(July 1952)

St. John, 1951 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

[A Corny Joke on Rudy] (Table of Contents)

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

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Dinky pops Rudy's corn using a magnifying glass.
Keywords
magnifying glass; popcorn; practical jokes; sun

Just A Trick (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Watch closely! I break these eggs into a hat!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; magician
Synopsis
Gandy replicates a magician's trick - badly.
Keywords
eggs; hat; impulsiveness; magic; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

A Narrow Escape (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We'll show him!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; hens; Hoppy the Frog; Wizard Wolf
Synopsis
Dinky's pal, Hoppy the Frog, is depressed because "...every frog [he] reads about turns into a prince or something -- but [he keeps] on being a frog". A hungry wolf overhears, and disguises himself as a good wizard, promising to turn Hoppy into a prince - but only intends to turn him - and Dinky - into a meal.
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Keywords
fairy tales; frog; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; prince; wizard; wolf

The Special Tattoo (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's just what I need. I want to be noticed.
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Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit; crowd on the street
Synopsis
Dimwit wants a tattoo that will get him noticed. Heckle and Jeckle are happy to oblige.
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Keywords
sorry-you-asked; tattoo

Confused Concerto (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah! What beautiful music - It's sooo soothing and relaxing!
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama; music teacher; cat
Synopsis
Music-loving Papa decides to invest in a piano and violin for the boys. The boys go along at first, but then rebel upon finding that their music lessons require many hours of practice.
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Keywords
battle of wits; grandfather clock; kids-at-mischief; music lessons; piano; practice; violin

Duck About Town (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
-- So I caught that whale with my bare hands and spanked him! Boy - did he blubber!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; barnyard chickens; fleeing robbers; pursuing cops; Dimwit; Heckle; Jeckle; Chesty the Bulldog; Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; Terry Bears; Papa; vulture; Mighty Mouse
Synopsis
Tired of Rudy's bragging; Dinky leaves the farm to have adventures of his own - and journeys into almost every other Terrytoons comic feature.
Reprints
Keywords
bragging; quest for excitement; Terrytoons character crossover

Indexer Notes

Notably Dinky did not meet Gandy Goose and Sourpuss.

The Problem (Table of Contents: 6)

Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog] / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, I have an awful time with arithmetic!
Feature Logo
Dimwit [St. John Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dimwit; golfer
Synopsis
Dimwit gets some unintended math help from a golfer, whose game Dimwit has just ruined.
Keywords
addition; arithmetic; golf; hard lesson learned; unexpected intrusion

Helping Teacher (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
May I help you, teacher?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Miss Pullet
Synopsis
When Dinky tries to help Miss Pullet, his attractive teacher, Rudy muscles-in to get the credit.
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Keywords
best-laid-plans; teacher

Fox Hounded (Table of Contents: 8)

Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog] / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Farmer Gray was in a terrible temper, although it was a fine spring day.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dimwit; Farmer Gray; Sylvester Fox; Rollo (foxhound); Rover (foxhound); hens
Synopsis
Dimwit and Farmer Gray have a misunderstanding, which leads Dimwit to inadvertently help Sylvester Fox escape with some of the farmer's hens.
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Keywords
disguise; diversion; farm; fox; foxhounds; hens; wrong impression

The New Member (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's the matter, Mr. Rudy?
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Carrot Top (rabbit)
Synopsis
To cure Rudy of his penchant for joining phony "secret lodges" that take his money and then dissolve, Dinky and Carrot Top create their own secret lodge, and put Rudy through a difficult and embarrassing initiation.
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Keywords
best of intentions; hard lesson learned; initiation; lodge; scam

Catch As Catch Can (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're going fishing with you, Papa.
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo with characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa
Synopsis
Papa tries to "out-fish" the boys.
Keywords
fishing; know-it-all; outsmarting one’s-self; rivalry

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Given-Given (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [A Corny Joke on Rudy]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  2. 1. Just A Trick
    Gandy Goose
  3. 2. A Narrow Escape
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  4. 3. The Special Tattoo
    Heckle and Jeckle
  5. 4. Confused Concerto
    Terry Bears
  6. 5. Duck About Town
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. The Problem
    Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog]
  8. 7. Helping Teacher
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  9. 8. Fox Hounded
    Dimwit [Terrytoons Cartoon Dog]
  10. 9. The New Member
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  11. 10. Catch As Catch Can
    Terry Bears
  12. 11. Given-Given
    Wilson Chemical Co.; Cloverine Brand Salve
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  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)