hatched on-panel in this story. GCD Advanced Query results show no indexed appearances of the character preceding this story.

Free! This Full-Color Art-Print of Mighty Mouse Suitable for Framing (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing Co.; Terry-Toons Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Cat-Burglar]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Stubby Finds Himself
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  3. 2. The Super-Sonic Chord
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. The Prize Catch
    Heckle and Jeckle
  5. 4. Open Season
    Gandy Goose
  6. 5. Foolish Goulash
    Sylvester the Fox
  7. 6. Free! This Full-Color Art-Print of Mighty Mouse Suitable for Framing
    St. John Publishing Co.; Terry-Toons Comics
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