(September 1953)

St. John, 1953 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
St John Approved Comics
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)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painted)
Inks:
? (painted)
Colors:
? (painted)

Genre:
romance

Thrill Hungry (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Nita Radford; Tony; Mr. Radford; Sybil Fraser; Ben Gregg
Synopsis:
Impetuous playgirl Nita decides to change her wild ways and marry struggling aircraft designer Ben. He refuses to touch her family’s money and she becomes bored. After a party, Nita agrees to run off the next day with her former boyfriend Tony. However, Tony changes his mind and doesn’t show up: it’s Ben who arrives at the rendezvous. Nita admits her dalliance with Tony was a mistake, because she loves Ben.

Mail Order Bride (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ellen Wilkie; Tom Wilkie; Mrs. Monday; Bill Kenyon
Synopsis:
Ellen travels to Texas to marry Tom, a widower she met through a magazine's lonely hearts ad. They are happy at first, but Tom refuses to let Ellen socialise with any of their neighbours. He refuses to explain at first, then tells her that he blames the others for his first wife’s death--she was accidentally killed after arguing with Tom about her social life. When the barn catches fire, the neighbours all arrive to help Tom save his ranch, and he realises he judged them unfairly. He promises to change his ways.

The Heart Is Ageless! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Fred Langston; Elaine Langston; Mr. Langston; Mrs. Langston; Hal; Rhoda; Miss Brook
Synopsis:
Elaine marries Fred, 8 years her junior. When she meets his friends, she tries too hard to appear and act young and instead makes a bad impression. They vacation with two younger couples, and Elaine attempts to keep up with them, but falls from a horse. When she recovers, Elaine apologises for her actions and Fred says “love doesn’t know anything about age” and he loves her.

I Flunked a Love Test (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Wes; Buddy; Ann
Synopsis:
Ann chooses Wes over Buddy, because “he’ll make good in business” while Buddy is just “going to be a school teacher” and “hasn’t much.” Ann urges Wes to steal a school bus as a prank, but when it crashes, Buddy rescues the injured Wes from the flames. Ann now tells Buddy she prefers him, but he says “you love no one but yourself.”
Reprints:

Psychology of Jealousy (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance

Our Day of Reckoning (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Peg Travis; Burt Travis; Tod Lawrence; Maurice Dalmay
Synopsis:
Peg marries Burt. Her ex-fiancé Tod visits and makes a pass at her, and is caught by Burt. Tod warns Burt that Peg will not be faithful to him. Burt and Peg move to North Africa where he’s going to work on a construction job. Their rich neighbour Maurice convinces Peg to run away with him, but when they are caught in a “native” uprising, Maurice abandons her. Burt and some soldiers rescue Peg and she says she’ll love him forever.

I Wanted to Be an Artist! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Thrill Hungry
  3. 2. Mail Order Bride
  4. 3. The Heart Is Ageless!
  5. 4. I Flunked a Love Test
  6. 5. Psychology of Jealousy
  7. 6. Our Day of Reckoning
  8. 7. I Wanted to Be an Artist!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Alberto Becattini
  • David Wilt
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls