(January 1954)

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:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

For Richer or Poorer (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gattuso
Inks:
George Appel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ron; Gwen; Martin; Meg
Synopsis:
Gwen convinces her artist husband Ron to take a higher-paying job with her brother-in-law Martin, even though Ron knows he won’t be happy there. Martin starts controlling every aspect of Gwen and Ron’s life. Ron finally snaps and stands up to Martin; Gwen agrees with him, and Martin gives in, allowing Ron to take a position more to his liking. Martin’s wife Meg also asserts herself.
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The Dream I Couldn't Forget (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Todd Lane; Marion Moore; Mr. Moore; Mrs. Moore; Mr. Hodges; Les Hunter; William Lane; Mrs. Lane; Cynthia
Synopsis:
After high school graduation, Todd goes to Chicago to begin his singing career and leaves his sweetheart Marion behind in their hometown. Some time later, Marion learns Todd has married someone else. She marries insurance agent Les but continues to follow Todd’s career. 4 years later, newly-divorced Todd returns for a visit and Marion offers to divorce Les and marry him. Todd says “we couldn’t build a happy life based on someone else’s misery,” and Marion later learns he’s already engaged to Cynthia. Marion confesses all to Les and he forgives her.

I Married a Sailor (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Cooper; Michael Becker?
Inks:
Valerie Barclay
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Tommy Rogers; Peg; Laura; Larry Lane
Synopsis:
Peg marries U.S. Navy sailor Tommy but he’s shipped out on an “extended training cruise.” When Tommy doesn’t write, Peg allows her friend Laura to set her up on dates with other men. Tommy comes home and catches her kissing another man and they separate. Tommy’s fellow sailor Larry tells Peg that Tommy was faithful to her and is now being sent to Korea. Peg will have to hope Tommy returns safely so she can apologise for her actions.
Keywords:
Korean War

Tips on Your Trousseau (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

Misguided Love (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dana Dutch
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

What's There to Talk About? (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mario Rizzi
Inks:
Mario Rizzi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

For Love of His Art (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Steve Kent; Sheila Ramont; Mr. Ramont; Mrs. Ramont; Vera; Bill; Mr. Fenton
Synopsis:
Wealthy Sheila marries “free lance fabric-designer” and artist Steve. Sheila tries to promote Steve’s career but goes about it the wrong way. She’s also jealous of his friendship with Vera. They argue and Steve leaves her. Vera tells Sheila that Steve misses her and invites Sheila to Steve’s art show. His work is a success and Steve and Sheila reconcile.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. For Richer or Poorer
  3. 2. The Dream I Couldn't Forget
  4. 3. I Married a Sailor
  5. 4. Tips on Your Trousseau
  6. 5. Misguided Love
  7. 6. What's There to Talk About?
  8. 7. For Love of His Art
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Alberto Becattini
  • David Wilt
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls