(October 1948)

St. John, 1947 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, and December)
On-sale Date
1948
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

With its third St. John issue, the Mighty Mouse Comics title is increased in frequency from quarterly to "six times a year (February, April, June, August, October, and December)", actually bimonthly as it would appear every other month, with this issue.

[That Trap Won't Snap!] (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
Help yourselves boys!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; two little mice
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse keeps a mousetrap from snapping, while two little mice remove the cheese.
Reprints
Keywords
cheese; mice; mousetrap

Take Pictures Day or Night (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Martens-David Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Krakatoa (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Fire God is awakening!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; island natives (mice); witch doctor (mouse); missionary (mouse); missionary's daughter (mouse)
Synopsis
With the terrible volcano of Krakatoa ready to blow, a witch doctor leads his followers to revolt against a kindly missionary and sacrifice the missionary's daughter to a volcano god. Mighty Mouse will have none of that.
Reprints
Keywords
heroics; Krakatoa; missionary; panic; sacrifice; sea or island setting; superstition; volcano; witch doctor

Indexer Notes

This story is not a comic-book adaptation of the 1945 Mighty Mouse theatrical short "Mighty Mouse in Krakatoa", which has a very different plot.

Beauty and the Beast (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It’s early morning in the forest and Miss Chubby Squirrel is about to rise…
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Miss Chubby Squirrel; Warren Wolf; Sammy Squirrel (not the MGM character from the “Wuff the Prairie Dog” comic feature)
Synopsis
A wolf uses the pretense of a beauty salon weight-loss program to get a weight-conscious squirrel into his clutches.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; forest setting; heroics; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; spa; unwelcome surprise; weight

Indexer Notes

In this story, Mighty Mouse has a “brownish-gray coloring” rather than his usual black, and small, but noticeable, protruding “mouse front teeth”.

Mighty Mouse's Fan Club (Table of Contents: 4)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"If these don't please Betty nothing will," said Billy Mouse as he surveyed the large bouquet of flowers in his right hand and the box of chocolates in his left.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Billy (mouse); Betty (mouse); Canvasback Cat; Susie (mouse, member of the Mighty Mouse Fan Club)
Synopsis
Billy is jealous of Betty's running the Mighty Mouse Fan Club and wants to gain Betty's affection. He pays a washed-up old boxing cat, Canvasback Cat, to invade a meeting of the club so Billy can show up in the nick of time and become the "hero". Billy learns he should never make a deal with a cat!
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; boxer; cat; fan club; heroics; jealousy; mice

Indexer Notes

Good Bit: The text describes the beating that Mighty Mouse gives the cat as follows: "In fact, it is said that to this day Canvasback is so sore, he winces if you breathe on him."

The Strike-Out (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mice from near and far are gathered for their annual baseball fete...
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Dodgems mouse baseball team; Pigmies mouse baseball team; mouse baseball spectators; cat
Synopsis
A cat disrupts the mouse baseball game between the Dodgems and the Pigmies. He didn't count on Mighty Mouse entering the game in the ninth and "getting the save".
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; cat; heroics; mice; New York baseball team parodies; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal

Indexer Notes

As a New York based publisher working with a New York Based studio in the late-1940s thru the mid-1950s, the "Dodgems" and the "Pigmies" are clearly parodies of the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants.

Free! This Full-Color Art-Print of Mighty Mouse Suitable for Framing (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing Co.; Terry-Toons Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Toy Shop (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My, my, ten o' clock already! Time to lock the store up!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Old Mr. Cheery; lots of mice; cat
Synopsis
Old Mr. Cheery closes up his toy shop for the night, and the mice will play - and revel do they 'round a newly arrived stock of Mighty Mouse dolls. A cat shows up to spoil the fun, until one particular "Mighty Mouse" goes from being a "doll" to becoming an "action figure".
Reprints
Keywords
cat; dolls; heroics; mice; Mighty Mouse merchandise; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; toy shop; toys; unexpected intrusion

Make Money with Your Own Juke Box Bank (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

America’s Greatest Junior Typewriter Value! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Most Amazing Factory-To-You Introductory Offer Ever Made to Magazine Readers Not One… Not Two… But ALL 3 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

M.P.K Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey Gang! Get Your Free Movie Star Booklet! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [That Trap Won't Snap!]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Take Pictures Day or Night
    Martens-David Co.
  3. 2. Krakatoa
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Beauty and the Beast
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  5. 4. Mighty Mouse's Fan Club
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  6. 5. The Strike-Out
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  7. 6. Free! This Full-Color Art-Print of Mighty Mouse Suitable for Framing
    St. John Publishing Co.; Terry-Toons Comics
  8. 7. The Toy Shop
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  9. 8. Make Money with Your Own Juke Box Bank
    American Merchandising Company
  10. 9. America’s Greatest Junior Typewriter Value!
    American Merchandising Company
  11. 10. The Most Amazing Factory-To-You Introductory Offer Ever Made to Magazine Readers Not One… Not Two… But ALL 3
    M.P.K Company
  12. 11. Hey Gang! Get Your Free Movie Star Booklet!
    Schwinn
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