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published by Centaur Publications, Inc. in January 1939; 51 of 68 pages.

51 paper scans from a book in the JVJ collection, scanned by narfstar, edited and posted by builderboy.

Includes work by Jack Cole, Terry Gilkison, Ed Wood, Ray Burley, Martin & George Filchock, Howard Hastings, Victor Dowling, and Joe Buresch.

23-July-2010 4:48 pm
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Username: BobS
Comment: Thanks to JVJ and narfstar for this book! Jack Cole cover and lead story - hooray! I only wish the scans had been done larger. The Cole story in particular has much detail, and I'm old and my eyesight ain't what it used to be. I really love to see these early Centaur comics -- and the early Fox comics too! Thanks again, Bob (Public Enemy #1)
25-July-2010 1:30 pm
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Username: colescomics
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for this great, rare comic. The Jack Cole cover and interior story is the best of his Centaur work that I've seen. To celebrate, I've posted a short article about Jack Cole's Centaur years at my Cole's Comics blog.
 
 

Published: January 1939, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Lloyd Jacquet
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Pre-Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: editor listed in Statement of Ownership.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier

Comic Story (4 pages) "The little home of the Heffer family, tucked away in the Ozarks..."
Synopsis: The Heffer Family has visitors from the Big City who are looking to exploit them by buying their land dirt cheap. The consummate with a toast of Moonshine, but the City folk can't hold their liquor.
Credits: Script: Jack Cole (signed) | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Duddy Heffer; Fud Heffer

Comic Story (1 page)
Synopsis: Bios of historic Texas Rangers and facts about the Rio Grande and the Mavericks that populated the early Texas frontier territory.
Credits: Script: Terry Gilkison (signed) | Pencils: Terry Gilkison (signed) | Inks: Terry Gilkison (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography
Characters: Capt. L.H. McNelly; John Wesley Harding; Sam Houston

Comic Story (3 pages)
Synopsis: Phil tells tall tales of his exploits.
Credits: Script: Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed) | Pencils: Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed) | Inks: Fred Schwab [as Ed Wood] (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Fabricatin' Phil (a compulsive liar)

Comic Story (7 pages) The Wild Casey Bunch Tangles with a Kid Sheriff
Synopsis: Ed Casey runs the Casey Bunch, a hardened group of train robbers whom the law can't seem to stop. Tom Brent is the new sheriff, and he will have to take the Casey Bunch down in order to keep his job.
Credits: Script: Ray Burley [as R. A. Burley] (signed) | Pencils: Ray Burley [as R. A. Burley] (signed) | Inks: Ray Burley [as R. A. Burley] (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Tom Brent (Sheriff)

Comic Story (2 pages) "Me squaw man One Buck..."
Synopsis: One Buck applies for a job at the Post Office as delivery man on the Reservation. Includes a word puzzle hosted by Two Bits.
Credits: Script: Martin Filchock (signed) | Pencils: Martin Filchock (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: One Buck; Two Bits

Comic Story (7 pages) Footprints in the Dust
Synopsis: A rancher captures a fabulous black stallion, but his daughter sets it free in the night. Furious, the rancher goes to lynch a Mexican ranch hand whom he suspects stole the horse. Bigmoose, a native American, stops the lynching just in time, having read the clues about what really happened.
Credits: Script: Howard Hastings [as H. L. Hastings] (signed) | Pencils: Howard Hastings [as H. L. Hastings] (signed) | Inks: Howard Hastings [as H. L. Hastings] (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier

Comic Story (1 page) Comic Cowboys featuring Horsefeathers
Synopsis: Filchock features himself as Montany in a feature to help aspiring artist draw a horse.
Credits: Script: Martin Filchock [as Montany Marty Filchock] (signed) | Pencils: Martin Filchock [as Montany Marty Filchock] (signed) | Inks: Martin Filchock [as Montany Marty Filchock] (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Montany Filchock

Text Story (2 pages) The Secret of the White Sands
Credits: Script: Pat Allen [as Pat "Tex" Allen] (signed) | Pencils: Pat Allen [as P.A.] (signed) | Inks: Pat Allen [as P.A.] (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier

Comic Story (7 pages) Windy Parks at the Desert Mission
Synopsis: Windy spins a story about an adventure in California when a cut-throat gang of prospectors tried to separate Windy from his gold, and only the padre at the local mission can save him from hanging.
Credits: Script: Victor J. Dowling (signed) | Pencils: Victor J. Dowling (signed) | Inks: Victor J. Dowling (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Windy Parks

Comic Story (2 pages) Wild Bill Hickock
Credits: Script: Ray Burley | Pencils: Ray Burley | Inks: Ray Burley
Genre: Non-fiction; Biography; Western-frontier
Characters: Wild Bill Hickock

Comic Story (4 pages) Episode Two: The Redmen's Despair
Synopsis: The Ermine aides the Thorne Family when redskins raid them and kidnap their daughter.
Credits: Script: George Filchock | Pencils: George Filchock | Inks: George Filchock
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: The Ermine

Comic Story (1 page) Do Not Disturb
Synopsis: Joe is a picketing union employee, taunting his employers with the messages on his placards.
Credits: Script: Fred Schwab ? | Pencils: Fred Schwab ? | Inks: Fred Schwab ?
Genre: Humor

Statement Of Ownership (1 page) Statement of Ownership
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (7 pages) Buck Bush Has a Showdown
Synopsis: Sheriff Buck Bush is the toughest guy around, and when he is challenged to a duel by the Calaboose Kid, the excitement in the town swells. When the duel takes place, the two recognize each others as brother, and cancel the duel, leaving the townspeople humming mad.
Credits: Script: Joe E. Buresch (signed) | Pencils: Joe E. Buresch (signed) | Inks: Joe E. Buresch (signed)
Genre: Western-frontier
Characters: Buck Bush; Calaboose Kid

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