(November 1954)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1954
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

[Water Ski for Three] (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; three water skiing mice
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse tows three water skiing mice.
Keywords
sheer joy; water skiing

Indexer Notes

New cover for an issue of reprints.

Complete Baffling Magic Outfit 20 First Class Illusions (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Battle Royal (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
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Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Riot call – all cars – fire department – crash trucks!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; mad scientist (death); cave-man creatures; Professor Timmins (museum curator); farmer; cow; various anthropomorphic police, fire fighters, and civilians
Synopsis
A goony mad scientist revives a series of fossilized caveman creatures, who go on a rampage. Mighty Mouse punches them back into chunks of stone, to be used to “pave all the main streets in town”.
Reprints
Keywords
caveman; heroics; mad scientist; science-out-of-control

Indexer Notes

Jim Tyer credit supplied to indexer by animation historian and author Thad Komorowski.

[Watch Fishing] (Table of Contents: 3)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, Sourpuss, how do you like my new method of fishing?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Gandy confounds Sourpuss with a new fishing method.
Reprints
Keywords
club; doing-something-their-own-way; fishing; lump-on-head; watch

[Discount Mind Reading] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much to read my mind?
Feature Logo
Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Mind-reader Gandy offers Sourpuss a reduced rate.
Reprints
Keywords
crystal ball; mind-reading; sorry-you-asked

[Imperiled by Jungle Animals] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
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Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In our last episode, Pearl Pureheart had been rescued by Mighty Mouse after a terrific battle.
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; Trader Korn; various jungle animals; express company delivery man; wild cat cannibals
Synopsis
Oil Can Harry unleashes a pack of wild jungle animals on Mighty Mouse.
Reprints
Keywords
comic absurdity; heroics; jungle animals

Indexer Notes

Jim Tyer credit supplied to indexer by animation historian and author Thad Komorowski.

Much Ado About Nothing (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, Mr. Rudy has certainly become superstitious!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky (duck); Mr. Rudy (rooster); hens; hawk
Synopsis
Is Dinky a bad-luck duck? Mr. Rudy thinks so.
Reprints
Keywords
bad luck; barnyard; superstition; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Dinky’s feathers are black in this story, to allow Mr. Rudy to make a connection between Dinky and the bad-luck of black cats, etc. In many other comic book stories, Dinky’s feathers are grey.

A Mouse in the House (Table of Contents: 7)

Farmer Gray / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Well," said the cat, yawning and stretching, "Since I have nothing else to do, I guess I'll just read the Farmer's Newspaper."
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Farmer Gray; Little Roquefort (mouse); Whiskers (cat)
Synopsis
Whiskers needs a mouse to keep his job as a mouse-catcher.
Reprints
Keywords
cat; farmer; mouse; newspaper want ad

Here's How We Got Lionel Trains (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The Candy Cottage (Table of Contents: 9)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed as CR)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed as CR)
Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Once upon a time, in the days of witches and fairies, there lived a poor old woodchopper and his family.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Hansel and Gretel-like mice; Papa and Mama mice; evil witch; broom-riding cats
Synopsis
The story of Hansel and Gretel with Mighty Mouse added to save the day.
Reprints
Keywords
broom; candy house; cannon; cat; fairy tale; Hansel and Gretel; heroics; magic axe; stew pot; vacuum cleaner; witch

Indexer Notes

Initials "CR" on last page, indicating artist Connie Rasinski. While the other two Mighty Mouse stories in this issue are off-the-wall-crazy, as one might expect from Jim Tyer, this story plays the Hansel and Gretel narrative fairly straight, as opposed to the type of “fairy tale parody” often found in cartoons and comics.

Hey Kids!! Send for the New Howdy Doody Color Television Set. Only $1 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Josely Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'll Give You a Wrist Watch, Archery Set, Flash Camera or any of 70 Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Water Ski for Three]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Complete Baffling Magic Outfit 20 First Class Illusions
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. A Battle Royal
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. [Watch Fishing]
    Gandy Goose
  5. 4. [Discount Mind Reading]
    Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  6. 5. [Imperiled by Jungle Animals]
    Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart
  7. 6. Much Ado About Nothing
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  8. 7. A Mouse in the House
    Farmer Gray
  9. 8. Here's How We Got Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
  10. 9. The Candy Cottage
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  11. 10. Hey Kids!! Send for the New Howdy Doody Color Television Set. Only $1
    Josely Company
  12. 11. I'll Give You a Wrist Watch, Archery Set, Flash Camera or any of 70 Big Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
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