(August 1953)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Assignment Uranus (Table of Contents)

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

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Giant Edition 100 Pages of Fast, Furious Fun 25ยข
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Martian pirates
Synopsis
In space, Mighty Mouse breaks open the many bubble-craft of attacking Martian pirates.
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Keywords
battle; Martians; outer space setting; pirates

Indexer Notes

Although the lead story illustrated by this cover is titled "Assignment Uranus", and the inhabitants of Uranus are the primary antagonists, the cover depicts Mighty Mouse's battle with the lizard-like Martian pirates - which is also part of the story. Cover represents interior scene on story pages 5-6.

Hey Kids!! Be the First in Your Neighborhood to Own These Sensational New Action-Packed Toys! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Assignment Uranus (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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Mighty Mouse... Mighty Mouse...
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo with Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; three cat thugs; little messenger mouse; Space-Control commissioner (mouse); crew of mouse astronauts; eagle; hawk; lizard-like Martian pirates; rocket fuel station attendant (mouse); various members of the egg-headed ruling class of Uranus; various pin-headed, dumb and brawny serfs of Uranus; king of Uranus; father and son museum visitors of Uranus; Mitzi Mouse (one panel cameo); grateful cheering citizens of Terrytown (mice)
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse is called upon to escort a space ship set to pass close to Uranus, where other ships have vanished. Along the way, he vanquishes a band of Martian pirates and tows the ship to a refueling station before falling victim to "guided cyclones" directed toward him and the ship by hostile forces on Uranus.
Keywords
astronauts; battle; class system; cyclone; exploring; king; Martians; museum; outer space setting; pirates; refueling; space ship; Uranus

Indexer Notes

The inhabitants of Uranus speak in nonsensical mathematical formulae, with the egg-heads speaking in long, complex expressions and the pin-heads speaking in shorter, simpler ones.

Two of a Kind (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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The Claw and his gang have struck again!
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Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo with Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm; Mitzi Mouse; various members of The Claw Gang (cats); various Terrytown citizens (mice); various Terrytown police (mice); Terrytown police chief (mouse)
Synopsis
The Claw confounds both Mighty Mouse and the Terrytown police with Professor Ohm's "optical confusion machine"... but not for long.
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Keywords
diamonds; robbery; seeing-things

A Mouse in the House (Table of Contents: 4)

Terry Bears / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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-- And we thank you for all these things, amen.
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Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama; mouse (drawn to look like Little Roquefort)
Synopsis
The titular "Mouse in the House" unnerves the Bear Family into several pages of unbridled histrionics on the part of all, before he is finally trapped and asked to leave. As the mouse walks off, insulted over being unwelcome, he says "Good riddance to you too! I think BEARS belong in ZOOS!"
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Keywords
escalating events; mouse; panic; popcorn; suit of armor

The Sphinx Strikes Again (Table of Contents: 5)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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Get his keys and guns and pass them in! And move fast! I can't keep him hypnotized long!
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Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo with Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Sphinx; Toughie (Sphinx's henchmouse); Big Jaw (Sphinx's henchmouse); Mitzi Mouse; various prison guards; prison warden; hijacked motorist (mouse); circus manager; sore-toe mouse; Mitzi's mother; Mitzi's father; elephant; Kabongo the Giant Gorilla
Synopsis
The Sphinx, a Boris Karloff-like mouse with hypnotic powers, escapes from prison with his lackeys in tow to make more trouble for Mighty Mouse.
Keywords
bank robbery; circus; elephant; escape; gorilla; hypnotism; prison

Indexer Notes

The Sphinx was introduced in Paul Terry's Mighty Mouse Comics (St. John, 1951 Series) #43 (July 1953 - the previous issue).

Broadening the Mind (Table of Contents: 6)

Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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My teacher says I'm pretty smart!
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Dimwit [St. John Logo 2 with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dimwit; Dimwit's unnamed girlfriend.
Synopsis
Dimwit tries to show his girl how smart he is... and does just the opposite.
Keywords
best of intentions; intelligence

Amateur Magician (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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"Dear Percy, Because of your magical skill, you've been chosen as a candidate for the magician's contest at the Meow Theatre tonight." Oh boy!
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Little Roquefort [St. John logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; cab driver; stagehand; contest MC; audience member with watch; theatre owner; limo driver
Synopsis
Little Roquefort wants to be Percy's assistant for a magician's contest. When denied and shaken-up in a milk bottle for his troubles, he stows away to sabotage the act.
Keywords
contest; magician; working-at-cross-purposes; wreaking havoc

