(February 1940)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1939-12-13
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet

Issue Notes

Various sequence notes corrected by Darci, September 2007. Editor per Ownership Statement on inside front cover. Indicia:

February 1940. Number 9. AMAZING MAN COMICS is published monthly by Comic Corporation of America, 29 Worthington St., Springfield, Mass., Editorial and Executive offices: 215 Fourth Avenue, New York, N. Y. Entered as second class matter at the Post Office at Springfield, Mass. Single copies 10c. Yearly subscription $1.00 in the U.S.A. (other countries $1.50). Copyright 1939 by Comic Corporation of America. Contents must not be reproduced without permission. No actual person is named or delineated in this fiction magazine. Ptd. in 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. Second class permit. Copyright number 439469.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed as Everett)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed as Everett)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing Man [John Aman]; the Nazis
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Various sequence notes corrected by Darci (September 2007).

Books for Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Comic Corp. of America / advertisement / 0.15 page (report information)

[Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation Etc.] (Table of Contents: 2)

statement of ownership / 0.15 page (report information)

Script
Joseph J. Hardie; Berta M. Holcepl (notary)
Letters
typeset
Editing
Raymond Kelly (as Raymond J. Kelly) (owner, business manager); Lloyd Jacquet (editor); Comic Corporation of America (owner); Joseph J. Hardie (owner, publisher); E. L. Angel (owner)

Synopsis
Statement of ownership of "Amazing-Man Comics, published monthly at Springfield, Mass., for October 1, 1939."

Indexer Notes

All addresses for given as 220 Fifth Ave., New York, N. Y.
Bertha M. Holcepl, Notary public, Kings County.
Managing editor listed as "none".
Lower left corner of inside front cover.

For 1940 It's the Centaur Group! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Centaur Group / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aman, the "Amazing-Man", having abandoned his plan to avenge the misdeeds...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing-Man [John Aman]; Elsie (a nurse); Pat (a nurse)The Great Question (villain); un-named German Leutnant (villain); Herman (villain); Karl (villain); Erich (villain, intern, death); Wilhelm (villain); Joseph (villain); other Nazis (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Escaping from the clutches of the Nazis, thanks to "The Green Mist," Aman steals a German plane and heads for Berlin. He is shot down, injured, and once again captured. While in the hospital, the Great Question mentally contacts Aman and demands he escape and head for Tibet.
Reprints
Keywords
Berlin; bomber; France; Hetrocoryn; motorcycle; Siegfried Line; The Green Mist; Tibet

Indexer Notes

Title and character information from Lou Mougin (May 2009).

According to Blake Bell, Everett received an art assist on this story from some unknown artist.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Doris, Sir Oliver King, First Mate Jeffers...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Doris McAllister; Sir Oliver King; Jeffers; Mr. Dites; The King [Roger King]; Dr. Wellesly (castaway); Mr. Jenkins (King's partner, dies)
Synopsis
The King is revealed to be Roger King, Sir Oliver's missing son. When the King gets into a fight with Jenkins over the treatment of his prisoners King hits his head. Thinking the King is dead the natives begin an attack on the white people. Jenkins sacrifices his life to help the others escape the island with the King.

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Jungle Battles (Table of Contents: 6)

Jay Douglas / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
R. Louis Golden (as Robert Louis Golden)
Pencils
R. Louis Golden (as Robert Golden) (signed)
Inks
R. Louis Golden (as Robert Golden) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Jay Douglas (paleontologist); Kelinga (guide); Ka-No (guide)
Synopsis
Jay hunts dinosaurs in South America, encountering a menacing stegosaurus.
Keywords
gorillas; quicksand; South America; stegosaurus

Indexer Notes

vs. dinosaur in jungle

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Late in the year 1970, twenty years after the Second World War...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Skull; Mr. Leighton (aircraft executive); Mr. Ryan (Naval intelligence); Jeff (pilot); Richards (pilot); Ludwig (spy, skipper, dies); Otto (coal man)
Synopsis
Iron Skull investigates missing rocket planes. Ludwig has been blasting them from the sky with his invisible ray then collecting the fallen planes aboard his steamship. Iron Skull pilots a rocket plane to learn what's happening. Confronting Ludwig Iron Skull throws him into the furnace of the ship then destroys the invisible ray.
Keywords
air phone sound detector; California; derrick; invisible ray; machine gun; Pasadena; ratlin; rocket plane; steamship

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

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

Script
John Giunta; Mike Mirando (as Michael Mirando)
Pencils
John Giunta; Mike Mirando (as Michael Mirando)
Inks
John Giunta; Mike Mirando (as Michael Mirando)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The story starts in a small rural town...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Magician from Mars; Bill Wend (amateur pianist); Elemental (giant green monster)
Synopsis
A mad professor makes an alliance with an unearthly Elemental. The Magician from Mars grows in size to battle the monster. She dispatches the monster by singing 'the most beautiful song in the world' at him.
Keywords
television

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Giunta's name is misspelled "Guinta" in the splash panel.

