(September 1953)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison

Issue Notes

In addition to the publisher’s address, the indicia also lists an address for “Terrytoons, Inc.”, 38 Centre Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y.

[Signs of Poor Sportsmanship] (Table of Contents)

Heckle and Jeckle / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit's lane in a hurdle race is regulated by a number of suspiciously-placed traffic signs.
Keywords
cheating; hurdle; race; traffic signs

Hey Kids!! Be the First in Your Neighborhood to Own These Sensational New Action-Packed Toys! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

TV Racket (Table of Contents: 2)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dig this, Old Sickle-Beak! "TV needs new faces! Trained talent in demand!"
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; newsstand dealer (rooster); studio landlord (cat); furniture store manager (bulldog); lots of aspiring actors and actresses (horse, pig, fox, etc.); lady hippo aspiring actress; Dimwit
Synopsis
As the new phenomenon of television continues to sweep the nation, Heckle and Jeckle open a scam school for would-be television stars.
Keywords
aspiring actors and actresses; buyer beware; scam; school; television

[Golf Ball Bet] (Table of Contents: 3)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Man, oh man! I'm in rare form today!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle
Synopsis
Jeckle finds a way to silence Heckle, whose unwanted advice is disturbing his golf game.
Keywords
golf; need-for-peace-and-quiet; unwanted help

The Tiresome Twosome (Table of Contents: 4)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's no use, Heckle! Now the tires on this side have gone flat!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle try to get a free set of automobile tires from Dimwit, and get far more than they bargained for.
Keywords
advertising stunt; airplane; be-careful-what-you-wish-for; best-laid-plans; mooching; tire pump; tires; unintended consequences; wrecked house

[Horseshoe Shenanigans] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dimwit and Farmer Gray / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Great days! What's that awful racket?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dimwit; Farmer Gray
Synopsis
With some "special equipment", Farmer Gray bests Dimwit at a game of horseshoes.
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; horseshoes

In the Lion's Cage (Table of Contents: 6)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why the glum look, Dimwit, old pal?
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; ticket-taker; kid; lion
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle get Dimwit into the animal show for less than the 25-cent admission price.
Keywords
admission; animal show; buyer beware; lack-of-funds; lion; living-up-to-one’s-word; tickets; unwelcome surprise

Tell It to the Judge (Table of Contents: 7)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just a couple more nails and we'll be in business!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; ferry customer; theatre manager; lady passerby; coin collector; cop; judge; store clerk; soda company manager
Synopsis
Beggars Heckle and Jeckle are given a nickel by a coin collector, who mistakenly gives the Magpies a rare coin.
Keywords
begging; escalating events; nickel; spelling errors in lettering; valuable coin

Indexer Notes

Spelling errors: Page 4, Panel 1: "Here comes someone esle...". Throughout the story, "nickel" is spelled "nickle".

They said "It Couldn't Be Done!" (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing Co.; Three Dimension Comics Featuring Paul Terry's Mighty Mouse / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Scratching the Surface (Table of Contents: 9)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's sell this backscratcher to Dimwit and pour some itching powder on him.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle's backscratcher scam backfires on them.
Keywords
backscratcher; outsmarting one’s-self; satisfied customer; scam

The Rainmaker (Table of Contents: 10)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's nothing like a nice day in the country, eh, Heckle?
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; Farmer Gray; bull; eagle
Synopsis
Farmer Gray's crops are in desperate need of rain. Enter rainmakers Heckle and Jeckle.
Keywords
balloons; bull; cannon; crops; drought; eagle; farm; rain

3 Feet High! All Live Rubber Giant Beach Ball (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Young Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Easy! It's Fun! Make Extra Money (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Signs of Poor Sportsmanship]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  2. 1. Hey Kids!! Be the First in Your Neighborhood to Own These Sensational New Action-Packed Toys!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. TV Racket
    Heckle and Jeckle
  4. 3. [Golf Ball Bet]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  5. 4. The Tiresome Twosome
    Heckle and Jeckle
  6. 5. [Horseshoe Shenanigans]
    Dimwit and Farmer Gray
  7. 6. In the Lion's Cage
    Heckle and Jeckle
  8. 7. Tell It to the Judge
    Heckle and Jeckle
  9. 8. They said "It Couldn't Be Done!"
    St. John Publishing Co.; Three Dimension Comics Featuring Paul Terry's Mighty Mouse
  10. 9. Scratching the Surface
    Heckle and Jeckle
  11. 10. The Rainmaker
    Heckle and Jeckle
  12. 11. 3 Feet High! All Live Rubber Giant Beach Ball
    Young Products
  13. 12. It's Easy! It's Fun! Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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