(September 1940)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1940-07-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color cover; color interior
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1940, New Series, Vol. 35, No. 3.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantom of the Fair / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Bugg [as Robug] (signed)
Inks
Bob Bugg [as Robug] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantom of the Fair; Betty

Indexer Notes

Bugg actually signed this "Robug40" to indicate the year (1940) after his name.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantoman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantoman has left the fair after cleaning up all its rackets...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Limey; Steve Landbar; Betty; Fantoman
Synopsis
Steve and his fiance lead an expedition to Africa to capture a mastadon (sic). A killer takes the place of a seaman, on the orders of Bragg Ballio to stop Steve. Fantoman follows Steve to stop the killer.
Keywords
mastodon

Indexer Notes

Character is called Fantom of the Fair on the cover but is renamed Fantoman in the interior story.

Limey is not named until Fantoman #4 (Dec 1940).

In 1940, the Fantom strip was written by George Kapitan as well as Paul Gustavson and Frank Thomas. No extant evidence exists that is known as to who wrote this particular story.

Same applies to the artist of the story. Besides Gustavson, other known artists include Will Roland.

Chapter 8 (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantasy Isle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Loomis (signed)
Inks
George Loomis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Inner Circle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All set? Then we're off.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Jon Linton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Time: 2000 A.D.

Drums of Doom (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Night of Terror (Table of Contents: 6)

Larry Kane / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Inks
Steve Dahlman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Cannibal Monster of the Pygmy Planet (Table of Contents: 7)

Space Patrol / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton
Inks
Basil Wolverton
Colors
?
Letters
?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Lieutenant Lank / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul J. Lauretta
Inks
Paul J. Lauretta
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When war comes--night falls...

Indexer Notes

This is a similar or reworked feature to American Ace from Funnies, Inc in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1 http://www.comics.org/issue/529629/#1060172 and Marvel Mystery Comics #2-3 http://www.comics.org/issue/580/#10658 http://www.comics.org/issue/629/#11179
Next appearance in The Arrow #2

The Case of the Mysterious Monocle (Table of Contents: 9)

Super Spy 7B-3X / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Burley (signed)
Inks
Ray Burley (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
spy

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

Speed Centaur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Malcolm Kildale
Inks
Malcolm Kildale
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reel's office in the Daily Views...
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantom of the Fair
  2. 1. ["Fantoman has left the fair after cleaning up all its rackets..."]
    Fantoman
  3. 2. Chapter 8
    Fantasy Isle
  4. 3. ["All set? Then we're off."]
    Inner Circle
  5. 4. ["Time: 2000 A.D."]
    Jon Linton
  6. 5. Drums of Doom
  7. 6. Night of Terror
    Larry Kane
  8. 7. The Cannibal Monster of the Pygmy Planet
    Space Patrol
  9. 8. ["When war comes--night falls..."]
    Lieutenant Lank
  10. 9. The Case of the Mysterious Monocle
    Super Spy 7B-3X
  11. 10. ["Reel's office in the Daily Views..."]
    Speed Centaur
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