(October 1953)

St. John, 1953 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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Ziff-Davis material. Continued from Perfect Love (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #8


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance

I Was My Own Worst Enemy (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos?
Inks
George Roussos?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Jan Forest; Lance Sullivan; Fred Manners
Synopsis
Jan loves Lance even though he refuses to hire her at his architectural firm. She goes to work for his rival Fred and steals confidential information from Lance’s office to win a contract. Lance finds out and breaks up with her. Jan discovers she’s in over her head on the job and asks Lance for help. He solves her problem and she agrees to give up her career and marry him.

Your Crowning Glory (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as H. H.]
Inks
? [as H. H.]
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance

Adios, My Love (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Conchita Lopez; Martino Lopez; Aunt Maria; Manuel Alonzo; Johnny Farrell; Roberto
Synopsis
Conchita convinces her father to send her to university in the USA, over the objections of her fiancee Manuel. She falls in love with Johnny there, but has to go home when her father is killed. Manuel urges Conchita to marry him; when Johnny doesn’t answer her letters, she agrees. An epidemic of hoof-and-mouth disease strikes their cattle, and Johnny is one of the American doctors sent to help. He and Conchita realise her aunt intercepted their letters to keep them apart. After a thrashing, Manuel confesses he poisoned the cattle. Conchita marries Johnny.
Keywords
veterinarian

Wrong Kind of Love (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann?
Inks
Gerald McCann?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Ava Halverson; Herb Bascomb; Mrs. Halverson; Josh Meyers
Synopsis
Artist Josh gets a scholarship to study in Paris and wants to marry Ava so she can come with him. However, her widowed mother opposes the match, preferring local businessman Herb for her daughter. Ava and Josh argue and break up, and she becomes engaged to Herb on the rebound. However, on the day Josh’s ship is to sail, Ava changes her mind again and joins Josh, this time with her mother’s blessing.

Dream Man (Table of Contents: 5)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Merrylen Townsend [as Merrylen]
Pencils
Merrylen Townsend [as Merrylen]
Inks
Merrylen Townsend [as Merrylen]
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
humor; romance

Indexer Notes

5 one-panel gag cartoons.

I Ran Away from Love (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

It's a Man's World (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
romance
Characters
Laurie Hale; Guy Cummings; Mr. Parks; John Kelly
Synopsis
Laurie, an employee of a corrupt political “machine,” urges her boyfriend Guy not to run as the party’s mayoral candidate. When he does, Laurie embarrasses him at a rally and is selected by the reform Citizens Party as his opponent. Guy’s party reveals that Laurie was once in reform school, so Guy quits the ticket. He and Laurie reconcile, and she steps aside so Guy can take her spot. Guy wins the election and marries Laurie.
Keywords
politics
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Was My Own Worst Enemy
  3. 2. Your Crowning Glory
  4. 3. Adios, My Love
  5. 4. Wrong Kind of Love
  6. 5. Dream Man
  7. 6. I Ran Away from Love
  8. 7. It's a Man's World
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