Funny Pages #v3#8
(October 1939)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-08-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
Joe Hardie
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Data from Howard Keltner's Golden Age Comics Index.

On sale date from the publication date found in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 4. Second class periodical. Copyright number 428673.


"Hold yer hat, Pop!" (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Max Neill (signed)
Inks
Max Neill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Keywords
roller coasters

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

Let's Play Checkers / text article / 0.66 page (report information)

Script
Millard F. Hopper [as "Hopper, the Checker King"]
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Only artwork is diagrams of checkboards. Inside front cover, black and white.

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A fast car comes to a stop...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Arrow [Ralph Payne]

Indexer Notes

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

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

ComiCartoons / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thar's gold in them thar mountings.
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Four one-panel gag cartoons and a 3-panel strip at the bottom.

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

The Circus and Sue / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Claire S. Moe
Pencils
Claire S. Moe
Inks
Claire S. Moe
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Story so far: Margo and Madame Renee meet...
Genre
adventure; drama

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Great Boodini / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Schwab (signed)
Pencils
Fred Schwab
Inks
Fred Schwab
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who tied that knot?
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Previously credited to Ed Wood but this is signed "Schwab" on the last panel.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spots / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed]
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as PG] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Quack!
Genre
humor; animal
Characters
Spots
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first panel has interlocking initials which resemble Gustavson's "PG" seen in other strips.

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

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

Block and Fall / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now you guys can't get into any trouble here...
Genre
humor

[Haunted House] (Table of Contents: 9)

Windy / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Filchock
Pencils
Martin Filchock
Inks
Martin Filchock
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

In black-and-white.

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

Bingo / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Wood ?
Inks
Bob Wood ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the Water
Genre
humor
Reprints

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

Mollie / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Craig Fox (signed)
Inks
Craig Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be off, villain!
Genre
humor; children
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Magic / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Wood
Inks
Ed Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excellent tricks performed by world famous magicians

Indexer Notes

Instructions about how to do various magic tricks.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Jest Jokes / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Without a Hat!

Indexer Notes

Text jokes and some spot illustrations. Duotone (black, white, red).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

Missing Links / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ryan
Pencils
Dick Ryan
Inks
Dick Ryan
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thus far our trip to civilization was not successful...
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Ann How! / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let me have two three-minute eggs.
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Abdallah / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Craig Fox
Pencils
Craig Fox
Inks
Craig Fox
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a token of my appreciation, Abdallah...
Genre
adventure

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

Your Page! / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Wood
Inks
Ed Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dis ding done

Indexer Notes

Not really a letters page, but a map of the USA with cartoons sent in by readers (who are named, with their home town) for each state: "We have received cartoons from every state in the nation (except nine)!" Duotone, black-and-white and red. Ed Wood at Centaur Pub. is the contact person and signs the page.

"crashryan" on the Comic Book + site, writes:
"Apr 19, 2014--Check out the fan art page--an airplane drawing was sent in by Gaspar Saladino of Brooklyn, NY. Based on his Wikipedia bio Saladino would have been between 11 and 13 years old. It wouldn't be long before he was working in the Jacquet shop and learning to be one of the kings of comics lettering."

Lesson #11 (Table of Contents: 18)

Cartoonin' / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

How to draw "domestic animals."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Cheerio Minstrels / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't think to save my life...
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

Officer Clancy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hands up!
Genre
humor

Diana Deane in "White Goddess" (Table of Contents: 21)

Diana Deane in Hollywood / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
drama

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited pencils and inks to Paul Gustavson.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22)

The Story Behind Stamps / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't bother me son!

SporTest (Table of Contents: 23)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Sports trivia quiz. Four illustrated questions, answers printed upside-down at bottom of page. Black-and-white, inside back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "Hold yer hat, Pop!"
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Let's Play Checkers
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. ["A fast car comes to a stop..."]
    The Arrow
  5. 4. ["Thar's gold in them thar mountings."]
    ComiCartoons
  6. 5. ["Story so far: Margo and Madame Renee meet..."]
    The Circus and Sue
  7. 6. ["Who tied that knot?"]
    Great Boodini
  8. 7. ["Quack!"]
    Spots
  9. 8. ["Now you guys can't get into any trouble here..."]
    Block and Fall
  10. 9. [Haunted House]
    Windy
  11. 10. ["To the Water"]
    Bingo
  12. 11. ["Be off, villain!"]
    Mollie
  13. 12. ["Excellent tricks performed by world famous magicians"]
    Magic
  14. 13. ["Without a Hat!"]
    Jest Jokes
  15. 14. ["Thus far our trip to civilization was not successful..."]
    Missing Links
  16. 15. ["Let me have two three-minute eggs."]
    Ann How!
  17. 16. ["As a token of my appreciation, Abdallah..."]
    Abdallah
  18. 17. ["Dis ding done"]
    Your Page!
  19. 18. Lesson #11
    Cartoonin'
  20. 19. ["I can't think to save my life..."]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  21. 20. ["Hands up!"]
    Officer Clancy
  22. 21. Diana Deane in "White Goddess"
    Diana Deane in Hollywood
  23. 22. ["Don't bother me son!"]
    The Story Behind Stamps
  24. 23. SporTest
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