(February 1951)

St. John, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
St. John Publishing Company
Editing
Tom Morrison

Issue Notes

A 36-page version also exists.

In addition to the publisher’s address, the indicia also lists an address for “Terrytoons, Inc.”, 38 Centre Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y.

[Sailing to Victory] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; two mice; cat
Synopsis
In a sailboat race, Mighty Mouse blows the “Mice” sailboat to victory over the rival “Cats” boat.
Keywords
race; sailboat

Indexer Notes

This is also the cover of the 36-page version.

Dimwit Sneezes (Table of Contents: 1)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What have you got there, Chum?
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle dose Dimwit with sneezing powder.
Keywords
practical jokes; sneezing powder

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside front cover.

Television Terror (Table of Contents: 2)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I came as soon as possible, Mr. Mayor.
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Terrytown mayor and council; Willie and Millie (mouse singers); various cats of Catsburg; various actor and entertainer mice
Synopsis
Actor and entertainer mice are suddenly disappearing from Terrytown.
Keywords
disappearances; kidnapping; performers; television

It Happened in Rhode Island (Table of Contents: 3)

Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is it?
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; The Planet Men (goony yellow aliens with big noses and antennae); various anthropomorphic Earth civilians and resistance fighters
Synopsis
The Planet Men anchor their world to Earth, and proceed to steal the different states one-at-a-time, starting with Texas, until only Rhode Island is left.
Keywords
alien invasion; comic absurdity; impossibly tongue-in-cheek crimes

Indexer Notes

Jim Tyer credit supplied to indexer by animation historian and author Thad Komorowski.

Junior Lumberjacks (Table of Contents: 4)

Terry Bears / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tsk. Tsk -- Not a speck of wood left. How does that man expect me to cook?
Feature Logo
Terry Bears [St. John logo as "Weather Bears"]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Terry Bears; Papa; Mama
Synopsis
The Terry Bear kids help Papa chop some firewood, with the expected disastrous results.
Keywords
axe; best of intentions; firewood; kids-at-mischief; motor boat; outboard motor; saw; wreaking havoc; you can’t win

Indexer Notes

"The Weather Bears" are also known as "The Terry Bears"

The Lamp of Aladdin (Table of Contents: 5)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
All right folks, step right up! This is your last chance to get a priceless souvenir!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; lamp huckster; genie of the lamp; sultan; sultan's daughter; sultan's guards
Synopsis
Gandy buys an old lamp containing a genie.
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; genie; lamp; wishes

Quack-Quack (Table of Contents: 6)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Buy your duck quackers right here. Makes hunting easy -- it sounds like a duck.
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Chesty (bulldog)
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle sell hunter Chesty a very effective duck call.
Keywords
buyer beware; dissatisfied customer; duck call; duck hunting

The Right Words (Table of Contents: 7)

Gandy Goose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's about time you showed up for work!
Feature Logo
Gandy Goose [St. John Logo without Character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss
Synopsis
Face-down in a crossword puzzle, Gandy’s carelessness inadvertently provides him with the remaining words he needs to complete the puzzle, at the expense of Sourpuss’ safety.
Keywords
carelessness; crossword puzzle; unintended slapstick consequences

Indexer Notes

For this story only, the standard "Gandy Goose" logo appears within the center of three concentric rings, as was done for Looney Tunes theatrical shorts.

Hungry Gandy (Table of Contents: 8)

Gandy Goose / text story / 2 pages (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Aren't carnivals fun!" exclaimed Gandy, as he and Sourpuss strolled down the midway of Terrytown Playland, enjoying the sights and sounds that one experiences only at carnivals.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gandy Goose; Sourpuss; carnival barker; Zombo the Sword Swallower
Synopsis
After a visit to a carnival, Sourpuss is dismayed at Gandy's out of control appetite.
Keywords
abounding oddities; carnival; food

[Harry's Alpine Pain!] (Table of Contents: 9)

Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Morrison (writer of original cartoon)
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
High up in the Alpine mountains of Switzerland, we find the helpless Pearl Pureheart once again in the clutches of that dastardly villain, Oil Can Harry!
Feature Logo
Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart [St. John Logo 1]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Mighty Mouse; Pearl Pureheart; Oil Can Harry; a very verbose Saint Bernard
Synopsis
High atop an Alpine peak, Oil Can Harry gasses Mighty Mouse with “Odor of Limburger” causing him to fall into a swiss cheese-making death trap far below. Pearl Pureheart’s only hope of escape lies with an overly verbose, poetry-spouting St. Bernard.
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Keywords
Alps; heroics; mountains; reused story; skiing; St. Bernard; story-adapted-from-a-cartoon; swiss cheese; Switzerland

Indexer Notes

This comic story was a near-exact adaptation of the Mighty Mouse cartoon "A Swiss Miss" (1951). Per Leonard Maltin's book "Of Mice and Magic" (1980), "A Swiss Miss" was released in August, 1951. Given the comic book's cover date of February, 1951, both comic and cartoon might have resulted from the same Terrytoons studio creative process. Information on "A Swiss Miss" supplied by Merlin Haas.

[A Pie for Dimwit] (Table of Contents: 10)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
M-m-my favorite kind of food -- A nice thick gooey cherry pie. Da -- Give it to me!
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; Dimwit
Synopsis
Dimwit makes the mistake of asking Heckle and Jeckle for some pie... and he gets it!
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Keywords
pie; pie-in-the-face; sorry-you-asked

[That’s Knot Funny] (Table of Contents: 11)

Little Roquefort / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wish I knew how to tie a good strong knot.
Feature Logo
Little Roquefort [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Little Roquefort; Percy Puss
Synopsis
Percy shows Little Roquefort how to tie a strong knot.
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Keywords
cat; cheese; knot; mouse; rope; trickery

Flowers and Bees (Table of Contents: 12)

Heckle and Jeckle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
What kind of wallpaper did you get?
Feature Logo
Heckle and Jeckle [St. John Logo without characters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Heckle; Jeckle; swarm of bees
Synopsis
Heckle and Jeckle's new flowery wallpaper attracts a swarm of bees.
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Keywords
bees; unexpected intrusion; wallpaper

The Two-Gun Sheriff (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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A - ah, nothing like some peace and quiet.
Feature Logo
Dinky [Duck] [St. John logo without character]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Dinky Duck; Rudy Rooster; robber
Synopsis
Dinky plays a convincing game of western sheriff.
Keywords
need-for-peace-and-quiet; playing cowboy; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

Black and white on inside back cover.

Get Your Prize This Easy Way! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

American Specialty Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sailing to Victory]
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  2. 1. Dimwit Sneezes
    Heckle and Jeckle
  3. 2. Television Terror
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  4. 3. It Happened in Rhode Island
    Mighty Mouse [animated film superhero]
  5. 4. Junior Lumberjacks
    Terry Bears
  6. 5. The Lamp of Aladdin
    Gandy Goose
  7. 6. Quack-Quack
    Heckle and Jeckle
  8. 7. The Right Words
    Gandy Goose
  9. 8. Hungry Gandy
    Gandy Goose
  10. 9. [Harry's Alpine Pain!]
    Mighty Mouse The Perils of Pearl Pureheart
  11. 10. [A Pie for Dimwit]
    Heckle and Jeckle
  12. 11. [That’s Knot Funny]
    Little Roquefort
  13. 12. Flowers and Bees
    Heckle and Jeckle
  14. 13. The Two-Gun Sheriff
    Dinky [Terrytoons Cartoon Duck]
  15. 14. Get Your Prize This Easy Way!
    American Specialty Company
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