(October 1952)

St. John, 1952 Series
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

Issue Notes

Final St. John issue.

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
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Marquis of Queens-Beary Rules] (Table of Contents)

Terry Bears / cover / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bah!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa
Synopsis
The boys show Papa that they know how to box.
Keywords
black-eye; boxing; hard lesson learned; how-to-book; seeing-stars

Surprise (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since it's your birthday, I'll get a surprise for you.
Feature Logo
Sourpuss [St. John Logo]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Susie
Synopsis
Sourpuss misinterprets Gandy's birthday surprise for him.
Keywords
birthday; practical jokes; surprise; wrong impression

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

Athletic Papa (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aren't they wonderful.
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama
Synopsis
Papa shows the boys that he is an all-around athlete - with lots of circumstantial help.
Keywords
athletics; boxing; bragging; broad jump; bull; rowboat; running; shark; wire-walking

Don't Overdo Things (Table of Contents: 3)

Terry Bears / comic story / 8 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
This is "Be Kind to Animals Week" Do your part (Sign)
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama; lots of different animals
Synopsis
The boys seriously overdo "Be Kind to Animals Week".
Keywords
animals; best of intentions; escalating events; kindness

Keeping Fit (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yes Susie, running keeps me trim!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Susie
Synopsis
Sourpuss attempts to sabotage Gandy's running.
Keywords
practical jokes; runner; sabotage; unintended slapstick consequences

Whacking Whacky Duck! (Table of Contents: 5)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ho-hum! Things are pretty dull around here, eh, Dinky?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Whacky Duck (Dinky's cousin); Mrs. Rudy Rooster; Rudy's three kids
Synopsis
Dinky's practical-joker cousin, Whacky Duck, turns a dull day into anything but.
Keywords
annoying visitor; practical jokes

Indexer Notes

Whacky Duck looks like a "duck-version" of the Terrytoons character "Dingbat".

Things Are Not What They Seem to Be (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Just wait 'til I lay my hands on you!
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; elephant
Synopsis
Did you know that "...an elephant's tail looks just like a mouse's"? Well, Percy didn't.
Keywords
cat; elephant; mouse; tail; unwelcome surprise

Gandy the Comedian (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sourpuss hadn't been seeing much of Gandy lately but he could HEAR him!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; Arthur Dogfrey
Synopsis
Gandy becomes a television stand-up comedian. Jealous Sourpuss wants in on this gravy train, so he steals some of Gandy's written material and strikes-out on his own. Oh, did we say he "strikes-out"?
Keywords
comedian; jealousy; outsmarting one’s-self; television

Indexer Notes

"Arthur Dogfrey" is a parody reference to then-popular radio and television personality Arthur Godfrey - and a clever one at that, reversing only two letters of the character's surname to suggest a funny-animal character.

A Housing Problem (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
This solves our vacation problem - we'll put up our own cottage!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama; salesman
Synopsis
Papa actually believes that he can assemble the family's newly-purchased pre-fab vacation home. ...Silly boy.
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Keywords
assembly; best of intentions; doing-something-their-own-way; frustration; know-it-all; pre-fab house; series of mishaps; unintended slapstick consequences; vacation

[Dinky Can't Stomach the Remedy] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What did the doctor say about your stomach ache?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Dinky is unable to follow the instructions for a stomach ache cure.
Reprints
Keywords
cure; illness; pills; sleep problems; sorry-you-asked; stomach ache

Indexer Notes

Top half of page.

Final Offer All Three Only $1.49 (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Martin Industries / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Secret Compartment (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Step right up folks -- buy a wallet with a secret compartment for your money!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Chesty; robber
Synopsis
Hawking wallets with secret money-hiding compartments, Heckle and Jeckle sell one too many.
Keywords
dissatisfied customer; peddlers; robbery; secret compartment; wallet

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Make Extra Money (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Marquis of Queens-Beary Rules]
    Terry Bears
  2. 1. Surprise
    Sourpuss [Terrytoons Cartoon Cat]
  3. 2. Athletic Papa
    Terry Bears
  4. 3. Don't Overdo Things
    Terry Bears
  5. 4. Keeping Fit
    Gandy Goose
  6. 5. Whacking Whacky Duck!
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. Things Are Not What They Seem to Be
    Little Roquefort
  8. 7. Gandy the Comedian
    Gandy Goose
  9. 8. A Housing Problem
    Terry Bears
  10. 9. [Dinky Can't Stomach the Remedy]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  11. 10. Final Offer All Three Only $1.49
    Martin Industries
  12. 11. Secret Compartment
    Heckle and Jeckle
  13. 12. Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown
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