(November 1953)

St. John, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison (editor)

Issue Notes

Last issue of this series.

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

[Bubble, Bubble… Roquefort’s in Trouble!] (Table of Contents)

Little Roquefort / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss
Synopsis
Little Roquefort's caught in a bubble, thanks to Percy Puss and his bubble pipe.
Keywords
bubble; bubble pipe; cat and mouse

Indexer Notes

New cover for an issue of reprints.

Hey Kids!! Be a Cartoonist! Talent Not Needed! It’s Easy! It’s Fun! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Deep Freeze Gang (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Tom Morrison
Pencils
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Inks
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the outskirts of Terrytown, a suspicious looking pair sneak through the back streets carrying a mysterious box.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; two “Abbott and Costello” looking cats; The Claw; lots of enthusiastic mice; lots of worried mice; other cats; Mitzi Mouse; mouse police chief
Synopsis
The Claw captures mice and freezes them into “Mousicles” as a treat for cats.
Reprints
Keywords
cartoon adaptation; deep freeze; heroics; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; reused story

Indexer Notes

This story is a comic book adaptation of the 1950 Mighty Mouse theatrical animated short "Law and Order", directed by Eddie Donnelly - and written by this comic book's editor Tom Morrison. Recurring comics villain The Claw replaces the cartoon's large cat-villain "Pinhead Shlobotka", and the mice are lured into a trap by a sham "Mighty Mouse movie", rather than the "exotic dancer film" seen in the cartoon. Information on the cartoon "Law and Order" provided by Merlin Haas.

Amateur Doctor (Table of Contents: 3)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gandy, Gandy, get the doctor -- get the doctor --
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; doctor
Synopsis
Sourpuss has “a kink in his back and [can’t] straighten up”. Rather than call a doctor, Gandy tries to diagnose and remedy the problem by consulting a book.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; book; doctor; getting carried away; home remedy; pain

Everyone Wants These Great 3-D Hits! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

St. John Publishing Co. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Butting Billy (Table of Contents: 5)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gangway!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Billy Goat; angry duck; angry pig; angry chicken; other angry barnyard animals
Synopsis
Rudy and Dinky try to stop a mischievous billy goat from butting all the other animals in the barnyard.
Reprints
Keywords
billy goat; butting; clothesline; old shoes; roller skates; series of mishaps; swing; unintended slapstick consequences

Yes, Right from Detroit! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Young Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fishermen's Folly (Table of Contents: 7)

Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry and dig some bait or we’ll miss the fish.
Feature Logo
Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Sourpuss; Gandy Goose
Synopsis
Digging for fishing worms, Gandy and Sourpuss unearth a buried treasure chest – and throw it into the river, before realizing what it is.
Reprints
Keywords
fishing; treasure chest; worms

The Eye of India (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Art Bartsch (pages 1-3 and bottom ¾ of page 7); Jim Tyer (pages 4-6 and top ¼ of page 7)
Inks
Art Bartsch (pages 1-3 and bottom ¾ of page 7); Jim Tyer (pages 4-6 and top ¼ of page 7)
Colors
?
Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Romancing Raffles who rifles rich reported heading for our town. I say, old boy, they’re offering a million dollar reward for the capture of this crook.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dopey Dog (not Dimwit); butler; high society party guests; Artie the Dip; lots of frantically charging police officers
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle set out to catch a smooth jewel thief, on whom there is a big reward. They set Dopey Dog up in drag with a large jewel made from a milk bottle as bait.
Reprints
Keywords
jewel thief; meta humor; reversal of fortunes; reward

Indexer Notes

This story is visibly the work of two different artists – the more “classic Terrytoons” style of Art Bartsch and the wild sketchiness of Jim Tyer. Bartsch handles pages 1-3 and the lower ¾ of page 7. Tyer is clearly in evidence on pages 4-6 and the top ¼ page 7 – especially so at the bottom of page 5 with a hard-charging crowd of 11 policemen waving guns and nightsticks, with one even sprouting “angel wings” to fly above and along with the squad. The final panel appears to be a “tack-on”, in that the Magpies’ expressions are “sequentially disconnected” from the panels before it. They are showing different emotions entirely, with only a vague reference to what has just passed, and that they are looking forward to “our [their] next comic strip”.

Fools Afloat (Table of Contents: 9)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
The biggest boat afloat, and right in town! Ah, this brings back memories of my sailing days!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; ship’s captain; ship’s first officer; ship’s cook
Synopsis
Gandy and "experienced sailor" Sourpuss find themselves aboard a ship at sea, where they bumble every task assigned to them as stowaways.
Reprints
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; exaggerating one’s importance; quest for excitement; sea or island setting; ship; stowaways

There's Everything Every Boy Wants in... Lionel Trains with Magne-Traction (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'll Give You a Watch, Air Rifle, Uke, Camera or Any of My 70 Big Prizes (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Bubble, Bubble… Roquefort’s in Trouble!]
    Little Roquefort
  2. 1. Hey Kids!! Be a Cartoonist! Talent Not Needed! It’s Easy! It’s Fun!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. The Deep Freeze Gang
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. Amateur Doctor
    Gandy Goose
  5. 4. Everyone Wants These Great 3-D Hits!
    St. John Publishing Co.
  6. 5. Butting Billy
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. Yes, Right from Detroit!
    Young Products
  8. 7. Fishermen's Folly
    Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  9. 8. The Eye of India
    Heckle and Jeckle
  10. 9. Fools Afloat
    Gandy Goose
  11. 10. There's Everything Every Boy Wants in... Lionel Trains with Magne-Traction
    Lionel Trains
  12. 11. I'll Give You a Watch, Air Rifle, Uke, Camera or Any of My 70 Big Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Merlin Haas