Golden-Age Greats Spotlight #13 - Centaur Chronicles
([August] 2013)

AC, 2003 Series
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Volume
13
Price
34.95 USD
Pages
248
On-sale date
2013-08-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
AC Comics
Brand
AC Comics
Barcode
649241921523 01311
Editing
?
Color
Color Cover; Black and White Interior
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

6.5" x 9.75"


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett ?
Inks
Bill Everett ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

The Tangled Lineage of Centaur (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Hames Ware
Pencils
William Allison; Terry Gilkison; ?
Inks
William Allison; Terry Gilkison; ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes small reproductions of the covers to Funny Picture Stories (Comics Magazine Company, 1936 series) #v1#2 (December 1936), Keen Detective Funnies (Centaur, 1938 series) #v2#1 (January 1939), and Keen Detective Funnies (Centaur, 1938 series) #v2#10 (October 1939).

Centaur Notes (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Heike
Letters
typeset

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

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

Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing Man [John Aman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Dr. Mystic / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Jerome Siegel] (signed)
Pencils
Joe Shuster (signed)
Inks
Joe Shuster (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An entire city freezes with terror...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mystic [Dr. Occult]; Zator (introduction); Koth (introduction)
Synopsis
Zator appears to attack the city but only to attract Dr. Mystic's attention. He has come to bring Dr. Mystic through the spirit world to the Seven, but they are attacked by Koth on the way.
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Muss 'Em Up (Table of Contents: 5)

Hammer Donovan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Will Eisner [as William Eisner] (signed)
Pencils
Will Eisner [as Eisner] (signed)
Inks
Will Eisner [as Eisner] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Hammer Donovan; Captain Spencer; Fen Soo (Donovan's servant); Mike Morelli (villain); Tony (villain, death); Curley [aka as Curly] (villain, death); Hophead Harry (villain)
Synopsis
Hammer Donovan is called back onto the Police force, with no legal limitations, to track down a notorious killer and his gang that have been bumping off cops, and whose identity and whereabouts are being protected by the underworld.
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The Case of the Missing Heir (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Kane (signed)
Pencils
Bob Kane (signed)
Inks
Bob Kane (signed)
Letters
Bob Kane

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dr. J. R. Ferguson (death); Peterson (lawyer); Rodgers; Dorothy; John Williams; Matilda (maid); The Boss (villain); Slick Ranger (villain, make-up artist)
Synopsis
John Williams inherits a fortune from his uncle, unaware that clever criminals have secured the services of a make-up artist, who will pose as Williams and take over the fortune.
Reprints

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

Dirk the Demon / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can land just to the right of the main building...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dirk the Demon [Dirk Cay]; Princess Nemo; Prince Marcus
Synopsis
Dirk and the Princess arrive for her wedding to Prince Marcus, but they find the place overtaken by men in strange masks. They're captured, but Dirk escapes and frees the royal couple.
Reprints

Episode One - The Ermine Appears (Table of Contents: 8)

The Ermine / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Filchock (signed)
Pencils
? Filchock [as Phil Chalk] (signed)
Inks
? Filchock [as Phil Chalk] (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Ermine (Intro)
Reprints

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

Skyrocket Steele / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Back on Earth, after their adventure on the planetoid Mannin...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Skyrocket Steele Dodge; Sari Marston
Reprints

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

Little Dynamite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Cole (signed)
Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's early evening in a great metropolis.
Reprints

Part 1: The Conqueror (Table of Contents: 11)

