(October 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
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Arrow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors
?
Editing
Joe Hardie

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]
Reprints

Announcing the Sensational New Daisy Red Ryder Carbine (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You guys certainly have more nerve than brains...don't you?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; District Attorney Nolan; un-named crooked Judge (villain); The Boss [Dutch Henson] (villain, death); Henson's henchmen [Trigger; rest un-named] (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Boss kidnaps the District Attorney, primarily because he was tough on his boys over the years, and intends on rubbing him out.....until the Arrow steps in.

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the 5th Arrow story.

The splash panel and all of page five displays the Arrow in a yellow costume, not red.

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Daring Escape (Table of Contents: 3)

The Arrow / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; Judge J. Thomas Gordon; Jane Gordon (the Judge's daughter); gas station attendant; Bendix (villain); group of convicts [Curley; rest unnamed] (villains); Rogers (villain)
Synopsis
Bendix and a group of criminals escape from the State Penitentiary and head for the city where they hope to track down the Judge that sent them up the river. But the Arrow is already on to their plans and deals with him in his own way.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the 6th Arrow story.

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Dragon's Face Bank Robbers (Table of Contents: 4)

The Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; The Dragon's Face Gang [The Boss; Smiley; Trigger; Wong] (villains, banker robbers)
Synopsis
The Dragon's Face Gang has robbed the National Bank and are making their getaway, but hot on their trail is the Arrow, who stifles their flight to South America and into the hands of the Coast Guard.
Reprints
Keywords
Chinatown

Indexer Notes

Reprint of the 7th Arrow story.

Letterer credit courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[Killer Hogan] (Table of Contents: 5)

Dan Savage of the Mounted / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dan Savage (member of the RCMP); Mary (Savage's girl); Devil (Savage's horse); un-named Chief of the RCMP; Blackie (villain); Tom (villain); Killer Hogan (villain, a murderer); Slate (villain, a murderer)
Synopsis
After breaking up a fight between Blackie and Tom, Savage is called by his chief and informed that two killers, being brought back by a Corporal McKay, have escaped and are heading his way.
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich

Signals in the Sky (Table of Contents: 6)

Rip Burns / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Filchock (signed)
Pencils
Martin Filchock (signed)
Inks
Martin Filchock (signed); George Filchock (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Rip Burns; Johnson (kidnapped youngster); Oscar (a skunk); Butch (villain, kidnapper); Joe (villain, kidnapper)
Synopsis
A pair of thugs kidnap a young boy, but the boy uses his talents and intellect to find a way to tip off Rip Burns of his peril by the use of a kite and Morse Code.
Reprints
  • from ?

Date with Death (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Larrie May (credited)
Pencils
Roy Humphries [as R. H.] (signed) (spot illustrations)
Inks
Roy Humphries [as R. H.] (signed) (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Richard Archibald Ward [aka Dick Ward] (detective); Police Chief O'Connor; Walter Gilmore (factory owner); Joe Scarelli mob [Bob Crawley; Jack Nanetti; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Dick is called in by the chief and alerted that the remaining two members of the old Scarelli mob have surfaced and have been raising havoc for the police by pushing narcotics in factories in town.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Artist credits by Craig Delich

Page two of the text story has the Statement of Ownership. The interesting part is that it is the statement of ownership of Star Comics.

The Poison of the Jungle Flower (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Characters
un-named crystal gazer (death); Ann (actress); Nils (actor); ship's captain; ship's mate (death); Jones; Stero (pseudo villain, film director); Kailo (villain, assistant to Stero)
Synopsis
A film director, getting ready to take his cast to Africa to film a movie, is notified that a crystal gazer, performing at his home, died in the middle of a seance. Unknown to the cast members, the director and his assistant have in their possession a strange jungle goddess that can bring death.

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Craig Delich

Death from the Skies (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Hughes (signed)
Inks
Harold Hughes (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Conaway; ship's Captain; "Pinky" Dallas (villain); "Rat" Halloran (villain); Joe Gabiccano (villain); Cutey (villain)
Synopsis
Terry is ordered by his boss to take a trip on a luxury ship bound for Bermuda and keep his eyes open since some $450,000 worth of gems are on board. And, sure enough, Terry spots three known criminals on board, and, getting no help from the ship's Captain, decides to forstall the jewel thieves escape, but gets blamed for the crime in the process.
Keywords
The Queen of India (a ship)

Indexer Notes

Two of the criminals die in the story, but it's hard to ascertain which ones they are.

Storyline continues in the next story.

Pursuit (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Hughes (signed)
Inks
Harold Hughes (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Terry Conaway; ship's Captain; Fritz (ship's sailor); Gabby (villain); Von Helsinger (villain, international jewel thief); Von Helsinger's assistants [Blackie; other un-named] (villains)
Synopsis
Having the rest of the jewel thieves in custody aboard ship, Terry learns that a notorious international jewel thief still awaits their return with the gems they were supposed to have purloined aboard ship. Terry gets permission from the Captain to use the ship's motor launch to go after this man. Arriving at the island in question, they discover the crook has made a getaway in a sloop and take a plane after him, and round him up.
Reprints
Keywords
The Queen of India (a ship)

Indexer Notes

Story line continues from the previous story in this issue.

Shoot the Ump! (Table of Contents: 11)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Gustavson] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports
Reprints
  • from ?

Indexer Notes

Five separate gags about baseball umpires.

Act Now! On This Bargain Offer. (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Arrow
  2. 1. Announcing the Sensational New Daisy Red Ryder Carbine
  3. 2. ["You guys certainly have more nerve than brains...don't you?"]
    The Arrow
  4. 3. Daring Escape
    The Arrow
  5. 4. Dragon's Face Bank Robbers
    The Arrow
  6. 5. [Killer Hogan]
    Dan Savage of the Mounted
  7. 6. Signals in the Sky
    Rip Burns
  8. 7. Date with Death
  9. 8. The Poison of the Jungle Flower
  10. 9. Death from the Skies
    Terry Conaway
  11. 10. Pursuit
    Terry Conaway
  12. 11. Shoot the Ump!
  13. 12. Act Now! On This Bargain Offer.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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