(June 1940)

Centaur, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1940-04-14
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Centaur Publications, Inc.
Editing
Lloyd Jacquet

Issue Notes

On sale date from the fanzine, Fantasy News, dated April 14, 1940 (on page 3). The comic was scheduled for release during the week of April 14-20, 1940. Information shared by Bart Bush through the Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (4 October 2016).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Will Rowland (signed as W. Rowland)
Inks
Will Rowland (signed as W. Rowland)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc. (Table of Contents: 1)

statement of ownership / 0.17 page (report information)

Script
Joseph J. Hardie
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
October 31, 1939 ownership statement for "Comic Pages"

Indexer Notes

information for Comic Pages, dated October 31, 1939; Publisher: Joseph J. Hardie, Editor: Lloyd Jacquet, Business Manager: Raymond J. Kelly. Published by Centaur Publications, Inc., Co-owners: Raymond J. Kelly, S. J. Fried, Joseph J. Hardie, E. L. Angel

Read the Centaur Group (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Fantom of the Fair / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Bugg (signed as Bugg)
Inks
Bob Bugg (signed as Bugg)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Deep under the fair grounds of a giant World's Fair...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantom; Mr. Farlan; Finnegan; Relmar
Synopsis
As the Fair gets ready for the opening of its second season, multiple catastrophes occur.

Indexer Notes

An earlier art identifier thought the work was by Paul Gustavson, missing seeing "Bugg" written over the door of the plane in the last page. Bob Bugg is known to have been the artist who took over Fantom in 1940.

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

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 (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the top of one of the towering buildings...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantom (introduction); Andy (a painter); Collins (a Policeman); Russel (a Policeman); Johnson (a contractor); Occo (villain, a contractor); Marco (villain
Synopsis
The Fantom, mentioned in a book written in Icelandic thousands of years ago, appears on the scene at the World's Fair to stop a crooked contractor who is attempting to fraudulently prevent another contractor from fulfilling his contracts.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and lettering credits by Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

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 (signed)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Up from unknown caverns...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantom of the Fair
Reprints
Keywords
Pennsylvania

Indexer Notes

Script and lettering credits by Terry Gustafson, son of Paul Gustavson.

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

Dirk the Demon / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We find Dirk in his own private den...
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Everett signs - as "Bill Everett" - on both the first and last pages.

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

Skyrocket Steele / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is the year 'X' (about 2500 A.D.)...
Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Everett signs - as "Bill Everett " - on both first and last pages.

Flying Bluff (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Lloyd Jacquet (credited as Lloyd)
Pencils
Terry Gilkison (signed as Gilkison)
Inks
Terry Gilkison (signed as Gilkison)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Lt. Powell Branson of the Chinese Flying Corps
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Described in the heading as "A short short story".

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

Speed Silvers / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Speed Silvers is racing to New York.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Speed Silvers; Elsie Muldoon; Mike Muldoon; Dr. Milan; Dr. Landin; Chuck; Dr. Lowe
Synopsis
Speed races the train, to pick up a serum that might save a young boy's life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tagline for this feature is "A Fast-Moving Streamline Train Story"

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

Captain Curry / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Since the beginning of Man there have been wars.
Genre
adventure

The Hooded Cult (Table of Contents: 11)

Stoney Dawson / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Stoney Dawson
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signed on last page of story.

Part 1 - The Professors Enemy! (Table of Contents: 12)

Air-Sub 'D X' / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Professor Gray; Tim; Rita; Curley (villain); Kirk (villain)
Synopsis
On their way home after the "Air-Sub" has undergone a series of tests, Professor Gray and the crew fly over Curley's land, who immediately issues orders to bring the DX down, but not to destroy it.
Reprints
Keywords
Crab-Subs; Dissolving Gun; Reflectascope; Tago-Lor; Teleray

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

The Arrow / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed as P. Gustavson)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed as P. Gustavson)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed as P. Gustavson)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Dutch Kelly's night-club 'The Castle'...
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story signed on 2nd page.

"Read the complete story" (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.66 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Terry Gilkison
Inks
Terry Gilkison
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
in the Past!
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One page illustrated look at rail transportation of the past, present and future.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantom of the Fair
  2. 1. Statement of the Ownership, Management, Circulation, etc.
  3. 2. Read the Centaur Group
  4. 3. ["Deep under the fair grounds of a giant World's Fair..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  5. 4. ["From the top of one of the towering buildings..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  6. 5. ["Up from unknown caverns..."]
    Fantom of the Fair
  7. 6. ["We find Dirk in his own private den..."]
    Dirk the Demon
  8. 7. ["It is the year 'X' (about 2500 A.D.)..."]
    Skyrocket Steele
  9. 8. Flying Bluff
  10. 9. ["Speed Silvers is racing to New York."]
    Speed Silvers
  11. 10. ["Since the beginning of Man there have been wars."]
    Captain Curry
  12. 11. The Hooded Cult
    Stoney Dawson
  13. 12. Part 1 - The Professors Enemy!
    Air-Sub 'D X'
  14. 13. ["In Dutch Kelly's night-club 'The Castle'..."]
    The Arrow
  15. 14. "Read the complete story"
  16. 15. ["in the Past!"]
    Fantastic Projects!
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