(August 1948)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
six times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.

Issue Notes

"The Texan Comics" title on cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Lubbers
Inks
Bob Lubbers
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Men! Beautiful Matching Genuine Leather... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Bold Buckeroo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska (signed)
Inks
George Tuska (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How could the Bold Buckaroo dodge death..?
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bold Buckeroo [Tim Rollins]; Nob Turner; Jake Burns (crook); Sheriff; Rusty; Chuck Carson
Synopsis
Jake Burns has framed Buckaroo for a crime and taken over his ranch.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the earlier version of the story, The Bold Buckaroo was called the Gay Desperado. Note that on the cover to this issue he is called the Gay Buckeroo.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Buckskin Belle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell (signed)
Inks
Tex Blaisdell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Rustlers reckoned the Circle "S" steers would be easy...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Belle [Belle Launders]; Cactus Pete; Billy Landers (kid brother); Dude Thompson (rustler); Lou (rustler); Chink (rustler); Yancy (rustler)
Synopsis
With only the help of her kid brother and old Cactus Pete, Belle takes on four cattle rustlers.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mustang Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ken Battefield
Inks
Ken Battefield ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mustang Jack Clarke trusted his own sixgun...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mustang Jack Clarke; Luke Sharpe (robber); Monte Voss (robber); Slim Saunders; Chuck; Linda; Uncle Matt; Tom Hawkins
Synopsis
Mustang is framed for murder and stage robbery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has pencils credited to Ken Battefield, and comparing faces in Super Mystery Comics #7, and hats in Western Crime Busters #8, it matches this work.

Jesse James (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jesse James
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Compared with scanned artwork at Jerry Bails' Who's Who, this match with Speed.

Jack Dalton (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Richard Speed
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Jack Dalton
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Compared with scanned artwork at Jerry Bails' Who's Who, this match with Speed.

Graveyard Gulch (Table of Contents: 7)

The Bold Buckeroo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bold Buckaroo [Tim Rollins]; Rusty; Grover (railroad agent and crook); Mack; Joe Terranova (smuggler); Gonzales (smuggler); Lopez (smuggler)
Synopsis
Buckaroo and Rusty tangle with dope smugglers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

In the earlier version of the story, The Bold Buckaroo was called the Gay Desperado. Note that on the cover to this issue he is called the Gay Buckeroo.

Pistol Packin' Preacher (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mark Grafton (reverend) ; Champ Hawkins (rancher); Cynthia Hawkins

Illuminated 5 in 1 Glamour Kit (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

American Merchandising / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Swiss Chalet Electric Whirling Clock (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

America's Greatest Junior Typewriter Value! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Men! Beautiful Matching Genuine Leather...
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  3. 2. ["How could the Bold Buckaroo dodge death..?"]
    The Bold Buckeroo
  4. 3. ["Rustlers reckoned the Circle "S" steers would be easy..."]
    Buckskin Belle
  5. 4. ["Mustang Jack Clarke trusted his own sixgun..."]
    Mustang Jack
  6. 5. Jesse James
  7. 6. Jack Dalton
  8. 7. Graveyard Gulch
    The Bold Buckeroo
  9. 8. Pistol Packin' Preacher
  10. 9. Illuminated 5 in 1 Glamour Kit
    American Merchandising
  11. 10. New Swiss Chalet Electric Whirling Clock
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. America's Greatest Junior Typewriter Value!
    American Merchandising Co.
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