A Private Affair (Table of Contents: 8)

Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Can I borrow your periscope, Gandy?
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Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; fighting married couple
Synopsis
Sourpuss becomes a peeping-tom using Gandy's telescope.
Keywords
caught-in-the-act; hard lesson learned; spying; telescope

Farmer Gray's Troubles (Table of Contents: 9)

Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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Farmer Gray entered his house with a look of complete dejection on his face.
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Farmer Gray; Dimwit; Farmer Brown
Synopsis
Farmer Gray faces multiple problems, made only worse by Dimwit's trying to help.
Keywords
best of intentions; farm; unwanted help

Dinky and His Lady Bug (Table of Contents: 10)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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A sparrow chasing a pretty lady bug!
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Dinky (Duck) St. John Logo with character
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; lady bug; sparrow; two hens; bee; goat
Synopsis
Rudy is both annoyed by and jealous of Dinky's friendship with a lady bug.
Keywords
bee; duck; escalating events; friendship; goat; hens; jealousy; lady bug; rooster; sparrow

Victory by Deception (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Popsicle; Major Mars [America's # 1 Space Soldier] / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Cat Attractor (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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Help! -- A cat!
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Little Roquefort [St. John logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; two little birds
Synopsis
Little Roquefort foils Percy with a slingshot and a magnet.
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Keywords
birds; cat; magnet; mouse; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; slingshot; suit of armor

The Last Roundup (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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Da boss said he'd have a surprise for me...
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Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo with Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Boss (cat); Pinhead (cat); two hawks; Timmy (squirrel); Tommy (squirrel); giant black hawk
Synopsis
Cats unleash trained hawks on two unsuspecting squirrels and Mighty Mouse.
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Keywords
cats; hawks; nuts; squirrels; trees

Reverse Prank (Table of Contents: 14)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Every time Gandy leaves the house he rushes out! This time I'll watch him trip on this rope!
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Gandy Goose [St. John Logo with Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; bulldog
Synopsis
Sourpuss' prank on Gandy backfires.
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Keywords
bulldog; practical jokes; rope; unintended slapstick consequences

Taxi Terrors (Table of Contents: 15)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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You work too hard, Boss!
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Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; Chesty; frightened pedestrians; motorcycle cop; judge; movie ticket-taker; theatre manager; firefighters; police boat officers
Synopsis
Cab drivers Heckle and Jeckle take Dimwit and Chesty on the taxi-ride from... heck.
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Keywords
heckling; taxi; wild ride; wreaking havoc

The Mystery Train (Table of Contents: 16)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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Chapter I - No one suspects any peril as the crack express thunders down the rails on the last leg of its run from Mousetown to Cheeseburgh... when suddenly the train jolts to a stop...
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Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo with Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; The Claw; Professor Ohm; train crew and passengers (mice); various members of The Claw Gang (cats); railroad dispatcher (mouse); various police and railroad detectives (mice); various mouse kids
Synopsis
The Claw and his gang are robbing mouse-operated passenger trains, plundering valuables and taking prisoners to work in the salt mines. With the aid of Professor Ohm's super magnet attached to a helicopter, the cats are able to lift entire train cars full of mice, and deposit them with the fortified walls of Claw Territory.
Keywords
helicopter; magnet; prisoners; robbery; steel girder; train

Indexer Notes

Story is divided into two chapters of eight pages each, both in this issue.

3 Feet High! All Live Rubber Giant Beach Ball (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Young Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Easy! It's Fun! Make Extra Money (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Assignment Uranus
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Hey Kids!! Be the First in Your Neighborhood to Own These Sensational New Action-Packed Toys!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. Assignment Uranus
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Two of a Kind
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  5. 4. A Mouse in the House
    Terry Bears
  6. 5. The Sphinx Strikes Again
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  7. 6. Broadening the Mind
    Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog]
  8. 7. Amateur Magician
    Little Roquefort
  9. 8. A Private Affair
    Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  10. 9. Farmer Gray's Troubles
    Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog]
  11. 10. Dinky and His Lady Bug
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  12. 11. Victory by Deception
    Popsicle; Major Mars [America's # 1 Space Soldier]
  13. 12. Cat Attractor
    Little Roquefort
  14. 13. The Last Roundup
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  15. 14. Reverse Prank
    Gandy Goose
  16. 15. Taxi Terrors
    Heckle and Jeckle
  17. 16. The Mystery Train
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  18. 17. 3 Feet High! All Live Rubber Giant Beach Ball
    Young Products
  19. 18. It's Easy! It's Fun! Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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