(November 1955)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except June and July
On-sale Date
1955
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corporation
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

Final St. John issue of this series before change in publisher to Pines. Numbering continues from St. John to Pines.
Keywords
final issue

[Hopefully, They're Flying Squirrels!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; cat; two squirrels
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse saves two squirrels from a cat by knocking-out the section of a tree trunk the cat is climbing up on. With that section of the tree forcibly removed, the squirrels are likely to have as big a fall as the cat.
Keywords
cat; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; rescue; squirrels; tree; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

Painted cover.

Sourpuss Outsmarts Himself (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Golly, I never felt so hot and tired," moaned Sourpuss as he lay sprawled in his easy chair.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Susie; museum researchers
Synopsis
Sourpuss tricks Gandy into turning-over the ground in their backyard by convincing the goose that tribal artifacts might be buried underground.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; trickery; yardwork

Indexer Notes

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

The Country Carnival (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed as Connie Rasinski)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed as Connie Rasinski)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm so glad we came out here, Mighty Mouse, just a quiet day in the country.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Mitzi Mouse; The Claw; ticket taker (cat); "ring the bell" barker (cat); various carnival attendees (mice); swami patron (mouse); swami fortune teller (cat); The Claw's henchcat; Kongo the Wild Cat of Borneo
Synopsis
Mighty Mouse and Mitzi spend the day at a carnival that is actually a front for The Claw to capture mouse prisoners.
Reprints
Keywords
balloon ride; carnival; disguise; peril; roller coaster

Indexer Notes

While attending the carnival, Mighty Mouse wears a coat over his costume and eye-glasses a la Clark Kent, to avoid being recognized.

The Prize-Winning Cake (Table of Contents: 3)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly! A beautiful day like this sure makes a fellow hungry!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo with Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Agnes; Agnes' neighbor; two firefighters; bakery truck guy; members of Agnes' ladies club; Mrs. Jones
Synopsis
Agnes plans to enter a cake-baking contest, and leaves Gandy to watch the cake.
Keywords
baking; best of intentions; cake; carelessness; contest; meta humor; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: Gandy is seen reading "Little Eva Comics", another comic book title published by St. John.

An Eggs-Citing Discovery (Table of Contents: 4)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Saturday night's the big annual Hep-Cat Dinner Dance! And I'm broke!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; print shop guy; museum professor; hotel doorman; Sourpuss' date; waiter
Synopsis
Sourpuss concocts a dinosaur egg scam to chisel Gandy.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; buyer beware; dinosaur egg; lack-of-funds; scam; trickery

Rudy Turns Teacher (Table of Contents: 5)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was a bright summer day and Rudy was lying beneath a shady elm tree -- just taking things easy.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Farmer Gray; two baby ducklings; Lois Leghorn
Synopsis
Rudy gives Dinky lessons on "how to be like Rudy".
Keywords
bragging; exaggerating one’s importance; farm; unwanted help

Paul Terry's Cartoon Course! Lesson VIII (Table of Contents: 6)

Paul Terry's Cartoon Course! / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Paul Terry]
Pencils
? [as Paul Terry]
Inks
? [as Paul Terry]
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
In previous lessons, you learned to draw many characters... Now I'll show you how to add scenery behind them......
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
"Paul Terry" (unseen instructor)
Synopsis
"Paul Terry" (likely by means of a surrogate artist) teaches readers how to draw trees, houses, and background scenery by means of circles, triangles, and other basic shapes.
Keywords
art lessons; cartooning; educational feature

Turban Trouble (Table of Contents: 7)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh boy! An invitation from Agnes to the big masquerade party at the Hotel Swank!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; various pedestrians; newsboy; hotel doorman; hotel manager; hotel bellboys; hotel waitstaff; Maharajah of Outdoor; Slugsy (kidnapper); Lefty (kidnapper); Maharajah's drivers; police officers; jewelry merchant
Synopsis
On the way to a masquerade party, Gandy is mistaken for the Maharajah of Outdoor by a pair of kidnappers.
Keywords
costume; diamond; kidnappers; limousine; masquerade party; robes; turban; wrong impression; wrong-place-at-wrong-time

Boys Girls Get These Prizes (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Hopefully, They're Flying Squirrels!]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Sourpuss Outsmarts Himself
    Gandy Goose
  3. 2. The Country Carnival
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. The Prize-Winning Cake
    Gandy Goose
  5. 4. An Eggs-Citing Discovery
    Gandy Goose
  6. 5. Rudy Turns Teacher
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. Paul Terry's Cartoon Course! Lesson VIII
    Paul Terry's Cartoon Course!
  8. 7. Turban Trouble
    Gandy Goose
  9. 8. Boys Girls Get These Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
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