(September 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 (editor)

Issue Notes

No ads in this issue. All 36 pages are comics or comics-related text material.

[A BIG Chip on His Shoulder] (Table of Contents)

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

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Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go ahead - Knock this chip of my shoulder! I dare you!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; cat
Synopsis
When you're Mighty Mouse, a wood chip on your shoulder can be a tree trunk.
Keywords
cat; chip-on-the-shoulder; intimidation; mouse

The Extraordinary Hen (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a warm sunny afternoon as Heckle and Jeckle headed for the country to visit their old friend, Dimwit the dog.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; Isadora (hen)
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle are convinced that Dimwit's hen can lay golden eggs.
Reprints
Keywords
get-rich-quick; golden eggs; hen

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.

Loss of Might (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 our story opens, we find The Claw, leader of the Terrytown cats, hot with anger as he rages over their numerous defeats by that great champion Mighty Mouse --
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm; Mitzi Mouse; various mice of Terrytown; various members of The Claw's gang
Synopsis
Professor Ohm develops a potion that will rob Mighty Mouse of his strength - and, for once, it actually works as planned.
Reprints
Keywords
cats; mice; potion; strength

Curiosity (Table of Contents: 3)

Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm -- I wonder what that sign says.
Feature Logo
Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sourpuss; watchdog
Synopsis
Curiosity "bites the cat", as Sourpuss examines a "Beware of Dog" sign a bit too closely.
Reprints
Keywords
curiosity; sign; unwelcome surprise; watchdog

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

[X Marks the Spot] (Table of Contents: 4)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We better quit. There's no more room in the boat for more fish. Boy, what a spot this is!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Dinky marks the location of Rudy's prime fishing spot.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; fishing

Indexer Notes

Lower half of page.

Hokey Hair Tonic (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, this must be a new hair preparation that Heckle has purchased.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle
Synopsis
Jeckle sneaks a helping of Heckle's new hair preparation product.
Reprints
Keywords
hair preparation; unwelcome surprise

The Vanishing Assistant (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Gandy, what are you doing in that goofy outfit?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Wando the Great; theatre manager; members of the audience
Synopsis
Gandy becomes the assistant for magician Wando the Great. ...Poor Wando.
Reprints
Keywords
assistant; best of intentions; magician; series of mishaps; stage show

A Hot Time for Puss (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come back here with that!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss
Synopsis
Percy Puss traps Little Roquefort at the bottom of an ashtray stand.
Keywords
ashtray stand; cat; chase; mouse; trap; unintended slapstick consequences

Moon Monsters (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What have you got there, Dinky?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Rudy takes a peak through Dinky's telescope.
Keywords
know-it-all; telescope; wrong impression

The Magic Shovel (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
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Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
Colors
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say old boy, let's do something adventuresome!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; various Chinese citizens (cats), heavy rickshaw customer (cat)
Synopsis
Using a magic shovel, Heckle and Jeckle dig their way to China where they successfully toil as rickshaw boys - until they have a customer who "must weigh a thousand pounds or two", and who requests to go to his home at the top of a very steep hill. ...They almost make it.
Reprints
Keywords
China; comic absurdity; magic shovel; rickshaw; there’s-no-place-like-home; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

Jim Tyer illustrates what must be the wildest rickshaw ride in the history of comics, as only he can.

A Rude Awakening (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will you please stop pacing the floor and go to bed?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Unable to sleep, Gandy tries counting sheep.
Reprints
Keywords
sheep; sleep problems

The Dinky Story (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, sir, Dinky, the reason you're so no-account is because you had no great ancestors like I did.
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Dinky's grandma; Ug-Ug Dinky (prehistoric duck); egg hunter (prehistoric rooster); Julius Augustus Dinky (ancient Roman duck); cowardly prisoner (ancient Roman rooster); duck centurion; Sir Launcelot Dinky (medieval duck); Black Knight (medieval rooster); duck damsel in distress; Leonardo Da Dinky (Renaissance duck); Benvenuto (Leonardo Da Dinky's aide); Rudy Rubens (Renaissance rooster); art contest judge (Renaissance); art critics (Renaissance); Button Dinky (American Revolution duck); George Washington; Tex Dinky (western duck); Rudy Redskin (Indian rooster); tiny little duck hatchling
Synopsis
After being derided by the bragging Rudy, Dinky's grandma tells the little duck "The Dinky Story", the history of his illustrious ancestors - and Rudy Roosters not-so-illustrious ancestors.
Reprints
Keywords
ancestors; bragging; historical setting; medieval setting; western setting

Afternoon Nap (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's that dumb dog practising his tuba. [sic]
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 silence Dimwit's tuba by filling it with soapy water.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; need-for-peace-and-quiet; sleep problems; soapy water; tuba

Indexer Notes

On final interior page of the comic.

Fall Guy Sourpuss (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a beautiful day!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Gandy bets Sourpuss that he can lean the farthest out of an apartment building's upper floor window. Can this possibly end well?
Keywords
apartment building; bet; impulsiveness; leaning; window

Indexer Notes

Color story on back cover - a rarity for St. John.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [A BIG Chip on His Shoulder]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. The Extraordinary Hen
    Heckle and Jeckle
  3. 2. Loss of Might
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Curiosity
    Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  5. 4. [X Marks the Spot]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  6. 5. Hokey Hair Tonic
    Heckle and Jeckle
  7. 6. The Vanishing Assistant
    Gandy Goose
  8. 7. A Hot Time for Puss
    Little Roquefort
  9. 8. Moon Monsters
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  10. 9. The Magic Shovel
    Heckle and Jeckle
  11. 10. A Rude Awakening
    Gandy Goose
  12. 11. The Dinky Story
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  13. 12. Afternoon Nap
    Heckle and Jeckle
  14. 13. Fall Guy Sourpuss
    Gandy Goose
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Nick Caputo