(October 1939)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Corporation of America
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

data from Jerry Bails index cards & Howard Keltners Golden Age index.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shark / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shark (hand only); Amazing Man [John Man] (inset head-view in masthead)
Reprints:

["Aman, known to his enemies as 'The Green Mist'..."] (Table of Contents)

"Aman" - the Amazing-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Lucille Peabody (kidnapped girl); Carl Peabody (girl's father, copper magnate); The Great Question (villain); "The Big Boss" (villain, death); Sparks [aka Sparky] (villain, death); Simon Duprey (villain); Norma (villain, death); Barney (villain); Sam (villain, death)
Synopsis:
John Aman is taken prisoner by a mysterious "Big Boss" and his gang, who have kidnapped the daughter of a copper magnate for ransom. However, The Great Question turns Aman into the Green Mist and uses him to terrorize the girl's father into paying the ransom, but the good side of Aman wins out and the girl is saved.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title and character information from Lou Mougin (May, 2009). The splash page is partially a origin re-cap for the character. Aman appears in his villainous "Green Mist" guise in this story.

Next issue blurb signed as "W.B. Everett."

["Enter! Into the home of the Shark..."] (Table of Contents)

The Shark / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Lew Glanzman
Pencils:
Lew Glanzman
Inks:
Lew Glanzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["Lew--what do you suppose has made me want..."] (Table of Contents)

Forbidden Island / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Clyde Yeadon [as Clyde Don]
Pencils:
Clyde Yeadon [as Clyde Don]
Inks:
Clyde Yeadon [as Clyde Don]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["Hm-m--that undercover agent is exactly one hour late!"] (Table of Contents)

Iron Skull / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Burgos
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Sealed Orders (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Rex Lawrence
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

All information from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Congo War Drums: Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

data from Jerry Bails index cards & Howard Keltners Golden Age index. Title and art credit from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["Minimidget, the super-midget, caught in a rat trap..."] (Table of Contents)

The Miniature Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John F. Kolb
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Later known as Minimidget. Title from Lou Mougin,. May 2009.

Land Beneath the Sea (Table of Contents)

Chuck Hardy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Thomas
Pencils:
Frank Thomas
Inks:
Frank Thomas
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Ivy Menace (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Tarpe Mills ?
Pencils:
Tarpe Mills
Inks:
Tarpe Mills
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Credits from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["Discovered in the valley of the giants..."] (Table of Contents)

Mighty Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Filchock (signed)
Pencils:
Martin Filchock (signed)
Inks:
Martin Filchock (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shark
  2. 1. ["Aman, known to his enemies as 'The Green Mist'..."]
    "Aman" - the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. ["Enter! Into the home of the Shark..."]
    The Shark
  4. 3. ["Lew--what do you suppose has made me want..."]
    Forbidden Island
  5. 4. ["Hm-m--that undercover agent is exactly one hour late!"]
    Iron Skull
  6. 5. Sealed Orders
  7. 6. Congo War Drums: Part 2
  8. 7. ["Minimidget, the super-midget, caught in a rat trap..."]
    The Miniature Man
  9. 8. Land Beneath the Sea
    Chuck Hardy
  10. 9. The Ivy Menace
  11. 10. ["Discovered in the valley of the giants..."]
    Mighty Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Andrew Shor
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome