(November 1939)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1939-10-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet
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 Keltners Golden Age index.
Sequence order from Gregory Huneryager May 31, 2007.

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 436088.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aman the Amazing-Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
The Amazing Man [John Aman]
Reprints

Amazing-Man Loose! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
A. L. Kirby (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Lucille Peabody (image in newspaper); Tom Gregg (maintenance engineer, death); un-named State Engineer; Miss Dean (State Engineer's secretary); The Great Question (villain); Garcia (villain); Murray (villain, death); Karl (villain, aviator, death); Jeff (villain, aviator, death); Henry Muth (villain, engineering contractor, death)
Synopsis
Having interfered with the plans of the Great Question, the villain arranges for fake witnesses to claim in court that Aman forced a car off the road, killing a maintenance engineer. Forced into a cell, Aman changes into the Green Mist and confronts the witnesses, trying to get them to confess to their treachery.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Previous indexer listed script by Bill Everett, revised credit from Gregory Huneryager 2007-5-31. Title and character info from Lou Mougin (May, 2009).

Dinosaur Forest (Table of Contents: 2)

Dinosaur Forest / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Louis Golden
Inks
Robert Louis Golden
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jay Douglas

Indexer Notes

A Complete Novelette. Info for this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007.

The 'King' of the South Seas (Table of Contents: 3)

King of the South Seas / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold Hughes
Inks
Harold Hughes
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Data from Jerry Bails index cards & Howard Keltners Golden Age index. Art credit from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

The Iron Skull / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Reader--In the year 1950 during the Second World War...

Indexer Notes

Info on this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

[Origin of the Magician from Mars] (Table of Contents: 5)

Magician from Mars / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Giunta (signed)
Inks
Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Magician from Mars [Jane Gem35] (introduction, origin); Jane Faro [Gem35] (Earth woman, mother of daughter Jane); Jarl Gem35 (Martian man, father of daughter Jane); Dr. Clinton (introduction); Jane's Aunt (guardian, introduction)
Synopsis
The daughter of a Martian father and human mother is accidentally exposed to the rays of a cathode tube by her nurse which gives her extraordinary powers and advanced mentality. However, her Earthly heritage of affection for blood relatives is her one weakness.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Gregory Huneryager (2007-5-31).

The Who's Who indicates that Giunta did both pencil and ink, and does not indicate that Kildale worked on the strip at all.

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

Minimidget the Miniature Man / 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
Say, Ritty!
Characters
Minimidget; Ritty
Synopsis
Minimidget and Ritty battle a weasel.

First to Luna (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David C. Cooke
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Info on this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007.

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

Chuck Hardy; Land beneath the Sea / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Provided with a good meal by the patrol captain...

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

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
The Mighty Man -- a huge twelve-foot giant...
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

The Shark / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature...
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. Amazing-Man Loose!
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. Dinosaur Forest
    Dinosaur Forest
  4. 3. The 'King' of the South Seas
    King of the South Seas
  5. 4. ["Dear Reader--In the year 1950 during the Second World War..."]
    The Iron Skull
  6. 5. [Origin of the Magician from Mars]
    Magician from Mars
  7. 6. ["Say, Ritty!"]
    Minimidget the Miniature Man
  8. 7. First to Luna
  9. 8. ["Provided with a good meal by the patrol captain..."]
    Chuck Hardy; Land beneath the Sea
  10. 9. ["The Mighty Man -- a huge twelve-foot giant..."]
    Mighty Man
  11. 10. ["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature..."]
    The Shark
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Andrew Shor
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Peter Croome