(May 1940)

Centaur, 1939 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-03-15
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Comic Corporation of America
Editing
?
Color
color cover; color interior
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 35, 1940, Number 2. Second class permit. Copyright number 451738.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Aman the Amazing-Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
A. L. Kirby (signed)
Pencils
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Inks
Louis Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed); Sam Glanzman [as Sam Decker] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator,...
Characters
Aman, the Amazing Man [John Aman]; Zona Handerson (crime investigator); Great Question (villain); Homer (villain); Bim (villain); Kerner (villain); Kully (villain); Operator Nine (villain, death)
Synopsis
The Green Mist, better known as the Amazing Man, must act quickly to prevent the Port of San Francisco from being blown up and blamed on a foreign power, as a way of drawing the United States into the war in Europe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title and villain credit from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Writer Kirby's first name was Allen.

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

Minimidget / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

tarantula. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Title revised Dec. 2009 by JVJ.

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

Zardi the Eternal Man / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? [as Steve]
Inks
? [as Steve]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He saw the pyramids built...
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Mandrake-like magician. Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Alleby and the Forty Thieves (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Duke Carey
Pencils
Louis Glanzman [as Glanz]
Inks
Louis Glanzman [as Glanz]
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009, who gives art credits to Lew Glanz.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature serving justice,...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Shark; Tom; Everett; Johnny
Synopsis
The Shark is asked by a scientist to go to Mars and send back descriptions of what he finds to be recorded for posterity. While there, he discovers a race of petrified mummies, who take him captive, forcing him to slave away with other humans who have been similarly captured.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Revised JVJ.

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

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 thwarting the attempts of the frogmen...
Synopsis
Chuck Hardy vs. 2-headed frog-man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

Amazing Men of Aviation (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Pencils
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Inks
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

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

Reef Kinkaid / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Pencils
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Inks
Bob Lubbers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Reef" Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Reef Kinkaid (introduction); Jane Warren (newspaper reporter); Grayson (Coast Guard officer); un-named ship's Captain (villain)
Synopsis
Reef rescues a girl reporter from a gang of dope smugglers and uses the shanghaied crew to restore order aboard ship.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009.

? removed from writer by Craig Delich 2011-4-16.

[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
Note! The Mighty Man is a huge twelve foot giant...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mighty-Man; Dr. Hilldale (scientist, death); Alec (doctor's assistant, death); un-named nephew of Dr. Hilldale (villain, death)
Synopsis
A doctor notifies Mighty Man of a discovery of his in which he can treat an animal and control its size, and the scientist even treats Mighty Man and gives him a stretchable suit.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title from Lou Mougin, May 2009. Revised JVJ. Strip titled "The Amazing Mighty-Man". ? removed from writer credit by Craig Delich 201104016.

Were You Born in May? (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Pencils
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Inks
Joseph A. Kaliff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Tyrone Power; Albert Einstein; Florence Nightingale; Queen Victoria; Charles "Red" Ruffing
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  2. 1. ["Zona Henderson, ace girl crime investigator,..."]
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  3. 2. ["Minimidget and Ritty, are super-midgets, the size..."]
    Minimidget
  4. 3. ["He saw the pyramids built..."]
    Zardi the Eternal Man
  5. 4. Alleby and the Forty Thieves
    Aman the Amazing-Man
  6. 5. ["The Shark is an amazing under-sea creature serving justice,..."]
    The Shark
  7. 6. ["After thwarting the attempts of the frogmen..."]
    Chuck Hardy; Land beneath the Sea
  8. 7. Amazing Men of Aviation
  9. 8. [""Reef" Kinkaid is a daring adventurer and soldier of fortune..."]
    Reef Kinkaid
  10. 9. ["Note! The Mighty Man is a huge twelve foot giant..."]
    Mighty-Man
  11. 10. Were You Born in May?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Craig Delich
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lee Randall (R.I.P.)
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
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