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#677111 - 02/12/05 12:37 PM Centaur Comics
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'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




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#677112 - 02/12/05 12:44 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
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#677113 - 02/12/05 01:00 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
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Gustavson also created this classic Amazing Man cover---does not get much better than this






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

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#677114 - 02/12/05 01:19 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
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Man this is just a reminder of how much work I haven't done in the last 8 years!

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'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.

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#677115 - 02/12/05 01:39 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: Silver Surfer]
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Wait....we will get to the everett books....but here is a taste.....jon




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#677116 - 02/12/05 02:49 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: jbcomicbox]
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Wait....we will get to the everett books....but here is a taste.....jon






That cover is amazing!

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#677117 - 02/12/05 06:26 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: Larryw7]
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here's another centaur to revive this thread






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#677118 - 02/12/05 06:30 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: adamstrange]
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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!

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#677119 - 02/12/05 06:32 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: adamstrange]
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Nice Everett art from Amazing-Man # 5 (1st). Published about 2 months before Marvel Comics #1 (1939 Timely).




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#677120 - 02/12/05 06:33 PM Re: Centaur Comics [Re: adamstrange]
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this has one of the coolest Wolverton space patrols. canyon landscapes, flying gas-bag aliens, koosh-ball evil invaders, the works!






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