(February 1955)

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
Marion McDermott; Phyllis Hoffman (managing editor)

[Saddle... Up!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; cat western bandit
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse lifts a cat western bandit off his horse - saddle and all.
Keywords
bandit; cowboys; horses; revolvers; unexpected flight

Indexer Notes

New painted cover for an issue of reprints.

Terrific Value! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Reluctant Rescue (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As Mighty Mouse loafs easily along through azure skies at ¼ jet power…
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; careless young rabbit; fox; turtle; skinny rabbit (young rabbit's cousin)
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse must continually rescue a young rabbit with no common sense.
Reprints
Keywords
bother; cage; cleaver; drowning; fire; fox; island; rabbit; rescue; stewpot; turtle; wood stove

"K.O." Sourpuss (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you reading, Sourpuss?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; little boxer
Synopsis
Sourpuss trains to become a boxer, but is quickly dissuaded.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; boxing

Fatty's Folly (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So! Eating peanuts again!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Fatty (plump young cat); Pop (Fatty's dad); lots of country mice
Synopsis
Young Fatty proves to his pop that even a slow, fat cat can catch mice, if he uses brains. All goes according to plan, until Mighty Mouse shows up.
Reprints
Keywords
creator reference; father and son; ingenuity; overweight; rainstorm; tin can; venetian blinds

Indexer Notes

To escape a sudden rainstorm, the country mice hide inside a can of “Tyer’s Corn” – a reference to fan-favorite Terrytoons animator and comic book artist Jim Tyer. Tyer did not draw this story.

You Can Be a Cartoonist! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing; Terrytoons; Paul Terry's Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Grateful Kitten (Table of Contents: 6)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Did you ever see Mighty Mouse?
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; two kittens; father cat; young father cat (flashback); father cat's clan (flashback); rabbit
Synopsis
A cat tells his kittens about how Mighty Mouse saved him, when he was a kitten.
Reprints
Keywords
disbelief; father and sons; legend; rescue; wrong impression

Look at the Prized Stamp I Found! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Rudy Takes First Prize] (Table of Contents: 8)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, Dinky, what happened to your rooster friend?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; yellow duckling
Synopsis
Rudy takes first prize in the barnyard bridge game, but not in the conventional sense.
Reprints
Keywords
first prize

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 9)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?; Archer St. John (publisher, signed) ?; Richard E. Decker (business manager) ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
government reporting; regulations

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1954. No circulation figures appear as part of this report. Occupies only the third tier of a four-tiered page. The fourth (lowest) tier is blank.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

blank page(s) / 0.25 page (report information)


Keywords
blank or unused page space

Indexer Notes

Blank fourth (lowest) tier of a four-tiered page. Tiers one and two comprise the Dinky story (above), while tier three contains the Statement of Ownership (above).

The Tall Story Club (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"I say!" exclaimed Jeckle, as he read the daily Terrytown newspaper.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; contest judge
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle are out to win the cash prize at the Tall Story Club's whopper competition. Figuring Dimwit to be a prime subject for an outrageous tale of adventurous feats, the magpies make up a tall tale about him. Dimwit, however, is a firm believer in truth and takes issue with the fictitious story.
Reprints
Keywords
competition; Lake Erie; Niagara Falls; tall tales

[Harry's Thinking Cap] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Tyer
Inks
Jim Tyer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In our last episode, we left Pearl Pureheart tied to a ten-ton fire-belching dragon.
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; dragon; citizens of Terrytown; Mrs. Nosey; Detective Owl; Detective Owl’s unnamed “trusty assistant”; Jupiter’s greeter; Stone Men
Synopsis
Oil Can Harry invents a “thinking cap” that gives him the brain power to devise the means to spirit Pearl Pureheart off to the planet Jupiter.
Reprints
Keywords
comic absurdity; dragon; flying saucer; Jupiter; kidnapping; peril; rescue; thinking cap; wanted posters

Indexer Notes

Drawn in Tyer's loose, wild style. On page 3, panel 1, there are wanted posters for Oil Can Harry from (1) Tokyo, Japan (written with psuedo Japanese characters), (2) Burglary - South America (No country - the whole continent!), (3) Larceny - Miami, Florida, (4) Cleveland (no state mentioned), (5) Worcester, Mass, (6) Detroit, Mich, (7) Fairlawn, N.J., (8) Lee, Mass - Forgery, (9) "Look for this man - St. Louis Police", and... (10) "Arrest - Hold and Wire Bridgeport Police - Wife Beating".

Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The FUNman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Be in the Bucks! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Saddle... Up!]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Terrific Value!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. The Reluctant Rescue
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. "K.O." Sourpuss
    Gandy Goose
  5. 4. Fatty's Folly
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  6. 5. You Can Be a Cartoonist!
    St. John Publishing; Terrytoons; Paul Terry's Comics
  7. 6. The Grateful Kitten
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  8. 7. Look at the Prized Stamp I Found!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  9. 8. [Rudy Takes First Prize]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. The Tall Story Club
    Heckle and Jeckle
  13. 12. [Harry's Thinking Cap]
    Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart
  14. 13. Men-Women-Boys-Girls Prizes Given
    The FUNman
  15. 14. Be in the Bucks!
    Cracker Jack
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