(October 1953)

St. John, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Archer St. John; Marion McDermott
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance

My Husband Asked for a Divorce (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Eve Devoe; Hal Devoe; Velma; Joe; Dave; Jean
Synopsis
After 8 years of marriage, Hal asks Eve for a divorce, saying he’s “met someone else.” He moves out. When her cousin Velma arrives for a visit, Eve says Hal’s away. Velma convinces Eve to go on a double date, and they spot Hal with a woman in the restaurant. Learning the truth, Velma introduces Joe, an oilman, to Hal’s date Jean. Hal sees Jean is no good and realises he really cares about Eve. He and Eve reconcile.

My Gamble with Love (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Peggy; Allen; Rick; Steve; Mr. Turner
Synopsis
Peggy is engaged to stuffy Allen, who insists they have a “substantial balance” in savings before they wed. Peggy’s co-worker Rick is a gambler, and she wagers $300 on the same horse he does, without Rick’s knowledge. She loses the money and Rick sells his car to repay it, to mollify Allen. Peggy breaks up with Allen and decides to marry Rick.

I Trusted No One! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Matt Cannon; Mary "Mari" Denton; Mrs. Denton; Amy; Mr. Cutler; Sal; Elaine; Mrs. Cannon
Synopsis
Mary leaves her small town and her boyfriend Andy behind and becomes a model in the big city. She finds her neighbour Matt interesting, but is shocked to see a woman leaving his apartment early in the morning. From then on, Mary gives Matt the cold shoulder. When Andy visits and makes improper advances to her, Mary is rescued by Matt who then introduces her to his invalid mother. The woman Mary saw leaving the apartment was the older woman’s doctor. Mary decides she trusts Matt enough to marry him.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Correspondence Club / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Letters
typeset

Cry-Baby Wife (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Mildred Moore; Ken Moore
Synopsis
Mildred uses tears to convince her husband Ken to give in to her every whim. When he falls ill, Mildred continues her tactics. However, she overhears Ken complaining to a sympathetic nurse and fears she’s losing her husband. Mildred vows to change, and Ken admits “it was a put-up job,” but the marriage is saved.

Indexer Notes

On page 1, panel 6: Mildred says “a few years made him see it my way” (should be “a few tears”).

Suspicion is a Wife's Worst Enemy (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ric Estrada (signed)
Inks
Ric Estrada (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Geraldine "Jerry" Banks; Iris Moore; Ken Moore; Dave; Tommy Rice
Synopsis
Iris is married to club golf pro Ken, who spends a lot of time with woman golfer Jerry. Iris begins an affair with Dave, and bribes young caddy Tommy to ruin Ken’s chances in a big golf match: if Ken plays poorly and loses his job, he’ll leave town and Iris can stay with Dave. Tommy double-crosses Iris and Ken wins. Dave, who lost money betting against Ken, calls Iris “a cheap two-timer” and dumps her. Iris confesses all to Ken and suggests they try again. She also offers to adopt Tommy and make it a real family.
Keywords
golf
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. My Husband Asked for a Divorce
  3. 2. My Gamble with Love
  4. 3. I Trusted No One!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Correspondence Club
  6. 5. Cry-Baby Wife
  7. 6. Suspicion is a Wife's Worst Enemy
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