(May 1952)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1952-04-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Tom Morrison

Issue Notes

On sale date taken from arrival date stamped on cover of issue being indexed.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[As Plain as an Airplane Gets] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Tom Morrison ?
Inks
Tom Morrison ?
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; three bird passengers; startled flying duck
Synopsis
Dinky operates a makeshift commuter plane for birds.
Keywords
airplane; alternative uses; birds; board; box; broom; ducks; enterprise; fan; ingenuity

Indian Trouble (Table of Contents: 1)

Terry Bears / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lets run quick!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa
Synopsis
The boys' "playing Indian" unnerves Papa.
Keywords
kids-at-play; Native Americans; need-for-peace-and-quiet

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

The Scarecrow Strikes Back (Table of Contents: 2)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, what's the hurry, Rudy?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Farmer Gray; cowardly scarecrow; Mrs. Rudy; gang of crows
Synopsis
Two “Oz archetypes” are mashed together, as Dinky and Rudy help a “cowardly scarecrow” gain confidence and courage.
Reprints
Keywords
courage; crows; fear; scarecrow

Quick Hairgrower (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
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?
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?
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, what are you doing?
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Gandy's hair-growing formula unnerves Sourpuss.
Reprints
Keywords
formula; hair-growth; wrong impression

An Olde Rhyme (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hickory Dickory Dock -
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss
Synopsis
As part of their usual chase routine, Roquefort and Percy perform "Hickory Dickory Dock" with a grandfather clock, to Percy's great misfortune.
Reprints
Keywords
"Hickory Dickory Dock"; cat; grandfather clock; mouse; nursery rhyme

Indexer Notes

A reworked version of this single-page gag, titled "Nursery Rhymes", appears in Mighty Mouse (Pines, 1956 Series) #70 (1956) with Roquefort, Percy, and a cuckoo clock.

Duck on Defense (Table of Contents: 5)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Every community should have its own Civil Defense Unit.
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Gregory Goose; unnamed turkey; unnamed hens; unnamed duck; squad of vultures
Synopsis
Inspired by a radio broadcast, Dinky wants to organize a Civil Defense Unit for the barnyard. Rudy and the rest ridicule the idea, until a squad of vultures attack the barnyard and carry off Rudy.
Reprints
Keywords
attack; Civil Defense Unit; preparedness; unlikely hero; vultures

Camera Cubs (Table of Contents: 6)

Terry Bears / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
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?
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?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! Wait 'til the kids see the super special camera I bought!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; two famous actors; firefighters; Daily Bugle editor (not J. Jonah Jameson); Morning Dispatch editor
Synopsis
Papa scoffs when the boys and their homemade cigar-box-camera decide to become “real press photographers and make lots of money!” Yet, even with the best camera equipment on the market, Papa’s own ineptness allows the boys to best him handily.
Reprints
Keywords
camera; ineptness; know-it-all; news; newspapers; photos; rivalry

Indexer Notes

This story reads much like a very early Carl Barks story about Donald Duck and his nephews.

Wee Duck (Table of Contents: 7)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dinky, the little black duck, felt very good because it was such a nice day.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Helena Hen (Rudy's sister); Chester (Rudy's nephew); Old Ned (horse); J. Conrad Bull
Synopsis
Dinky proves that heroes can be small as well as big, when he rescues a chick trapped down a narrow pipe.
Reprints
Keywords
hole; little chick; pipe; size differential; unlikely hero

The Treatment (Table of Contents: 8)

Farmer Gray / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's got the hiccups!
Feature Logo
Farmer Gray [St. John logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Farmer Gray; Dimwit; horse
Synopsis
Dimwit tries to cure Farmer Gray's horse of the hiccups.
Reprints
Keywords
best of intentions; cure; hiccups; horse; scare; unintended consequences

Sink Or Swim (Table of Contents: 9)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Dinky, let's go swimming!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; three yellow ducklings; Mr. Owl; alligator
Synopsis
Dinky forgets how to swim.
Reprints
Keywords
loss of confidence; swimming

Gate Crasher (Table of Contents: 10)

Farmer Gray / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That gate is open! There must be something wrong with the latch!
Feature Logo
Farmer Gray [St. John logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Farmer Gray; Dimwit; bull
Synopsis
When Dimwit sees to it that a gate stays closed... it stays closed
Keywords
bull; farm; gate; meta humor; pasture

Indexer Notes

Meta Moment: Dimwit is seen reading a "Terry Toons" comic book (no illustration of characters, just the title). 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
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [As Plain as an Airplane Gets]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  2. 1. Indian Trouble
    Terry Bears
  3. 2. The Scarecrow Strikes Back
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  4. 3. Quick Hairgrower
    Gandy Goose
  5. 4. An Olde Rhyme
    Little Roquefort
  6. 5. Duck on Defense
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. Camera Cubs
    Terry Bears
  8. 7. Wee Duck
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  9. 8. The Treatment
    Farmer Gray
  10. 9. Sink Or Swim
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  11. 10. Gate Crasher
    Farmer Gray
  12. 11. Complete 15 Piece "Broncho Buster" Cowboy Outfit All for $1.98
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
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