(November 1953)

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
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

Issue Notes

Art ids by Jim Vandeboncoeur Jr., writer ids by John Benson from the St. John Romance Comics Checklist at http://www.fantagraphics.com/downloads.


Asking for Trouble (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
romance; teen
Reprints

Asking for Trouble (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Grace Nichols; Pat Nichols; Hilda Nichols; Mr. Spreckels; Ruth; Mike Darcy; Jane; Tim Stanton; Betty Turner; Buzzy Neals; Willy; Tom
Synopsis
After his mother’s death, Pat invites his teen-aged sister Hilda to move in with him and his wife Pat. Hilda pretends to be innocent but she soon organises a series of wild parties among the local high school students. When one of the parties gets out of hand, Hilda’s double-life is discovered and she’s expelled from school.

Indexer Notes

The final panel of this story says Pat, Grace and Hilda moved to another town and Hilda changed her ways.

My Other Self (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Cal Massey (signed)
Inks
Cal Massey (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Cathy; Dave Lynch; Judy; Ken Fuller; Ethel
Synopsis
Cathy dates fellow college student Dave but develops a crush on “ancient” grad student (he’s 25) Ken. Cathy has a makeover to appear sophisticated and dates Ken, although he tells her that he has a girlfriend back home. Cathy hopes she can change his mind, but when Ken takes his hometown girl to the big game, Cathy goes back to Dave, who is more her type.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

More Luck Than I Deserved (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance; teen
Reprints

They Called Me Teacher's Pet (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance; teen
Characters
Amanda "Mandy" Brenner; Gloria Arnold; Rex Matson
Synopsis
High school student Mandy finds young teacher Rex handsome, but fellow student Gloria flirts with him madly. Rex and Mandy become friends because she’s hoping for a scholarship to State University, where he’ll be working on his doctorate in the upcoming year. Rex takes Mandy to the prom; Gloria catches them kissing and Rex loses his job. Now, however, there is nothing to stop Rex and Mandy from expressing their love.

Indexer Notes

Gloria's hair is red except in one panel on the first page, where it's blonde.
There is a typo in the final panel, where Mandy says “I’ve had to keep my feeings [sic] hidden for so long!”

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Asking for Trouble
  2. 1. Asking for Trouble
  3. 2. My Other Self
  4. 3. ["Everyone Wants These Great 3-D Hits!"]
  5. 4. More Luck Than I Deserved
  6. 5. They Called Me Teacher's Pet
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  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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