(November 1939)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1939-10-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
color cover; color interior
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
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 433553.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantom of the Fair / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero

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

Fantom of the Fair / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Catastrophe strikes at the electrical utilities area of the World's Fair.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantom of the Fair; Mike (a Policeman); The Thunderbolt (villain, robot, death?); "The Brain of the Robot" (villain)
Synopsis
In the Electric Utilities area of the World's Fair, a giant electro-robot goes on a rampage, turned loose by some unknown person, threatening the lives of Fair goers with a million volts of electricity at its fingertips. The Fantom battles the metal menace until he discovers the brains behind the controls, then deals with him.
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Indexer Notes

Script and letterer credits courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Daredevil Barry Finn / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tarpe Mills (signed)
Inks
Tarpe Mills (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hurry, Joan, we haven't much time --
Genre
adventure
Characters
Barry Finn; Joan Hart; Frogga; Dr. Allan West; Dorian West (Allan's daughter); Colonel Blake; Dacia Zaroff (villain); Sulla (villain, Dacia's assistant); Dr. Zaroff (villain, Dacia's father)
Synopsis
Barry and Joan receive an invitation to a Grand Ball in Washington, but Zaroff's daughter also receives one, and she has her sights set on some plans for a new invention being carried by a Colonel Blake.

Indexer Notes

Script revision from Mills to ? by Craig Delich.

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

The Inner Circle / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lochjand Field [as L. Field] (signed)
Inks
Lochland Field [as L. Field] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
London. In the early morning...
Characters
The Inner Circle [Major Paul Ramsay; George Selkirk]; Sir Edmonton (Secretary of the Exchequer); The Blue Robins [Mr. Breton (leader); Doc; Monk; Murphy] (villains)
Synopsis
Major Ramsay and George Selkirk infiltrate the nefarious Blue Robins in order to get information as to the group's activities and to stop their bombings of important British districts, and to prevent the kidnapping of Sir Edmonton.
Keywords
Breton Castle; The Blue Robins

The Hidden Empire (Part 3) (Table of Contents: 4)

Don Dixon / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Moore (signed)
Pencils
Carl Pfeufer (signed)
Inks
Carl Pfeufer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Don Dixon; Dr. Lugoff; Wanda; Queen Tania; Oreg; dragon creature (villain, death); Queen Dagmar (villain); Prince Taal (villain, restored to good)
Synopsis
Don and his friends succeed in capturing a stone, a talisman of youth, whose blazing rays return Tania to her rightful state, but reduces the Queen to that of an ugly hag.

Indexer Notes

Next issue begins "The War of the Marshland".

Runaway Rocketship (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lloyd Victor (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Speed; Mike Reilly (Speed's assistant)
Synopsis
Speed and Mike act quickly to stop a runaway freight rocket train carrying three bombs from causing a major catastrophe.
Keywords
Rocketways System; Rocky Mountains

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

Jon Linton, Flyer, Scientist, Adventurer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Pencils
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Inks
Harry Francis Campbell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is the year 2009 A.D....
Genre
adventure; aviation; science fiction
Characters
Jon Linton (scientist); Dr. Kane (Don's teacher); Lisa Kane; Timothy Burke (head of International Secret Service); Tarmak (villain, death); Satan Rex (villain)
Synopsis
Jon and Dr. Kane feverishly work in the bowels of a dead volcano, attempting to perfect a new space ship. Unfortunately, a visit from Mr. Burke has led nefarious individuals to the secret lab site, one of which carries a mysterious tattoo on his forehead.
Keywords
Alaska; Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

Indexer Notes

Actually, it's the year 2013, but let's not quibble.

Continued next issue.

The Strange Creature Half-Man Half-Horse! (Table of Contents: 7)

Speed Centaur / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Speed Centaur; Reel McCoy; Slug Fest (villain); Dickie the Dunce (villain); Pier Sicx (villain); Hophead Hogan (villain); Charlie "Horse" Schmidt (villain); Slug (villain); Butch (villain)
Synopsis
Five different gangs in the city are organizing themselves to attack Speed and Reel.
Keywords
Bates Undertaker; Nob Nose Mountain

Indexer Notes

Script credit revised from Kildale to ? by Craig Delich.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantom of the Fair
  2. 1. ["Catastrophe strikes at the electrical utilities area of the World's Fair."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  3. 2. ["Hurry, Joan, we haven't much time --"]
    Daredevil Barry Finn
  4. 3. ["London. In the early morning..."]
    The Inner Circle
  5. 4. The Hidden Empire (Part 3)
    Don Dixon
  6. 5. Runaway Rocketship
  7. 6. ["It is the year 2009 A.D...."]
    Jon Linton, Flyer, Scientist, Adventurer
  8. 7. The Strange Creature Half-Man Half-Horse!
    Speed Centaur
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
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  • James Ludwig
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