(October 1941)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1941-08-04
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Data from Jerry Bails index cards & Howard Keltners Golden Age index used for this comic. Sequence update by Darci.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Myron Strauss (signed)
Inks
Myron Strauss (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aman the Amazing Man [John Aman]

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

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A network of saboteurs headed by a mysterious leader called the Vulture...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; The Vulture (villain)

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

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

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John F. Kolb
Pencils
John F. Kolb
Inks
John F. Kolb
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Big Mike was used to having things his own way...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Minimidget

Indexer Notes

Title and art credit from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

The World's Strongest Girl (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Man; Super-Ann
Synopsis
Mighty Man meets Super-Ann the world's stongest girl.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

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

Life At Its Worst / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Houlihan
Inks
Ray Houlihan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

humor

A Soldier's Courage (Table of Contents: 5)

A Soldier's Courage / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Chuck Connors

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

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

The King of Darkness / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
H. (Henry) Weston Taylor [as Taylor] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bruce King, young radio engineer, stumbled on a strange phenomenon while working with ultra short radio waves.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The King of Darkness [Bruce King] (radio engineer, introduction, origin); Sergeant Burke (Policeman, introduction); head Nazi agent (villain, introduction); foreign nation agents [Carl; Hans; Fritz] (villains, introduction for all, all die)
Synopsis
A dictatorial foreign nation is very much interested in the invention of a death ray by Bruce King and sends out agents to the United States to capture it. They confront King, who switches to his special uniform and creates total darkness in his lab which creates a numbing cold that incapacitates the agents. However, a Nazi agent, noting the failure of the three agents, kills all three and pins the crime on Bruce King.
Keywords
Black Zero (Kings invention); Daily Tab; Death Ray

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

Script and art credits reversed by Craig Delich 2018-11-7.

As The King of Darkness, King wears a special cold resisting uniform and special lenses in his helmet allow him to see in the darkness.

Continued next issue.

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

Hobo Harper / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
John Harper, young millionaire, suddenly repented over his lazy misspent youth...
Genre
humor
Characters
John "Hobo" Harper (Introduction)
Synopsis
Former millionaire Harper gives away his money and becomes adventure-loving hobo.

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

Monkey Business (Table of Contents: 8)

Phil and Bill / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

[Origin of the Blue Lady] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Lady [Lucille Martin] (novelist, introduction, origin); Larry Grant (Lucille's sweetheart, introduction); Lotus (faithful maid of Chin Liang, introduction, death); unnamed banker (introduction, death); Sing Thang (introduction); Chinese gangsters [Lee; others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Novelist Lucille Martin is on a boat headed home from China where she was getting proper atmosphere for her new novel, when the maid of Chin Liang informs her that she is carrying a valuable jade idol to New York for her master, and that three enemy agents are on board to stop her. The maid, soon to die, gives Lucille a "Bluebird" ring and the idol to deliver to America. Once home, Lucille finds her home ransacked and the idol missing. When she accidentally drops the ring and steps on it, a mysterious gas is emitted which gives Lucille Martin super-powers, which she uses to retrieve the idol.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

Frollo's signature is found in the last panel of the story.

Story-line continued in the next issue.

Nightshade -- Nemisis of Gangdom [sic] (Table of Contents: 10)

Nightshade / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Verral
Pencils
Homer Fleming
Inks
Homer Fleming
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Nightshade [Howard Hall] (wealthy scientist, introduction and origin); Princess Anna (of Balkania, introduction); Anna's child (Balkania Crown Prince, introduction); Balkania's Consul (introduction); Prince Dumka (of Balkania, introduction); Ivar Kotescu (villain, introduction); Kotescu's gang [Joe; rest unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Howard Hall notes a crime in progress and becomes Nightshade to deal with it by saving a young woman and her offspring. The child wears a strange bracelet bearing the coat-of-arms of the nation of Balkania, and it seems that Prince Dumka of Balkania wants to marry the princess and has hired crooks to kidnap her, kill the child, and return the princess to Balkania.
Reprints
Keywords
Balkania

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, June 2009.

Script and art credits courtesy of the Who's Who.

Hall becomes Nightshade by donning dark glasses and a special flashlight to his leg, all of which allows Hall to create a gigantic shadow.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. ["A network of saboteurs headed by a mysterious leader called the Vulture..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. ["Big Mike was used to having things his own way..."]
    Minimidget
  4. 3. The World's Strongest Girl
    Mighty Man
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Life At Its Worst
  6. 5. A Soldier's Courage
    A Soldier's Courage
  7. 6. ["Bruce King, young radio engineer, stumbled on a strange phenomenon while working with ultra short radio waves."]
    The King of Darkness
  8. 7. ["John Harper, young millionaire, suddenly repented over his lazy misspent youth..."]
    Hobo Harper
  9. 8. Monkey Business
    Phil and Bill
  10. 9. [Origin of the Blue Lady]
    The Blue Lady
  11. 10. Nightshade -- Nemisis of Gangdom [sic]
    Nightshade
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