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Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 1

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    Stories and art by Tom DeAngelo and Frank Beck. Funny-animal comics featuring Basil, cat king of Katsmeow. Basil's sinister prime minister Fagin convinces the king to impress a visiting princess by fighting a lion. Rescued by a passing plane while out fishing, Basil finds himself in America for the first time - Hoboken, actually. Mistaken for a race-car driver, Basil winds up racing in the Indian-Apples 500. Fagin's Folly; Hello America; Bo; Fun Time; Quips and Queries; My Kingdom for a Fish. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 2

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    Cover by Tom DeAngelo. Stories and art by Tom DeAngelo and Frank Beck. Funny-animal comics featuring Basil, cat king of Katsmeow. While taking a stagecoach across the American West, Basil encounters an outlaw who wants his traveling fortune. In a switch from the usual cat-mouse formula, the belligerent country of Mouseland declares war on the peaceful Katsmeow - but Basil has a Secret Weapon. A milk shortage cause Basil to ration cheese, causing a furor in the mouse underworld. Stage Fright; Bo; The Secret Weapon; The Key Mystery; Comedy Column. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 3

    Cover by Tom DeAngelo. Stories and art by Tom DeAngelo and Frank Beck. Funny-animal comics featuring Basil, cat king of Katsmeow. For good optics, the king must take violin lessons, a prospect no one enjoys, least of all the king or his teacher. Sinister Fagin sees the king's bath as a good chance to get rid of Basil and become king himself. When exotic Prince Ali-Kaat impresses the Princess with his boasts, Basil decides to show him up by joining Ali-Kaat's next fox hunt. The King & the Fiddle; Bo; King-Size Bath; Prince Ali-Kaat; Comedy Column; Atomic Muscles. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Basil ...The Royal Cat (1953 St. John) 4

    Cover by Tom DeAngelo. Stories and art by Tom DeAngelo and Frank Beck. Funny-animal comics featuring Basil, cat king of Katsmeow. When Poodle the Butler breaks his ankle, King Basil offers to do the shopping himself, for the first time. Basil gets in the bullfighting ring, but he has a secret weapon: bananas. Fagin sees a chance to get rid of the king on a movie set, but Basil turns the tables during a train stunt. Shopping Dangerously; Bull Wanted; Impy; Kingnapped; Comedy Column; Movie Madness; Kid Stuff. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $17 Basil the Royal Cat #4 November 1953 St. John Comic Book G/G- vintage cartoon

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