(August 1948)

St. John, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1948-05-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Third Series, Vol. 2, Part 2, No. 1, Periodicals, January-June 1948.

Second St. John issue.

No interior ads in this issue. Ads are limited to inside and back covers.

All 32 interior pages are comics or comics-related text material.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Some (Mice) Like It Hot!] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom Morrison ?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's nothing like a good, hot shower!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse showers in molten lead.
Keywords
alternative uses; invulnerability; molten lead; satisfaction; shower; vat

Deadeye and the Stranger (Table of Contents: 1)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a balmy afternoon in the little western town of Cactus Junction.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Rabbit; Tex Mc Mole; Deadeye Dick (wolf outlaw); Cal Coyote; Calahan (saloon owner); Willie Weasel (sheriff); Mighty Mouse
Synopsis
A mysterious stranger (guess who) "saves the day" by ridding Cactus Junction of the notorious outlaw Deadeye Dick.
Keywords
cartoon adaptation; gunslinger; intimidation; mysterious stranger; outlaw; saloon; western setting

Indexer Notes

Black and white, with one illustration. Begins on the inside front cover (page 1) and concludes on the inside back cover (page 2). 25 percent of page 2 of this story is devoted to a a subscription coupon for St. John's "Terry-Toons Magazine" (presumably Terry-Toons Comics - St. John, 1947 Series).

This story is a text adaptation of the 1947 Terrytoons animated short “Mighty Mouse Meets Deadeye Dick”, but sans the cartoon’s final sequence where Dick comes back to the town with his whole gang seeking revenge. The cartoon was directed by Connie Rasinski, who drew numerous stories for the St. John Terrytoons comic books. Information on " Mighty Mouse Meets Deadeye Dick" supplied by Merlin Haas, 2020.

Out of Bounds (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Terrytown High School is all agog as the gang listens to tales of life in the big city from Joe Jive, a newcomer.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Joe Jive; group of "follower mice students"; Jimmy (cautious mouse student); Mitzi Mouse; various large human inhabitants of "The Big City"; Pug (Big City cat); Spike (Big City cat); various other Big City cats
Synopsis
Impressionable young mice are led to "The Big City" (where full-size humans and tough cats live) by a "too cool" new mouse at high school.
Reprints
Keywords
big city; bragging; cool kid; diner; followers; heroics; high school; jalopy; quest for excitement; there’s-no-place-like-home; uncool kid

Indexer Notes

"The Big City" looks like Manhattan from Mighty Mouse's aerial view.

Stolen Power (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch
Inks
Art Bartsch
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cut! -- Okay, boys, take five.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Billy (boy mouse); Bobby (boy mouse); movie director; movie crew; movie actors (dressed as knights); Fisheye Fox
Synopsis
While filming a movie, Mighty Mouse naps between takes. Two boy mice seeking autographs sneak into his trailer and one can't resist trying on his cape, which is draped over a chair. Lo and behold, the startled boy mouse is suddenly flying - and attracts the attention of a crooked fox.
Reprints
Keywords
autograph; cape; flying; robberies

Indexer Notes

Apparently, Mighty Mouse's ability to fly comes from his cape - at least in this particular story. However, his other abilities remain intact, allowing this cape-less, ground-bound mouse to eventually best the flying fox. At story's end, Mighty Mouse gives the boys his "autograph"... in the form of a good spanking.

The Lion Tamer (Table of Contents: 4)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little town of Terrytown is filled with excitement and gayety as the circus comes to town!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; Ronzoni (lion tamer); circus owner; lions
Synopsis
To help his friend the circus owner, Mighty Mouse fills-in as the star attraction when Ronzoni, the famous lion tamer, quits over money. Ronzoni thinks he can extort the circus owner into a higher salary, until he learns about Mighty Mouse. On opening night, a jealous Ronzoni sends his lions after our hero.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; extortion; lions; professional jealousy

Indexer Notes

"Ronzoni" was a popular brand of macaroni and may have sounded good as an Italian name-parody. Ronzoni was depicted as a cat-character, while all other characters in the story were mice - no doubt further emphasizing his evil.

Black Tom's Treasure (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thar she blows, boys.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Spud (mouse scout); other scouts (three squirrels and a rabbit); Warren the Wolf
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse takes a scout troop to explore "...Dead Man's Island - a pirate stronghold of days gone by", where he tells them of the legend of pirate Black Tom and his buried treasure. Spud, an enthusiastic young mouse scout, is determined to find the treasure, to the derision of the other scouts. They plant a phony treasure map for Spud to follow. The map leads Spud straight into trouble.
Reprints
Keywords
buried treasure; pirates; practical jokes; scout troop; sea or island setting; treasure map

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing Co. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Get Your Free Movie Star Pictures (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Some (Mice) Like It Hot!]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Deadeye and the Stranger
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  3. 2. Out of Bounds
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Stolen Power
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  5. 4. The Lion Tamer
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  6. 5. Black Tom's Treasure
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    St. John Publishing Co.
  8. 7. Get Your Free Movie Star Pictures
    Schwinn
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