(February 1955)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?

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.

Terrific Value! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wrath of the Gods (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Deadlier than slashing claw and tearing fang is native superstition and fear. They are ruled by the wrath of the gods.
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.

Trophy Hunter (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Leslie Bronn (big game hunter); Janice Bronn (niece)
Synopsis
A big game hunter has hired Joe Barton to find the white albino deer in the Nawali area.
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...

.45 Caliber Kingdom (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Roger Metcalfe (Jungle Policeman); Schiller (jungle outlaw)
Reprints

Battle for Survival (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Becker
Inks
Mike Becker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Walter Wiggins (big game hunter); Bawalli; Monstro (giant elephant)
Synopsis
Wiggins leads a safari through the jungle to trap Monstro, the giant elephant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Michael Becker is credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is recognised by the long inklines in the faces. The drawings match other signed work by Becker.

Up a Tree (Table of Contents: 6)

Stanley and Rivington / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; jungle
Characters
Stanley; Rivington
Synopsis
The rhinocerous is not supposed to climb trees.
Reprints

Perilous Journey (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Chief Ishtah; Daro (panther)
Synopsis
A strange sickness has struck the native village, and Wild Boy sets out to get a white doctor who can cure it.
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.

Free-145 Stamps (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be in the Bucks! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Terrific Value!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. Wrath of the Gods
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Trophy Hunter
    Joe Barton
  5. 4. .45 Caliber Kingdom
  6. 5. Battle for Survival
    Wild Boy
  7. 6. Up a Tree
    Stanley and Rivington
  8. 7. Perilous Journey
    Wild Boy
  9. 8. Free-145 Stamps
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  10. 9. Prizes Given
    The Funman
  11. 10. Be in the Bucks!
    Cracker Jack
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