(November 1952)

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

The Raiders From Saturn (Table of Contents)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adventures with the Raiders From Saturn
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; two scared mice
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse rescues two scared mice as a Saturnian flying saucer rips apart a tall building.
Keywords
alien invasion; destruction; flying saucer; heroics; mysterious ray; Saturn; tall building

Now Fly Like a Bird! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Raiders From Saturn] (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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Far above the town, the mail plane roars through the clear peaceful night sky on the last leg of a routine flight, when suddenly a strange gigantic creature looms up in front of it... Something that no pilot has ever seen before!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm; giant bat-winged green cats (the raiders from Saturn); two mail pilots (mice); various mouse citizens and police; various cat citizens
Synopsis
An epic adventure in four chapters pitting Mighty Mouse and his archenemy The Claw against an invading force of monstrous bat-winged green cats from the planet Saturn. The Claw comes to Mighty Mouse in good faith, seeking aid against the terrifying alien-cats - a move that displeases The Claw's scientific ally Professor Ohm. Ohm double-crosses mice and cats alike, forging a secret alliance with the Saturnians.
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Keywords
alien invasion; enemies-joining-forces; flying saucer; heroics; laboratory; mysterious ray; outer space setting; Saturn; size differential

Indexer Notes

"The Raiders From Saturn" would be an unofficial title, in that it does not appear as part of the story itself, but was derived from the cover caption of this issue. The story is actually untitled.

The title is also not attached to the St. John reprint in Paul Terry's Mighty Mouse Comics (St. John, 1951 Series) #66 (October 1955). When the story was later reprinted in a Gold Key Comic - Mighty Mouse (Western, 1964 Series) #161 (October 1964) - it was given the title "The Invasion of the Bat Cats", making that the only version of this story with an "official title".

Boys, Get That Real R.R. Engineer's Thrill That Comes Only with Lionel Trains (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Three Genuine Ball-Point Pens that Write Three Different Colors (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

St. John Flying Eagle Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Lots of Fun and Money! With this Television Bank (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Seagee, Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Borrow Money by Mail! On Your Signature Only (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

State Finance Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Dimwit's Magic (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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"Really, old boy," said Jeckle sleepily to Heckle.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; old lady; reckless driver; beggar; tough boss (dog)
Synopsis
Dimwit amazes Heckle and Jeckle with feats of magic. Can the broke and lazy magpies exploit Dimwit's newly-discovered talents to their own ends? They're sure gonna try.
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Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; best-laid-plans; dream sequence; hard lesson learned; lack-of-funds; magic; ulterior motives; unwelcome surprise

Musical Whirling Angel Chimes (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Off to the City (Table of Contents: 9)

Terry Bears / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Get up! Didn't you hear me? I said get up!
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Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama
Synopsis
The boys make sure their harried Papa catches his train. ...Poor Papa.
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Keywords
best of intentions; briefcase; clock; daily commute; series of mishaps; train; wild ride

The Sword Box (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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I say ol' bean, what's that?
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; attractive female magpie
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle attempt to fool Dimwit with the old "passing swords through a box while one of the magpies is inside" trick. But what might happen if the bird outside the box is distracted by an attractive lady bird?
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Keywords
inattentiveness; sword box; swords; trick; unintended slapstick consequences

Young's Toy Fair (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Young's Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

50 Combat Action Plastic Toys $1 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Fighting Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Prizes... Make Money (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Raiders From Saturn
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Now Fly Like a Bird!
    Stravon Publishers
  3. 2. [The Raiders From Saturn]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Boys, Get That Real R.R. Engineer's Thrill That Comes Only with Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
  5. 4. Three Genuine Ball-Point Pens that Write Three Different Colors
    St. John Flying Eagle Comics
  6. 5. Lots of Fun and Money! With this Television Bank
    Seagee, Co.
  7. 6. Borrow Money by Mail! On Your Signature Only
    State Finance Company
  8. 7. Dimwit's Magic
    Heckle and Jeckle
  9. 8. Musical Whirling Angel Chimes
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  10. 9. Off to the City
    Terry Bears
  11. 10. The Sword Box
    Heckle and Jeckle
  12. 11. Young's Toy Fair
    Young's Products
  13. 12. 50 Combat Action Plastic Toys $1
    Fighting Force
  14. 13. Get Prizes... Make Money
    American Specialty Company
This issue was most recently modified by:
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