(January 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 Corporation
Brand
St John Approved Comics
Editing
?

[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. Four 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
Reprints

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
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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
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