(November 1939)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1939-10-13
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 and Howard Keltners Golden Age index.
Sequence order from Gregory Huneryager May 31, 2007.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 436088.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Amazing Man [John Aman]
Reprints:

Amazing-Man Loose! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
A.L. Kirby (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Lucille Peabody (image in newspaper); Tom Gregg (maintenance engineer, death); un-named State Engineer; Miss Dean (State Engineer's secretary); The Great Question (villain); Garcia (villain); Murray (villain, death); Karl (villain, aviator, death); Jeff (villain, aviator, death); Henry Muth (villain, engineering contractor, death)
Synopsis:
Having interfered with the plans of the Great Question, the villain arranges for fake witnesses to claim in court that Aman forced a car off the road, killing a maintenance engineer. Forced into a cell, Aman changes into the Green Mist and confronts the witnesses, trying to get them to confess to their treachery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer listed script by Bill Everett, revised credit from Gregory Huneryager 2007-5-31. Title and character info from Lou Mougin (May, 2009).

Dinosaur Forest (Table of Contents)

Dinosaur Forest / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Louis Golden
Inks:
Robert Louis Golden
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jay Douglas

Indexer Notes

A Complete Novelette. Info for this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007.

The 'King' of the South Seas (Table of Contents)

King of the South Seas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold Hughes
Inks:
Harold Hughes
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Data from Jerry Bails index cards & Howard Keltners Golden Age index. Art credit from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["Dear Reader--In the year 1950 during the Second World War..."] (Table of Contents)

The Iron Skull / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Info on this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

[Origin of the Magician From Mars] (Table of Contents)

Magician from Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Giunta (signed)
Inks:
Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction; superhero
Characters:
Magician From Mars [Jane Gem35] (introduction, origin); Jane Faro [Gem35] (Earth woman, mother of daughter Jane); Jarl Gem35 (Martian man, father of daughter Jane); Dr. Clinton (introduction); Jane's Aunt (guardian, introduction)
Synopsis:
The daughter of a Martian father and Earth woman is accidentally exposed to the rays of a cathode tube by her nurse, which gives her extraordinary powers and advanced mentality. However, her Earthly heritage of affection for blood relatives is her one weakness.
Reprints:
  • in Men of Mystery (AC, 1999 series) #100 (2016) (in black and white)

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Gregory Huneryager (2007-5-31).

The Who's Who indicates that Giunta did both pencil and ink, and does not indicate that Kildale worked on the strip at all.

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["Say, Ritty!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Later known as Minimidget. Art credit from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

First to Luna (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David C. Cooke
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Info on this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007.

["Provided with a good meal by the patrol captain..."] (Table of Contents)

Chuck Hardy; Land Beneath the Sea / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

[The Mighty Man--a huge twelve-foot giant...] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Martin Filchock
Pencils:
Martin Filchock
Inks:
Martin Filchock
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature..."] (Table of Contents)

The Shark / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. Amazing-Man Loose!
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. Dinosaur Forest
    Dinosaur Forest
  4. 3. The 'King' of the South Seas
    King of the South Seas
  5. 4. ["Dear Reader--In the year 1950 during the Second World War..."]
    The Iron Skull
  6. 5. [Origin of the Magician From Mars]
    Magician from Mars
  7. 6. ["Say, Ritty!"]
    Miniature Man
  8. 7. First to Luna
  9. 8. ["Provided with a good meal by the patrol captain..."]
    Chuck Hardy; Land Beneath the Sea
  10. 9. [The Mighty Man--a huge twelve-foot giant...]
    Mighty Man
  11. 10. ["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature..."]
    The Shark
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Andrews
  • Andrew Shor
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome