(October 1953)

St. John, 1952 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
Editing
Archer St. John; Marion McDermott

Issue Notes

Flirtation on Wheels (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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My Foolish Heart (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Fran; Bert; Jerry Hopper; Miss Brooks (teacher); Fran's mother; Fran’s father; policeman; stolen car owner; high school students
Synopsis
Bert and Fran have been perceived as a couple for years but in high school Fran craves a kind of excitement Bert apparently cannot provide. She dates bad boy Jerry Hopper. When he involves her in a stolen car incident, she returns to Bert who promises to do his best to provide her with the romantic excitement and attention she needs.
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Ruled By Hate (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Peppe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Emily; Helen; Emily's mother; Phil Menti (Emily's lover); John Wainor (Helen's lover)
Synopsis
Helen and Emily are cousins, and, when Emily's mother shows a preference for Helen, Emily spitefully uses all her wiles to snare Helen's boyfriend, John. Helen generously steps out of the way for her cousin, and Emily is overwhelmed with second thoughts about her cruel conduct. She leaves John and returns to Phil.

Flirtation On Wheels (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ric Estrada (signed)
Inks
Ric Estrada
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Pam Rogers; Adam Wilson; Don (trailer bum); Pam's mother; Pam’s father; Miss Green (teacher); Mrs. Easton (Adam's grandmother); newspaper vendor
Synopsis
Pam's father is an engineer and is transferred frequently around the country. The family lives in a trailer and Pam enters one high school after another. The kids call her trailer trash. At a new school, Adam takes an interest in her but she lies to him about her background, fearing he may drop her if the truth is known. She says she's wealthy Mrs. Easton's grandaughter. He knows she is not because he is Mrs. Easton's grandson. He dates her, falls in love, and proposes. They plan marriage after graduation and his service in the armed forces.
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My Only Way Out (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Lisa Powell; Pat Knowlton; Helen (Lisa's friend); Dick (Lisa's boyfriend); Lisa's mother; Lisa's father; Aunt Bess (Pat's aunt); Wedding Guests
Synopsis
Lisa lives in a small seaside tourist town and has been going with Dick, a surf fisherman, for two years. She drops him when he cannot make a decision about marriage. Lisa desperately wants to get out of town. She meets Pat, a lonely tavern operator who promises her everything she wants. After a brief courtship, they marry. Lisa learns from friends at the wedding that Pat's tavern is a distinguished landmark in Washington, D.C..

My Rival Hid Her Weakness (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Characters
Dotty; Mary (Dotty's friend); Wanda; George
Synopsis
Wanda steals Dotty's boyfriend George, but Dotty wins him back after overhauling her wardrobe, speaking sweetly instead of chattering, and baking delicious cakes and pies.
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Beware, My Heart! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Rhoda; Frank (college reporter); Len (college halfback); college students; street kids
Synopsis
Rhoda is new to college life. She wants to date the big men on campus and join the "right crowd". She brushes off decent, quiet Frank to date rule-breaking bad boy Len and to pal around with his fast crowd. When Len orders her to take the blame for what appears to be a hit-and-run accident, she realizes he is a heel and drops him. Eventually, she finds a satisfying romance with Frank.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Flirtation on Wheels
  2. 1. My Foolish Heart
  3. 2. Ruled By Hate
  4. 3. Flirtation On Wheels
  5. 4. My Only Way Out
  6. 5. My Rival Hid Her Weakness
  7. 6. Beware, My Heart!
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