(October 1952)

St. John, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1952
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison

[The More Marbles the Merrier] (Table of Contents)

Little Roquefort / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss
Synopsis
Little Roquefort foils Percy with an impossibly full box of marbles.
Keywords
cat; chase; marbles; mouse

The Wrong Record (Table of Contents: 1)

Dinky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hate to get up so early in the morning to crow - so I've got this phonograph fixed to do the job!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; hens; Farmer Gray
Synopsis
Rudy sets up a recording of his rooster-crowing to go off early in the morning, so he can sleep late. Enter Dinky…
Keywords
best-laid-plans; recording

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

Toy Trouble (Table of Contents: 2)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We need your help! We've been having a lot of cat trouble!
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; two visiting mice
Synopsis
Little Roquefort shows two less-experienced mice the art of "cat heckling".
Keywords
cat; heckling; mice

Indexer Notes

The two visiting mice are drawn to vaguely resemble the Disney characters Gus and Jaq.

Stormy Weather (Table of Contents: 3)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey - Dimwit! Come on outside!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; horse; flood victims; mayor
Synopsis
Dimwit’s slow, plodding horse proves more effective in an emergency rescue situation than Heckle and Jeckle’s high-powered automobile.
Keywords
automobile; emergency; flood; horse; learning one’s lesson; rain; rescue; reversal of fortunes; reward; storm; unlikely hero

Green Thumb (Table of Contents: 4)

Dinky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you doing, Dinky?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Boss (bank robber); Muggs (bank robber)
Synopsis
Dinky plants a money tree.
Keywords
bank robbery; money tree; wrong impression

The Office Pest (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Morrison
Pencils
Carlo Vinci
Inks
Carlo Vinci
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
As night watchman, you must see that everything is in order in the morning. The big boss is coming to inspect, tomorrow!
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; office manager; big boss; other mice
Synopsis
Cat and mouse hijinks in a high rise office building.
Keywords
awning; broken window; cat; escalating events; file cabinet; inspection; mouse; office building; sales territory map; telephone; typewriter; venetian blinds; waste basket; water cooler

Indexer Notes

Tom Morrison (script) and Carlo Vinci (art) credits from the book “American Funny Animal Comics in the 20th Century Volume Two” by Alberto Becattini (2019), page 55.

Tire Trouble (Table of Contents: 6)

Farmer Gray / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
There are no stones, so I'll put my spare tire under the wheel so the car won't roll down the hill!
Feature Logo
Farmer Gray [St. John logo with character]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Farmer Gray; Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit does Farmer Gray a good turn, which turns out to be a wrong turn.
Keywords
best of intentions; car; hill; tire

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Heckle and Jeckle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"I simply can't understand it, chum," said Heckle as he flung his magazine aside.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit exhibits x-ray vision.
Keywords
bank; ice cream cones; printing error; sewer; x-ray vision

Indexer Notes

There is a large blank space at the top of the first story page where the story's title would usually appear. The title was apparently not printed. Text stories did not print the name of the feature (in this case "Heckle and Jeckle"), but only the title.

Our Feathered Friends (Table of Contents: 8)

Terry Bears / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Birds must eat too!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; little birds; eagle
Synopsis
Papa teaches the boys about "our feathered friends" and gets a lesson from an eagle.
Keywords
birds; eagle; hard lesson learned

The Magic Spree (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That mouse better not get in my way today!
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; lady of the house
Synopsis
Armed with a book on "Magic and Hypnotism", Roquefort causes Percy to see and do many strange things.
Keywords
abounding oddities; hypnotism; magic; seeing-things

[Danger Signs] (Table of Contents: 10)

Dimwit / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Daa -- I'd better put this sign here so no one will get into trouble.
Feature Logo
Dimwit [St. John Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit posts a sign to warn of quicksand, but sinks while doing the job.
Reprints
Keywords
quicksand; sign

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

Final Offer All Three Only $1.49 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Martin Industries / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Treat for Dimwit (Table of Contents: 12)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, isn't that a fine cigar to give Dimwit?
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle offer Dimwit an exploding cigar.
Keywords
exploding cigar; practical jokes

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Make Extra Money (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The More Marbles the Merrier]
    Little Roquefort
  2. 1. The Wrong Record
    Dinky
  3. 2. Toy Trouble
    Little Roquefort
  4. 3. Stormy Weather
    Heckle and Jeckle
  5. 4. Green Thumb
    Dinky
  6. 5. The Office Pest
    Little Roquefort
  7. 6. Tire Trouble
    Farmer Gray
  8. 7. [""I simply can't understand it, chum," said Heckle as he flung his magazine aside."]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  9. 8. Our Feathered Friends
    Terry Bears
  10. 9. The Magic Spree
    Little Roquefort
  11. 10. [Danger Signs]
    Dimwit
  12. 11. Final Offer All Three Only $1.49
    Martin Industries
  13. 12. Treat for Dimwit
    Heckle and Jeckle
  14. 13. Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Joe Torcivia