(September 1940)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Masked Marvel / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sam Gilman (signed as S. Gilman)
Inks
Sam Gilman (signed as S. Gilman)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Masked Marvel
Reprints

Stamp Collecting (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joseph Hardie
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

About watermarks on stamps. Page also includes Statement of Ownership.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Masked Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An idle cowboy loafs in a city park...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Masked Marvel; Brad; Kully; Wings; Jordan; ZR; Brunt; ZY
Synopsis
The Masked Marvel goes after a gang that uses model planes in their crimes.

Indexer Notes

last app. in KEEN DETECTIVE FUNNIES #24; art formerly credited to "Ben Thompson ?"

The Hawk (Table of Contents: 3)

Masked Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson
Pencils
Ben Thompson
Inks
Ben Thompson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Hawk; The Masked Marvel; ZR; ZY; ZL; The Singer; Slip
Synopsis
The Masked Marvel and his men go after the Hawk.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

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

Masked Marvel / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson
Pencils
Ben Thompson (credited)
Inks
Ben Thompson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a large mid-west city, Pete Scavotti...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Pete Scavotti; The Masked Marvel; ZR; ZY; ZL; Monk; Little Abe; Judge Ryan
Synopsis
The Masked Marvel goes up against ruthless gangster, Pete Scavotti.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from the index to the original printing.

Christopher's Coffin (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Jussen (credited)
Pencils
Steve Jussen (credited)
Inks
Steve Jussen (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Christopher Carllsen; Sid-Abbis Seto (corpse); McDonald; Mike; Spike
Synopsis
McDonald, of the police waterfront undercover force, examines a claim of a tugboat striking a coffin in the harbor.
Reprints

"The Cat" Had Nine Lives (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Larrie May (credited)
Pencils
? [as "G. A. F."] (signed)
Inks
? [as "G. A. F."] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Dan Carter; The Cat [John Garnnel]
Synopsis
Dan Carter is waiting at the Hotel Shelby because of a tip he got that the wanted crook "The Cat" is staying there.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Fadeaway Farr / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Binder ?
Inks
Jack Binder ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the lonely Rocky Mountain cabin...
Genre
adventure; historical
Characters
Fadeaway Farr; Jackson; Strike Caine; Mary Caine [Hope Jackson]
Synopsis
Trying to get help for his friend, Fadeaway is forced to lead some crooks out of the mountains.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index to the original printing.

Gentlemen of Misfortune (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Hughes (credited); ?
Inks
Harold Hughes (credited, signed); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
'Skip' Sheridan; Briggs; Archer; Vivian Lester; Jimmy Lester; Erich Stromm; Red; Skeets; Hans; Manos
Synopsis
'Skip' sheridan has problems with a young pilot and some strange planes in the area.

Indexer Notes

Hughes also signs - as "Harold Hughes" - on the final page.

Case of the Rx (Table of Contents: 9)

"Doc" Doyle, The Scientific Detective / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Maurice Gutwirth (credited)
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (credited) (signed as M. Gutwirth)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (credited) (signed as M. Gutwirth)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
"Doc" Doyle; John Claney; Dan Peters; Joe Peters; Sam
Synopsis
Detective Doyle and his friend Dr. Claney are kidnapped by a gangster to help his brother.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gutwirth also signs - as "M. Gutwirth" - on the final page.

The Quest of the Golden Idol (Table of Contents: 10)

Tim Roberts / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian (credited as Tohm Dixon)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (credited as Tohm Dixon)
Inks
Art Pinajian (credited as Tohm Dixon)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Ken Masters; Tim Roberts; Peter Roberts
Synopsis
Tim, his uncle Pete and Ken are searching for a golden Aztec idol.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Who's Who gives "Tohm Dixon" as a pseudonym for Pinajian. But both credit and signature (on the final page) give the first name as "TOIIIM", not a recognizable form.

All In Fun (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed as Schwab)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed as Schwab)
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed as Schwab)
Colors
?
Letters
Schwab

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five single panel cartoons.

[Greatest comic characters of them all!] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Mammoth Catalogs] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Masked Marvel
  2. 1. Stamp Collecting
  3. 2. ["An idle cowboy loafs in a city park..."]
    Masked Marvel
  4. 3. The Hawk
    Masked Marvel
  5. 4. ["In a large mid-west city, Pete Scavotti..."]
    Masked Marvel
  6. 5. Christopher's Coffin
  7. 6. "The Cat" Had Nine Lives
  8. 7. ["To the lonely Rocky Mountain cabin..."]
    Fadeaway Farr
  9. 8. Gentlemen of Misfortune
  10. 9. Case of the Rx
    "Doc" Doyle, The Scientific Detective
  11. 10. The Quest of the Golden Idol
    Tim Roberts
  12. 11. All In Fun
  13. 12. [Greatest comic characters of them all!]
  14. 13. [Mammoth Catalogs]
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