(June 1949)

St. John, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Editing
Tom Morrison

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.

[And With a Mighty Blow...] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mouse; Heckle; Jeckle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Heckle; Jeckle
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse overinflates Heckle and Jeckle's automobile tire.
Keywords
best of intentions; tire

Good Deed Dinky (Table of Contents: 1)

Dinky / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One fine early spring day Dinky was strolling around the barnyard smelling the fresh southern breezes that were gently moving their welcome way through the farm grounds.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck, Rudy Rooster; Parkington Pig; Hank the Horse; Coleen the Cow; Sedgewick the Sheep; Hildegarde Hen; baby chick
Synopsis
Every animal is useful or admired around the farm, except Dinky. That is, until a baby chick needs rescuing by someone who can “swim like a duck”.
Keywords
admiration; farm; unlikely hero; usefulness

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. This text story was remade as a comics story (“The Yokel Duck Makes Good”) in Paul Terry’s Comics (St. John, 1951 Series) #90 (January 1952), which was reprinted in Paul Terry’s Comics (St. John, 1951 Series) #123 (March 1955).

Trail to Trouble (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terrytown cheers its Junior Scouts as they start off for their annual hike.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; Jimmy (scout mouse); troop of scout mice; The Claw; Claw gang members; bus driver (mouse)
Synopsis
While on a woodland hike, the Junior Scout mice stumble upon The Claw’s hideout, where they are captured to be eaten. Mighty Mouse saves the day with a little help from Junior Scout Jimmy.
Reprints
Keywords
forest setting; heroics; hideout; scouts

Indexer Notes

For the first two pages of this story, Mitzi’s normally black hair is colored yellow, perhaps giving readers the impression that she is Mighty Mouse’s old flame, Pearl Pureheart. The coloring error is rectified on page 3 and onward.

Luck (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, chum, it’s time to get up.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle
Synopsis
The magpies debate superstition and bad luck, until their argument is settled for them.
Reprints
Keywords
bad luck; black cat; brick; ladder; superstition

Barnyard Baby Sitter (Table of Contents: 4)

Dinky / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you doing, Mr. Rudy?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck, Rudy Rooster; Mrs. Leghorn; Mrs. Leghorn’s three baby chicks; inquiring white duck (in final panel)
Synopsis
Rudy opens a baby sitting service – and sticks Dinky with the sitting.
Reprints
Keywords
baby sitting; dissatisfied customer

Can you find the Secret Clues to Monark's Popularity? (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Peace and Quiet (Table of Contents: 6)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, what a nightmare! I dreamt I was working in a riveting factory! My ears are still pounding!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; farmer; various noise-producing denizens of the city
Synopsis
Fleeing the unnerving noise of modern city life, Sourpuss gets himself and Gandy jobs as farmhands… way out in the quiet, simple country.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; city; country; farm; farmer; need-for-peace-and-quiet; noise; series of mishaps; sleep problems; there’s-no-place-like-home

Where you find fun… you find Cracker Jack (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Misdirected Scarecrow (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What an odd idea! Why do you want to make a scarecrow?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Sparky (scarecrow with an electronic brain); Mrs. Hippo; Mrs. Hippo’s cat
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle add an electronic brain to a scarecrow and use it as a money-making device to do various household tasks. The electronic part comes loose while the scarecrow is hanging wallpaper in a lady hippo’s house. The papering gets way out of control, in absurd Jim Tyer fashion.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; electronic brain; scarecrow; unintended slapstick consequences; wallpaper

Surprise Date (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go downstairs and answer that doorbell, will you? I don’t want to be disturbed unless it’s important.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; actress
Synopsis
An actress calls on Sourpuss.
Reprints
Keywords
actress; anticipation; caller; disturbance; doorbell

Margaret O'Brien (MGM star) at a Hollywood Party! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The Prince Co. / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [And With a Mighty Blow...]
    Mighty Mouse; Heckle; Jeckle
  2. 1. Good Deed Dinky
    Dinky
  3. 2. Trail to Trouble
    Mighty Mouse
  4. 3. Luck
    Heckle and Jeckle
  5. 4. Barnyard Baby Sitter
    Dinky
  6. 5. Can you find the Secret Clues to Monark's Popularity?
    Monark Bicycles
  7. 6. Peace and Quiet
    Gandy Goose
  8. 7. Where you find fun… you find Cracker Jack
    Cracker Jack
  9. 8. The Misdirected Scarecrow
    Heckle and Jeckle
  10. 9. Surprise Date
    Gandy Goose
  11. 10. Margaret O'Brien (MGM star) at a Hollywood Party!
    The Prince Co.
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