(August 1941)

Centaur, 1941 Series
Price
0.10 USD; 0.15 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
Joseph Hardie (uncredited)

Issue Notes

August, 1941. Number 3. Liberty Scouts Comics is published bi-monthly by Comic Corporation of America, 215 Fourth Ave., New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter February 20, 1941 at the Post Office at New York, N. Y., under the Act of March 3, 1879. 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
Myron Strauss
Inks
Myron Strauss
Colors
?
Letters
?

This Beautiful Desk for only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

Liberty Scouts / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Myron Strauss
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I hearby swear in each of you as a special U. S. agent
Characters
Liberty Scouts [Smokey Henry; Skipper Henry; Strut Henry]; Mr. P. Henry (the Scouts' father); President Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Indexer Notes

next appearance in Man of War Comics (Centaur, 1941 series) #1

On Guard! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Life at Its Worst / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I demand a recount!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four single-panel humor cartoons. According to Jerry Bails' Who's Who, Ray Houlihan scripted his fillers and his other Centaur stories.

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

Man of War [Centaur] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mighty Mars, god of war, dissatisfied with the progress of the aggressor...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

next appearance in Man of War Comics (Centaur, 1941 series) #1

Henry Andrews disputes the previous Paul Gustavson pencils/inks credit here. While a number of Man of War's poses are similar, compared to the previous story the faces are different, the figures are less detailed and fluid, and the action is less dynamic. The flaming sword is rendered with a different effect, the explosion marking Man of War's appearance is less detailed, and the ink line is much heavier throughout the story.

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. confirms via email that this is definitely not Paul Gustavson, nor any Gustavson that he knows.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Purple plague hits defence industries in U.S.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vapo-Man [Bradford Cole]

Indexer Notes

next appearance in Man of War Comics (Centaur, 1941 series) #1

Midnight Mantrap (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner (credited)
Pencils
Lew Glanzman [as Glanz]
Inks
Lew Glanzman [as Glanz]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

Red Riley / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing Red Riley, the hard-boiled fighting officer...
Characters
Red Riley (introduction)

Indexer Notes

next appearance in Man of War Comics (Centaur, 1941 series) #1

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Wilson
Inks
George Wilson
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
1783! The American Revolution has been won!
Characters
The Sentinel (introduction, origin)

Indexer Notes

next appearance in Man of War Comics (Centaur, 1941 series) #1

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll admit I don't know a thing about a car
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fire-Man [Jim]; Nancy

Indexer Notes

next appearance in Man of War Comics (Centaur, 1941 series) #1
Jerry Bails' Who's Who confirms that Filchock scripted his Fire-Man stories.

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

Dopey Danny Day / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What're ya doin Dopey?
Characters
Dopey Day

Indexer Notes

next appearance in Man of War Comics (Centaur, 1941 series) #1

Lt. Frank Luke, Jr. (Table of Contents: 12)

Amazing Airmen / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joseph Kaliff (signed)
Pencils
Joseph Kaliff (signed)
Inks
Joseph Kaliff (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation; biography

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who confirms that Kaliff scripted his own fillers.
Inside back cover.

You Too Can Be a Liberty Guard! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Liberty Scouts
  2. 1. This Beautiful Desk for only $1.00
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typewriter
  3. 2. ["I hearby swear in each of you as a special U. S. agent"]
    Liberty Scouts
  4. 3. On Guard!
    Liberty Guards Comics
  5. 4. ["I demand a recount!"]
    Life at Its Worst
  6. 5. ["Mighty Mars, god of war, dissatisfied with the progress of the aggressor..."]
    Man of War [Centaur]
  7. 6. ["Purple plague hits defence industries in U.S."]
    Vapo-Man
  8. 7. Midnight Mantrap
  9. 8. ["Introducing Red Riley, the hard-boiled fighting officer..."]
    Red Riley
  10. 9. ["1783! The American Revolution has been won!"]
    The Sentinel
  11. 10. ["I'll admit I don't know a thing about a car"]
    The Fire-Man
  12. 11. ["What're ya doin Dopey?"]
    Dopey Danny Day
  13. 12. Lt. Frank Luke, Jr.
    Amazing Airmen
  14. 13. You Too Can Be a Liberty Guard!
    Liberty Guards
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Edgar Loftin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Clint Maxwell