(October 1939)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1939-08-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications Inc.
Editing
Joe Hardie [as Uncle Joe]
Color
color
Dimensions
standard pre-Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

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 427867.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Red Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
western-frontier

Brief Biography of Radio Stars (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Joe Hardie [as Uncle Joe]
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Alec Templeton

Indexer Notes

article with photo on inside front cover.

Red Man of the Rockies (Table of Contents: 2)

Red Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Art Pinajian (signed)
Pencils
Art Pinajian (signed)
Inks
Art Pinajian (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Red Man

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

Killer McGee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm glad they did't put me in the jailhouse
Genre
humor
Characters
Killer McGee
Synopsis
At a trial, the prosecution lists the multiple killings that Killer McGee had done in one week alone, and gets a hand slap from the judge.

Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy (Table of Contents: 4)

Stars on the Range / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Gene Autry

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

Lyin' Lou / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Guardineer
Pencils
Fred Guardineer
Inks
Fred Guardineer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I had the darndest experience with this dog one time...
Genre
humor
Characters
Lyin' Lou
Synopsis
Lou spins a tall tale about an adventure with his dog.

Mystery Vally (Table of Contents: 6)

Lee Trent / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Frollo
Pencils
Frank Frollo
Inks
Frank Frollo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Lee Trent

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

Jess Phoolin / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gents- Whut's your voidict?
Genre
humor
Characters
Jess Phoolin

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

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
Martin Filchock

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pretty soft job!
Genre
humor
Characters
One Buck; Two Bits

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Tenderfoot Mary / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wudda day!
Genre
humor

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

Tubby of the T-Bone Ranch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yessir, Mur. Hutchins, you'll find water thar.
Genre
western-frontier

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

Wild West Junior / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Go jump in the lake!
Genre
western-frontier

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

Star Gags / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

Twelve gag pieces with spot illustrations.

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

Medicine Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson [as P. G.] (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson [as P. G.] (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson [as P. G.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And this, Gentlemen, is the skull of Hamlet-
Genre
humor
Synopsis
The Medicine Man's traveling curio show features the alleged adult skull of Hamlet. He also has one of Hamlet as a 6-year-old.

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who doesn't indicate that Gustavson wrote this feature, only illustrated it. However, Paul's son, Terry, indicates that his father also wrote and lettered this feature. So both are added here.

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

Tommy Hawk / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Hopkins (signed) [as A. F. H.]
Inks
Al Hopkins (signed) [as A. F. H.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was the Brown Boys, all right!
Genre
humor
Characters
Tommy Hawk
Synopsis
Tommy Hawk hears about the reward offered for the capture of the Brown Brothers, robbers. He stumbles upon them on their way into town, and beats them to the General Store, where he takes the place of the Smokeshop Indian statue, and catches the brothers unprepared.

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

Ermine / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Ermine - a mysterious frontiersman of the pre-revolutionary days - rescues Alice Thorne...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Ermine; Alice Thorne; Jimmy Thorne
Synopsis
Having rescued Alice from the Iroquois, the Ermine returns her to her parents cabin, where they find her brother Jimmy. Jimmy explains that his parents were forced to go with settlers headed for the Cumberland Gap.

Chief Weasel-Tail (Table of Contents: 16)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; biography; western-frontier

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

Jest the Type / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Government cut down Black Eagle's allowance...
Genre
humor
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

Ace and Deuce / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Allison
Inks
Bill Allison
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh! It's dull heah this time o' year!
Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Ace and Deuce make sure that their friend's boy Billy goes to school, and decide to attend themselves when they see the beautiful new teacher.

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

Cowboy Jake / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Wood (signed) [as B. W.]
Inks
Bob Wood (signed) [as B. W.]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The eats are on me, fellers!
Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
It's Jake's birthday, so he offers to buy everybody lunch.

Indexer Notes

The narrative is done in verse for the story.

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

Centaur Kid / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Bronco]
Inks
? [as Bronco]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What happened to date!! Nothing!!
Genre
humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Null and Void / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Todd Modd ? [as Todmoro]
Inks
Todd Modd ? [as Todmoro]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Shucks, I'm too tired t'work.
Genre
humor

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

Comic Cowboy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Pards, you've heard of trick ropin'.
Genre
humor

IndiaNotes (Table of Contents: 23)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Facts about Indians and their way of life.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Red Man
  2. 1. Brief Biography of Radio Stars
  3. 2. Red Man of the Rockies
    Red Man
  4. 3. ["I'm glad they did't put me in the jailhouse"]
    Killer McGee
  5. 4. Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy
    Stars on the Range
  6. 5. ["I had the darndest experience with this dog one time..."]
    Lyin' Lou
  7. 6. Mystery Vally
    Lee Trent
  8. 7. ["Gents- Whut's your voidict?"]
    Jess Phoolin
  9. 8. ["Pretty soft job!"]
    One Buck and Two Bits
  10. 9. ["Wudda day!"]
    Tenderfoot Mary
  11. 10. ["Yessir, Mur. Hutchins, you'll find water thar."]
    Tubby of the T-Bone Ranch
  12. 11. ["Go jump in the lake!"]
    Wild West Junior
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Star Gags
  14. 13. ["And this, Gentlemen, is the skull of Hamlet-"]
    Medicine Man
  15. 14. ["It was the Brown Boys, all right!"]
    Tommy Hawk
  16. 15. ["The Ermine - a mysterious frontiersman of the pre-revolutionary days - rescues Alice Thorne..."]
    Ermine
  17. 16. Chief Weasel-Tail
  18. 17. ["The Government cut down Black Eagle's allowance..."]
    Jest the Type
  19. 18. ["Gosh! It's dull heah this time o' year!"]
    Ace and Deuce
  20. 19. ["The eats are on me, fellers!"]
    Cowboy Jake
  21. 20. ["What happened to date!! Nothing!!"]
    Centaur Kid
  22. 21. ["Shucks, I'm too tired t'work."]
    Null and Void
  23. 22. ["Pards, you've heard of trick ropin'."]
    Comic Cowboy
  24. 23. IndiaNotes
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