(September 1940)

Centaur, 1940 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Indian on horseback

A Story of Tunnel Builders (Table of Contents: 1)

Sand Hog / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (signed)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Steve Svenson; Ed; Andy; Bob Stevens; Charlie; Stoaky; Bart; Shanty; Shorty; Lars
Synopsis
Bob Stevens joins Steve Svenson's sand hog crew as they dig beneath Long Island Sound. Bob proves he can make it as a sand hog when he saves Steve's life.
Reprints
Keywords
Long Island Sound; sand hogs

Stolen Jewels (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Claire S. Moe (signed)
Inks
Claire S. Moe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Mrs. Johns; Bob Johns; Trixy the pet circus monkey; Mr. Roth; Kate Lynn
Synopsis
After his mother is framed for a jewel robbery, Bob and his pet monkey Trixy find the real thief, Kate Lynn.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Gabby Flynn / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Ernst (signed)
Pencils
Ken Ernst (signed)
Inks
Ken Ernst (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But Dan, can't you send someone else to interview that half-baked matinee idol?
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Gabby Flynn; Dan; Hamilton Sinclair (dies); Longfellow; Mrs. Sinclair
Synopsis
Gabby is interviewing film star Hamilton Sinclair when the man is murdered. Gabby proves Hamilton's wife killed him when he finds a pair of glasses at the crime scene.

The Flaming Idol (Table of Contents: 4)

Dick Kent / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arthur Pinajian (signed)
Pencils
Arthur Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Arthur Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Kent; Professor Benton; Professor John Redding
Synopsis
Dick, Benton and Redding retrieve the Flaming Idol from the Cave of the Idols, fighting their way past hostile natives.
Reprints
Keywords
Cave of the Idols; City of the Idols; Flaming Idol

A Mail Order Sherlock (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Allen (credited)
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Jed; Harry; Old Jim
Synopsis
Jed the teenaged amateur sleuth thinks his pal Old Jim has been murdered when he finds a pool of blood in his home. The blood came from a bear Old Jim killed.
Keywords
Hollow Tree Pool

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Lucky Coyne / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm having a lot of tough breaks, Devon!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Lucky Coyne; Devon; Briggs; Burns; Bates; Moran
Synopsis
Briggs' factory is threatened by Devon's protection racket, who hire Bates to become night watchman at the factory and wreck materials but Lucky Coyne catches the men responsible.

Snatch-Racket (Table of Contents: 7)

Terry Taylor / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood (as Robert L. Wood) (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood (as Robert L. Wood) (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (as Robert L. Wood) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Terry Taylor; Spike; Marge; Walter
Synopsis
Terry Taylor and his partner Walter rescue a child who was kidnapped by Spike and Marge.
Reprints
Keywords
Department of Justice; Lindbergh Law; Washington D.C.

Viva El Presidente! (Table of Contents: 8)

Captain Jim / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Burley (signed as R. A. Burley)
Pencils
Ray Burley (signed as R. A. Burley)
Inks
Ray Burley (signed as R. A. Burley)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain Jim; Mike Clancy; Alvarez; Colonel Lopez (dies); Pedro
Synopsis
Captain Jim is shipping supplies to San Pablo when he is dragged into a civil war against Presidente Diaz. The rebel leader Alvarez and his daughter gain Jim's aid and in the end Diaz flees the capital, Pedro kills Lopez and Alvarez is declared the new president.
Keywords
Balboa; Le Palos; Panama City; Patsy; San Pablo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Speed Silvers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed as P. Gustavson)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed as P. Gustavson)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed as P. Gustavson)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've had this coming to you for a long time, Carter!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Speed Silvers; Carter; Elsie; Mike; Chuck
Synopsis
After Carter loses his job he tries to wreck Speed's train by sabotaging another engine and causing a collision. Speed stops the out of control engine and catches Carter.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Phantom Rider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Anders
Inks
Al Anders
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On the outskirts of Pine-Flats, two men await an unsuspecting traveler
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Phantom Rider; Dan Hurd; Spider; Lee Bowers; Dan Brown; Thunder; Johnny
Synopsis
Dan Hurd and Spider wound Lee Bowers and use his letters to pose as tax collection agents. The Phantom Rider saves Lee's life and exposes Dan and Spider as frauds.
Keywords
Pine-Flats
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. A Story of Tunnel Builders
    Sand Hog
  3. 2. Stolen Jewels
  4. 3. ["But Dan, can't you send someone else to interview that half-baked matinee idol?"]
    Gabby Flynn
  5. 4. The Flaming Idol
    Dick Kent
  6. 5. A Mail Order Sherlock
  7. 6. ["I'm having a lot of tough breaks, Devon!"]
    Lucky Coyne
  8. 7. Snatch-Racket
    Terry Taylor
  9. 8. Viva El Presidente!
    Captain Jim
  10. 9. ["You've had this coming to you for a long time, Carter!"]
    Speed Silvers
  11. 10. ["On the outskirts of Pine-Flats, two men await an unsuspecting traveler"]
    Phantom Rider
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