(November 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.
Editing
?
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.


Death Valley Double-Cross (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Don't Miss These Two Great Magazines (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Teen-Age Romances / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

The Texan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lorence Bjorklund
Inks
Lorence Bjorklund
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Arkansaw Kid...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Arkansaw Kid; Roarin' Jory Braden [The Texan] (Texas Ranger); Lopez (partner); Amy
Synopsis
The Arkansaw Kid had sworn he would not be taken alive. Then Texas Ranger "Roarin' Jory" Braden set out on his trail.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bjorklund has a unique style, fine horses with long face, low broad brimmed hats always flat on the head, and drop-over gun holsters with two straps. Everything very authentic. He drew many of the stories and all the covers for Tex Granger.
Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

New! ..the Monark Super Deluxe (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wakanda (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Wakanda
Synopsis
The necklace of seven bear claws made the Indian, Wakanda invincible.
Reprints

Trap the Guilty (Table of Contents: 5)

Bold Buckaroo / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bold Buckaroo [Tim Rollins]; Rusty; Rainbow Gates; Prairie Fire; Roscoe Haight (crooked gambler); Daisy
Synopsis
Buckaroo was an easy victim for a murder frame-up until he took a chance on a daring plan to trap the guilty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Vadeboncoeur has Gutwirth as most probable.

Death Valley Double-Cross (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Larsen [as H. L.] (signed)
Inks
Howard Larsen [as H. L.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Ted Burns; Clara Burns; Pancho (robber); Rose Howard; Rafe Stellar (Faro dealer and killer)
Synopsis
Countless men have met their doom in Death Valley searching for gold. Burns and his daughter struck it rich before they were jumped and robbed. Clara got away and traps the guilty.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Howard Larsen is identified by his very broad brimmed hats back in the neck, looking like butterfly wings, and his faces with small eyes. Usually a heavy dark shade under the nose and inside and under the ear. His bodies are crude and awkward. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

Hours and Hours of Solid Entertainment (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Enjoy Hilarious Monkey-Shines (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Rubber-for-Molds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Death Valley Double-Cross
  2. 1. Don't Miss These Two Great Magazines
    Teen-Age Romances
  3. 2. ["The Arkansaw Kid..."]
    The Texan
  4. 3. New! ..the Monark Super Deluxe
    Monark Bicycles
  5. 4. Wakanda
  6. 5. Trap the Guilty
    Bold Buckaroo
  7. 6. Death Valley Double-Cross
  8. 7. Hours and Hours of Solid Entertainment
  9. 8. Enjoy Hilarious Monkey-Shines
    Rubber-for-Molds
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Len Wolinsky