(October 1953)

St. John, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St John Approved Comics
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Killer Leopard (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Wild Boy

Hey Kids! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Jaws of Death (Table of Contents: 2)

Wild Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernie Schroeder
Inks
Ernie Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto; Chief Jabburi; Nempau; Gundai
Synopsis
Wild Boy saves a village from a march of killer ants.

Indexer Notes

Schroeder's art is easy to spot by the peculiar eyes that are out of focus and his inklines.

Killer Leopard (Table of Contents: 3)

Wild Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Kramer ?
Inks
Frank Kramer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto; Sakko the Killer Leopard; Chief Jabburi; Stacy; Thompson; Captain Stokes; Lawrence Stone
Synopsis
Wild Boy saves the village from a killer leopard and three escaped convicts.

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by the Who's Who.

The Big Hunt (Table of Contents: 4)

Joe Barton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed Silverman
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Carmine Infantino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Natombo; Countess Selenka; Sumo; Count Boris Selenka;
Synopsis
After being shipwrecked on an island, Joe is forced to be the prey in Count Selenka's hunt.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Ed Silverman interview in Alter Ego magazine #120 (TwoMorrows, September 2013).
The plot’s loosely based on the short story "Most Dangerous Game" written by Richard Connell.

Monkey Business (Table of Contents: 5)

Jungle Tales / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Synopsis
Two monkeys trick a rinoceros into charging a shipping container to break it open.

The Witch Doctor's Secret (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle

Cobra: Terror of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marvin Stein
Inks
Marvin Stein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; nature
Synopsis
Facts about cobras.

The Oracle of Ikwani (Table of Contents: 8)

Wild Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Kramer ?
Inks
Frank Kramer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle; adventure
Characters
Wild Boy; Obbe Ktaru; Castor; Lawrence
Synopsis
Wild Boy saves a tribe from two diamond hunters.

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by the Who's Who.

Everybody Wants These Great 3-D Hits! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

New! 1953 Space Commander (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Make Extra Money (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Killer Leopard
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Hey Kids!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. The Jaws of Death
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Killer Leopard
    Wild Boy
  5. 4. The Big Hunt
    Joe Barton
  6. 5. Monkey Business
    Jungle Tales
  7. 6. The Witch Doctor's Secret
  8. 7. Cobra: Terror of the Jungle
  9. 8. The Oracle of Ikwani
    Wild Boy
  10. 9. Everybody Wants These Great 3-D Hits!
  11. 10. New! 1953 Space Commander
    Consumers Mart
  12. 11. Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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