(January 1939)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet (editor)

Issue Notes

Vol. 3, Number 1. January, 1939. FUNNY PICTURE STORIES is published monthly by Centaur Publications, Inc., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Mo. Editorial and executive offices: 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ray Ramsey (signed as RR) (see notes)
Inks
Ray Ramsey (signed as RR) (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Signature attributed to Ramsey by David Saunders, who showcases other examples of Ramsey‘s signed work at https://www.pulpartists.com/Ramsey.html.

The first R in Ramsey's RR intials are backwards.

Episode 2: Michael Fury Walked Into a Murder Trap... And -- (Table of Contents: 1)

Fury of the Foreign Legion / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Spivack (credited as Lawrence Spivack)
Pencils
Larry Spivack (credited as Lawrence Spivack)
Inks
Larry Spivack (credited as Lawrence Spivack)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He walked right into it!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Michael Fury of the Foreign Legion; Father Murro; Adjutant Michelet; Sergeant Duprez

Trained Tiger (Table of Contents: 2)

Brailey of the Tropics / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Victor Dowling (credited as Victor J. Dowling)
Pencils
Victor Dowling (credited as Victor J. Dowling)
Inks
Victor Dowling (credited as Victor J. Dowling)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me have that rifle, Korni...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Joe Brailey; Korni; Maudie; Fritz Kurt
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first two pages are in full color, followed by two in black and white, two in black and red, and the final page in black and white.

Poachers (Table of Contents: 3)

Rip Burns / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Filchock (credited); Martin Filchock (credited)
Inks
George Filchock (credited); Martin Filchock (credited)
Colors
? (see notes)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh! Oh! The phone!
Genre
adventure
Characters
"Rip" Burns; Butch; Bill Fike
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first two pages are in full color, followed by two in black and white, two in black and red, and the final page in black and white.

The Amateur Murderer (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara (credited as G. G. Lewis)
Pencils
Tom McNamara (credited as G. G. Lewis)
Inks
Tom McNamara (credited as G. G. Lewis)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Away out west in San Francisco, after a good deal of thought a young lady writes a letter...
Genre
crime
Characters
Lilly Belle Swidge; Whitney D. Le Zard; Norman Rogers
Reprints

Reynolds Comes Through (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
E. Rantz (credited)
Pencils
E. Rantz (credited)
Inks
E. Rantz (credited)
Colors
? (see notes)
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For three quarters Chelten had smeared the champion Dodge team
Genre
sports
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first two pages are red and black, followed by two pages in black and white, and three in full color.

Canvas Dusters (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Irving Settel (credited)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
? (see notes)
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The winner and champion - Kid Dugan --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Kid Dugan; Derby

Indexer Notes

Strip is bylined Irving Settel, who did write and illustrate the strip in 1939, but was just author here.

Paul Gustavson credit in bottom corner of first panel. Division of labor listed in index is a guess.

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

Pages one, three and four are in black and red, with two and five in black and white.

Silent Robbery (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Donnelly
Pencils
Tom Gill (signed) (illustration)
Inks
Tom Gill (signed) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They sat around the table...
Genre
crime

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc. (Table of Contents: 8)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Berta M. Holcepl (notary public)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet (editor); Raymond Kelly (owner, business manager); Joe Hardie (credited as Joseph J. Hardie) (publisher); S. J. Fried (owner); Harle Publications, Inc. (owner); Centaur Pubications, Inc. (owner)

Synopsis
Statement of ownership for Funny Picture Stories for October 1, 1938.

Indexer Notes

All persons and companies list 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y. as their address, except S. J. Fried at 291 Broadway, New York, N. Y.

Mountain Murder (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Buresch (signed as Joe E Buresch) (credited as Joe E Buresch)
Pencils
Joe Buresch (signed as Joe E Buresch) (credited as Joe E Buresch)
Inks
Joe Buresch (signed as Joe E Buresch) (credited as Joe E Buresch)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Among the hills in the Volunteer State of Tennessee...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jim Tyson; Ma Tyson; Pa Tyson; Jake Carson; Jed Barclay; Jane Barclay
Synopsis
"Blood-red feud haunted the hills of Tennessee and Jim Tyson trailed his enemy to showdown under the moon." (Synopsis from table of contents in original.)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first two pages are in full color, pages five and six in black and red, and the remainder in black and white.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Episode 2: Michael Fury Walked Into a Murder Trap... And --
    Fury of the Foreign Legion
  3. 2. Trained Tiger
    Brailey of the Tropics
  4. 3. Poachers
    Rip Burns
  5. 4. The Amateur Murderer
  6. 5. Reynolds Comes Through
  7. 6. Canvas Dusters
  8. 7. Silent Robbery
  9. 8. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, Etc.
  10. 9. Mountain Murder
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