(March 1952)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1952-02-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

No interior ads in this issue. Ads are limited to the back cover.

On sale date of 1952-02-15 from newsdealer notation on the cover of indexer's copy.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[What's Canoe, Harry?] (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Pearl Pureheart; Oil Can Harry
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse interrupts Oil Can Harry's canoe escape.
Keywords
canoe; heroics; kidnapping

The Exterminator (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dimwit, the slow-minded dog, walked up to the door of Heckle and Jeckle to make his daily visit.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; housefly; Mr. Jones, fleas
Synopsis
Bad Idea #1: Heckle and Jeckle decide to become insect exterminators. Bad Idea #2: They hire Dimwit to scare up customers for them.
Reprints
Keywords
exterminators; fleas; flies

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside covers. Begins on the inside front cover (page 1) and concludes on the inside back cover (page 2). One black and white illustration on page 1.

Mail Robbery (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
As our story opens, Mighty Mouse has been summoned to meet with the Terrytown Bureau of Investigation.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; The Claw; members of The Claw's gang; Chief of the Terrytown Bureau of Investigation; mail carrier mouse; Mrs. Van Smyte (high society mouse); costume judge (mouse); costume party guests (mice)
Synopsis
The Claw's gang is stealing the Terrytown mail, leading him to a high-society costume party, with lots of jewels on display. The Claw robs the jewels and takes Mitzi as a hostage. Captive Mitzi devises a clever way to signal Mighty Mouse.
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Keywords
costume party; disguise; hostage; jewels; mail; robbery

The Last Straw (Table of Contents: 3)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
AWP! EEEP! BROCK!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Gandy's cousin Luke
Synopsis
Try as he might, Sourpuss cannot get a moment's quiet from Gandy.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; need-for-peace-and-quiet; painting; reading; trombone; visiting relatives

A Sleepless Night (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly what a storm!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa
Synopsis
Tucked in their bed for the night, the Terry Bears are scared as a storm rages outside. They turn to their "fearless" Papa for courage.
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Keywords
courage; fright; sleep problems; storm

The Model Cat (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ssh -- I'm going to scare a certain mouse with this paper bag.
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; mayor; Mrs. Van Meow; photographer
Synopsis
Percy Puss is to be honored by the mayor as "the model cat of the community", but not if Little Roquefort has anything to say about it.
Reprints
Keywords
award; banana peel; cat; exploding cigars; fame-is-fleeting; firecracker; jack-in-the box; mayor; model citizen; mouse; notable coloring modification; shower

Indexer Notes

Percy Puss is orange in this story, rather than his usual black.

The Fatal Cream Puff (Table of Contents: 6)

Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Jim Tyer
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Jim Tyer
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In our last episode, we left Pearl Pureheart tied to the chimney of a burning cabin and surrounded by a band of blood curdling savages!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart [St. John Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Pearl Pureheart; Oil Can Harry; blood curdling savages; Father Time; chickens; many professional wrestlers; referee; timekeeper; wrestling judges; two vultures
Synopsis
Oil Can Harry finally discovers Mighty Mouse's weakness... "He's allergic to cream puffs and can't stand being hit in the face with one"! And, for good measure, Harry sends an impossibly large number of professional wrestlers after our hero.
Reprints
Keywords
comic absurdity; cream puffs; hero's weakness; wrestlers

Indexer Notes

The Tyer Touch: A caption reads: "While hurrying to the rescue we find Mighty Mouse racing against time", to which Jim Tyer draws Mighty Mouse outrunning "Father Time", who is desperately trying to catch up.

Mousing Problem (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sh-sh
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort, Percy Puss
Synopsis
Percy Puss uses a blow-gun to propel Little Roquefort back into his mousehole, but Roquefort retaliates.
Reprints
Keywords
blow-gun; cat; firecracker; mouse; mousehole; notable coloring modification

Indexer Notes

Percy Puss is orange in this story, rather than his usual black.

A Day in June (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I wish it would rain - it's awful hot!
Feature Logo
Farmer Gray [St. John logo with character]
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Farmer Gray; Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit tries an unusual rainmaking method that is plenty painful to Farmer Gray.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; dog; doing-something-their-own-way; drought; farm setting; farmer; rainmaking

Caught in a Web (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mighty Mouse is relieving the housing shortage in Terrytown by bringing the elves a shoe to live in!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; three elves; Sam Spider; shark
Synopsis
Sam Spider takes over the shoe-house Mighty Mouse gave to the elves.
Reprints
Keywords
elves; heroics; house; muscling-in; shark; shoe; spider; spider web

Prizes for Everyone (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [What's Canoe, Harry?]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. The Exterminator
    Heckle and Jeckle
  3. 2. Mail Robbery
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. The Last Straw
    Gandy Goose
  5. 4. A Sleepless Night
    Terry Bears
  6. 5. The Model Cat
    Little Roquefort
  7. 6. The Fatal Cream Puff
    Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart
  8. 7. Mousing Problem
    Little Roquefort
  9. 8. A Day in June
    Farmer Gray
  10. 9. Caught in a Web
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  11. 10. Prizes for Everyone
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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