(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 Jacquett
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover: Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

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
? [as RR] (signed)
Inks
? [as RR] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure

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
Lawrence Spivack
Pencils
Lawrence Spivack
Inks
Lawrence Spivack
Colors
?
Letters
?

Trained Tiger (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Victor J. Dowling
Pencils
Victor J. Dowling
Inks
Victor J. Dowling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

Poachers (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
George Filchock; Martin Filchock
Inks
George Filchock; Martin Filchock
Colors
?
Letters
?

Reprints

The Amateur Murderer (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Tom McNamara [as G. G. Lewis]
Pencils
Tom McNamara [as G. G. Lewis]
Inks
Tom McNamara [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..."
Reprints

Reynolds Comes Through (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
E. Rantz
Pencils
E. Rantz
Inks
E. Rantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Canvas Dusters (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"The winner and champion -- Kid Dugan --"
Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

Strip is bylined Irving Settel, who did write and illustrate the strip in 1939....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.

Silent Robbery (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Donnelly
Pencils
? [as TG] (illustration)
Inks
? [as TG] (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Joseph J. Hardie; Berta M. Holcepl (notary public)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet (editor); Joseph J. Hardie (publisher); Raymond J. Kelly (owner, business manager); 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 E. Buresch (credited)
Pencils
Joe E. Buresch (credited)
Inks
Joe E. Buresch (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Among the hills in the Volunteer State of Tennessee..."
Genre
adventure
Characters
Jim Tyson
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

Reprint info according to Keltner index.

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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