(March 1940)

Centaur, 1938 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1940-01-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

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 445033.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Speed Centaur / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Speed dashed the charging stallion to the ground...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Speed Centaur [Jerry R. McCoy]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The artist signs 'Everett 39'.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
U.S. refuses to sell horses to nations at war.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Speed Centaur [Jerry R. McCoy]; Reel McCoy
Synopsis
There is a shortage of horses for the armed forces. Speed and Reel fly to wild horse country, where Speed fights and defeats the leader of a herd of wild horses. In an attempt to capture a group of enemy agents, Reel goes into town and brags loudly about the valley he has found teeming with a thousand wild steeds.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Lochlan Field
Inks
Lochlan Field
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
November--1938.
Genre
adventure
Characters
George Selkirk; Major Ramsey
Synopsis
A shipment of gold, worth $50,000, is loaded onto a ship, but three days out it is stolen by men using a submarine. Selkirk and Ramsey attempt to capture the thieves by planting false stories of upcoming gold shipments.

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

Jon Linton / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Harry Campbell (credited as Harry Francis Campbell)
Pencils
Harry Campbell (credited as Harry Francis Campbell)
Inks
Harry Campbell (credited as Harry Francis Campbell)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In the year 2000 A.D....
Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Jon Linton; Satan Rex; Burke; Lisa Kane
Synopsis
In 2000 A.D. Satan Rex plans to destroy the Earth by plunging it into the path of the sun. Linton appears to willingly join forces with him, but is secretly working towards his downfall.

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

Fantastic Projects / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Scientific possibilities of today and tomorrow.

Indexer Notes

Two 0.5 page panels.

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

Bill and Davey / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague)
Pencils
James McCague (credited as James P. McCague)
Inks
James McCague
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Miss Trew...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Bill Bilson; Davy; Jane Trew; Dreary; Jamaica Jones
Synopsis
Bill and Davy are aboard the 'Lady May' owned by Jane Trew. Bill begins to fall for the young girl, but is too insecure to tell her. Eventually he plucks up enough courage to ask for her hand in marriage, but she turns him down. On the wharf they encounter Jamaica Jones, who drugs their drink and shanghais them.

Jungle Mad (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ralph Butts (credited) (signed as R. Butts)
Pencils
Ralph Butts (credited) (signed as R. Butts)
Inks
Ralph Butts (credited) (signed as R. Butts)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep into the wilderness went young Vernon...
Genre
adventure; jungle
Characters
Martin Vernon

Fantasy Isle: Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

Tippy Taylor on Fantasy Isle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Loomis (credited)
Inks
George Loomis (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tippy Taylor; Katrina; Alphonzo
Synopsis
Tippy Taylor is on Fantasy Isle, where he is ten times larger than its inhabitants. One faction tries to enlist his aid in an effort to conquer another faction, but Tippy's sense of fair play allows him to bring about an armistice.

Indexer Notes

Loomis was previously credited with the script, but Bails' Who's Who only gives him as penciller and inker at Centaur.

The Fiend of Halwith Hall (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Pearson (credited as Chas Pearson)
Pencils
Charles Pearson (credited as Chas Pearson)
Inks
Charles Pearson (credited as Chas Pearson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The wife and children of a famous scientist die...
Genre
drama
Characters
John Degen; Doctor Sloane; The Fiend (villain)
Synopsis
A man known as The Fiend escapes from a lunatic asylum and begins a systematic attack on doctors. Detective John Degen is called onto the case and tracks the villain down, only to be captured and left to die by an explosive device.

The Ghost of Kirkwood (Table of Contents: 9)

Larry Kane / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Dahlman (credited as Dahl)
Pencils
Steve Dahlman (credited as Dahl)
Inks
Steve Dahlman (credited as Dahl)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, this monotony is getting me down...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Larry Kane; Mrs. Harriman Randolph; Betty Randolph
Synopsis
Adventurer Larry Kane finds himself in England, bored by the monotony of life. He meets Mrs. Randolph and her daughter on the street and they tell him of weird doings at Kirkwood Castle. He goes to investigate, and finds that the strange occurrences are caused by a gang of robbers who are using the place as a hideout.

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

Spy A-5 / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Ralph Butts (signed as R.B.) (credited as R.F. Butts)
Pencils
Ralph Butts (signed as R.B.) (credited as R.F. Butts)
Inks
Ralph Butts (signed as R.B.) (credited as R.F. Butts)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
On a small secluded estate...
Genre
spy
Characters
Dr. Karl Jordan; King Storm; Elsa Jordan; Spy A-5 [Harry Jackson]; Demarr (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Jordan and King have just completed a new stratosphere plane, which they are about to unveil to the U.S. government. A group of foreign agents first try to buy the plans, then attempt to steal them, but King is too quick witted for them.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One stormy night, as the heavens seem to split...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantom of the Fair; Dr. Tin Loy (villain); Morris Green (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Tin Loy creates brutish monsters in his laboratory and sends them forth to spread fear and cause disruption. The Fantom of the Fair engages them in battle, and discovers that they can be disintegrated with jet streams of simple water.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Speed dashed the charging stallion to the ground..."]
    Speed Centaur
  2. 1. ["U.S. refuses to sell horses to nations at war."]
    Speed Centaur
  3. 2. ["November--1938."]
    The Inner Circle
  4. 3. ["In the year 2000 A.D...."]
    Jon Linton
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Projects
  6. 5. ["Well, Miss Trew..."]
    Bill and Davey
  7. 6. Jungle Mad
  8. 7. Fantasy Isle: Chapter 2
    Tippy Taylor on Fantasy Isle
  9. 8. The Fiend of Halwith Hall
  10. 9. The Ghost of Kirkwood
    Larry Kane
  11. 10. ["On a small secluded estate..."]
    Spy A-5
  12. 11. ["One stormy night, as the heavens seem to split..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
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