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Volume: #2, Issue: #8
Published: August 1939, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Joe Hardie
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: On sale date from the publication date found at the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, New Series, Volume 34, 1939, Number 3. Class B periodical. Copyright number B 427060.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Speed Centaur
Credits: Pencils: Paul Gustavson | Inks: Paul Gustavson | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Speed Centaur Fantom Of The Fair (inset)

Foreword, Introduction, Preface, Afterword (1 page) "Uncle Joe Says":
Credits: Script: Joe Hardie | Letters: typeset
Characters: Speed Centaur The Masked Marvel

Comic Story (9 pages) "Far to the North, vast wastes of land..."
Featuring: Speed Centaur
Synopsis: After an earthquake in a chain of uncrossed mountains occurs, destroying a city in the process, a lone trapper, checking his traps, comes across a youthful Centaur, whom he takes back to his cabin. He learns the Centaur is the sole survivor of the City of Centaurs, destroyed in the earthquake, and so takes on the responsibility of raising the Centaur and encouraging him to fight crime, which he does, teaming up with a reporter.
Credits: Pencils: Malcolm Kildale (signed) | Inks: Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Speed Centaur (introduction, Origin) Norton (a Trapper, Death) Reel McCoy (newspaper Reporter) Police Officer Quinn "Killer" Diller (villain) Diller's Gang (villains)

Comic Story (7 pages) "We find Major Ramsey in London..."
Featuring: The Inner Circle
Synopsis: Major Ramsay and Ian head to South America, specifically to the nation of Strath, to help the leaders there protect themselves from neighoring Courbia, who is threatening to attack unless Strath agrees to lay down its arms. Ramsay and Ahern successfully kidnap the Courbian Propaganda Minister to gain leverage in the pending crisis.
Credits: Pencils: Lochland Field | Inks: Lochland Field | Colours: ? (red tones)
Genre: Spy
Characters: The Inner Circle [Major Paul Ramsay Ian Ahern Unnamed Agent] General Rask (of Strath) Captain Mann (of Strath) Pasrcastol (villain, Courbian Minister Of Propaganda) Targib (villain, Courbian Officer)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Hidden Empire (Part 1)
Featuring: Don Dixon
Synopsis: Don, Lugoff and Wanda enter the Haunted Swamp after rescuing Princess Wanda from the wrecked aero-sphere in the Hidden City. They encounter a wraith-like figure and Don chases after it, disappearing beneath the murky waters. He recovers in the presence of Dagmar and learns that his two compatriots have also been captured, and unless Don agrees to become her King, his two friends will die.
Credits: Script: Bob Moore (signed) | Pencils: Carl Pfeufer (signed) | Inks: Carl Pfeufer (signed) | Colours: ? (red tones)
Genre: Adventure Science Fiction
Characters: Don Dixon Dr. Lugoff Wanda (Princess Of Pharia) Dagmar (villain, Marsh-God) Dagmar's Monsters (villains) Taal (villain, The Queen's Assistant)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Do You Know?
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction

Text Story (2 pages) Counter-Spy
Synopsis: Mat and his buddy were discussing Harry Rustleman, a classmate of theirs who had been court-martialed for possibly being a spy, served time in prison, then released. Neither of them believed Harry guilty, even though incriminating evidence had been found in his apartment. Soon, the latest newspaper revealed the truth, making them that Rustleman had been used by Naval Intelligence to pass off fraudulent plans to the enemy.
Credits: Script: Lloyd Jaquet [as Lloyd Dyoll] (credited) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Spy
Characters: Mat Reilly (Annapolis Officer) Reilly's Un-named Annapolis Classmate Harry Rustleman (Annapolis Officer, Court-martialed)

Comic Story (7 pages) "Jack Strand goes to Psyk's world of the subconscious..."
Featuring: Jack Strand
Synopsis: Now in Psyk's power, Jack comes across a man supposedly dead: Diana's late father's former Secretary, Peter Smith, wsho had drowned, but was being kept alive by Psyk's control of his subconscious. He asks Jack to kill him in order to be released from Psyk's power, but it's actually a ploy to steal Jack's ray contained in the stone in his lapel pin. Meanwhile, Psyk is sending Diana back to the United States to transfer Psyk's will to the President and other officials. Jack stops the attempt, but is arrested for the murder of Peter Smith, who accompanies Diana.
Credits: Script: Frank Frollo (signed) | Pencils: Frank Frollo (signed) | Inks: Frank Frollo (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Jack Strand Diana Carlin Peter Smith (villain, Dr. Carlin's Former Secretary, Death) Psyk (villain)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Stranger Than Fiction!
Credits: Pencils: Walter Gallia (signed) | Inks: Walter Gallia (signed) | Colours: ? (red tones)
Genre: Non-fiction
Characters: President John Tyler Mrs. James Ryan Bessie Kreuger (mention Only)

Comic Story (6 pages) "Upon receiving a diary, written by Dr. Montan..."
Featuring: Air-Sub DX
Synopsis: Tim, Rita and Professor Gray are nearing Mystery Island, where Tim expects to find the mysterious Conqueror, and they get their wish when Montan captures the Air-Sub and takes all three prisoner. Montan places Rita in a glass tube and nearly kills her with music until Professor Gray agrees to help Montan develop Super Gas. Howsever, Montan is stopped by one of the Living Diamonds, and the trio regain control of the Air-Sub.
Credits: Script: Carl Burgos (signed) | Pencils: Carl Burgos [as Burgos] (signed) | Inks: Carl Burgos [as Burgos] (signed) | Colours: ? (red tones)
Genre: Science Fiction
Characters: Captain Tim Professor Gray Rita The Living Diamonds The Conqueror [Dr. Montan] (villain, Death) The Mech (villain, A Giant Robot) The Ocres (villains, Mention Only)

Comic Story (8 pages) "Up from unknown caverns..."
Featuring: Fantom of the Fair
Synopsis: Professor Carter warns Sir Conway to return the giant white ape back to the Arctic regions where he discovered him before the ape breaks out of his enclosure and wrecks the Fair. Unfortunately, the drugs given to weaken the beast wear off too soon and the ape breaks out of the Fair's zoo and causes havoc until the Fantom steps into the picture.
Credits: Script: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Pencils: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Inks: Paul Gustavson (signed) | Letters: Paul Gustavson
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Fantom Of The Fair Professor Carter Sir Conway (big Game Hunter And Explorer, Death?) Sergeant Collins (policeman) Ticonda (villain, An Ape, Introduction, Death)

Comic Story (1 page)
Featuring: Homing Instincts
Genre: Non-fiction

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Credits: Letters: typeset

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