(April 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 [as Uncle Joe]; Jimmy Strong (assistant)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover: Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Centaur Publications 461 Eighth Ave, NY NY. Printed at 420 DeSoto Ave St Louis MO.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Grin and Laff / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kermit Jaediker (credited) [as Kermit Ray]
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed) [as Kermit Ray]
Inks
Ray Gill (signed) [as Kermit Ray]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If he gets that big a kick out of being in stocks...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

four one-panel gag pieces.

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

Don't Look Now / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't look now - but I think they're wise to us!!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel gags cartoons.

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

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

Laughing At Life! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got any beef stew today?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Five one-panel gag cartoons.

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

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

Star Dust / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
biography
Characters
Dick Powell; Man Mountain Dean

Indexer Notes

Set up similar to a Ripley's Believe It or Not cartoon.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What canal is represented here?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

four one-panel cartoons with lame word puzzles and un-appealing prizes for the winners.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm too old for the task, Jack
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jack Strand; Diana Carlin; Doctor Powers; Marcus Stenzo (Dr. Power's former assistant)
Synopsis
Jack and Diana are on a mission for Dr. Powers to make contact with an undersea race that he has discovered. The divers will use Dr. Powers' invention that lets them breath and talk at great depths without any apparatus. Marcus Stenzo wants his former employer's secret discovery to make himself wealthy. Jack and Diana make contact with the undersea race and are captured. Continued next issue.

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

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

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have to do something!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Mayor Charlie Bulldog is running for re-election, but is worried by his opponent. The Mayor hires a ne'er-do-well to disrupt the speech and seal the election results.

Mel Ott (Table of Contents: 8)

Sporting Facts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography; sports
Characters
Mel Ott (Major League Baseball); Man Mountain Dean; Strangler Lewis

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

Dinky Pup / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Fox (signed) [as Fox with fox logo below]
Pencils
Craig Fox (signed) [as Fox with fox logo below]
Inks
Craig Fox (signed) [as Fox with fox logo below]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I was down in Greenwich Village, on a quaint old narrow street...
Genre
humor

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

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed) [as F. S.]
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed) [as F. S.]
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed) [as F. S.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't escape from you...
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Wilbur makes his plea to a skeptical judge as to why he should be excused from jury duty.

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

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

Script
Paul Gustavson [as interlocking P. and G.] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as interlocking P. and G.] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as interlocking P. and G.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Newspaper man to see you, Sir.
Genre
crime
Synopsis
The Phoney Detective is shadowed by a newspaper man intent on learning his methods. The Detective solves a kidnapping case.

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

3rd Class Male / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed) [as F. S.]
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed) [as F. S.]
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed) [as F. S.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I better phone the telephone company...
Genre
humor

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

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

Script
Jack Cole
Pencils
Jack Cole
Inks
Jack Cole
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick!! - Make me out a Wife Insurance policy!
Genre
humor
Synopsis
A wife goes to Insurance Ike to take out an accident policy on her husband who had the accident earlier that day.

Jim Comes Through (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Maurice Gutwirth
Pencils
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Inks
Maurice Gutwirth (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
Jim gets passed over by his boss for a promotion, and is later solicited by a shady character in a scheme to rob his employer. Jim goes along with the mysterious thief, but notifies the police. It all turns out to be a ploy by his boss to test Jim's loyalty.

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

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan (signed)
Pencils
Dick Ryan (signed)
Inks
Dick Ryan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Greatest Spectacular of All Times
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

a center-spread illustration of the Circus, populated with Dick Ryan's usual crew of talking zoo characters.

Black Night (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
C. D. Russell [as Claud Russell]
Pencils
Frank Frollo (signed)
Inks
Frank Frollo (signed)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

Indexer Notes

text story with one illustration per page.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This steak is so tough I can't bend the gravy!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

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

Roughhouse Annie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Biro
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Voices In the Dark (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

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

Dusty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Claire S. Moe (signed)
Inks
Claire S. Moe (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This sign was painted by unfair labor
Genre
humor

On the Air (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Will Harr (credited)
Pencils
Al Hopkins (signed) [as A. F. H.]
Inks
Al Hopkins (signed) [as A. F. H.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
An honest political candidate is set to make a radio broadcast exposing the mob ties of his corrupt opponent.

Rattlesnake Gulch (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Curry (credited)
Pencils
Maurice Kashuba
Inks
Maurice Kashuba
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["If he gets that big a kick out of being in stocks..."]
    Grin and Laff
  3. 2. ["Don't look now - but I think they're wise to us!!"]
    Don't Look Now
  4. 3. ["Got any beef stew today?"]
    Laughing At Life!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Star Dust
  6. 5. ["What canal is represented here?"]
    Brain Teasers
  7. 6. ["I'm too old for the task, Jack"]
    Jack Strand
  8. 7. ["We have to do something!"]
    Sweet Revenge
  9. 8. Mel Ott
    Sporting Facts
  10. 9. ["I was down in Greenwich Village, on a quaint old narrow street..."]
    Dinky Pup
  11. 10. ["I can't escape from you..."]
    Wilbur
  12. 11. ["Newspaper man to see you, Sir."]
    Phoney Crimes
  13. 12. ["I better phone the telephone company..."]
    3rd Class Male
  14. 13. ["Quick!! - Make me out a Wife Insurance policy!"]
    Insurance Ike
  15. 14. Jim Comes Through
  16. 15. ["The Greatest Spectacular of All Times"]
  17. 16. Black Night
  18. 17. ["This steak is so tough I can't bend the gravy!"]
    Joe Dokes
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Nothing But the Truth
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Roughhouse Annie
  21. 20. Voices In the Dark
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Dusty
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    His Highness
  24. 23. ["This sign was painted by unfair labor"]
    Joe Ticket
  25. 24. On the Air
  26. 25. Rattlesnake Gulch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony Oliva
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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