(August 1949)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

"The Texan Comics" title on cover.


Mystery Rustlers of the Rio Grande (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

Winner's Draw (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bert N. Dean (byline)
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Pecos Jim (cowhand); Sam Bowles (rancher); Blackie (gambler)

Peril on the Prairie (Table of Contents: 2)

Buckskin Belle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buckskin Belle [Belle Launders]; Henry Faischild (tenderfoot); Denver (cowhand); Rex Milton (crook); Sheriff Anders; Jim Skelly (crook)

Indexer Notes

Matt Baker is credited to Buckskin Belle on both pencils and ink in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has Baker + Larsen and Battefield, but can't spot any nose shadows and chins by Larsen or faces by Battefield. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

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

The Bold Buckeroo / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen
Inks
Howard Larsen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reckless courage and a keen sense of humor...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bold Buckaroo [Tim Rollins]; Rusty; Pat Dawson; Marshal; Daffy Jim (robber); Claw Dawson (robber)
Synopsis
Buckaroo and Sandy save a girl from the marshal's posse.

Indexer Notes

Larsen can best be recognised by his faces with a marked black shadow under the nose on bi-characters like the crooks and the posse here, and the hats with very broad brims pulled back in the neck.

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

Fleers Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Texan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tex Blaisdell ?
Inks
Tex Blaisdell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Champions of the helpless...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kit (nester); Dade (gunman and horse thief); Joe (gunman and horse thief); Ace Vance (gambler and crook); Texas Ranger; Lopez (partner)
Synopsis
A Texas Ranger on the trail of Army horse thieves, saves some nesters from a gang of gunmen who will drive them off their land.

Indexer Notes

JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has Appel/Blaisdell plus Baker and Peters. Can't spot any of them, except a probable Blaisdell on the crude horses, so this one is uncertain.

Can you find the Secret Clues... (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

High Stakes-Low Bid (Table of Contents: 7)

Mustang Jack / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walsh
Inks
Bill Walsh
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Mustang Jack Clarke; Blackie (crook); Linda
Synopsis
Mustang Jack and Linda tangles with rustlers and brings them all in.

Indexer Notes

Comparing the art with the only known signed story on GCD, "Simba" in Jungle Comics #115, the rendering of fine rounded califlower clouds match this artwork, and JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has Walsh on it too. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

Where you find fun... you find Cracker Jack (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Shot in the Dark (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Corky Spangler; Jack West; Uncle Henry; Chief Waters; Mike Torrent
Synopsis
Detective Mike Torrent's guess hit the bullseye in a jewel robbery.

It "Zips" All the Way Around (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

At a Hollywood Party (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Margaret O'Brien Candy Kitchen / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Mystery Rustlers of the Rio Grande
  2. 1. Winner's Draw
  3. 2. Peril on the Prairie
    Buckskin Belle
  4. 3. ["Reckless courage and a keen sense of humor..."]
    The Bold Buckeroo
  5. 4. ["Gramps, what is Bossy doing?"]
    Fleers Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. ["Champions of the helpless..."]
    The Texan
  7. 6. Can you find the Secret Clues...
    Monark Bicycles
  8. 7. High Stakes-Low Bid
    Mustang Jack
  9. 8. Where you find fun... you find Cracker Jack
    Cracker Jack
  10. 9. Shot in the Dark
  11. 10. It "Zips" All the Way Around
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. At a Hollywood Party
    Margaret O'Brien Candy Kitchen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Len Wolinsky