(October 1952)

St. John, 1952 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1952-08-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Brand
St. John
Editing
Archer St. John; Marion McDermott

Issue Notes

On sale date as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1952, page 191, registration number B380725

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Have You Heard This One? (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Joke page on inside front cover

A New Routine (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker ?; Ray Osrin ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Robin Roberts; Chuck Collins; Mr. Stern; Ashley Rand
Synopsis
Robin and Chuck form a dance team. Famous male dancer Ashley offers Robin a position as his new partner. Chuck proposes marriage to Robin but she doesn’t love him and is falling for Ashley. However, Ashley dumps her when Robin’s heart condition prevents her from dancing. Chuck returns and he and Robin reconcile.

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credits Matt Baker with pencils; JVJ index card attached to online scanned copy gives "Ray Osrin?"

Spoiled Darling (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Norman Holmes; Cyrus Fontaine; Barbara Fontaine; Mr. Forbes; Mr. Prescott
Synopsis
Barbara and Norman, who works in her father’s factory, fall in love. He proposes marriage but says he’s opening his own design studio and they must live on his salary alone. Barbara asks her father to give Norman a promotion, but Norman won’t accept it. Norman’s firm begins to fail and Barbara prevents the local banker from extending him a loan. Norman goes back to work in the factory, but just before he marries Barbara, Norman learns what she did. He breaks up with her. Barbara becomes a nurse to become “useful” and hopes Norman will return some day.

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card credits Enrico Bagnoli on pencils.

Love Game (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hy Rosen
Inks
Hy Rosen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Eva; Nicky Holmes; Tim Graven; Aunt Kathryn
Synopsis
Eva and Nicky travel to the city for a tennis tournament. Eva meets Tim and they fall in love. She stays in town to care for her ill Aunt Kathryn, although the older woman asks her to stop seeing Tim. Her aunt recovers and goes on a trip; Nicky comes by for a visit and he and Eva spot Tim in a nightclub with another woman: his wife. Tim later says he wants to stay married to his rich wife but Eva can be his mistress. Nicky punches Tim. Eva and Nicky go home together.

Indexer Notes

On page 3, Tim is called "Jim" in the caption but "Tim" in the dialogue balloon of the same panel.

Blackmail Heart (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Bill Stanton; Ben Blackwell; Judd Raymond; Janice Martin; Norman Bennett; Sally Forrest; Mr. Daly; Lt. Colt
Synopsis
Bored with her life, Sally quits her office job and goes to work as a nightclub hat check girl. Her “stick-in-the-mud” fiancé Bill objects and says the club owner and employee Norman are blackmailers. Sally breaks up with Bill and dates Norman. Norman convinces Sally to kiss a client as a “joke,” but they’re both later arrested for blackmail. Sally is freed and decides to leave town to escape the scandal. Bill shows up and they reconcile.

Indexer Notes

JVJ index card attached to online scanned version credits Enrico Bagnoli with pencils.

Quips and Queries (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Joke page on inside back cover

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Have You Heard This One?
  3. 2. A New Routine
  4. 3. Spoiled Darling
  5. 4. Love Game
  6. 5. Blackmail Heart
  7. 6. Quips and Queries
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