(October 1948)

St. John, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
six times a year (Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.)
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

In addition to the publisher’s address, the indicia also lists an address for “Terrytoons, Inc.”, 271 North Avenue, New Rochelle, N.Y.

[Cat-Water-Skiing] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Heckle and Jeckle; cat
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse water-skis on the body of a cat, pulled by Heckle and Jeckle in a speedboat.
Reprints
Keywords
alternative uses; cats; water-skiing

Take Pictures Day or Night (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Martins-David Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A black sedan streaks through the streets of Terrytown, its evil occupants in a desperate race with justice.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw (villain); Muggsy (cat); various gangster cats; various Terrytown citizens (mice); various Terrytown police (mice); Terrytown police chief; Terrytown mayor; Mitzi
Synopsis
The Claw lets a look-alike substitute be arrested by the Terrytown police, lulling the city into a false sense of security, while the “real” Claw plots an all-out assault on Terrytown.
Reprints
Keywords
gangsters; heroics; imposter

Indexer Notes

In the final panel, some of the Terrytown citizens, grateful to Mighty Mouse, chant: “What a Mouse! What a Mouse!” – just as the narrator of the Mighty Mouse cartoons would often say!

Common Scents (Table of Contents: 3)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! What a day for a Boy Scout hike.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Willard Wolf; Jimmy Skunk
Synopsis
Hungry Willard Wolf dons a scoutmaster disguise to catch an unsuspecting Dinky, who is alone in the woods training to be a Boy Scout.
Reprints
Keywords
Boy Scouts; forest setting; imposter; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; wrong impression

The Watchdog (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Any dog could be just a dog.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hector the watchdog; hunting dogs; fox; fox hunters
Synopsis
Hector the watchdog longs to be a hunting dog.
Reprints
Keywords
dogs; fox hunt; valuable lesson

House Painters (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What’s the address of the house we’re supposed to paint?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Officer O’Toole (bulldog cop); house-painting competitor (pig); old lady
Synopsis
House painters Gandy and Sourpuss paint the wrong house.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; house-painting; mix-up; traffic cop; wreaking havoc; wrong impression

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

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

A Sleepless Night (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You don’t suppose that policemen will mind our borrowing his motorcycle without telling him?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; hibernating bear
Synopsis
When their “borrowed” motorcycle gets a flat in the middle of nowhere, Heckle and Jeckle seek shelter from the winter’s snow and plummeting temperatures by barging into the warm and food-stocked cave of a hibernating bear. When the inevitable clash comes, will the “feathers fly” (south) or will the bear be “fur-flung”?
Reprints
Keywords
cold; looking for shelter; snow; unexpected intrusion; winter setting

Make Money with Your Own Juke Box Bank (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

America’s Greatest Junior Typewriter Value! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Most Amazing Factory-To-You Introductory Offer Ever Made to Magazine Readers Not One… Not Two… But ALL 3 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

M.P.K Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey Gang! Get Your Free Movie Star Booklet! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Cat-Water-Skiing]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Take Pictures Day or Night
    Martins-David Co.
  3. 2. Double Trouble
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Common Scents
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  5. 4. The Watchdog
  6. 5. House Painters
    Gandy Goose
  7. 6. Free! This Full-Color Art-Print of Mighty Mouse Suitable for Framing
    St. John Publishing; Terry-Toons Comics
  8. 7. A Sleepless Night
    Heckle and Jeckle
  9. 8. Make Money with Your Own Juke Box Bank
    American Merchandising Company
  10. 9. America’s Greatest Junior Typewriter Value!
    American Merchandising Company
  11. 10. The Most Amazing Factory-To-You Introductory Offer Ever Made to Magazine Readers Not One… Not Two… But ALL 3
    M.P.K Company
  12. 11. Hey Gang! Get Your Free Movie Star Booklet!
    Schwinn
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