(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.

[“Everyone Wants These Great 3-D Hits!”] (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!”

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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
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • David Wilt
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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