Category: St. John Publications

Cateen Kate

Canteen Kate #2 by publisher St. John is from August 1952. It’s generally prized due to having been created by Matt Baker from cover to cover.  The great…

Ella Cinders

Good ole’ St. John Publishing Co. squeezed out just three issues of Ella Cinderella (‘er, Cinders that is). Shown here is #3* and #4 from August and October…

Jane Arden (Pageant of Comics)

Seems I’ve always had a thing for the comic gals.  I collected Spider Woman and Red Sonja back in the day with my paper route money, and many…

Nightmare

Nightmare started back in the summer of 1952 under publisher Ziff-Davis. The company (still publishing titles today such as PC Magazine) had a brief stint in comic books…

Lucy, The Real Gone Gal

Lucy, The Real Gone Gal continued on as Meet Miss Pepper after just four short issues . Issue #2 here was  published August 1953 by St. John. Despite  the “Desperate Housewives” like…

Adventures of Mighty Mouse

There was no shortage of mice cartoon characters in the 50’s. Mickey Mouse, Marmaduke Mouse, Minute Mouse, Atomic Mouse, Danger Mouse, Supermouse (“The big cheese”), Mouse Musketeers –…

Authentic Police Cases

This cover is Authentic Police Cases #2*, by St. John on January, 1948. I like how it has the feel of motion created by the angles of the…

Mopsy

Mopsy could easily be the most unique comics in my collection.  Not only is the series drawn by one of the few female comic artists of the time (Gladys…

Abbott and Costello Comics

Abbott and Costello issue #2* was published in April, 1948 – during the height of the comedy duo’s radio and film fame. 1948 was also the year they…