(December 1952)

St. John, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
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

Too Many Restrictions (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Football Player; Sweetheart; Football Fans
Synopsis
A football player embraces and kisses his sweetheart as fans look on.

Temptress and Trouble-Maker (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ric Estrada (signed)
Inks
Ric Estrada (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Phyllis (high school girl); Phyllis's father (widower); Martha Shelly (hotelkeeper); Frank Gilbert (Martha's hedonistic and sneaky nephew); Bob Shelly (Martha's conscientious and morally upright son)
Synopsis
Phyllis's father believes responsibility will cure his daughter of her wild ways so he puts her to work in a Maine hotel operated by Martha, an old friend. She runs around with Frank. When her father announces his plans to marry Martha, Phyllis believes the trip to Maine was only a scheme to reunite with Martha. She plans to get back at her father by marrying Frank. Frank intends to swindle Phyllis's father of $5000, and when Frank is exposed by Bob, Phyllis realizes what a terrible mistake she was about to make. She drops Frank and keeps company with Bob.

Penny-Ante Girl (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Hy Rosen
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Daisy Carter (florist's assistant); Clyde Mitchell (college student); Tourist Home Operator; Daisy's parents; Rooming House Operator; Bill Crandall (hedonist)
Synopsis
Daisy's unconventional beliefs about a young lady's conduct bring her into conflict with her parents. She moves out, then leaves her boyfriend Clyde, who also disapproves of her reckless style. She runs around with many boys. Bill Crandall takes her to a sleazy roadhouse and gets fresh. Clyde rescues Daisy from Crandall, and the sweethearts return to Daisy's parents to apologize for her behavior.
Reprints

Celebrity Hound (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Osrin?
Inks
Ray Osrin?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rosanne (celebrity hound); Kenny (Rosanne's boyfriend); Sonny Pearson (bandleader); Myra Pearson (Sonny's wife)
Synopsis
Rosanne persuades Kenny to take her to a sleazy roadhouse to see Sonny Pearson's show. Pearson slips Rosanne a note requesting her company at the end of the evening. She sends Kenny away and meets Pearson in a back room. They drink and pet. Pearson's wife bursts into the room with a photographer. She vows revenge in divorce court. The next day, photos are published in the newspaper. Rosanne is disgraced, but Kenny forgives her.

Love on Trial (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Narrator; Ray
Synopsis
The narrator is engaged to Ray but steps out with other fellows when Ray spends two years overseas as a serviceman. Ray returns to the States and forgives his betrothed for her transgressions.
Reprints

Too Many Restrictions (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cal Massey [as Cal]
Inks
Cal Massey [as Cal]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Millie (high school girl); Millie's father (high school principal); Miss Pringle (high school secretary); Frank Stewart (Millie's boyfriend); Gloria Martin (leader of a school's fast crowd)
Synopsis
Millie is bored and wants to join Gloria's fast set at school. To do so, she steals a letter of complaint concerning Gloria from her father's office. She is welcomed into the group for her bravado, and begins running around and staying out late. Her schoolwork suffers. She and her friends fail a pop quiz, and they urge her to steal the tests from her father's office. She is caught. Gloria denies any involvement. Millie runs away, but Frank intercepts her at the train station and convinces her to bravely face the consequences of her act.
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Too Many Restrictions
  2. 1. Temptress and Trouble-Maker
  3. 2. Penny-Ante Girl
  4. 3. Celebrity Hound
  5. 4. Love on Trial
  6. 5. Too Many Restrictions
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  • Dan Kurdilla
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