(April 1940)

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 Howard Keltners Golden Age Index

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Amazing-Man [John Aman]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art verification by Blake Bell in Bill Everett Archives #2.

1st appearance of Aman in his distinctive uniform.

Purification! (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]; Zona Henderson (special investigator for the New Orleans Eagle, introduction); The Council [Professor Nika; others un-named]; The Great Question (villain); Slick (villain, pirate); Garlock (villain, pirate chief); Harper (villain, pirate)
Synopsis:
Aman is put to the Test of Fire for purification purposes, then asks if he can return to America. Granted permission, Aman flys until he runs out of gas over the bayous of Louisiana. There he runs into a special investigator for a Louisiana newspaper, who has been captured by a gang of pirates.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Green Mist

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

The Green Mist is now automatically controlled by the distinctive "A" on Aman's new uniform.

["Late in the year 1971 all Europe once more..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Drago (introduction; Villain)

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["Are they all ready, Red?"] (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:
superhero

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Three-Ring Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Duke Carey
Pencils:
Lew Glanz [as L. G.] (signed)
Inks:
Lew Glanz [as L. G.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

This sequence added per Lou Mougin, May 2009.

How Old is Zardi--This Man Who Does Not Die? (Table of Contents)

Zardi, the Eternal Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zardi (introduction, origin)

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["This is your last warning..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

["Free once more after escaping the swamp men..."] (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.

War! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
? [as Barry McKay]
Pencils:
John Giunta; Michael Mirando
Inks:
John Giunta; Michael Mirando
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Hood [Vanza] (Villain)

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

The Coal People (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.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. Purification!
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. ["Late in the year 1971 all Europe once more..."]
    Iron Skull
  4. 3. ["Are they all ready, Red?"]
    Minimidget
  5. 4. Three-Ring Death
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  6. 5. How Old is Zardi--This Man Who Does Not Die?
    Zardi, the Eternal Man
  7. 6. ["This is your last warning..."]
    The Shark
  8. 7. ["Free once more after escaping the swamp men..."]
    Chuck Hardy; Land Beneath the Sea
  9. 8. War!
    Magician From Mars
  10. 9. The Coal People
    Mighty-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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