(November 1940)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-09-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Data from Jerry Bails index cards & Howard Keltner's Golden Age index.

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. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lew Glanzman (signed as Glanz)
Inks
Lew Glanzman (signed as Glanz)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing Man [John Aman]

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

Stamps / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Numerous countries have vanished in the past...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Page also includes indicia.

Biggest Dime's Worth of Thrills (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Allen L. Kirby
Pencils
Lew Glanzman
Inks
Lew Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look that girl is fainting!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Zona Henderson; Great Question; Operative Eight-Six (Great Question's agent); Slim (cowboy); Chuck (cowboy); Black Bull (renegade native); Joe Weltners (rancher)
Synopsis
The Great Question seeks to destroy the oil fields in Wyoming but the Amazing Man intervenes to stop his henchmen.
Keywords
Amazing Man's plane; amnesia; Cheyenne; Custer; green mist; nitroglycerin; oil fields; television; Tibet; Wyoming

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

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Verral ?
Pencils
John Kolb (credited as John F. Kolb)
Inks
John Kolb (credited as John F. Kolb)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come here, Ritty, we have some mail.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Minimidget; Ritty; Sam Reagan (Texan rancher)
Synopsis
Minimidget and Ritty help their friend Sam stop cattle thieves at his ranch.
Keywords
lumbago; midget plane; Texas

Indexer Notes

Charles Verral has a Minimidget writing credit for 1941 in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Is there any data to suggest THIS story is by him?

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Iron Skull / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Gilman ?
Pencils
Sam Gilman (signed)
Inks
Sam Gilman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Arriving at the airplane factory, the Iron Skull...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Skull; Moose; Chuck Lemerise; Al Avison; Professor Edmunds; Peep Eckley (guide)
Synopsis
Moose quits Avison's employ and assist Iron Skull in pursuing Avison's gang to Peru to prevent them from raiding an Incan site. Avison tries to rile up natives into killing Iron Skull but his invulnerable body causes the natives to take him for a god.
Keywords
Incas; Peru; puma

Shanghied! (Table of Contents: 6)

Rocke Wayburn / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Rocke Wayburn; Thad Burns [Rocke's friend]; Walrus Blake [smuggler]; John [sailor]; Molly Burns [Thad's wife]
Synopsis
Rocke finds his friend Thad has been shanghaied by Walrus Blake. Rocke infiltrates the crew and leads a rebellion against Blake. Blake had been smuggling dope inside crates of silk.
Keywords
Barnaby Gull; dope; drugs; San Francisco; smuggling

Midnight Deadline (Table of Contents: 7)

Amazing-Man / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Duke Carey (credited)
Pencils
Sam Glanzman (signed as Glanz) (illustrations)
Inks
Sam Glanzman (signed as Glanz) (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing Man [John Aman]; Zona Henderson
Synopsis
While going on vacation to Bermuda John Aman solves a murder committed using poison.
Keywords
Bermuda; green mist; Tropical Garden; Zobri Island

Indexer Notes

Duke Carey is likely a pen-name.

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

Doctor Hypno / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas ?
Pencils
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wun. Change that radio program!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Hypno; Wun; Scotty (zookeeper, dies)
Synopsis
After a gorilla murders 22 people in a scheme inspired by Poe's 'Murders in the Rue Morgue,' Dr. Hypno places his mind inside another gorilla in order to capture the killer animal. The first gorilla had been set free by Scotty, who commits suicide.
Keywords
Claxon Arms Apartments; gorillas

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

Mighty Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey old timer! You have a bite!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Man (poses as Pat O'Riley); Jim Boyl (dead man)
Synopsis
Mighty Man breaks up a mob who have been insuring people then killing them with Brazilian poison in order to collect on the policies.
Keywords
insurance fraud; thought suggestion

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

The Shark / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Lew Glanzman ?
Pencils
Lew Glanzman (as Lew Glanz) (signed)
Inks
Lew Glanzman (as Lew Glanz) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He walks over to a telephone.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shark; Eric (gunman); Father Neptune; Joe Shapiro (also as Jean Vigee-Le Brun)
Synopsis
Using his new ability to walk on water the Shark battles a birdman. The birdman reveals himself to be scientist Jean Vigee-Le Brun, who shares his formula with the Shark. Then Eric kills Jean. Then Eric reveals Jean is actually his boss Joe Shapiro and isn't dead. Then Joe explains he hypnotized the Shark and virtually everything he saw was a trick.
Keywords
hypnosis; octopus; television

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Reef Kinkaid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Pencils
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We know that this knife was carved from pure gold...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Reef Kinkaid; Dr. Lang; Marian Lang; Kobo (jungle guide); Alligator-Men (costumed men); Torrga
Synopsis
Reef and his friends return to the jungles of Brazil to learn where a golden knife originated from. They discover men dressed as alligators who try to sacrifice Marian to a pit of alligators. Reef saves Marian and they find a huge deposit of gold.
Keywords
alligators; bear; Brazil; gold; jaguar; Piratez

Were You Born in November (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joseph Kaliff ?
Pencils
Joseph Kaliff (as Joseph Alfred Kaliff) (signed)
Inks
Joseph Kaliff (as Joseph Alfred Kaliff) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Marie Antoinette; Daniel Boone; Robert Fulton; Joe Dimaggio; Mark Twain
Synopsis
Facts about people born in November.

This Beautiful Desk for only $1 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Girls! Have You Seen Our New 1945 Catalog? (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. ["Numerous countries have vanished in the past..."]
    Stamps
  3. 2. Biggest Dime's Worth of Thrills
  4. 3. ["Look that girl is fainting!"]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  5. 4. ["Come here, Ritty, we have some mail."]
    Minimidget
  6. 5. ["Arriving at the airplane factory, the Iron Skull..."]
    Iron Skull
  7. 6. Shanghied!
    Rocke Wayburn
  8. 7. Midnight Deadline
    Amazing-Man
  9. 8. ["Wun. Change that radio program!"]
    Doctor Hypno
  10. 9. ["Hey old timer! You have a bite!"]
    Mighty Man
  11. 10. ["He walks over to a telephone."]
    The Shark
  12. 11. ["We know that this knife was carved from pure gold..."]
    Reef Kinkaid
  13. 12. Were You Born in November
  14. 13. This Beautiful Desk for only $1
  15. 14. Boys! Girls! Have You Seen Our New 1945 Catalog?
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