Air-Sub 'DX' / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Captain Tim; Professor Gray; Rita; Turjak (villain); Air Sub DX
Synopsis
Upon hearing that Dr. Montan may yet be alive, according to a diary entry in which the doctor talks of "living diamonds" on Mystery Isle, Tim and company head out to check out the story. But when their ship is forced down miles from their destination, they believe that they were expected, and that "The Conqueror," who has returned, may in fact be Dr. Montan!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Dan Dennis, F.B.I. / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed)
Pencils
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed)
Inks
Sam Gilman [as Gilman] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Washington - centre of the nation's crime-fighting machine...
Characters
Dan Dennis; Inspector Joe Tickner; Chop Quiderio (villain); Achmet (villain, huge giant)
Synopsis
Dan is sent to New York to break up a dangerous dope ring and discovers an old smuggling racketeer posing as a fortune teller...and he smells a rat!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Court-martialed because of the disapearance of government munitions...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Reef' Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Reef Kinkaid (introduction); Jane Warren (newspaper reporter); Grayson (Coast Guard officer); un-named ship's Captain (villain)
Synopsis
Reef rescues a girl reporter from a gang of dope smugglers and uses the shanghaied crew to restore order aboard ship.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Fantom of the Fair / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the top of one of the towering buildings of the World's Fair...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantom of the Fair (introduction); Andy (a painter); Collins (a policeman); Russel (a policeman); Johnson (a contractor); Occo (villain, a contractor); Marco (villain)
Synopsis
The Fantom, mentioned in a book written in Icelandic thousands of years ago, appears on the scene at the World's Fair to stop a crooked contractor who is attempting to fraudulently prevent another contractor from fulfilling his contracts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
A. L. Kirby (signed)
Pencils
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Inks
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aman, the Amazing Man [John Aman]; Zona Handerson (crime investigator); Great Question (villain); Homer (villain); Bim (villain); Kerner (villain); Kully (villain); Operator Nine (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Green Mist, better known as the Amazing Man, must act quickly to prevent the Port of San Francisco from being blown up and blamed on a foreign power, as a way of drawing the United States into the war in Europe.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Towering high above the city, far from the turmoil...
Genre
superhero
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Dr. Hypno / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A name emblazoned in headlines, yet whispered in awe!!
Genre
superhero
Synopsis
Psychologist Dr. Hypno battles crime.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Zardi the Eternal Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Steve]
Inks
? [as Steve]
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He saw the pyramids built...
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Louis Glanzman ? [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Pencils
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Inks
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature serving justice,...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shark; Tom; Everett; Johnny
Synopsis
The Shark is asked by a scientist to go to Mars and send back descriptions of what he finds to be recorded for posterity. While there, he discovers a race of petrified mummies, who take him captive, forcing him to slave away with other humans who have been similarly captured.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Fantom of the Fair / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Earth is torn open...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantom of the Fair
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

Chuck Hardy in The Land Beneath the Sea / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After thwarting the attempts of the frogmen...
Synopsis
Chuck Hardy vs. 2-headed frog-man
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Masked Marvel / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Ben Thompson
Pencils
Ben Thompson
Inks
Ben Thompson
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Masked Marvel, arch-enemy of crime, with the aid of his three confederates...
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size of a normal hand...
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On the High Seas (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Harry Sahle
Pencils
Harry Sahle
Inks
Harry Sahle
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Air-Man [Drake Stevens]; Ellen Page; Corzen
Synopsis
When the Air-Man hears of a "Ghost Ship" perpetrating piracy, he decides to book passage on the ship in order to investigate and to end the nefarious crime spree of the pirate Captain, Corzen.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Solarman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Close to the heart of the great solar system...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Solarman (introduction, origin); Quino (Saturian scientist, introduction); Al Ravoni (villain, gangster); Joe (villain); Tony (villain)
Synopsis
On Saturn, the dwarf scientist Quino sends Solarman to help the people of Earth. His first assignment is to capture a fugitive gangster attempting to leave the country on a forged passport and bring him to justice.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 27)

Blue Fire / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Pencils
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Inks
Louis Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blue Fire is a real figure of mystery to the world...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Fire [Jack Knapp] (introduction, origin); The Frost (introduction)
Synopsis
Jack Knapp, who spends his time experimenting with chemicals, causes an explosion that surrounds him with blue flame. While the fire engulfs him, he can pass through any object. Memorizing the formula, he goes to investigate an ocean liner sabotaged by a strange man encased in ice. Blue Fire discovers the Frost, a foreign agent who can freeze himself and his surroundings by consuming a small pill. Their powers produce a stalemate, but Jack only captures him temporarily.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

The Black Panther / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Through the black, still night, a sinister figure moves slowly...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Panther (introduction); Professor Taft; Erick Rogats (villain, death); Argo (villain, death)
Synopsis
An enemy agent kidnaps an emminent scientist who has invented a serum that can petrify any living animal on earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

The Blue Lady / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Frollo ?
Pencils
Frank Frollo [as Frollo] (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo [as Frollo] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lucille Martin, an adventurous young novelist has acquired...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Lady [Lucille Martin]; Larry (Lucille's fiance); Sing Thang (death); Bin (villain)
Synopsis
The Blue Lady discovers a way to open the jade idol that had killed her master, noting it had a piece of paper inside giving instructions on how to find a hidden gold shipment from China.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Fire-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Maurice Filchock
Inks
Maurice Filchock
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A passenger plane skims over the tree-tops...
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

The Arrow / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...And I’m to learn how this 'Lord Hawford' sends his messages to America, Sir?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]; Jane Markham; B-12 (British agent); Lord Hawford (villain)
Synopsis
The Arrow assists British agent B-12 and Jane, his assistant, in tracking down how vital military information is being to sent to Gestapo agent, Lord Hawford.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Ed Herron [as Eddy Herron] (signed)
Pencils
Al Plastino [as Alfredo Plastino] (signed)
Inks
Al Plastino [as Alfredo Plastino] (signed)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jim Travis, college graduate, calls at the home of his sweetheart...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Rainbow [Jim Travis] (introduction, origin); Elsie Norris (introduction); Tommy; Black Rufus (villain, introduction); Tony (villain)
Synopsis
Inspired by a comic book he has read, Jim Travis decides to take up a bizarre mantle and fight crime.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 33)

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lonergan (signed); Louis Glanzman; Sam Glanzman [as Decker] (signed)
Inks
Lonergan (signed); Louis Glanzman; Sam Glanzman [as Decker] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
War Over Europe!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Tommy
Synopsis
Aman and Tommy are awarded the Victoria Cross after they stop the enemy from invading England using a cyclotron, powered by radio waves, which allows a tunnel under the sea to be built for that purpose.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34)

Skyrocket Steele / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Skyrocket Steele Dodge; Sari Marston
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. The Tangled Lineage of Centaur
  3. 2. Centaur Notes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  5. 4. ["An entire city freezes with terror..."]
    Dr. Mystic
  6. 5. Muss 'Em Up
    Hammer Donovan
  7. 6. The Case of the Missing Heir
  8. 7. ["You can land just to the right of the main building..."]
    Dirk the Demon
  9. 8. Episode One - The Ermine Appears
    The Ermine
  10. 9. ["Back on Earth, after their adventure on the planetoid Mannin..."]
    Skyrocket Steele
  11. 10. ["It's early evening in a great metropolis."]
    Little Dynamite
  12. 11. Part 1: The Conqueror
    Air-Sub 'DX'
  13. 12. ["Washington - centre of the nation's crime-fighting machine..."]
    Dan Dennis, F.B.I.
  14. 13. ["Court-martialed because of the disapearance of government munitions..."]
    The Arrow
  15. 14. ["'Reef' Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune..."]
    Reef Kinkaid
  16. 15. ["From the top of one of the towering buildings of the World's Fair..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  17. 16. ["Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  18. 17. ["Towering high above the city, far from the turmoil..."]
    Iron Skull
  19. 18. ["A name emblazoned in headlines, yet whispered in awe!!"]
    Dr. Hypno
  20. 19. ["He saw the pyramids built..."]
    Zardi the Eternal Man
  21. 20. ["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature serving justice,..."]
    The Shark
  22. 21. ["The Earth is torn open..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  23. 22. ["After thwarting the attempts of the frogmen..."]
    Chuck Hardy in The Land Beneath the Sea
  24. 23. ["The Masked Marvel, arch-enemy of crime, with the aid of his three confederates..."]
    Masked Marvel
  25. 24. ["Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size of a normal hand..."]
    Minimidget
  26. 25. On the High Seas
    Air Man
  27. 26. ["Close to the heart of the great solar system..."]
    Solarman
  28. 27. ["Blue Fire is a real figure of mystery to the world..."]
    Blue Fire
  29. 28. ["Through the black, still night, a sinister figure moves slowly..."]
    The Black Panther
  30. 29. ["Lucille Martin, an adventurous young novelist has acquired..."]
    The Blue Lady
  31. 30. ["A passenger plane skims over the tree-tops..."]
    Fire-Man
  32. 31. ["...And I’m to learn how this 'Lord Hawford' sends his messages to America, Sir?"]
    The Arrow
  33. 32. ["Jim Travis, college graduate, calls at the home of his sweetheart..."]
    The Rainbow
  34. 33. ["War Over Europe!"]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    Skyrocket Steele
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