(April 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

Issue Notes

The new logo starting with this issue and continuing to the end was created by Warren Kremer; Credits from John Benson in http://www.fantagraphics.com/downloads/stjohnchecklist.pdf


["I Dared to Kiss and Tell"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Maureen Bailey; Miss Chadwick; Dr. Frank Perry

Indexer Notes

Cover illustrates a scene from the interior story "I Dared to Kiss and Tell."

I Dared to Kiss and Tell (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Maureen Bailey; Miss Chadwick; Dr. Frank Perry; Doris; Mrs. Darney; Mr. Dempsey; Jimmy Benson; Miss Cole; Miss West
Synopsis:
Student nurse Maureen loves Dr. Frank, but her nursing supervisors also have crushes on the handsome doctor and want to dismiss Maureen from the program. Maureen claims she is Frank’s fiancee, which will allow her to stay in school. She is relieved when Frank pops the question for real.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title in reprint: "My Rx Love"

Mrs. Darney's name is spelt "Darnay" on page 3.

We Couldn't Be Kept Apart (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Dana Dutch
Pencils:
Lily Renee
Inks:
Lily Renee?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Fred Prentis; Bobby Kendall; Mr. Kendall; Mrs. Kendall; Mr. Prentis; Mrs. Prentis; Trish; Sissy Kendall
Synopsis:
High school students Fred and Bobby love each other, but their parents don’t want them to get serious at such a young age. Fred and Bobby make a reasoned case that their “interest in each other brings forth the best qualities” in them both, and are permitted to keep dating each other.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title in reprint in Diary Secrets (St. John, 1952 series) #19: "We Fought for Our Love"

They Made Me a Cinderella (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Dana Dutch
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

2 illustrations

How Could I Fight Temptation? (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ronnie White; Carolyn; Miss Foster; Gladys
Synopsis:
Carolyn has a crush on fellow high school student Ronnie, even though he has a reputation as a “wolf.” They go on a date and Carolyn discovers the stories were true. She breaks up with Ronnie and vows to be smarter from now one.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title in reprint: "Temptation Was My Weakness"

I Took the Wrong Road to Romance (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Phil Crawford; Jean Harrison; Mr. Harrison; Mrs. Harrison; Ethel Scott; Ray Halsey; Nurse Hendrix; Rita
Synopsis:
When her boyfriend Phil enlists in the Army, 16 year old Jean decides to quit school to follow him to camp. She tells her parents the camp is located in a state where she can legally marry him without their consent. Getting a job at the Post Exchange, Jean hopes Phil will propose to her when he completes basic training, but catches him flirting with a nurse and accepts a date from Sgt. Ray on the rebound. They fall in love, but Jean is uncertain if it’s the real thing and decides to go home and finish school. Before she goes, Ray proposes to her and says when she graduates they can be wed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title in reprint: "I Was Fooled by First Love"

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I Dared to Kiss and Tell"]
  2. 1. I Dared to Kiss and Tell
  3. 2. We Couldn't Be Kept Apart
  4. 3. They Made Me a Cinderella
  5. 4. How Could I Fight Temptation?
  6. 5. I Took the Wrong Road to Romance
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • David Wilt
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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