(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

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
?

Genre
superhero
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 Holm (villain, aviator, death); Geoffrey Bliss (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
Keywords
monoplane; radio-controlled super eye; Tibet

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
Louis Golden [as Robert Louis Golden] (signed)
Pencils
Louis Golden [as L. Golden] (signed)
Inks
Louis Golden [as L. Golden] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Jay Douglas; Ronald Wells
Synopsis
Jay and Ronald discover a location in South America where dinosaurs still live.
Keywords
allosaurus; crocodile; South America; triceratops

Indexer Notes

A Complete Novelette. Info for this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007.
Also signed - as 'L. Golden' - in the final panel.

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 (signed)
Inks
Harold Hughes (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Su; Mr. Jenkins; Finkey; Sir Oliver King; Doris McAllister; William Dites; Ootang; Mr. Wilkes; The King
Synopsis
Pirates launch an attack on the So Chung, a freighter bound for Sydney.
Keywords
Borneo; Makoola island; Sandakan; So Chung

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.
Hughes signs on the penultimate panel of the final page.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Reader--In the year 1950 during the Second World War...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Skull; Inspector Bradley; Brown (first appearance, Iron Skull's aide); Dr. Toyat (first appearance, dies); Kito
Synopsis
Dr. Toyat is kidnapping young women and injecting them with drugs which transform them into giants. Iron Skull forces the mad scientist to undo his experiments.
Keywords
elevator; giants; hypodermic needle; Littlebrook; robot

Indexer Notes

Info on this sequence from Gregory Huneryager 5/31/2007. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.
Also signed - as 'Burgos' - on the final page.
The opening caption of this story reveals Iron Skull's origin and indicates his adventures are supposed to occur some time post-1960.

[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
Keywords
atomic rocket-tubes; cathode tube; heat suits; Mars; meteor; rocket life boat

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!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Minimidget; Ritty
Synopsis
Minimidget and Ritty battle a weasel.
Keywords
midget plane

First to Luna (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David C. Cooke
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
George Court; Yvonne Van Lommen; Denis Farrish
Synopsis
George races his rocket the Black Bullet to the moon to break the speed record.
Keywords
annual rocket race; Black Bullet; heaviside layer; Luna

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Provided with a good meal by the patrol captain...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck Hardy; Jerry Peterson; Kustan; Wistom; Oxan
Synopsis
Chuck and Jerry learn to speak Aquatanian. Oxan challenges Chuck to test his strength. Chastened when Chuck defeats him, Oxan declares he's now Chuck's servant.
Keywords
Aquatania; Roara

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
Characters
Mighty Man; Jane; Joe
Synopsis
Mighty Man solves the murder of a ranger in lumber country.
Keywords
X-Bar Ranch

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shark; Father Neptune; Dr. Stepet (first appearance, dies); J. J. Stone
Synopsis
The Shark learns he's the son of Father Neptune. Neptune grants the Shark additional strength while on land. The Shark and Father Neptune work together to stop Dr. Stepet from using his ray gun which can evaporate entire lakes. An octopus kills Dr. Stepet.
Reprints
Keywords
magic knife; octopus; Seafish Lake; television set; World Globe

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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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
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