(February 1940)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Comic Corporation of America
Editing:
Lloyd Jacquet
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

Various sequence notes corrected by Darci, September 2007. Editor per Ownership Statement on inside front cover. Indicia:

February 1940. Number 9. AMAZING MAN COMICS is published monthly by Comic Corporation of America, 29 Worthington St., Springfield, Mass., Editorial and Executive offices: 215 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Springfield, Mass. Single copies 10c. Yearly subscription $1.00 in the U.S.A. (other countries $1.50). Copyright 1939 by Comic Corporation of America. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. No actual person is named or delineated in this fiction magazine. Ptd. in U.S.A.


[untitled] (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:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Amazing Man [John Aman]; the Nazis
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Various sequence notes corrected by Darci (September 2007).

Books for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents)

Comic Corp. of America / advertisement / 0.15 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Lone Ranger books published by the publisher of this comic book.
Upper left corner of the inside front cover.

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation Etc. (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.15 page (report information)

Script:
Joseph J. Hardie; Berta M. Holcepl (notary)
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Comic Corporation of America (owner); Joseph J. Hardie (owner, publisher); Raymond J. Kelly (owner, business manager); E. L. Angel (owner); Lloyd Jacquet (editor)

Synopsis:
Statement of ownership of "Amazing-Man Comics, published monthly at Springfield, Mass., for October 1, 1939."

Indexer Notes

All addresses for given as 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.
Bertha M. Holcepl, Notary public, Kings County.
Managing editor listed as "none".
Lower left corner of inside front cover.

For 1940 It's the Centaur Group! (Table of Contents)

The Centaur Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Peter [as Peter] (signed)
Inks:
George Peter [as Peter] (signed)
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Identity of "Peter" from Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
The Centaur Group books are Keen Detective Funnies, Amazing Mystery Funnies, Amazing-Man Comics and Funny Pages.
Right side inside front cover.

["Aman, the "Amazing-Man", having abandoned his plan to avenge the misdeeds..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Elsie (a nurse); Pat (a nurse)The Great Question (villain); un-named German Leutnant (villain); Herman (villain); Karl (villain); Erich (villain, intern, death); Wilhelm (villain); Joseph (villain); other Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Escaping from the clutches of the Nazis, thanks to "The Green Mist", Aman steals a German plane and heads for Berlin, but is shot down, injured, and once again captured. While in the hospital, the Great Question mentally contacts Aman and demands he escape and head for Tibet.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hetrocoryn; Siegfried Line; The Green Mist

Indexer Notes

Title and character information from Lou Mougin (May 2009).

According to Blake Bell, Everett received an art assist on this story from some unknown artist.

Writer credit revised from Bill Everett to Kirby per the Who's Who.

["Doris, Sir Oliver King, First Mate Jeffers..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Harold Hughes?
Pencils:
Harold Hughes (signed)
Inks:
Harold Hughes (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Jungle Battles (Table of Contents)

Jay Douglas / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Louis Golden?
Pencils:
Robert Golden (signed)
Inks:
Robert Golden (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

vs. dinosaur in jungle

["Late in the year 1970, twenty years after the Second World War..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Carl Burgos?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks:
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Iron Skull (hero) vs. spies in the year 1970.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["The story starts in a small rural town..."] (Table of Contents)

The Magician From Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Giunta; Michael Mirando
Pencils:
John Giunta; Michael Mirando
Inks:
John Giunta; Michael Mirando
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Synopsis:
"born of Martian & Earth parents, super-heroine Jane battles a giant Elemental"

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Giunta's name is misspelled "Guinta" in the splash panel.

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

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Reduced to 6-inches by a mad scientist, a young man and woman battle criminals.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["After the death of their treacherous guide..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Frank Thomas?
Pencils:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks:
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Pellucidar-like sci-fi adventure.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

The Green Mist (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam Gilman
Pencils:
Sam Gilman (signed)
Inks:
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Lou Mougin credits script to Sam Gilman, May 2009.

The Devil Dogs (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty Man [Scott Pearson] (introduction); the Dogman (villain)
Synopsis:
Mighty Man, a 12' giant, leaves the Valley of Giants to wage war on crime, and his first case is to battle The Dogman and his devil dogs.
Keywords:
Valley of Giants

["Out on the high seas, a fishing schooner..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Lew Glanzman?
Pencils:
Lew Glanzman (signed)
Inks:
Lew Glanzman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Sub-Mariner-like aquatic super-hero. Title from Lou Mougin Sam Gilman, May 2009.

This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents)

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typerwriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Boys, Girls! Select New & Unusual Gifts from This Ad or Sensational New Catalog (Table of Contents)

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. Books for Boys and Girls
    Comic Corp. of America
  3. 2. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation Etc.
  4. 3. For 1940 It's the Centaur Group!
    The Centaur Group
  5. 4. ["Aman, the "Amazing-Man", having abandoned his plan to avenge the misdeeds..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  6. 5. ["Doris, Sir Oliver King, First Mate Jeffers..."]
    King of the South Seas
  7. 6. Jungle Battles
    Jay Douglas
  8. 7. ["Late in the year 1970, twenty years after the Second World War..."]
    Iron Skull
  9. 8. ["The story starts in a small rural town..."]
    The Magician From Mars
  10. 9. ["Say, Jake!"]
    Minimidget
  11. 10. ["After the death of their treacherous guide..."]
    Chuck Hardy; Land Beneath the Sea
  12. 11. The Green Mist
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  13. 12. The Devil Dogs
    Mighty Man
  14. 13. ["Out on the high seas, a fishing schooner..."]
    The Shark
  15. 14. This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typerwriter
  16. 15. Boys, Girls! Select New & Unusual Gifts from This Ad or Sensational New Catalog
    Johnson Smith & Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Delich
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Andrew Shor
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome