(October 1939)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1939-09-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

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
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

"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: 2)

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

Script
Lew Glanzman
Pencils
Lew Glanzman
Inks
Lew Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Enter! Into the home of the Shark...

Indexer Notes

Title and character info from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lew--what do you suppose has made me want...

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hm-m--that undercover agent is exactly one hour late!

Sealed Orders (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Rex Lawrence
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

All information from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Congo War Drums: Part 2 (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
jungle

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: 7)

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...
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: 8)

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

Script
Frank Thomas
Pencils
Frank Thomas
Inks
Frank Thomas
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Ivy Menace (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tarpe Mills ?
Pencils
Tarpe Mills
Inks
Tarpe Mills
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Credits from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

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...
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Shark
  2. 1. ["Aman, known to his enemies as 'The Green Mist'..."]
    "Aman" - the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. ["Enter! Into the home of the Shark..."]
    The Shark
  4. 3. ["Lew--what do you suppose has made me want..."]
    Forbidden Island
  5. 4. ["Hm-m--that undercover agent is exactly one hour late!"]
    Iron Skull
  6. 5. Sealed Orders
  7. 6. Congo War Drums: Part 2
  8. 7. ["Minimidget, the super-midget, caught in a rat trap..."]
    Minimidget - the Super-Midget
  9. 8. Land Beneath the Sea
    Chuck Hardy
  10. 9. The Ivy Menace
  11. 10. ["Discovered in the valley of the giants..."]
    Mighty Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Andrew Shor
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome