(May 1940)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1940-03-15
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

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 451738.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

["Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator,..."] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
A. L. Kirby (signed)
Pencils:
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Aman, the Amazing Man [John Aman]; Zona Handerson (crime investigator); Great Question (villain); Homer (villain); Bim (villain); Kerner (villain); Kully (villain); Operator Nine (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Green Mist, better known as the Amazing Man, must act quickly to prevent the Port of San Francisco from being blown up and blamed on a foreign power, as a way of drawing the United States into the war in Europe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title and villain credit from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Writer Kirby's first name was Allen.

["Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size..."] (Table of Contents)

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John F. Kolb ?
Pencils:
John F. Kolb (signed)
Inks:
John F. Kolb (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

tarantula. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Title revised Dec. 2009 by JVJ.

["He saw the pyramids built..."] (Table of Contents)

Zardi the Eternal Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Steve]
Inks:
? [as Steve]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Mandrake-like magician. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Alleby and the Forty Thieves (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Duke Carey
Pencils:
Louis Glanzman [as Glanz]
Inks:
Louis Glanzman [as Glanz]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009, who gives art credits to Lew Glanz.

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

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

Script:
Louis Glanzman ? [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Pencils:
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Inks:
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Shark; Tom; Everett; Johnny
Synopsis:
The Shark is asked by a scientist to go to Mars and send back descriptions of what he finds to be recorded for posterity. While there, he discovers a race of petrified mummies, who take him captive, forcing him to slave away with other humans who have been similarly captured.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Revised JVJ.

["After thwarting the attempts of the frogmen..."] (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:
?

Synopsis:
Chuck Hardy vs. 2-headed frog-man
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Amazing Men of Aviation (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Inks:
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

[""Reef" Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune..."] (Table of Contents)

Reef Kinkaid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks:
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Reef Kinkaid (introduction); Jane Warren (newspaper reporter); Grayson (Coast Guard officer); un-named ship's Captain (villain)
Synopsis:
Reef rescues a girl reporter from a gang of dope smugglers and uses the shanghaied crew to restore order aboard ship.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. ? removed from writer by Craig Delich 2011-4-16. Who's Who verifies Lubbers wrote this strip.

["Note! The Mighty Man is a huge twelve foot giant..."] (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mighty-Man; Dr. Hilldale (scientist, death); Alec (doctor's assistant, death); un-named nephew of Dr. Hilldale (villain, death)
Synopsis:
A doctor notifies Mighty Man of a discovery of his in which he can treat an animal and control its size, and the scientist even treats Mighty Man and gives him a stretchable suit.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Revised JVJ. Strip titled "The Amazing Mighty-Man". ? removed from writer credit by Craig Delich 201104016. The Who's Who verifies Filchock as the writer of this strip.

Were You Born in May? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Pencils:
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Inks:
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Tyrone Power; Albert Einstein; Florence Nightingale; Queen Victoria; Charles "Red" Ruffing
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. ["Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator,..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. ["Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size..."]
    Minimidget
  4. 3. ["He saw the pyramids built..."]
    Zardi the Eternal Man
  5. 4. Alleby and the Forty Thieves
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  6. 5. ["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature serving justice,..."]
    The Shark
  7. 6. ["After thwarting the attempts of the frogmen..."]
    Chuck Hardy; Land Beneath the Sea
  8. 7. Amazing Men of Aviation
  9. 8. [""Reef" Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune..."]
    Reef Kinkaid
  10. 9. ["Note! The Mighty Man is a huge twelve foot giant..."]
    Mighty-Man
  11. 10. Were You Born in May?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Henry Andrews
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome