(January 1939)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications Inc.
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet
Color
color
Dimensions
standard pre-Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

editor listed in Statement of Ownership.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks
Jack Cole (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
western-frontier
Reprints

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

Home in the Ozarks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
68
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The little home of the Heffer family, tucked away in the Ozarks...
Genre
humor
Characters
Duddy Heffer; Fud Heffer
Synopsis
The Heffer Family has visitors from the Big City who are looking to exploit them by buying their land dirt cheap. The consummate with a toast of Moonshine, but the City folk can't hold their liquor.

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

Rangeography! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Capt. L.H. McNelly; John Wesley Harding; Sam Houston
Synopsis
Bios of historic Texas Rangers and facts about the Rio Grande and the Mavericks that populated the early Texas frontier territory.

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

Fabricatin' Phil / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed)
Pencils
Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed)
Inks
Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Fabricatin' Phil (a compulsive liar)
Synopsis
Phil tells tall tales of his exploits.

The Wild Casey Bunch Tangles with a Kid Sheriff (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Burley [as R. A. Burley] (signed)
Pencils
Ray Burley [as R. A. Burley] (signed)
Inks
Ray Burley [as R. A. Burley] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Tom Brent (Sheriff)
Synopsis
Ed Casey runs the Casey Bunch, a hardened group of train robbers whom the law can't seem to stop. Tom Brent is the new sheriff, and he will have to take the Casey Bunch down in order to keep his job.

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

One Buck and Two Bits / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Filchock (signed)
Pencils
Martin Filchock (signed)
Inks
Martin Filchock (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Me squaw man One Buck...
Genre
humor
Characters
One Buck; Two Bits
Synopsis
One Buck applies for a job at the Post Office as delivery man on the Reservation. Includes a word puzzle hosted by Two Bits.

Footprints in the Dust (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Hastings [as H. L. Hastings] (signed)
Pencils
Howard Hastings [as H. L. Hastings] (signed)
Inks
Howard Hastings [as H. L. Hastings] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
A rancher captures a fabulous black stallion, but his daughter sets it free in the night. Furious, the rancher goes to lynch a Mexican ranch hand whom he suspects stole the horse. Bigmoose, a native American, stops the lynching just in time, having read the clues about what really happened.

Comic Cowboys featuring Horsefeathers (Table of Contents: 7)

How to Draw / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Filchock [as Montany Marty Filchock] (signed)
Pencils
Martin Filchock [as Montany Marty Filchock] (signed)
Inks
Martin Filchock [as Montany Marty Filchock] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Montany Filchock
Synopsis
Filchock features himself as Montany in a feature to help aspiring artist draw a horse.

The Secret of the White Sands (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Pat Allen [as Pat "Tex" Allen] (signed)
Pencils
Pat Allen [as P. A.] (signed)
Inks
Pat Allen [as P. A.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

text with spot illustration.

Windy Parks at the Desert Mission (Table of Contents: 9)

Windy Parks / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Windy Parks
Synopsis
Windy spins a story about an adventure in California when a cut-throat gang of prospectors tried to separate Windy from his gold, and only the padre at the local mission can save him from hanging.

Wild Bill Hickock (Table of Contents: 10)

Famous Frontiersmen / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Burley
Pencils
Ray Burley
Inks
Ray Burley
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Hickock

Episode Two: The Redmen's Despair (Table of Contents: 11)

The Ermine / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
The Ermine
Synopsis
The Ermine aides the Thorne Family when redskins raid them and kidnap their daughter.

[Do Not Disturb] (Table of Contents: 12)

Joe Ticket the Picket / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Joe is a picketing union employee, taunting his employers with the messages on his placards.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 13)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Lists Joseph J. Hardie as publisher, Lloyd Jacquet as editor, Raymond J. Kelly as Business Manager. Under ownership, it lists Centaur Publications, Inc., Harie Publications Inc. (I believe that this may be a typo, meant to be Hardie Publications Inc.), and Raymond J. Kelly.

Buck Bush Has a Showdown (Table of Contents: 14)

Buck Bush / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Buck Bush; Calaboose Kid
Synopsis
Sheriff Buck Bush is the toughest guy around, and when he is challenged to a duel by the Calaboose Kid, the excitement in the town swells. When the duel takes place, the two recognize each others as brother, and cancel the duel, leaving the townspeople humming mad.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["The little home of the Heffer family, tucked away in the Ozarks..."]
    Home in the Ozarks
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Rangeography!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fabricatin' Phil
  5. 4. The Wild Casey Bunch Tangles with a Kid Sheriff
  6. 5. ["Me squaw man One Buck..."]
    One Buck and Two Bits
  7. 6. Footprints in the Dust
  8. 7. Comic Cowboys featuring Horsefeathers
    How to Draw
  9. 8. The Secret of the White Sands
  10. 9. Windy Parks at the Desert Mission
    Windy Parks
  11. 10. Wild Bill Hickock
    Famous Frontiersmen
  12. 11. Episode Two: The Redmen's Despair
    The Ermine
  13. 12. [Do Not Disturb]
    Joe Ticket the Picket
  14. 13. Statement of Ownership
  15. 14. Buck Bush Has a Showdown
    Buck Bush
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