Star Comics #v1#16
(December 1938)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1938-10-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 2. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 419291.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My lawn mower you borrowed last summer!

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

Phantom Rider / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
A. L. Petersen
Pencils
A. L. Petersen
Inks
A. L. Petersen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lin Wade top waddy of the 'Lazy Y' Ranch...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Phantom Rider (Intro)

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

Animalife / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say are you trying to make a monkey out'a me?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

5 one-panel gag cartoons about animals.

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

Davy Jones / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our story starts in the middle of the Pacific.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by Jerry Bails' Who's Who

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

Picture Queries / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What American is privileged to talk over the radio any minute of the day
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Franklin D. Roosevelt; Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands; the Titanic

Indexer Notes

Quiz: 5 illustrated questions (answers printed upside-down at bottom of page).

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

Brad Donovan / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Amby (signed)
Pencils
Amby (signed)
Inks
Amby (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As fall comes again to old Rocky Hills, roommates rejoice in reunion...
Genre
adventure

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

It's All In Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why does the chief always send me out to break up crap games!?!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

Rider of the Plains (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
H. David (signed)
Pencils
W. M. Allison (signed)
Inks
W. M. Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm off big houses for life!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Red tinting only, not full color.

The Killers' Ghost Trap (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Allen
Pencils
Terry Gilkison ? [as TG]
Inks
Terry Gilkison ? [as TG]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

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

Jack Potts / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zzzz
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Red tinting only.

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

Did You Ever... / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
See a base bawl?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

4 illustrated sports puns. Signed "Gill Fox + Lorraine Fox." Red tinting only.

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

The Prince / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What price dignity?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Black and white.

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

Fadeaway Farr / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
If Abe Carton hired Fadeaway, I'll trust him, Betty.
Genre
western-frontier

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

Speed Silvers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Turning the thug, which they had captured in the engine of the mysterious train, over to Therber, Mike Muldoon and Speed Silver return home to discuss the reconstruction of the engine.
Genre
detective-mystery

Indexer Notes

Gustavson credits from Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Officers Bloo and Gold / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton ?
Pencils
Basil Wolverton ?
Inks
Basil Wolverton ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quick, boys, there's a stick-up...
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Artwork is vaguely reminiscent of Wolverton (although much simpler), and there are also many text puns and signs, labels, etc. in the art which resemble Wolverton's later style on Powerhouse Pepper, Mystic Moot, etc. Bails indicates Wolverton did work for Centaur around this time.

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

Last Pirate / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
News has just reached me...
Genre
adventure

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

The Story Behind A Stamp / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop! Halt! Don'y you do that--quit it!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Introduction to what was apparently intended to be a continuing feature on stamp collecting.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["My lawn mower you borrowed last summer!"]
  2. 1. ["Lin Wade top waddy of the 'Lazy Y' Ranch..."]
    Phantom Rider
  3. 2. ["Say are you trying to make a monkey out'a me?"]
    Animalife
  4. 3. ["Our story starts in the middle of the Pacific."]
    Davy Jones
  5. 4. ["What American is privileged to talk over the radio any minute of the day"]
    Picture Queries
  6. 5. ["As fall comes again to old Rocky Hills, roommates rejoice in reunion..."]
    Brad Donovan
  7. 6. ["Why does the chief always send me out to break up crap games!?!"]
    It's All In Fun
  8. 7. Rider of the Plains
  9. 8. ["I'm off big houses for life!"]
    Joe MGee
  10. 9. The Killers' Ghost Trap
  11. 10. ["Zzzz"]
    Jack Potts
  12. 11. ["See a base bawl?"]
    Did You Ever...
  13. 12. ["What price dignity?"]
    The Prince
  14. 13. ["If Abe Carton hired Fadeaway, I'll trust him, Betty."]
    Fadeaway Farr
  15. 14. ["Turning the thug, which they had captured in the engine of the mysterious train, over to Therber, Mike Muldoon and Speed Silver return home to discuss the reconstruction of the engine."]
    Speed Silvers
  16. 15. ["Quick, boys, there's a stick-up..."]
    Officers Bloo and Gold
  17. 16. ["News has just reached me..."]
    Last Pirate
  18. 17. ["Stop! Halt! Don'y you do that--quit it!"]
    The Story Behind A Stamp
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