(September 1940)

Centaur, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Centaur Publications Inc.
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet
Color:
Color cover; color interior
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Masked Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sam Gilman (signed)
Inks:
Sam Gilman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Stamp Collecting (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joseph Hardie
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

About watermarks on stamps. Page also includes Statement of Ownership.

["An idle cowboy loafs in a city park..."] (Table of Contents)

Masked Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Masked Marvel; Brad; Kully; Wings; Jordan; ZR; Brunt; ZY
Synopsis:
The Masked Marvel goes after a gang that uses model planes in their crimes.

Indexer Notes

last app. in KEEN DETECTIVE FUNNIES #24; art formerly credited to "Ben Thompson ?"

The Hawk (Table of Contents)

Masked Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Thompson
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hawk; The Masked Marvel; ZR; ZY; ZL; The Singer; Slip
Synopsis:
The Masked Marvel and his men go after the Hawk.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

["In a large mid-west city, Pete Scavotti..."] (Table of Contents)

Masked Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Ben Thompson
Pencils:
Ben Thompson
Inks:
Ben Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Pete Scavotti; The Masked Marvel; ZR; ZY; ZL; Monk; Little Abe; Judge Ryan
Synopsis:
The Masked Marvel goes up against ruthless gangster, Pete Scavotti.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the index to the original printing.

Christopher's Coffin (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Jussen (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Christopher Carllsen; Sid-Abbis Seto (corpse); McDonald; Mike; Spike
Synopsis:
McDonald, of the police waterfront undercover force, examines a claim of a tugboat striking a coffin in the harbor.
Reprints:

"The Cat" Had Nine Lives (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Larrie May
Pencils:
? [as "G. A. F."]
Inks:
? [as "G. A. F."]
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Dan Carter; The Cat [John Garnnel]
Synopsis:
Dan Carter is waiting at the Hotel Shelby because of a tip he got that the wanted crook "The Cat" is staying there.
Reprints:

["To the lonely Rocky Mountain cabin..."] (Table of Contents)

Fadeaway Farr / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Binder ?
Inks:
Jack Binder ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; historical
Characters:
Fadeaway Farr; Jackson; Strike Caine; Mary Caine [Hope Jackson]
Synopsis:
Trying to get help for his friend, Fadeaway is forced to lead some crooks out of the mountains.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Gentlemen of Misfortune (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
? [as "Harold Hughes"]
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
'Skip' Sheridan; Briggs; Archer; Vivian Lester; Jimmy Lester; Erich Stromm; Red; Skeets; Hans; Manos
Synopsis:
'Skip' sheridan has problems with a young pilot and some strange planes in the area.

Case of the Rx (Table of Contents)

Doc Doyle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Maurice Gutwirth
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
"Doc" Doyle; John Claney; Dan Peters; Joe Peters; Sam
Synopsis:
Detective Doyle and his friend Dr. Claney are kidnapped by a gangster to help his brother.
Reprints:

The Quest of the Golden Idol (Table of Contents)

Tim Roberts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Thom Dixon
Inks:
Thom Dixon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Ken Masters; Tim Roberts; Peter Roberts
Synopsis:
Tim, his uncle Pete and Ken are searching for a golden Aztec idol.
Reprints:

All In Fun (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Schwab
Pencils:
Schwab
Inks:
Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
Schwab

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Five single panel cartoons.

[Greatest comic characters of them all!] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Marvo; Raven; Vulcan; Magno; Flash Lightning; Sky Smith; Q-13

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Ace Magazines Sure Fire Comics #2 and Super-Mystery Comics v1 #2.

[Mammoth Catalogs] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Masked Marvel
  2. 1. Stamp Collecting
  3. 2. ["An idle cowboy loafs in a city park..."]
    Masked Marvel
  4. 3. The Hawk
    Masked Marvel
  5. 4. ["In a large mid-west city, Pete Scavotti..."]
    Masked Marvel
  6. 5. Christopher's Coffin
  7. 6. "The Cat" Had Nine Lives
  8. 7. ["To the lonely Rocky Mountain cabin..."]
    Fadeaway Farr
  9. 8. Gentlemen of Misfortune
  10. 9. Case of the Rx
    Doc Doyle
  11. 10. The Quest of the Golden Idol
    Tim Roberts
  12. 11. All In Fun
  13. 12. [Greatest comic characters of them all!]
  14. 13. [Mammoth Catalogs]
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  • Henry Andrews
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  • Lou Mougin
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