(June 1952)

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

Issue Notes

Keywords
first issue

[Mower Power to Papa!] (Table of Contents)

Terry Bears / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa
Synopsis
The Terry Bears hang on to an out-of-control power mower that is pursuing Papa.
Keywords
hammock; out-of-control device; power mower; wild chase; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

As with any out-of-control moving mechanical device in a funny-animal gag, the mower makes a determined and unerring bee-line toward its victim, in this case poor Papa, no matter how many times he zigs and zags.

Jailbreak (Table of Contents: 1)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
These nails will make good iron bars to put in front of his mousehole.
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss
Synopsis
Little Roquefort engineers a one-mouse jailbreak, when his mousehole is blocked with nails serving as prison bars.
Keywords
cat; hammer; ingenuity; mouse; mousehole; nails; prison bars

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

A Cry in the Night (Table of Contents: 2)

Terry Bears / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Owooo!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Sparky (St. Bernard dog); motorcycle cop; police captain
Synopsis
The boys find a St. Bernard dog howling outside on a cold night, and want to keep him as a pet. Papa disagrees.
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Keywords
St. Bernard

Cop Trouble (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't give me any more trouble or else!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; police chief; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle try to make up for all the trouble they cause by making a statue of the police chief.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; police; statue; you can’t win

Rudy Gets Caught (Table of Contents: 4)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dotty will like that!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Dotty Duck; Widow Hen
Synopsis
As a prank, Rudy tries to ruin Dinky's fence-scrawled love-message to Dotty.
Reprints
Keywords
caught-in-the-act; fence; love-message; painting; pranks

A Detective's Dilemma (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
There! Now we're in business!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Mrs. Gotrocks; society party guests; police officer; police captain; Diamond Duke (jewel thief)
Synopsis
Newly-graduated correspondence course detective Sourpuss and his assistant Gandy get their first case, guarding against jewel theft at a high society party.
Reprints
Keywords
correspondence course; detectives; ineptness; jewel thief; society party; undercover mission; unlikely hero

Papa's New Clothes (Table of Contents: 6)

Terry Bears / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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Jim Tyer
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Jim Tyer
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes, I think it's time I bought some new duds!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama; Abigail Busybody; two fast-talking foxes; crowd of onlookers
Synopsis
Shopping for new clothes, Papa is taken by two fast-talking fox salesmen.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; clothes; con-job; dissatisfied customer; salesmen; shopping

Indexer Notes

The Tyer Touch: A fox holds-up a mirror to Papa, who is dressed in his new flimsy outfit, and says: "There you are, sir. Just like a real dude!" Looking into the mirror, Papa says: "But I don't want to be a real dude!" - and the reversed mirror-image of Papa says the same thing backwards, but the quote is lettered backwards for extra effect.

Leaky Trouble (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's raining hard.
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Sourpuss has patched the roof just in time for a rain storm... or has he?
Reprints
Keywords
leave-well-enough-alone; rain; repair; roof

Generous Gandy (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
"You're so handy, Gandy, and that's why I admire you!" said Sourpuss, as he sprawled on the couch with his feet propped up on the window-ledge.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; bulldog watchman
Synopsis
Fed up with Sourpuss' thoughtlessness, Gandy tries to win a house of his own by mailing-in loads of box tops.
Reprints
Keywords
box tops; contest; house

Safety First (Table of Contents: 9)

Terry Bears / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I promised the kids some toys and I don't know what to get them.
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama
Synopsis
Papa insists that Mama buy "safe", harmless toys for the boys. But is anything really "safe and harmless" around Papa?
Reprints
Keywords
safety; series of mishaps; toys

Round Trip (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's it about, old friend?
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle let loose a firecracker suspended from a balloon, through Dimwit's living room window.
Keywords
balloon; best-laid-plans; firecracker; pranks; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Complete 15 Piece "Broncho Buster" Cowboy Outfit All for $1.98 (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Mower Power to Papa!]
    Terry Bears
  2. 1. Jailbreak
    Little Roquefort
  3. 2. A Cry in the Night
    Terry Bears
  4. 3. Cop Trouble
    Heckle and Jeckle
  5. 4. Rudy Gets Caught
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  6. 5. A Detective's Dilemma
    Gandy Goose
  7. 6. Papa's New Clothes
    Terry Bears
  8. 7. Leaky Trouble
    Gandy Goose
  9. 8. Generous Gandy
    Gandy Goose
  10. 9. Safety First
    Terry Bears
  11. 10. Round Trip
    Heckle and Jeckle
  12. 11. Complete 15 Piece "Broncho Buster" Cowboy Outfit All for $1.98
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
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