(March 1938)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications Inc.
Editing
Joe Hardie
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover: Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Hello Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Hardie [as Uncle Joe]

Synopsis
Editorial introducing "Uncle Joe" as the new editor of Funny Pages, Funny Picture Stories, Star Comics, and Star Ranger Comics. Includes a questionnaire for readers to fill out and send in to win cash and/or be named as "assistant editor."

Highfalutin'! (Table of Contents: 2)

Between Ourselves / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Editorial indicating Funny Picture Stories will be changing and improving.

Indexer Notes

Cartoon art in masthead and an illustration on the right-hand side of the page.

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

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

A line drawing of a man and a woman is seen behind the printed table of contents.
Also includes answers to "Who's Zoo" puzzle and publisher's indicia at bottom of page.

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

Laughing At Life / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Waddya mean, follow in your footsteps...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

3 one-panel gag cartoons.

Signed in last panel with a little monogram symbol.

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

Ann Shirley (Table of Contents: 5)

Hollywood / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

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

Brain Teasers / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What Irish saint is here?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Signed in panel 3.

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

Jack Strand / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In a ruse to escape with Diana...
Genre
science fiction

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

Sweet Revenge / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blue Ribbon dog show now going on
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Lou Gehrig (Table of Contents: 9)

Sporting Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction

At the Barber Shop (Table of Contents: 10)

Dinky Pup / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

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

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holy socks!
Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur; Looe the laundryman

Abraham Lincoln (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Third Class Male / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bill collectors?
Genre
humor

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

Phony Crimes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as Gus] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as Gus] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as Gus] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stick around Joe, it may be a case.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

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

Insurance Ike / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick! I wanna get thum inthurance...
Genre
humor
Characters
Ike

Indexer Notes

Signed in last panel.

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

Dusty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nix!
Genre
humor
Characters
Dusty; Mammy

Indexer Notes

Signed in the first panel with a little cartoon that looks like a wolf's head.

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

Rough House Annie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Wood
Pencils
Bob Wood
Inks
Bob Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I want two of these please--
Genre
humor

Sir Isaac Newton (Table of Contents: 18)

He Who Serves Progress Serves the World / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited writing and art to Jack Cole, but I doubt it is.

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

Who's Zoo / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hooptipumas
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Get Your Man (Table of Contents: 20)

text story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harold S. Martin
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
detective-mystery

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Joe Dokes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They said they'll take us aboard if we show our passport!
Genre
humor

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

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There is no ease for the whole mouth while the tooth is aching!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

Detective Schultz / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gill Fox
Pencils
Gill Fox (signed)
Inks
Gill Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now lemme see.
Genre
humor; detective-mystery

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

Good Mornin' Judge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are charged with arguing with your wife!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

His Highness / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Claire S. Moe
Pencils
Claire S. Moe
Inks
Claire S. Moe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, your highness, how do you like the new captain of the guards?
Genre
drama

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26)

Are You Handicapped? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Jean Henry Fabre's family was desperately poor.
Genre
biography

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

Backstage Mystery / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Irving Settel
Pencils
Irving Settel
Inks
Irving Sittel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll see you after the matinee, Dick!
Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Alice; Dick; Raglin; Maloney

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

Joe Ticket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We'll show them!
Genre
humor

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

Nothing But the Truth / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And furthermore, if you vote for me, you're crazy!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

4 one-panel gag cartoons.

Signed in the last panel with a monogram that might be "PG."

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

Ages of Animals and Birds (Table of Contents: 30)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Hello Boys and Girls
  3. 2. Highfalutin'!
    Between Ourselves
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. ["Waddya mean, follow in your footsteps..."]
    Laughing At Life
  6. 5. Ann Shirley
    Hollywood
  7. 6. ["What Irish saint is here?"]
    Brain Teasers
  8. 7. ["In a ruse to escape with Diana..."]
    Jack Strand
  9. 8. ["Blue Ribbon dog show now going on"]
    Sweet Revenge
  10. 9. Lou Gehrig
    Sporting Facts
  11. 10. At the Barber Shop
    Dinky Pup
  12. 11. ["Holy socks!"]
    Wilbur
  13. 12. Abraham Lincoln
  14. 13. ["Bill collectors?"]
    Third Class Male
  15. 14. ["Stick around Joe, it may be a case."]
    Phony Crimes
  16. 15. ["Quick! I wanna get thum inthurance..."]
    Insurance Ike
  17. 16. ["Nix!"]
    Dusty
  18. 17. ["I want two of these please--"]
    Rough House Annie
  19. 18. Sir Isaac Newton
    He Who Serves Progress Serves the World
  20. 19. ["Hooptipumas"]
    Who's Zoo
  21. 20. Get Your Man
  22. 21. ["They said they'll take us aboard if we show our passport!"]
    Joe Dokes
  23. 22. ["There is no ease for the whole mouth while the tooth is aching!"]
  24. 23. ["Now lemme see."]
    Detective Schultz
  25. 24. ["You are charged with arguing with your wife!"]
    Good Mornin' Judge
  26. 25. ["Well, your highness, how do you like the new captain of the guards?"]
    His Highness
  27. 26. ["Jean Henry Fabre's family was desperately poor."]
    Are You Handicapped?
  28. 27. ["I'll see you after the matinee, Dick!"]
    Backstage Mystery
  29. 28. ["We'll show them!"]
    Joe Ticket
  30. 29. ["And furthermore, if you vote for me, you're crazy!"]
    Nothing But the Truth
  31. 30. Ages of Animals and Birds
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • David Wilt
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
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