(June 1941)

Centaur, 1941 Series
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Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
Joseph Hardie [as Uncle Joe] (per inside front cover editorial)

Issue Notes

Proper story order supplied by Gary Watson, March 2008.
Various art credits supplied by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr., March 2009.

June, 1941. Number 2. Liberty Scouts Comics is published bi-monthly by Comic Corporation of America, 215 Fourth Ave., New York, N. Y. Application for entry as second class matter pending at the Post Office at New York, N. Y. Single copies 10c. 15c in Canada. Yearly subscription 60c in the U.S.A. (other countries 85c). Copyright 1941 by Comic Corporation of America. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. No actual person is named or delineated in this fiction magazine. Printed in the U.S.A.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Liberty Scouts / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?

Reprints

Are You a Liberty Scout? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Liberty Scouts / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In secret, using a mysterious weapon...
Characters
Liberty Scouts [Smokey Henry; Skipper Henry; Strut Henry] (introduction, origin); Mr. P. Henry (introduction, the Scouts' father); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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

Man of War [Centaur] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A malicious aggressor, urged on by the mighty Mars, god of war...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man of War (introduction, origin)

Indexer Notes

It's not clear who did what on this feature. Jerry Bails lists both Paul and Nils as pencil and inks.

All Gustavson credits, as they now appear above, verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Vapo-Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here are the results of the last test, Doctor Kreiner
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vapo-Man [Bradford Cole] (introduction, origin)

Indexer Notes

Signed on splash, also as S.G. in the corner of the final panel.

Army Insignia and What They Are (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Illustrated description of various Army insignia.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Steve Crawford, Undercover Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steve Crawford, ace federal man, has been sent to the Foster Aircraft Co....
Characters
Steve Crawford (introduciton)

Indexer Notes

Writing credit suggested by the Who's Who.

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

The Fire-Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Verral ?
Pencils
Martin Filchock
Inks
Martin Filchock
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's the fire?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fire-Man [Jim] (introduction, origin); Nancy (introduction); Nancy's uncle (villain, introduction, a scientist)

Indexer Notes

This is the only one of the four Fire-Man stories not signed by Martin Filchock, who wrote and drew the other three. Jerry Bails' Who's Who also lists Charles Verral as a writer for this feature (but does not list any other artists). Based on Who's Who and Filchock's other work for Centaur, he almost certainly wrote the three he signed, so this is the only plausible Verral-authored story.

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. agrees that this story was penciled by Filchock, but it's possible that this is a different inker.

Alter Ego #117 (June 2013) states that Filchock did inks as well as pencils, so ? removed.

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

Lucky Lee / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Wallace Smith (signed)
Inks
Wallace Smith (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lee Gates was exceedingly superstitious.
Characters
"Lucky" Lee Gates (introduction)

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

Dopey Danny Day / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Danny Patrick Day, also known as Dopey Day, does not hear...
Genre
adventure; humor
Characters
Dopey Danny Day (introduction); Gus Wilson (introduction)

Highway Robbery (Table of Contents: 10)

Dopey Danny Day / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lew Glanzman
Inks
Lew Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get me the Daily Flash,quick!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dopey Danny Day

Indexer Notes

1-page story separate from the main Dopey Day story.

The Big Reward (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Lightning Comics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Liberty Scouts
  2. 1. Are You a Liberty Scout?
  3. 2. ["In secret, using a mysterious weapon..."]
    Liberty Scouts
  4. 3. ["A malicious aggressor, urged on by the mighty Mars, god of war..."]
    Man of War [Centaur]
  5. 4. ["Here are the results of the last test, Doctor Kreiner"]
    Vapo-Man
  6. 5. Army Insignia and What They Are
  7. 6. ["Steve Crawford, ace federal man, has been sent to the Foster Aircraft Co...."]
    Steve Crawford, Undercover Man
  8. 7. ["Where's the fire?"]
    The Fire-Man
  9. 8. ["Lee Gates was exceedingly superstitious."]
    Lucky Lee
  10. 9. ["Danny Patrick Day, also known as Dopey Day, does not hear..."]
    Dopey Danny Day
  11. 10. Highway Robbery
    Dopey Danny Day
  12. 11. The Big Reward
    Lightning Comics
  13. 12. This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
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