(October 1952)

St. John, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
?

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.

[A Flower-Shower for Sourpuss] (Table of Contents)

Gandy Goose; Sourpuss / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Enraptured Gandy waters a sleeping Sourpuss along with his flowers.
Keywords
daydreaming; inattentiveness; lounge chair; unintended slapstick consequences; watering; window box

Rudy Butts In (Table of Contents: 1)

Dinky / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whee! This is fun!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; goat
Synopsis
A goat foils Rudy's prank on Dinky.
Keywords
bucket of water; goat; practical jokes; slide

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed)
Colors
?
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?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A black sedan streaks through the streets of Terrytown, its evil occupants in a desperate race with justice.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Claw (villain); Muggsy (cat); various gangster cats; various Terrytown citizens (mice); various Terrytown police (mice); Terrytown police chief; Terrytown mayor; Mitzi
Synopsis
The Claw lets a look-alike substitute be arrested by the Terrytown police, lulling the city into a false sense of security, while the “real” Claw plots an all-out assault on Terrytown.
Reprints
Keywords
gangsters; heroics; imposter

Indexer Notes

In the final panel, some of the Terrytown citizens, grateful to Mighty Mouse, chant: “What a Mouse! What a Mouse!” – just as the narrator of the Mighty Mouse cartoons would often say!

Common Scents (Table of Contents: 3)

Dinky / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! What a day for a Boy Scout hike.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Willard Wolf; Jimmy Skunk
Synopsis
Hungry Willard Wolf dons a scoutmaster disguise to catch an unsuspecting Dinky, who is alone in the woods training to be a Boy Scout.
Reprints
Keywords
Boy Scouts; forest setting; imposter; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; wrong impression

The Watchdog (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Any dog could be just a dog.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Hector the watchdog; hunting dogs; fox; fox hunters
Synopsis
Hector the watchdog longs to be a hunting dog.
Reprints
Keywords
dogs; fox hunt; valuable lesson

House Painters (Table of Contents: 5)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What’s the address of the house we’re supposed to paint?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Officer O’Toole (bulldog cop); house-painting competitor (pig); old lady
Synopsis
House painters Gandy and Sourpuss paint the wrong house.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; house-painting; mix-up; traffic cop; wreaking havoc; wrong impression

Free! This full-color art-print of Mighty Mouse Suitable for Framing (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing; Terry-Toons Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

A Sleepless Night (Table of Contents: 7)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (signed)
Inks
Art Bartsch (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
You don’t suppose that policemen will mind our borrowing his motorcycle without telling him?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; hibernating bear
Synopsis
When their “borrowed” motorcycle gets a flat in the middle of nowhere, Heckle and Jeckle seek shelter from the winter’s snow and plummeting temperatures by barging into the warm and food-stocked cave of a hibernating bear. When the inevitable clash comes, will the “feathers fly” (south) or will the bear be “fur-flung”?
Reprints
Keywords
cold; looking for shelter; snow; unexpected intrusion; winter setting

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 0.5 page (report information)

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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The American businessman finally got an audience with the pope.
Keywords
humorous anecdotes; jokes

Indexer Notes

A half-page of text consisting of five humorous anecdotes, one of which is attributed to Bob Hope, and another to Milton Berle. There is no “named feature”, “title”, or any other type of identifier for this piece. Top half of page.

Final Offer All Three Only $1.49 (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Martin Industries / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Rebound (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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Pencils
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I’ll toss Dimwit this ball and he’ll get quite a catch!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle stuff a firecracker into a ball for a game of catch with Dimwit.
Keywords
ball; best-laid-plans; firecracker; game of catch; practical jokes

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Make Extra Money (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [A Flower-Shower for Sourpuss]
    Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
  2. 1. Rudy Butts In
    Dinky
  3. 2. Double Trouble
    Mighty Mouse
  4. 3. Common Scents
    Dinky
  5. 4. The Watchdog
  6. 5. House Painters
    Gandy Goose
  7. 6. Free! This full-color art-print of Mighty Mouse Suitable for Framing
    St. John Publishing; Terry-Toons Comics
  8. 7. A Sleepless Night
    Heckle and Jeckle
  9. 8. ["The American businessman finally got an audience with the pope."]
  10. 9. Final Offer All Three Only $1.49
    Martin Industries
  11. 10. Rebound
    Heckle and Jeckle
  12. 11. Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown
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