(July 1950)

St. John, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Brand
STJOHN
Editing
Tom Morrison

[Dimwit Spots His Symptoms] (Table of Contents)

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

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Art Bartsch ?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Da- a- ya better give me some of those pills!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle trick Dimwit into buying some of their "cure all pills".
Keywords
buyer beware; hoax; illness; mirror; pills; spots

Sportsman's Luck (Table of Contents: 1)

Gandy Goose and Sourpuss / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Come in," said Sourpuss as he looked toward the door when he heard a knock.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Farmer Brown
Synopsis
Gandy objects to Sourpuss' desire to go hunting for small animals with a shotgun. He tries steering Sourpuss toward target-shooting instead.
Reprints
Keywords
hunting; learning one’s lesson; series of mishaps; shotgun

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 reprint of this story, in Paul Terry's Comics (St. John, 1951 Series) #118 (October 1954), is on two consecutive interior pages (as opposed to the inside covers) and is printed in color.

The Mysterious Prince (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
As the great champion of justice approaches Terrytown after a short vacation, little does he realize what strange happenings are in store for him --
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw (as himself and Prince Rajah); Mitzi Mouse; various citizens of Terrytown (mice); Mayor of Terrytown (mouse); Claw's two hench-cats; Claw's getaway driver
Synopsis
The great seer Prince Rajah, a cat from Egypt, predicts the future, reforms The Claw, and turns the mouse-citizenry against Mighty Mouse.
Reprints
Keywords
blind trust; hoax; predictions; seer; suspicion

[Hair Loss Remedy] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sourpuss / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I'm losing my hair. It's falling out at a terrific rate.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Gandy has a remedy for Sourpuss' hair loss.
Reprints
Keywords
hair loss; remedy; sorry-you-asked

Indexer Notes

It is possible that the Fleer Dubble Bubble Gum ad (indexed directly below) was inadvertently reprinted – as part of an entire page – with this half-page Sourpuss gag story. See the Notes for Paul Terry’s Comics #118.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Beanstalk Dinky (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Mr. Rudy, my mother was telling me about Jack and the Beanstalk and the terrible giant who nearly ground him up for bread --
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Jack (of Beanstalk fame); giant; librarian
Synopsis
Dinky and Rudy get to experience the story "Jack and the Beanstalk".
Reprints
Keywords
"Jack and the Beanstalk"; abounding oddities; book; giant; library

[Just a Dash of Pepper] (Table of Contents: 6)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Get away from there!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; lady of the house
Synopsis
Little Roquefort routs Percy with a pepper shaker.
Keywords
dinner table; pepper

A Ghostly Sight (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you reading, Gandy?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Sourpuss derides the existence of ghosts, but his mind is quickly changed by Gandy falling into a white curtain.
Keywords
curtain; fright; ghosts; skepticism

The Magic Answers (Table of Contents: 8)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Master Dimwit, for neglecting your studies, you're to stay after school and write your name one hundred and ten and one half times!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; school teacher; various other students; various professors and other intellectuals; newsboy (goose)
Synopsis
Heckle, Jeckle, and Dimwit are all grade-school students among a class of other animal-students. To help slow-learner Dimwit with his studies, the magpies invent “Answer Paste”, to help the answers to questions “stick” to Dimwit’s feeble brain. Dimwit immediately achieves great intellectual heights then falls when the jar of “Answer Paste” drops to the floor and breaks. For their interference, Heckle and Jeckle are forced to “…remain after school and write [their] names six-thousand, seven-hundred and eight times – forward, and nine-thousand, three-hundred and seventy-six times – backward”.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; intelligence; lesson learned; school; strange chemical properties

Indexer Notes

A wacky story well-served by the wacky art of Jim Tyer.

A Corny Tale (Table of Contents: 9)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That lazy Rudy!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Dinky tricks Rudy into an exercise regimen with an ear of corn.
Reprints
Keywords
corn; exercise; trick

The Clean-Up (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And don't try to ride this line again without a ticket!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; train conductor; various citizens of a nameless western town; Dead-Eye Dick (outlaw)
Synopsis
Stranded in an old west town, Gandy seeks a job - and is roped into becoming the new sheriff, just as notorious outlaw Dead-Eye Dick is set to return and gunning for a sheriff.
Reprints
Keywords
intimidation; outlaw; sheriff; western setting

[Silence Is Not Always Golden] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buy a silencer, chum, only ten dollars!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle sell Dimwit a noise nullifier, that works too well.
Reprints
Keywords
need-for-peace-and-quiet; noise; unintended consequences

[Prepare for Inspection] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look at the mess in this back yard -- and the city inspector is due here to-day [sic]!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; city inspector
Synopsis
Rather than clean-up his trash-strewn yard, Rudy ducks-out leaving Dinky to face a tough city inspector.
Reprints
Keywords
inspection; learning one’s lesson; trash

New Silk-Finish Enlargement, Ivory Gold-Tooled Frame (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Dimwit Spots His Symptoms]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  2. 1. Sportsman's Luck
    Gandy Goose and Sourpuss
  3. 2. The Mysterious Prince
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. [Hair Loss Remedy]
    Sourpuss
  5. 4. ["Gee, look what Butch can do!"]
    Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
  6. 5. Beanstalk Dinky
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. [Just a Dash of Pepper]
    Little Roquefort
  8. 7. A Ghostly Sight
    Gandy Goose
  9. 8. The Magic Answers
    Heckle and Jeckle
  10. 9. A Corny Tale
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  11. 10. The Clean-Up
    Gandy Goose
  12. 11. [Silence Is Not Always Golden]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  13. 12. [Prepare for Inspection]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  14. 13. New Silk-Finish Enlargement, Ivory Gold-Tooled Frame
    Hollywood Film Studios
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