(February 1954)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
On-sale Date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Co.
Brand
St John Approved Comics
Editing
Tom Morrison

Issue Notes

"No subscriptions accepted" in indicia. In addition to the publisher’s address, the indicia also lists an address for “Terrytoons, Inc.”, 38 Centre Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y.

[Schematic for a Good Ski-Medic] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Tom Morrison ?
Inks
Tom Morrison ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster
Synopsis
Dinky anticipates Rudy’s inevitable skiing accident, by skiing behind him with a med-kit.
Keywords
accident; anticipation; caution; medic; skiing

Musical Whirling Angel Chimes (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Hi-Jinks (Table of Contents: 2)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Golly, that airplane sounds like it's having motor trouble!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Jake (jewel robber); Reggie (jewel robber); Biddy Bantam (high society hen); Biddy Bantam's party guests; police officer
Synopsis
Two jewel robbers plan to use a radio-controlled small plane to rob a high-hen-society party. They didn't count on amateur detectives Dinky and Rudy.
Keywords
amateur detectives; best-laid-plans; jewel robbery; radio-controlled small plane; society party

Rudy Lights Up (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
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?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the school play, you've got to hold a cigar. Can you get one?
Feature Logo
Dinky (Duck) St. John Logo with character
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; teacher
Synopsis
Rudy learns that there are more unpleasant types of cigars than just the exploding variety.
Keywords
cigar; wrong impression

Caught By the Camera (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got the movie camera all set up to shoot the pictures of us making like actors, Dear!
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo with character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss; man of the house; lady of the house
Synopsis
Percy is caught on movie camera film eating the humans' food.
Keywords
caught-in-the-act; movie camera

Living Dangerously (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Brrr! That wind's cold!
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Fluff; Puff (two chicks); Cheeky Gopher; Chesty; Farmer Gray
Synopsis
When a sudden snow hits, Dinky and Cheeky Gopher build a sled but disagree on every aspect of the endeavor, from construction to steering. Chesty and Farmer Gray each intervene, with very different approaches to making peace.
Keywords
disagreement; sled; snow; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

An odd sort of story, giving Dinky an essentially "new cast" (including Chesty the bulldog from the Heckle and Jeckle feature), as opposed to his usual antics with Rudy Rooster, yet retaining the familiar farm setting with the presence of Farmer Gray. It's also more of an "unfolding character piece" of different (and sometimes disjointed) events, rather than a typical outing that builds toward a gag-climax. Given its generally softer tone, and less strident approach to gags, one might say this was more of a "text story" presented as a "comic story".

Fit To Be Tied (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; ostrich; customers
Synopsis
Dinky finds an eye-catching way to display the ties he's selling.
Keywords
display; ostrich; selling; ties; turning-lemons-into-lemonade

Indexer Notes

Pantomime. This is a gag that is very typical of Vic Lockman's later years with Dell and Gold Key Comics.

Coo-Coo About Corn (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Package for you, Dinky!" exclaimed the mailman, Harold Horse, as he handed it to Dinky.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; Harold Horse; Dotty Duck; Wise Old Owl
Synopsis
Dinky tries various ways to prevent Rudy from eating the delicious sweet corn the duck receives in packages from his Aunt Daphne.
Keywords
battle of wits; blowtorch; corn; gift; moocher; safe; shovel

Farmer Gray's Maze (Table of Contents: 8)

Farmer Gray / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Vic Lockman
Inks
Vic Lockman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Lockman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Farmer Gray has only a few minutes to get his load of hay to Terrytown. See if you can help him find the right road to take!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Farmer Gray; horse; citizens of Stumpville; sleeping dog; mouse citizens of Terrytown
Synopsis
Guide Farmer Gray, his horse, and his hay wagon through a maze to Terrytown.
Keywords
maze puzzle

Pirate Gold (Table of Contents: 9)

Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck] / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So far, that stupid duckling has managed to stay out of my oven, but I got a feelin' this fake treasure map will get him right where I want him!
Feature Logo
Dinky (Duck) St. John Logo with character
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; fox
Synopsis
A hungry fox tries to trap Dinky by having him follow a phony pirate treasure map, designed to lead the duck into various traps.
Keywords
cartoon slapstick violence; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; series of mishaps; trap; treasure map

Indexer Notes

This story features lots of cartoon slapstick violence, in blackout gag style, all of it perpetrated upon the fox while Dinky remains oblivious to the deservedly painful events going on around him.

The fake ancient treasure map the fox allows Dinky to find says, at its bottom, "Copyright 1953 [the then-current year] Made in Japan".

And while Dinky passes each of the "landmarks" that are drawn on the map, he encounters them in a different order than which they appear on the map. Even the "destination-spot-marking X" (that all treasure maps invariably have) is found in the opposite direction from the final landmark vs. the way it is seen on the map. Are all of these inconsistencies an intentional gag on the part of those clever "Terry-Tooners" to see if we're paying attention? ...Or is it just a pre-fannish-culture case of "make it up as we go along, 'cause no one'll ever look back a few pages at the map"? You decide.

Yes, Right from Detroit! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Young Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Send for Butch the Cracker Jack Flashlight Dog with Key Chain Leash (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Schematic for a Good Ski-Medic]
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  2. 1. Musical Whirling Angel Chimes
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  3. 2. Hi-Jinks
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  4. 3. Rudy Lights Up
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  5. 4. Caught By the Camera
    Little Roquefort
  6. 5. Living Dangerously
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  7. 6. Fit To Be Tied
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  8. 7. Coo-Coo About Corn
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  9. 8. Farmer Gray's Maze
    Farmer Gray
  10. 9. Pirate Gold
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  11. 10. Yes, Right from Detroit!
    Young Products
  12. 11. Send for Butch the Cracker Jack Flashlight Dog with Key Chain Leash
    Cracker Jack
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