Editor/Publisher credits from Statement of Ownership (see sequence #3).
January, 1940. Vol. 4, Number 1. FUNNY PAGES is published monthly by Centaur Publications, Inc., 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri. Editorial and executive offices: 215 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at St. Louis, Mo. Single copies 10c. Yearly subscription $1.00 in the U.S.A. (other countries, $1.50). Copyright 1939 by Centaur Publications, Inc. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. No actual person is named or delineated in this fiction magazine. Printed in the U.S.A.
On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, January-December 1940, Numbers 1-4. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 441346.
Publisher, Joseph J. Hardie, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.;
Editor, Lloyd Jacquet, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.;
Managing Editor, None;
Business Manager, Raymond J. Kelly, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.
Owner: Centaur Publications, Inc., 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.;
Raymond J. Kelly, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N.Y.;
S. J. Fried, 291 Broadway, New York, N. Y.;
Joseph J. Hardie, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.;
E. L. Angel, 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.
Joseph J. Hardie, Publisher.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 29th day of September, 1939.
Berta M. Holcepl, Notary Public
Kings County Clerk's No. 337, Register's No. 1009? [smudged]
New York County Clerk's No. 15, Register's No. 1H11? [smudged]
Commission expires March 30, 1939
[smudged, but the "3" is clear enough even though that would put the expiration earlier than the date of this document! Perhaps a typo?]
Lower right of inside front cover. Per Frank Motler, E L. Angel is Evangeline Angel, wife of Warren Angel who was the head of Kable News. Therefore Centaur was likely distributed by Kable at this point.
All Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.
Art previously attributed to Martin Filchock, but Jim Amash of the Timely-Atlas list spoke with Filchock and confirmed that he never worked on the Phantom Rider nor with Jack Cole. This arguably calls into question the Cole credit as well, which was from the same source (Henry Andrews 2009-03-16).
Text jokes, two with illustrations.
Readers are invited to send their drawings to Ed Wood, Centaur Publ. Co. 220 Fifth Ave., New York City.
From a movie produced by Allan Dorne, directed by Lee Barton and starring Diana Deane as Ora [Joan Trevor].
Neither the Owl nor his father are named in the story. While Filchock generally wrote the stories he illustrated, Jerry Bails' Who's Who specifically lists him as only the artist here (Henry Andrews 2009-03-10).
The Owl's first name was Jack, but his last name was never revealed.