(May 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

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)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
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
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Henry Andrews
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome