(October 1939)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1939-09-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Data from Jerry Bails index cards and Howard Keltner's Golden Age index.

On sale date from the publication date and volume number found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 431861.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Shark / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett ] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett ] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shark (hand only); Amazing Man [John Man] (inset head-view in masthead)
Reprints

[The Masked Marvel] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

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

"Aman" - the Amazing-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aman, known to his enemies as 'The Green Mist'...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Lucille Peabody (kidnapped girl); Carl Peabody (girl's father, copper magnate); The Great Question (villain); "The Big Boss" (villain, death); Sparks [aka Sparky] (villain, death); Simon Duprey (villain); Norma (villain, death); Barney (villain); Sam (villain, death)
Synopsis
John Aman is taken prisoner by a mysterious "Big Boss" and his gang, who have kidnapped the daughter of a copper magnate for ransom. However, The Great Question turns Aman into the Green Mist and uses him to terrorize the girl's father into paying the ransom, but the good side of Aman wins out and the girl is saved.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title and character information from Lou Mougin (May, 2009). The splash page is partially a origin re-cap for the character. Aman appears in his villainous "Green Mist" guise in this story.

Next issue blurb signed as "W.B. Everett."

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

The Shark / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Lew Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Pencils
Lew Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Inks
Lew Glanzman [as Lew Glanz] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Enter! Into the home of the Shark...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shark
Synopsis
The super-science underwater hero the Shark stops criminals from starting a war in Furvainia.
Keywords
Furvainia; television projector

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

Forbidden Island / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Clyde Yeadon [as Clyde Don] (signed)
Pencils
Clyde Yeadon [as Clyde Don] (signed)
Inks
Clyde Yeadon [as Clyde Don] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lew--what do you suppose has made me want...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Lew; Bobbie
Synopsis
Lew and Bobbie are briefly stranded on an island and fight a brutish wild man.

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

Iron Skull / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Burgos (signed)
Pencils
Carl Burgos (signed)
Inks
Carl Burgos (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm-m--that undercover agent is exactly one hour late!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Skull; Igor; Decor (villain, dies)
Synopsis
The Iron Skull battles Decor to stop him from using his death ray.
Keywords
acid; death ray

Indexer Notes

Also signed - as 'Burgos' - in the final panel.

Sealed Orders (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Lawrence
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
General Nero Ling-sa; Lt. Quong
Synopsis
The rebel leader Ling-sa tries to commandeer a plane.
Keywords
Chang-su

Indexer Notes

All information from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Congo War Drums: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
jungle
Characters
Sandy Thorne; Labu; The Kilanga; Mike O'Conner
Synopsis
Sandy frees the white people who had been imprisoned by the Kilanga headhunters and learns the white trader Lamont was responsible for arming the Kilanga uprising.
Keywords
Congo; headhunters

Indexer Notes

Data from Jerry Bails index cards and Howard Keltners Golden Age index.

Title and art credit from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Script and lettering credits courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Minimidget - the Super-Midget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John F. Kolb (signed)
Pencils
John F. Kolb (signed)
Inks
John F. Kolb (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Minimidget, the super-midget, caught in a rat trap...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Minimidget; Ritty; Mrs. Kerry
Synopsis
Minimidget and Ritty are placed in the care of an old lady who they have to protect from a burglar. As a reward they are given a toy plane. Minimidget fights with a bird.

Land Beneath the Sea (Table of Contents: 9)

Chuck Hardy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Thomas (signed)
Pencils
Frank Thomas (signed)
Inks
Frank Thomas (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Chuck Hardy; Jerry Peterson
Synopsis
Chuck and Jerry meet the human rulers of Aquatania and enter their advanced super-city.
Keywords
Aquatania; capsule cars; strangle-plant

The Ivy Menace (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tarpe Mills ?
Pencils
Tarpe Mills (signed)
Inks
Tarpe Mills (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Philip Hampton (dies)
Synopsis
Hampton's cat spills his new plant growth formula, causing vines of ivy to continue growing until they reduce New Jersey and New York to little more than rubble. The US government bombs the countryside until the ivy is completely destroyed.
Keywords
George Washington Bridge; Hanlon; New Jersey; New York City; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

Credits from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

Mighty Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Discovered in the valley of the giants...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; western-frontier
Characters
Mighty Man; Professor; Sunny; Jane; Pop (villain, dies); Slim; Limpy; Spade; Jim; Sleepy
Synopsis
Mighty Man helps find the person trying to drive Jane off her ranch.

[New 1940 catalog!] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Hey Kids] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shark
  2. 1. [The Masked Marvel]
  3. 2. ["Aman, known to his enemies as 'The Green Mist'..."]
    "Aman" - the Amazing-Man
  4. 3. ["Enter! Into the home of the Shark..."]
    The Shark
  5. 4. ["Lew--what do you suppose has made me want..."]
    Forbidden Island
  6. 5. ["Hm-m--that undercover agent is exactly one hour late!"]
    Iron Skull
  7. 6. Sealed Orders
  8. 7. Congo War Drums: Part 2
  9. 8. ["Minimidget, the super-midget, caught in a rat trap..."]
    Minimidget - the Super-Midget
  10. 9. Land Beneath the Sea
    Chuck Hardy
  11. 10. The Ivy Menace
  12. 11. ["Discovered in the valley of the giants..."]
    Mighty Man
  13. 12. [New 1940 catalog!]
  14. 13. [Hey Kids]
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Andrew Shor
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
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