(July 1938)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
? [as Uncle Joe]

Issue Notes

Available as a scan at goldenagecomics.co.uk.

All art identifications by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed as Biro)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It looked like rain, Sidney, so I brought your rubbers...
Genre
humor
Characters
Sidney

Here's a Barrel of Good News (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? [as Uncle Joe]
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Short essay on how to be a good neighbor and new comics coming from Centaur.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[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 (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't look now, but my manager thinks you're wrong!!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Four unrelated gag panels beginning with "Don't look now".

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We had to lengthen it 3 feet to fit you, Annie!
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Rough House Annie
Synopsis
At an obviously fake wrestling match, Annie obeys the shouts of the crowd to "Throw the bums out".

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

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

Script
Frank Frollo
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
While exploring the undersea kingdom of Milo...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jack Strand; Diana; King Milo; Stenzo
Synopsis
Jack foils the plans of Stenzo to kill King Milo and loot the Coral City.

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

Wilbur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed as S)
Pencils
Fred Schwab (signed as S)
Inks
Fred Schwab (signed as S)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What? Building another playground? 10 years!
Genre
humor
Characters
Wilbur

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This way, boy.
Genre
detective-mystery; sports
Synopsis
Someone has kidnapped the high school football team. A detective looks for clues but the answer is, the team is not due to play until the following week.

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

Ages of Animals / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Speed ?
Inks
Richard Speed ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Animals are said to live longer in captivity...
Genre
non-fiction

Pokey Forgets to Rememrer [Pokey Forgets to Remember] (Table of Contents: 8)

Pokey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pokey

Indexer Notes

Title appears to be mis-lettered.

The Fun Spot (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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 amusement park attraction does this represent?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four unrelated gag panels.

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

Do You Remember? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Speed
Inks
Richard Speed
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The lamplighter
Genre
non-fiction

Look! A New Card Game for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bib an' Tucker / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Romer (signed as Romer)
Pencils
Jack Romer (signed as Romer)
Inks
Jack Romer (signed as Romer)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come, children, we're going down shopping.
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bib; Tucker; their mother
Synopsis
The famiy goes shopping. The shopkeeper invites the kids to take some raisins, but they hesitate, so that he gives them even more with his bigger hand.

Romance in the Zoo (Table of Contents: 14)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Two page spread of the people behind a hippopotamus at a movie.

The Yellow Death Part 2 (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Omar Gwinn (credited)
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (credited) (spot illustrations)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (credited) (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pat Casey, young Irish detective...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Pat Casey; Ray Roberts; Kein Wan (villain); Malloy; Wong
Synopsis
Detectives Casey, Roberts and Malloy combat a secret society in the heart of Chinatown.

Crossed Wires (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Clancy (credited)
Pencils
Al Hopkins (signed as AFH)
Inks
Al Hopkins (signed as AFH)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's wire trouble...
Genre
adventure; drama
Characters
Ted Stevens; Mr. Jones; Mary Ann
Synopsis
Ted Stevens is a repairman working on the telephone lines. Cutting in on the line of his girl Mary Ann, he hears her arranging to meet a man at a drug store. In a huff he cuts the line and races to the store, only to discover the man is her father.

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

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 (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Honest Lady - They're not from Egypt or Persia...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Four unrelated gag panels in which people tell the absolute truth.

Sweet Revenge (Table of Contents: 18)

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
No use, boys...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

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

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
I am glad I divorced my wife...
Genre
humor
Characters
Joe Dokes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chancellor Eric Hagert stands watching the boy king Louis...
Genre
adventure
Characters
King Louis [aka George Walberg]; Chancllor Eric Hagert; Captain Kris Lopez; Professor Danzig; Master Brut
Synopsis
Chancellor Hagert and Captain Lopez are concerned about the narrowness of the king's home schooling, so decide to send him to a semi-private school which gives attention to character. The king registers under an alias, with instructions to conceal his identity at all times, and interact with his fellow pupils in a fair manner. His superior education, however, quickly earns him an enemy in the humiliated Master Brut.

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

Tell Me Mr. Wise-Guy? / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed as GP [interlocking letters])
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed as GP [interlocking letters])
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed as GP [interlocking letters])
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson (signed as GP [interlocking letters])

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I couldn't hit the side of a barn
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Now On Sale (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["It looked like rain, Sidney, so I brought your rubbers..."]
  2. 1. Here's a Barrel of Good News
  3. 2. ["Don't look now, but my manager thinks you're wrong!!"]
    Don't Look Now
  4. 3. ["We had to lengthen it 3 feet to fit you, Annie!"]
    Rough House Annie
  5. 4. ["While exploring the undersea kingdom of Milo..."]
    Jack Strand
  6. 5. ["What? Building another playground? 10 years!"]
    Wilbur
  7. 6. ["This way, boy."]
    Phoney Crimes
  8. 7. ["Animals are said to live longer in captivity..."]
    Ages of Animals
  9. 8. Pokey Forgets to Rememrer [Pokey Forgets to Remember]
    Pokey
  10. 9. The Fun Spot
  11. 10. ["What amusement park attraction does this represent?"]
    Brain Teasers
  12. 11. ["The lamplighter"]
    Do You Remember?
  13. 12. Look! A New Card Game for Boys and Girls
  14. 13. ["Come, children, we're going down shopping."]
    Bib an' Tucker
  15. 14. Romance in the Zoo
  16. 15. The Yellow Death Part 2
  17. 16. Crossed Wires
  18. 17. ["Honest Lady - They're not from Egypt or Persia..."]
    Nothing But The Truth
  19. 18. Sweet Revenge
  20. 19. ["I am glad I divorced my wife..."]
    Joe Dokes
  21. 20. ["Chancellor Eric Hagert stands watching the boy king Louis..."]
    His Highness
  22. 21. ["I couldn't hit the side of a barn"]
    Tell Me Mr. Wise-Guy?
  23. 22. Now On Sale
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
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