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

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Kolb ? (as John F. Kolb)
Pencils
John Kolb (as John F. Kolb)
Inks
John Kolb (as John F. Kolb)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, Jake!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Minimidget; Ritty; Jake (robber, dies); Smiley (robber, dies); Mahoney (policeman)
Synopsis
Jake and Smily kidnap Minimidget and Ritty to force the duo to rob a bank for them. Minimidget escapes them and phones the police; the two robbers die in a shoot-out with the police.
Keywords
binoculars

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
After the death of their treacherous guide...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Chuck Hardy; Jerry Peterson; Oxan; Ciro (king of Quadropel Men); Quadropel Men (four-armed green men)
Synopsis
Jerry is kidnapped by the Quadropel Men, who want to sacrifice her to their god of steam. Oxan and Chuck rescue her. Oxan keeps the head of a victim as a trophy.
Keywords
Aquatania; beheading; pterodactyl; Roara; steam chasm

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

The Green Mist (Table of Contents: 11)

Aman the Amazing-Man / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sam Gilman
Pencils
Sam Gilman (signed)
Inks
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Amazing Man [John Aman]; Professor Khosov Matulay
Synopsis
Professor Matulay tries to start an uprising at the asylum where he's kept but Amazing Man stops him.
Keywords
Green Mist; Mohawk State Asylum; Society of Occult Sciences

Indexer Notes

Lou Mougin credits script to Sam Gilman, May 2009.

The Devil Dogs (Table of Contents: 12)

Mighty Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty Man [Scott Pearson] (introduction); the Dogman (villain); Sunny
Synopsis
Mighty Man, a 12' giant, leaves the Valley of Giants to wage war on crime, and his first case is to battle The Dogman and his devil dogs. The Dogman's master has created a formula which can be traced by his dogs across any distance, making it impossible for men to escape him. Mighty Man battles the Dogman while the inventor of the formula is doused in his own chemical then killed by his dogs.
Keywords
Nevada; Valley of Giants

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

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

Script
Lew Glanzman ?
Pencils
Lew Glanzman (signed)
Inks
Lew Glanzman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out on the high seas, a fishing schooner...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shark; Captain von Sclagian (pirate)
Synopsis
The Shark battles von Sclagian's submarine, which has been sinking and plundering ships in the Atlantic.
Keywords
freighter; Sub X; submarine; television; torpedoes; U.S. Coast Guard

Indexer Notes

Sub-Mariner-like aquatic super-hero. Title from Lou Mougin Sam Gilman, May 2009.

This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00 (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typerwriter / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys, Girls! Select New & Unusual Gifts from This Ad or Sensational New Catalog (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. Books for Boys and Girls
    Comic Corp. of America
  3. 2. [Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation Etc.]
  4. 3. For 1940 It's the Centaur Group!
    The Centaur Group
  5. 4. ["Aman, the "Amazing-Man", having abandoned his plan to avenge the misdeeds..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  6. 5. ["Doris, Sir Oliver King, First Mate Jeffers..."]
    King of the South Seas
  7. 6. Jungle Battles
    Jay Douglas
  8. 7. ["Late in the year 1970, twenty years after the Second World War..."]
    Iron Skull
  9. 8. ["The story starts in a small rural town..."]
    The Magician from Mars
  10. 9. ["Say, Jake!"]
    Minimidget
  11. 10. ["After the death of their treacherous guide..."]
    Chuck Hardy; Land Beneath the Sea
  12. 11. The Green Mist
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  13. 12. The Devil Dogs
    Mighty Man
  14. 13. ["Out on the high seas, a fishing schooner..."]
    The Shark
  15. 14. This Beautiful Desk for Only $1.00
    Remington Noiseless Deluxe Portable Typerwriter
  16. 15. Boys, Girls! Select New & Unusual Gifts from This Ad or Sensational New Catalog
    Johnson Smith & Co.
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