(April 1955)

St. John, 1953 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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 (signed)
Inks
Matt Baker (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy

Come on, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Killers of the Jungle (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Hodge
Inks
Paul Hodge
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Keeto; Tumar
Synopsis
Keeto and Tumar, king of the apes, are captured by pygmies to be sacrificed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Compared with Hodge's signed work in various Marvel comics, this must be him. Also tentative artist ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr., and Hames Ware, in ALTER EGO No. 42, November 2004, p. 19.

How to Survive in the Jungle (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
What would you do when lost in the jungle?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

The Ice-Age Men! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Prentice
Inks
John Prentice
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Bomba (ape); Laga (ice-age man)
Synopsis
Out of the prehistoric age they came to reconquer their ancient domain.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Prentice can be spotted by his rather long sober faces as in Rip Kirby.

A Friend in Need (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Devine; Mac (dog)
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Jungle Weapons / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Primitive Tribesmen...
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis
Primitive tribesmen survive with only the crudest of weapons.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art ID by JVJ at Digital Comics Museum

The Brute's Last Fight! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Joe Barton; Major Viseemon; Brute Bronson
Synopsis
Brute Bronson is shipped out of Africa by the commissioner, but he swears he will be back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The faces with lightning eyebrows are like Novick's work.

The inks by Sachs match his credited work in Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #3.

Terror Rules The Jungle! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
jungle
Characters
Wild Boy; Chief M'Bana; Pierre Latour (villain)
Synopsis
Latour has a mad desire to escape with a fortune in precious gems, but he did not reckon with Wild Boy.
Reprints

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

Jungle Oddities [Ziff-Davis and St. John] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Ross Andru
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It lives to eat!
Genre
non-fiction; jungle
Reprints
Keywords
bats; Elephants; fighting fish; maidens of south Nigeria; the Gazelle Boy of Egypt; the manchineel tree of the West Indies

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

Take 'em Free! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

I Will Send You Prizes... (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Come on, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones...
    Jowett Institute
  3. 2. Killers of the Jungle
  4. 3. How to Survive in the Jungle
  5. 4. The Ice-Age Men!
  6. 5. A Friend in Need
  7. 6. ["Primitive Tribesmen..."]
    Jungle Weapons
  8. 7. The Brute's Last Fight!
  9. 8. Terror Rules The Jungle!
  10. 9. ["It lives to eat!"]
  11. 10. Take 'em Free!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. I Will Send You Prizes...
    American Seed Co.
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