(October 1954)

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 Co.
Brand
St. John
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Perilous Journey (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy

Indexer Notes

Matt Baker is credited to both covers and "Wild Boy" for St. John by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the eyes is his best clue.

Live Toy Circus (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gift of the Jungle Gods (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Twagu (villain); Chief Ralem
Synopsis
A sea lion from a shipwrecked wandering circus is looked upon as a sea monster by some natives.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Frank Kramer is credited to Ziff-Davis' "Wild Boy" for 1951-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is the only artist not found sample art of, so it has to be his work here. He is found in several "Wild Boy" stories. The other artists seem to be acccounted for. Vadebonceur has him as the best guess.

Mission to the Moon (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Adventurous Scribe (Table of Contents: 4)

Henry Morton Stanley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history; jungle
Characters
Henry Morton Stanley; Mr. Gordon Bennett Jr.; Dr. David Livingstone
Synopsis
Stanley is sent to Africa to look for Dr. Livingstone,
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tuska is credited to pencils on jungle stories by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking looks like inking credited to Tuska in other stories... Vadebonceur has Tuska on pencils and an uncertain Peppe on ink here.

Jungle Mystery (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Chief Kulaki; Mr. Rivers (animal collector)
Synopsis
Young gorillas are stolen by a white hunter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

McCann is credited to "Wild Boy" in 1951-52 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his long noses and small chins are not to miss. Also pointed ears, old expressionless faces and lack of action combined with much black ink, and you have McCann.

The Invincible Weapon (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Chief Osan; Kiota; Frederik Von Staat
Reprints

The Peoples of Africa (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Zulu sorcherers and medicine men know secrets of mind reading that have puzzled modern science.
Reprints

Adventurer..Statesman (Table of Contents: 8)

Cecil Rhodes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; history; jungle
Synopsis
The story of Cecil Rhodes, the Father of the Union of South Africa.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Animal Laffs / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My uncle in Australia...
Genre
humor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed with two letters like JJ, GL or JL.

How to Hypnotize (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Journey of the Dead (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther)
Synopsis
When an evil man dares to trail the sacred elephant to the burial grounds of the dead Youriba chiefs, Wild Boy is forced to follow.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Frank Kramer is credited to Ziff-Davis' "Wild Boy" for 1951-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is the only artist not found sample art of, so it has to be his work here. He is found in several "Wild Boy" stories. The other artists seem to be accounted for. Vadebonceur has him as the best guess.

Apes and Monkeys (Table of Contents: 12)

Frank Slade Animal Trainer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Frank Slade
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Characters
Frank Slade
Synopsis
Difference between apes and monkeys.
Reprints

Polio Precautions (Table of Contents: 13)

Fight Infantile Paralysis / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; medical
Synopsis
Precautions against Polio with four cartoons.

Given-Given-Given (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Why Just Wish... (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Perilous Journey
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Live Toy Circus
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Gift of the Jungle Gods
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Mission to the Moon
    Popsicle
  5. 4. The Adventurous Scribe
    Henry Morton Stanley
  6. 5. Jungle Mystery
    Wild Boy
  7. 6. The Invincible Weapon
  8. 7. The Peoples of Africa
  9. 8. Adventurer..Statesman
    Cecil Rhodes
  10. 9. ["My uncle in Australia..."]
    Animal Laffs
  11. 10. How to Hypnotize
    Stravon Publishers
  12. 11. Journey of the Dead
    Wild Boy
  13. 12. Apes and Monkeys
    Frank Slade Animal Trainer
  14. 13. Polio Precautions
    Fight Infantile Paralysis
  15. 14. Given-Given-Given
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  16. 15. Why Just Wish...
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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