Page 1 of 385 12345>Last »
Topic Options
#677111 - 02/12/05 12:37 PM Centaur Comics
jbcomicbox Offline
If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.


Registered: 03/21/03
Posts: 2530
'Centaur Comics" sort of have their own little niche. There is some sort of mystical allure to them. Tough to get, this scarcity holds back, in my view, demand. Centaurs actually started in March 1938. For the longest time other books were called Centaurs altho published by Chesler (Star Comics, Star Ranger Comics) or by Cook/Mahon or Ultem (Comic Magazine/Funny Pages, Dectective Picture Stories, Funny Picture Stories, Western Picture Stories).

The pre-Centaurs were as ground breaking - if not more so- than pre-Superman DCs. The hardcore Centaur titles are notable for the work of the Jacquet Funnies Inc artists- Burgos, Everett, Gustavson, Thompson, etc- who would produce all the early Timely work. I will start a thread of these incredible books....I apologize if this has been done before. But I believe "seeing leads to believing" and a source of knowledge of these foundational titles....Enjoy

First up is the Phantom of the Fair by the UNDERRATED GA artist Paul Gustavson



Gustavson also created this classic Amazing Man cover---does not get much better than this




Attachments
719659-1scanaman22.jpg (418 downloads)
Description:



Top
Share
#677112 - 02/12/05 12:44 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
Rip Offline
TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 04/28/03
Posts: 7178
Loc: West Coast
That 22 is killer!!
_________________________
Looking for
Giant Comics Editions 12 (Any grade!!)

Top
#677113 - 02/12/05 01:00 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
Forbush-Man Offline

Custom title? I don't need no stinkin' custom title.

TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 05/11/04
Posts: 34237
Loc: 1st EMPEROR !!!!!!
Quote:

Gustavson also created this classic Amazing Man cover---does not get much better than this






You just gotta love those headbands!

I wonder if Jon has an old article on Centaurs???

_________________________

EMPIRE COLLECTIBLES
Pulp Magazines, Comic Books & more...



Top
#677114 - 02/12/05 01:19 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
Silver Surfer Offline

Man this is just a reminder of how much work I haven't done in the last 8 years!

TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 03/12/04
Posts: 29850
Quote:

'Centaur Comics" sort of have their own little niche. There is some sort of mystical allure to them. Tough to get, this scarcity holds back, in my view, demand. Centaurs actually started in March 1938. For the longest time other books were called Centaurs altho published by Chesler (Star Comics, Star Ranger Comics) or by Cook/Mahon or Ultem (Comic Magazine/Funny Pages, Dectective Picture Stories, Funny Picture Stories, Western Picture Stories).

The pre-Centaurs were as ground breaking - if not more so- than pre-Superman DCs. The hardcore Centaur titles are notable for the work of the Jacquet Funnies Inc artists- Burgos, Everett, Gustavson, Thompson, etc- who would produce all the early Timely work. I will start a thread of these incredible books....I apologize if this has been done before. But I believe "seeing leads to believing" and a source of knowledge of these foundational titles....Enjoy

First up is the Phantom of the Fair by the UNDERRATED GA artist Paul Gustavson



One of my favorite covers from the GA era. I have no idea Everett contributed to these books pre-Marvel.

Top
#677115 - 02/12/05 01:39 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: Silver Surfer]
jbcomicbox Offline
If you have a dream about out-posting me, you better wake up and apologize.


Registered: 03/21/03
Posts: 2530
Wait....we will get to the everett books....but here is a taste.....jon




Attachments
719696-1scanamf5.jpg (396 downloads)
Description:



Top
#677116 - 02/12/05 02:49 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
Larryw7 Offline
TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 06/24/02
Posts: 11784
Loc: Philly
Quote:

Wait....we will get to the everett books....but here is a taste.....jon






That cover is amazing!

Top
#677117 - 02/12/05 06:26 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: Larryw7]
adamstrange Offline
TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 21296
Loc: usa



here's another centaur to revive this thread






_________________________
"You want me to trade you my comic for small rectangular sheets of green paper with the images of dead white men?"

Top
#677118 - 02/12/05 06:30 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: adamstrange]
markseifert Offline
Chatzilla


Registered: 06/16/04
Posts: 2454
Loc: Rantoul, IL
Quote:


here's another centaur to revive this thread

[image]http://us.f2.yahoofs.com/bc/420e92a3_5750/bc/comics/AmazMysFunnies23.jpg?BCVCqDCBrp8QHjNs[/image]





Wow! Gorgeous book!

Top
#677119 - 02/12/05 06:32 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: adamstrange]
aardvark88 Offline
TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 07/07/02
Posts: 9640
Loc: O Canada
Nice Everett art from Amazing-Man # 5 (1st). Published about 2 months before Marvel Comics #1 (1939 Timely).




Edited by aardvark88 (02/12/05 06:33 PM)
_________________________
WTB: Raw Planet # 15, New Adventure 29, Kewpies 1 vg.
"Sin is sweet in the beginning and bitter at the end." Talmud.

Top
#677120 - 02/12/05 06:33 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: adamstrange]
adamstrange Offline
TOTAL NEWBIE


Registered: 02/12/05
Posts: 21296
Loc: usa



this has one of the coolest Wolverton space patrols. canyon landscapes, flying gas-bag aliens, koosh-ball evil invaders, the works!






_________________________
"You want me to trade you my comic for small rectangular sheets of green paper with the images of dead white men?"

Top
Page 1 of 385 12345>Last »


Moderator:  plitch, Gemma, cgcmod, cgcmod2, Harshen, cgcmod3, dena, cgcmod5, cgcmod4, cgcmod6, cgcmod7, CCGmod0, cgcmod8, Barbara T, Matt Nelson, cgcmod9, cgcmod10, cgcmod11, cgcmod12, ccgmod1 
Hop to:
Boards Information
Please read the
TERMS OF USE - BOARD GUIDELINES
for the rules of moderation on the boards.



Search
The Money Marketplace
1954-D Franklin Half Dollar PCGS MS65FBL (old holder)
by Hu-Dey
Yesterday at 03:00 PM
1967 Washington Quarter PCGS MS68 old holder
by Hu-Dey
Yesterday at 02:52 PM
Gold Coins for sale All NGC PF 70's $ to chose From ! LOOK
by Paul Kiraly 3
Yesterday at 01:07 PM
FS: 1947 S Philippines Fifty Centavo Mint State Toned
by Doily
Yesterday at 10:40 AM
Comics Marketplace
Hulk 1 1.0 cgc
by Bobbyusc
6 minutes 2 seconds ago
Action Comics # 1 1976 reprint, "Sleeping bag" Promo
by bronzilla
20 minutes 54 seconds ago
Art for Sale on my CAF lots available, quite a bit of variety...
by Kevin Boyd
35 minutes 19 seconds ago
Over 2500 CGC Graded Auction Lots Close Today With No Reserve!
by comiclink
38 minutes 3 seconds ago
Advertisements

Generated in 0.047 seconds in which 0.034 seconds were spent on a total of 17 queries. Zlib compression enabled.

IDW Publishing