(January 1949)

St. John, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Editing
Marion McDermott
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US ?
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

They Called Me a Wayward Girl (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dotty Jenkins; Doc Peters; Terry Ashford; Elmer Frye; Toni Brant; Mrs. Jenkins; Mr. Jenkins; Mr. Brant; Buster Jenkins
Synopsis
Dotty is fired from her job as a carhop because she attracts too much male attention. She flirts with Toni and asks him to get her a job in his family’s store but his father won’t agree. She dates Elmer, who gives her numerous gifts, but her mother sends them back. Decent, hardworking Terry buys the drive-in and hires Dotty back, and will also be her boyfriend.
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Too Many Dates Were My Downfall! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dahlia "Dolly" Preston; Mr. Preston; Mrs. Preston; Herb Jansen; Lena; Jock Harlow; Jim Sanford; Marge
Synopsis
Dolly is popular with the boys, but she only has eyes for hardworking farmer Jock. He doesn’t think she could give up her social life to go steady with him. Dolly narrowly escapes injury in a car wreck, and Jock says he doesn’t want to risk losing her, so they elope.
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Indexer Notes

Retitled "Everyone Called Me a Flirt" in Teen-Age Romances (St. John, 1949 series) #12 reprint.

Was I Too Young for Love? (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Lily Renee (signed)
Inks
Lily Renee (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Eileen Hooper; Ted Burton; Chick; Lucille; Mrs. Hooper
Synopsis
High school student Eileen falls in love with Ted and they become engaged before he leaves to enter the Air Force. However, his letters seem cool and when she visits him on the base, they both realize that their infatuation is over. Eileen knows she’ll find true love when she’s more mature.
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Indexer Notes

Dana Dutch credited by John Benson

I Played Hide and Seek with Love (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Bald
Inks
Ken Bald
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

2 illustrations

I Spelled Ki$$e$ the Wrong Way! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Inks
Ruth Atkinson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Dale Howard; Susan Warren; Marian; Dick Crandall; Cheryl
Synopsis
Susan dumps her working-class boyfriend Dick to go out with wealthy Dale. However, she discovers Dale isn’t serious about her and she reunites with Dick. He has a new job at a higher salary and Susan accepts his marriage proposal.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. They Called Me a Wayward Girl
  3. 2. Too Many Dates Were My Downfall!
  4. 3. Was I Too Young for Love?
  5. 4. I Played Hide and Seek with Love
  6. 5. I Spelled Ki$$e$ the Wrong Way!
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