(April 1953)

St. John, 1952 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.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Leaving a Cat in "Limb-bo"!] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; cat; little bird
Synopsis
A cat has gone out on a limb to snatch a little bird from its nest. Mighty Mouse saves the day by breaking the limb and leaving the cat with no visible means of support.
Keywords
bird; cat; nest; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; tree limb

Indexer Notes

New cover for an issue of reprints.

Calling All Space Rangers! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Space Squadron / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Comet (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A new comet! My figures were right!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Gustav Mouse (Terrytown astronomer); The Claw; Scarpuss; various members of The Claw's gang; various cat citizens of Terrytown; various mouse citizens of Terrytown; Daily Gazette reporter; Daily Gazette editor
Synopsis
A newly-discovered comet is streaking toward Terrytown. How will The Claw turn this potential disaster to his advantage?
Reprints
Keywords
comet; heroics; panic

High Tide Hero (Table of Contents: 3)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shake a leg!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Susie; Elmer; various beachgoers; lifeguards; octopus
Synopsis
Elmer, muscular with a great physique, moves-in on Sourpuss' girl Susie. Sourpuss schemes to show up his rival at the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; octopus; romantic rival

Young's Toy Fair (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Young's Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Jailbirds (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
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Pencils
Connie Rasinski (signed as CR)
Inks
Connie Rasinski (signed as CR)
Colors
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I say, old thing, that should be a perfect place in which to sell our product!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; prison guard (bulldog); various prisoners
Synopsis
Traveling salesmen Heckle and Jeckle try their luck at the state penitentiary, where they try selling escape tools to the prisoners, and lead the chief guard on a merry chase.
Reprints
Keywords
chase; escalating events; prison; salesmen

50 Combat Action Plastic Toys $1 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Fighting Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Barrel of Fun! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Iron Cow (Table of Contents: 8)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The cow's bone dry!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; various anthropomorphic talking farm animals; mechanical cow
Synopsis
As the other farm animals besiege Rudy over the cows' producing no milk, Dinky comes to the rooster’s aid with the invention of a mechanical milk-producing cow. Careless and egotistical Rudy manages to find a way to mess things up.
Reprints
Keywords
angry farm animals; carelessness; cows; exaggerating one’s importance; mechanical cow; milk; unintended slapstick consequences; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

Though this is a 1953 reprint of a 1948 story, Dinky’s reference to the year being “1948” is unchanged from the original printing. In the final panel, everyone has a good laugh at Rudy - including both the barn and its silo.

Get Prizes... Make Money (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Draw Instantly (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Master Art Helper Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Get Prizes... Make Money (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Leaving a Cat in "Limb-bo"!]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Calling All Space Rangers!
    Space Squadron
  3. 2. The Comet
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. High Tide Hero
    Gandy Goose
  5. 4. Young's Toy Fair
    Young's Products
  6. 5. The Jailbirds
    Heckle and Jeckle
  7. 6. 50 Combat Action Plastic Toys $1
    Fighting Force
  8. 7. A Barrel of Fun!
    Stravon Publishers
  9. 8. The Iron Cow
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  10. 9. Get Prizes... Make Money
    American Seed Co.
  11. 10. Draw Instantly
    Master Art Helper Co.
  12. 11. Get Prizes... Make Money
    American Seed Co.
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