(January 1942)

Centaur, 1941 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1941-11-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
Joe Hardie
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Man of War / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Man of War [Clay Carter]; Fire-Man [Jim] (inset); Liberty Guards [Smokey; Skipper; Strut] (inset); Ferret [Cal Dalton] (inset)

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come you masters of Earth, rip yourselves asunder!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Man of War [Clay Carter]; Mars god of war; Man of War imposter (villain)
Synopsis
A Man of War imposter plans on leading troops into a trap.

Indexer Notes

Man of War can disappear into and appear out of fire or explosions. Man of War can fly but I am not really sure what other powers he has. The story does not explain much about him and he does not take every opportunity to use his powers.

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

Next appearance in The Protectors #1 (Malibu).

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

Liberty Guards / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Red Holmdale
Inks
Red Holmdale
Colors
?
Letters
Red Holmdale ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steamer Vorka Sunk
Genre
war
Characters
The Liberty Guards [Smokey; Skipper; Strut]
Synopsis
The mystery raiders must be found.

Indexer Notes

Smokey is the brilliant scientist, Skipper is the great sailor, and Strut the daring young ace.
last appearance.

Inker credit courtesy of The Who's Who.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Ferret...known as Cal Dalton in private life...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Ferret [Cal Dalton] (Police Commissioner, introduction); Hank (worker in Police Commissioner's office, introduction); Gail (worker in Police Commissioner's office, introduction); District Leader Bertan (villain, O'Leary Gang boss, introduction); O'Leary (villain, introduction); O'Leary Gang [Dutch, others unnamed] (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
The O'Leary Gang has been dumping one milk truck after another so that vital institutions fail to receive their supply. Commissioner Dalton is beside himself as the gang keeps getting put on bail every time they are arrested, so he decides to set a trap as The Ferret.
Keywords
Hillside Orphans Home

Indexer Notes

"The Ferret...known as Cal Dalton in private life has been elected police commisioner by honest citizens committee! Certain political groups and racketeers oppose his efforts and suck the life blood of the people! As the Ferret Cal mysteriously appears and battles gangsters on their own grounds! He posseses strange powers! The exploits of the Ferrett are known by all the underworld but his true identity is a secret kept from everyone, including his most intimate friends!"

Only appearance.

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

Red Riley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Lubbers
Inks
Bob Lubbers?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Red Riley--hard-hitting, straight-shooting ace...
Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

Red Riley of the Harbor Police.

Ghost Spies (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Letters
typeset

Genre
spy

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

Dave Doolittle [The Dizzy Detective] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I ain't such a dumb business man, either!
Genre
humor

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pretty smart of the boss to ship his dough this way!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fire-Man [Jim] [aka Mr. Smith]; Police Chief; Nancy Smith (Police Chief's secretary, aide to the Fire-Man); a living torch (death); Professor Books (villain, death); Smitty [Book's chauffeur] (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Fire-Man must discover just who is behind the mysterious burning of vehicles, so he gets Nancy to go undercover for the Acme Agency as an orphan needing a job and place to live. But she is discovered by the professor, and he demonstrates to Nancy how he uses a gas to turn a man into a living torch, which is used to destroy vehicles that are carrying large amounts of cash.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last appearance.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In one of the camps for America's new drafted army...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sentinel

Indexer Notes

"Created by the Spirit of America - The Sentinel's mission on Earth is to combat the evil forces of destruction at work in the United States"

Last appearance.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mister Danny Patrick Day...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

"Mister Danny Patrick Day commonly known as 'Dopey Day' is star reporter of the 'Daily Flash'...But how he gets the scoops no one knows...Not even Dopey himself!"

Goofy-Gags (Table of Contents: 10)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
A. S. L. Brodsky
Pencils
A. S. L. Brodsky
Inks
A. S. L. Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Synopsis
4 gag cartoons

Indexer Notes

Is A. S. L. Brodsky Sol Brodsky?

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

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

Script
Charles Varrel
Pencils
Sam Gilman
Inks
Sam Gilman
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Gilman

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A balloon barrage has been ordered set up....
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vapo-Man [Bradford Cole]

Indexer Notes

"Vapo-Man, Bradford Cole in private life, has discovered the chemical secret of expanding or dissolving substances at will. He is able to contract or expand his body into a vapor and it is with the aid of these powers that he combats the sinister menace threatening our hemisphere defense..."

Script credit added by Craig Delich, revised from Sam Gilman to Varrel, per Who's Who.

Last appearance.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Man of War
  2. 1. ["Come you masters of Earth, rip yourselves asunder!"]
    Man of War
  3. 2. ["Steamer Vorka Sunk"]
    Liberty Guards
  4. 3. ["The Ferret...known as Cal Dalton in private life..."]
    The Ferret
  5. 4. ["Red Riley--hard-hitting, straight-shooting ace..."]
    Red Riley
  6. 5. Ghost Spies
  7. 6. ["I ain't such a dumb business man, either!"]
    Dave Doolittle [The Dizzy Detective]
  8. 7. ["Pretty smart of the boss to ship his dough this way!"]
    Fire-Man
  9. 8. ["In one of the camps for America's new drafted army..."]
    The Sentinel
  10. 9. ["Mister Danny Patrick Day..."]
    Dopey Danny Day
  11. 10. Goofy-Gags
  12. 11. ["A balloon barrage has been ordered set up...."]
    Vapo-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Del Gruber
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig