(May 1954)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1954
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Corp.
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

"No subscriptions accepted" in indicia.

Nautical Nonsense (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; shark
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle frantically row what's left of their boat to escape a pursuing shark.
Keywords
oars; panic; rowboat; sea or island setting; shark

In just 10 minutes of FUN a day I changed myself from this bloodless, pitiful skinny shrimp to this NEW muscular red-blooded head-to-toe HE-MAN! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Nautical Nonsense (Table of Contents: 2)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keeping you two birdbrains in jail only costs the public money!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; cop; shark (loan shark); yacht owner; steward; captain
Synopsis
To get rid of them once and for all, the police tow Heckle and Jeckle out to sea beyond the three-mile-limit, and leave them there in a rowboat. In their oceanic exile, they encounter a loan-shark who is an actual shark, and wreak havoc aboard a passing yacht.
Keywords
banishment; police; rowboat; sea or island setting; shark; wreaking havoc; yacht

Unconscious Victim (Table of Contents: 3)

Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, mercy me! Look where that dumb dog is snoozing!
Feature Logo
Dimwit [St. John Logo 2 with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dimwit; Chesty; cop
Synopsis
Dimwit has fallen asleep on the sill of an open window. As a prank, Chesty plans to give him a rude awakening by pushing Dimwit out the window.
Keywords
best-laid-plans; practical jokes; sleeping; window

[Not for the Birds!] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, look, Chum! A peeping tom!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; various birdwatchers
Synopsis
Fed up with a proliferation of birdwatchers, Heckle and Jeckle decide to take matters into their own hands.
Keywords
birdwatching; need-for-peace-and-quiet; turning the tables; unexpected intrusion

Opera Antics (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spend this money anyway you like, but remember - this year our opera must be greater than ever!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Madame Van Snoot (opera patron); opera house director; Pasta and Fazoola (genius operatic producers); opera performers; opera house attendees; cop
Synopsis
With their eyes on a big pile of money set to fund an opera production, Heckle and Jeckle waylay Pasta and Fazoola (the two expected producers), taking their place and wreaking their own brand of havoc on an opera company.
Keywords
escalating events; imposters; mucking with tradition; opera; wreaking havoc

Smoke Signals (Table of Contents: 6)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hiya, Gandy! Whatcha doing?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Gandy misspells a word, while sending smoke signals.
Keywords
doing-something-their-own-way; fire; misspelling; smoke signals

Seeing is Believing (Table of Contents: 7)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's sure been quiet around here since Percy Puss found a hobby!
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; Chesty
Synopsis
To impress his tough-cat cousin, Percy fakes a photograph of him punching a bulldog in the nose, using a dog-dummy. Roquefort gets his hands on the phony photos and threatens to show them to quick-tempered Chesty (a *real* bulldog), unless Percy agrees to be the mouse's servant.
Keywords
bulldog; cat; escalating events; fake photo; mouse; photography

Animal Crossword (Table of Contents: 8)

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Vic Lockman
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Vic Lockman
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Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fluff and Puff have learned the names of almost every animal in the zoo.
Characters
Fluff; Puff; Fluff and Puff's Mama; elephant
Keywords
animals; crossword puzzle

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle where the answers are the names of animals.

Taxi, Mister! (Table of Contents: 9)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! Here we are in New York, fellas!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; rich lady passenger; gas station attendant; fire engine crew; trucker; pedestrian; cop; judge; bailiff
Synopsis
In New York City, Heckle and Jeckle con taxi driver Dimwit out of his cab and take a rich lady passenger on a wild ride.
Keywords
Broadway; dissatisfied customer; fare-passenger; New York City; taxicab; Times Square; wreaking havoc

Free to You! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Kenmore Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hello, Bob - Have You Found that Underseas Treasure? (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Nautical Nonsense
    Heckle and Jeckle
  2. 1. In just 10 minutes of FUN a day I changed myself from this bloodless, pitiful skinny shrimp to this NEW muscular red-blooded head-to-toe HE-MAN!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Nautical Nonsense
    Heckle and Jeckle
  4. 3. Unconscious Victim
    Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog]
  5. 4. [Not for the Birds!]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  6. 5. Opera Antics
    Heckle and Jeckle
  7. 6. Smoke Signals
    Gandy Goose
  8. 7. Seeing is Believing
    Little Roquefort
  9. 8. Animal Crossword
  10. 9. Taxi, Mister!
    Heckle and Jeckle
  11. 10. Free to You!
    Kenmore Stamp Co.
  12. 11. Hello, Bob - Have You Found that Underseas Treasure?
    Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve
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