(October 1955)

St. John, 1954 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
?
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)

Pencils
Matt Baker (signed)
Inks
Matt Baker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Heart on the Mend (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

on inside front and back covers; credits from John Benson in http://www.fantagraphics.com/downloads/stjohnchecklist.pdf

Love's Fighting Heart (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Slugger Keyes; Ellen Keyes; Ronald "Rocky" Steele; Mike
Synopsis
Washed-up boxer Slugger takes on Rocky as his protege. Rocky falls for Slugger’s daughter Ellen, but she is jealous of his rapport with her father. To ruin his career, she tells Rocky she’ll marry him if he makes a lot of money, so he goes against Slugger’s advice and accepts too many bouts. Rocky learns her scheme and leaves. When Ellen sees him later, she apologises and says she loves him regardless. Rocky wins his last fight,retires from boxing, buys a gas station, and will marry Ellen.
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Indexer Notes

boxing

Deadline for Love (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Roger Mason; Carol Higby; Nick; Georgio
Synopsis
Foreign correspondent Carol loves Roger, head of her paper’s Athens bureau, but is sent to the Greek-Romanian border for an extended period. On his way to visit Carol, Roger is captured by bandit Georgio. Carol helps Roger escape and Georgio is caught. Carol resigns her job to marry Roger.
Reprints
Keywords
foreign correspondent; Greece; Romania

The Wedding Dress (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Meg; Tom Gale; Grandma Virginia; Seth Tabor
Synopsis
Meg and Tom are engaged but he joins the Army when the Korean War breaks out: “if we win there—it’ll never come here!” But he returns with a disabled leg and breaks up with Meg. Grandma shows them her wedding dress, and tells them about her fiancé, who returned missing an arm after fighting Indians out West. They were married anyway, and had a long, happy marriage. Tom decides he and Meg can try to do the same.
Reprints
Keywords
Korean War; wounded veteran

Love Letter to Five Million (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Tomorrow Is Ours! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Pete Travis; Tony Ross; Anne
Synopsis
Anne is engaged to Pete, a “sandhog” (tunnel worker) who is studying to become a supervisor. Bored, Anne starts dating Pete’s roommate Tony. When Pete finds out, he breaks up with her, and Tony also dumps Anne because he only wanted “some fun.” Pete is promoted. He enters a tunnel after a cave-in to rescue the trapped Tony for Anne’s sake. When the two men emerge, Anne says it is Pete she loves and they reconcile.
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Indexer Notes

Essentially the same plot was used for “Repentant Bride” in Heart Throbs (Quality, 1949 series) 6 (June 1950) and "Second Love" in Heart and Soul (Mikeross Publications, 1954 Series) 1 (April-May 1954).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Heart on the Mend
  3. 2. Love's Fighting Heart
  4. 3. Deadline for Love
  5. 4. The Wedding Dress
  6. 5. Love Letter to Five Million
  7. 6. Tomorrow Is Ours!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • David Wilt
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome