(December 1941)

Centaur, 1941 Series
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
Joe Hardie [as Uncle Joe]

Issue Notes

Indexed from scans at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Myron Strauss [as M. S.]
Inks
Myron Strauss [as M. S.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation; biography; historical; sports
Characters
Lou Gehrig; Sir Frederick Banting; Andrew Jackson; Charles Dickinson

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

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

Script
Joe Hardie [as Uncle Joe]
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
!! Wanted!! Junior editors for World Famous Heroes Magazine
Synopsis
Uncle Joe invites readers to send letters of criticism to his office to help make his comic books better.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

"Boss" Kettering (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Charles Kettering; Bill Christ; Bill Anderson; Henry M. Leland
Synopsis
Biography of Charles Kettering, who went from being a poor student as a child to eventual vice-president of General Motors and holder of dozens of patents for his inventions.

Canada's Hero of Science (Sir Frederick Banting) (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Sir Frederick Banting; Dr. Charles Best; Joe Gilchrist
Synopsis
Biography of Sir Frederick Banting, the Canadian physician who invented insulin. While developing ideas on treating aviation blackouts caused by low oxygen levels, Banting dies when his plane crashes.
Keywords
insulin; Toronto

General Billy Mitchell (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Lubbers
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation; biography; war
Characters
General Billy Mitchell; General John J. Pershing; General Ferdinand Foch; Elizabeth Turnbull Miller; Emilio Aguinaldo
Synopsis
Biography of General Billy Mitchell, recounting his participation in many turn-of-the-century conflicts and his belief in aviation as a determining factor in how to wage World War I. Mitchell became the first US flier to fly over Germany and was made chief of the US Air Force. He also proved planes could easily sink battleships. Mitchell's career ended postwar when he charged the Air Force with incompetence in the crash of the Shenandoah, causing the Air Force to court martial him out of the service.
Keywords
Alaska; Bismarck; Boxer Rebellion; China; Cuba; Germany; India; Philippines; Shenandoah; Spanish-American War; Texas; World War I

The Grudge Fight Between Andrew Jackson and C. Dickinson (Table of Contents: 5)

Famous Duels of History / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner (signed)
Pencils
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Inks
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; historical
Characters
Andrew Jackson; Charles Dickinson
Synopsis
In the early 19th century, Dickinson insulted Jackson's wife and the two men dueled. Dickinson had a reputation as a deadly shooter and had first shot, but while his bullet remained lodged inside Jackson until the end of the man's life, Jackson survived; Jackson's returning shot killed Dickinson.
Keywords
Red River; Tennessee

Our National Anthem (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Turner
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
The history of the US national anthem.

Simon Bolivar the Washington of South America (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Leo Morey
Inks
Leo Morey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; historical; war
Characters
Simon Bolivar; General Francisco de Miranda; General Juan Domingo de Monteverde
Synopsis
Recounts how Bolivar joined the struggle for independence from the Spanish in Venezuela, ultimately succeeding both there and in Peru and Bolivia.
Keywords
Bolivia; Caracas; Colombia; Curacao; Peru; Puerto Cabello; Venezuela

Grant and Lee the Greatest Heroes of the Civil War (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; war
Characters
General Ulysses S. Grant; General Robert E. Lee; President Abraham Lincoln; Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee; Mary Custis; Julia Dent
Synopsis
Traces the lives of Grant and Lee, including their few encounters with each other early in their military careers until they finally faced each other on the battlefield as enemies in the US Civil War and finally met when Lee surrendered to Grant to end the war.
Keywords
Appomattox; Chattanooga; Fort Donelson; Fredericksburg; Gettysburg; Illinois; Mexico; Richmond; Springfield; US Civil War; Virginia; West Point

The Patient Heroine (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Hetty Ogle; John Park; Daniel Pelton
Synopsis
Leading up to the 1889 Johnstown flood, Western Union telegrapher Hetty Ogle refused to abandon her station, remaining at the telegraph as long as possible so that she could warn others to get to higher ground. When the flood came, Hetty was drowned.
Keywords
Johnstown; South Fork

Heroes in the News (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Louis Glanzman
Inks
Louis Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Robert Abate
Synopsis
When a fire erupted at his apartment building, soldier-on-leave Robert Abate carried his mother over the rooftops to safety.
Keywords
Astoria

Haym Salomon (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography; historical; war
Characters
Haym Salomon; Alexander MacDougall; Robert Morris
Synopsis
Jewish immigrant Haym Salomon opposes British rule in America and becomes an ally of the Revolutionary forces, helping them obtain the finances they need to wage war against the British.
Keywords
New York; Philadelphia; Revolutionary War; Yorktown

The True Story of Lou Gehrig Baseball's "Iron Horse" (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Wilson (signed)
Inks
George Wilson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; sports
Characters
Lou Gehrig; Ted Lyons; Joey Dugan; Mark Koenig; Babe Ruth; Tony Lazzeri; Eleanor Gehrig
Synopsis
Recounts the sports career of Lou Gehrig as he eventually became baseball's MVP and top-earner, but died relatively young from ALS.
Keywords
baseball; New York; New York Yankees
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["!! Wanted!! Junior editors for World Famous Heroes Magazine"]
  3. 2. "Boss" Kettering
  4. 3. Canada's Hero of Science (Sir Frederick Banting)
  5. 4. General Billy Mitchell
  6. 5. The Grudge Fight Between Andrew Jackson and C. Dickinson
    Famous Duels of History
  7. 6. Our National Anthem
  8. 7. Simon Bolivar the Washington of South America
  9. 8. Grant and Lee the Greatest Heroes of the Civil War
  10. 9. The Patient Heroine
  11. 10. Heroes in the News
  12. 11. Haym Salomon
  13. 12. The True Story of Lou Gehrig Baseball's "Iron Horse"
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