(December 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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy

Indexer Notes

Matt Baker is credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the staring eyes of Wild Boy is Baker.

Complete baffling Magic Outfit (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Curse of Kalunga! (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; Chief Nedru; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Kaw (falcon); Wampitti; Askurri; Wagabi
Synopsis
The coward Wagabi changes into a reptile.
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.

Man-Eater (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Rex Cutler (cameraman); Chief Watibbi
Synopsis
Rex Cutler is taking pictures of wild animals until Watibbi force him to leave the territory.
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.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The giraffe lives in happy family groups...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Reprints

The Bird-Man Legend (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Al Bronson (pilot)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two small illustrations.

The River of Allah (Table of Contents: 6)

Joe Barton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Barney Brewster; Mahomet Ben Ali
Synopsis
Joe is hired by a fanatical man to guide him on a holy mission to find the river of Allah.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick and Bernard Sachs are both credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces in close up looking backwards, and with lightning eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking may be by Sachs as he is the only inker credited to Joe Burton by Jerry Bails, but his bright eyes are missing and the inking a bit heavy...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

African Antics / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Clang clang
Genre
humor
Reprints

Boy Marvel of the West (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Kid Cowboy Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Giants of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Chief Jaburri; Jafta
Synopsis
Wild Boy must win a contest of running, jumping and throwing to free his friend Keeto from the Wattusi tribe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is the same art as on the other two "Wild Boy" stories in this issue, and probably Frank Kramer.

Here's How We Got Lionel Trains (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey Kids!! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

70 Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Complete baffling Magic Outfit
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Curse of Kalunga!
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Man-Eater
    Wild Boy
  5. 4. ["The giraffe lives in happy family groups..."]
    Jungle Tales
  6. 5. The Bird-Man Legend
  7. 6. The River of Allah
    Joe Barton
  8. 7. ["Clang clang"]
    African Antics
  9. 8. Boy Marvel of the West
    Kid Cowboy Comics
  10. 9. Giants of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  11. 10. Here's How We Got Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
  12. 11. Hey Kids!!
    Josely Co.
  13. 12. 70 Big Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
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