(December 1939)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Centaur Publications Inc.
Editing:
Joseph Hardie [as Uncle Joe]
Color:
Color
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)

Fantom of the Fair / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
"Speed" Centaur; Fantom of the Fair

Indexer Notes

Small caption on cover reads: "the only double feature magazine!", and the two small circular illustrations show "Speed" Centaur & Fantom of the Fair.

Meet the Artist Who Draws "Speed Centaur" (Table of Contents)

text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script:
Joseph Hardie [as Uncle Joe]
Pencils:
Malcolm Kildale
Inks:
Malcolm Kildale
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography

Indexer Notes

The inside front cover has a short text feature on Malcolm Kildale, accompanied by a small (self?) portrait of the artist. Text signed "Uncle Joe", Editor.

[AMAZING-MAN COMICS] (Table of Contents)

Amazing-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Amazing-Man

["She'll be a slave driver!"] (Table of Contents)

Fantom of the Fair / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantom of the Fair
Synopsis:
The story is set in a steel mill in Pennsylvania.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

"As winter draws near, the world's fair closes its gates until the spring... the Fantom turns elsewhere in his work of safeguarding human life and upholding justice." The story is set in a steel mill in Pennsylvania.

["I realize now, that it is Dorian, whom you really care for..."] (Table of Contents)

Daredevil Barry Finn / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Barry Finn

["While cruising near the planet Venus..."] (Table of Contents)

Space Patrol / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton
Inks:
Basil Wolverton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Nick Nelson; Kodi;Owen Kosterman
Synopsis:
Nick Nelson and Kodi pursue "notorious space bandit" Owen Kosterman to the jungles of Venus, and encounter a couple of couple of cannibalistic spider men.

Indexer Notes

1st appearance.

["Don Dixon, Princess Wanda and their friend Dr. Lugoff..."] (Table of Contents)

Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Don Dixon
Reprints:
  • from Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire Sunday strip (Watkins Syndicate) ?

Indexer Notes

continuing story

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Looking over your magazines / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Giunta
Pencils:
John Giunta
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

A text feature devoted to reviews of fan magazines. Fanzines reviewed include FANTASY NEWS (James V. Taurasi), NEW FANTOM, THE FANTAST (C.S. Youd), FANTASCIENCE DIGEST (Bob Madle, Jack Agnew) and SPACEWAYS (Harry Warner, Jr.).

["It is the year 2009 A.D.!"] (Table of Contents)

John Linton flyer scientist adventurer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Harry Francis Campbell
Pencils:
Harry Francis Campbell
Inks:
Harry Francis Campbell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Linton

Indexer Notes

A continuing story, set in the year 2009 A.D.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Stranger than Fiction! / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walter Galli
Inks:
Walter Galli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

A page of surprising and curious facts.

["At their usual meeting place..."] (Table of Contents)

Speed Centaur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Kildale
Pencils:
Malcolm Kildale
Inks:
Malcolm Kildale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Speed Centaur; Reel McCoy
Synopsis:
Speed Centaur and Reel McCoy explore a cave which carries them back in time.

Indexer Notes

To be continued.

["An atom?"] (Table of Contents)

Adam the atom-smasher / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

a humor strip featuring a scientist and an ignoramus.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantom of the Fair
  2. 1. Meet the Artist Who Draws "Speed Centaur"
  3. 2. [AMAZING-MAN COMICS]
    Amazing-Man
  4. 3. ["She'll be a slave driver!"]
    Fantom of the Fair
  5. 4. ["I realize now, that it is Dorian, whom you really care for..."]
    Daredevil Barry Finn
  6. 5. ["While cruising near the planet Venus..."]
    Space Patrol
  7. 6. ["Don Dixon, Princess Wanda and their friend Dr. Lugoff..."]
    Don Dixon and the Hidden Empire
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Looking over your magazines
  9. 8. ["It is the year 2009 A.D.!"]
    John Linton flyer scientist adventurer
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Stranger than Fiction!
  11. 10. ["At their usual meeting place..."]
    Speed Centaur
  12. 11. ["An atom?"]
    Adam the atom-smasher
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Edgar Loftin
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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