(June 1951)

St. John, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Company
Editing:
Archer St. John; 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

This is an oversize issue measuring 7.5" by 11".


["Forbidden Fruit"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Baker (signed)
Inks:
Matt Baker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
George; Ronald "Ronnie" Smith; April; Jean Ferland

Indexer Notes

The cover bears the initials ANC (for American News Corporation).

How I Found Romance (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dana Dutch
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Rosalyn; Doris; Vic; Howard; Nancy; Ray
Synopsis:
Rosalyn learns she should make the boys pursue her, instead of pursuing them.

Indexer Notes

Printed on the inside front and back covers.

I Was Scarred by Love! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Karen Lane; Sue; Eddie; Major Lane; Bud Lane; Sgt Ray Thompson; Carlotta; Janet
Synopsis:
Soured completely by men, Karen coldly turns down all offers for dates from the boys. Her officer father suggests she get her mind off it by volunteering at the V.A. hospital helping injured boys back from Korea, and Karen reluctantly agrees. Dutifully going about her work and spurning all advances from patients, Karen nonetheless begins to think about Ray, and gives love another chance.
Reprints:

I Was a Cheat (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Rita; Tony; Alan; Patrice
Synopsis:
Rita learns that Alan is a phony (just like her) and settles for Tony.
Reprints:

What Is Love? (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Emily; Bob; Gloria; Betty; Jimmy; Don
Synopsis:
Emily learns she's not in love with Bob, but loves the less handsome Don.

I Tried to Buy Love -- with Kisses (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Dick; Barbara "Babs"; Muriel; Jimmy; Sally; Georgie Reade; Carl
Synopsis:
After being accused of "throwing herself" at Dick, Barbara finds true love with Carl.
Reprints:

Forbidden Fruit (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
George; Ronald "Ronnie" Smith; April; Jean Ferland; Larry Mitchell; Lynn; Bob
Synopsis:
In trying to get around the objections of her parents and big brother George, April realizes she's been romanticising Ronnie and realizes what a great guy their "go-between" Larry is.
Reprints:

["Given Premiums or Cash"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Forbidden Fruit"]
  2. 1. How I Found Romance
  3. 2. I Was Scarred by Love!
  4. 3. I Was a Cheat
  5. 4. What Is Love?
  6. 5. I Tried to Buy Love -- with Kisses
  7. 6. Forbidden Fruit
  8. 7. ["Given Premiums or Cash"]
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