(November 1940)

Centaur, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Air Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lew Glanzman
Inks
Lew Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Man; Ming Toy; Polly Biggins; Dan Dennis

Indexer Notes

Cover combines elements from three of the stories.

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

Stamp Tips / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The days when Chinese treaty ports, when zones of foreign influence, had their own stamps, are no more.
Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
How port stamps and "office abroad" stamps may become a valuable collectable as they are no longer being produced.

Indexer Notes

Illustration of a Chunking 2 candarins stamp.

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

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

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

The Air Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
George Kapitan (credited as Geo. Kapitan); ?
Pencils
Harry Sahle (credited as Harry F. Sahle)
Inks
Harry Sahle (credited as Harry F. Sahle)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Always interested in the activities of the boat world...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Air Man; "Ribs" Miley
Synopsis
Air Man tracks down some ship saboteurs.

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Jerry Bails, via the GCD Chat List (1 January 2005).
Keith Chandler notes that a previous indexer thought that Kapitan was the inker.

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

The Eye Sees / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mark Schneider (signed)
Inks
Mark Schneider (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Eye; Jack Barrister; Fay Barrister (Jack's wife); Pete; Lefty; Silky; Rigonie; Chick; Mickey; Moe
Synopsis
Some fur robberies catch the attention of the Eye.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance in Keen Detective Funnies #24

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

Spark O'Leary / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Pearson (credited as Chas Pearson)
Inks
Charles Pearson (credited as Chas Pearson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spark O'Leary is sent to broadcast the demonstration...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Spark O'Leary; Flog; Blunt
Synopsis
At the testing of an invisible magnetic bomb, Spark smells something fishy.

The Murder of a City (Table of Contents: 6)

Dr. Darkness / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (credited)
Pencils
? [as R.] (signed) (2 spot illustrations)
Inks
? [as R.] (signed) (2 spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Cambridge [Dr. Darkness]; Mayor Fitzsimmons
Synopsis
Dr. Darkness learns of plot to kill all the people of the city.

The Case of the Incredible Island (Table of Contents: 7)

Dean Denton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Campbell (credited as Harry Francis Campbell)
Pencils
Harry Campbell (credited as Harry Francis Campbell)
Inks
Harry Campbell (credited as Harry Francis Campbell)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Absalom; Carol Kane; Dean Denton; Igor; Baron Blood [Ivan Besedin]
Synopsis
The ship Dean and Carol are on is sunk and they end up on an island to be hunted by Baron Blood.

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

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

Script
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Pencils
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Inks
Eddie Robbins (signed as Robin)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Outside the United States' gold cache in Kentucky...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Masked Marvel
Synopsis
Crooks use a mechanical drilling machine to rob the U.S. gold cache of $5 billion in gold.

Indexer Notes

between MASKED MARVEL #2 / 3
A previous indexer misidentified the "Robin" signature as that of Robin King.

Lesson Number 11 (Table of Contents: 9)

How to Be An Amateur G-Man! / cartoon / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Wood
Pencils
Fred Wood
Inks
Fred Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Baldy; "Famine" Alf; Sloppy Sam; Gorilla Mac; Shrubbery Dan; China Chang; Bull-neck Nelson

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

Dick Hurston / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And here's the ace of spades...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Hurston (intro); Mike; Mr. Fyfe; Joe; Spike; Mr. Jones
Synopsis
Expensive perfumes have been stolen from the hold of a ship.

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

Dan Dennis / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trapped in a dungeon...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Polly Biggins; Ming Toy; Dan Dennis; Tick
Synopsis
Polly helps Dan and Tick.

Our Fighting 'D. A.'s' (Table of Contents: 12)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen (credited)
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (credited)
Inks
Irwin Hasen (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Thomas E. Dewey; William O'Dwyer; Courtney

[Johnson Smith & Company] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Air Man
  2. 1. ["The days when Chinese treaty ports, when zones of foreign influence, had their own stamps, are no more."]
    Stamp Tips
  3. 2. ["Hey fellas! Here's the Amazing Man!"]
  4. 3. ["Always interested in the activities of the boat world..."]
    The Air Man
  5. 4. ["Come on!"]
    The Eye Sees
  6. 5. ["Spark O'Leary is sent to broadcast the demonstration..."]
    Spark O'Leary
  7. 6. The Murder of a City
    Dr. Darkness
  8. 7. The Case of the Incredible Island
    Dean Denton
  9. 8. ["Outside the United States' gold cache in Kentucky..."]
    Masked Marvel
  10. 9. Lesson Number 11
    How to Be An Amateur G-Man!
  11. 10. ["And here's the ace of spades..."]
    Dick Hurston
  12. 11. ["Trapped in a dungeon..."]
    Dan Dennis
  13. 12. Our Fighting 'D. A.'s'
  14. 13. [Johnson Smith & Company]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Keith Chandler
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