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Centaur Publications Comics (Mar. 1938 - Dec. 1940) by Mind Map: Centaur Publications Comics
(Mar. 1938 - Dec. 1940)
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Centaur Publications Comics (Mar. 1938 - Dec. 1940)

Distributed by Kable?

1940 Death due to?

Files for Bankruptcy Nov. 1940 (MF)

Poor Distribution (HA)

Market Glut (BH)

General economic growth fine (TR)

War (TW)

Not paper rationing cause it didn't start till Spring of 1942 (Batt)

Drop in Comic book and all print circ and glut of comics (MF)

Pulps 1933-1934

Conflict (Sum. 1933 - Sep/Oct 1934)

v1 #1-2 (1933)

v2 #1-2 (1934)

Kable Distribution Connection?

Related Companies

Ultem Publications (1937-1938)

Sold 4 titles to Centaur

Comics produced by Harry A Chesler

Continuation of Chesler Publ., Owners, printer & size changed

Printed at 404 N. Wesley Ave., Mount Morris IL

Owned by Frank Z. Temerson, I. W. Ullman, C. & A. Publishing Co.

Comic Corporation of America CCA (1939-1942)

co-advertised with Centaur as "The Centaur Group"

Final issue of Centaur title The Arrow published by CCA

Published Amazing Man Comics as part of "The Centaur Group" starting Sept 1939

Published other magazines/puzzle books after 1942

Published some comics for Chicago Mail Order Company during 1942

Owned by Comic Corporation of America, Joseph J. Hardie, Raymond J. Kelly, E. L. Angel

At the same Editorial address as Centaur in 1939 & 1940

Harle Publications

Listed as co-owner of Centaur

Another company with J. Hardie & J. Kelly as publishers

C. & A. Publishing Co.

C & A is in ownership statements of Periodical House (Ace) in 1940-42

E.L. Angel is in ownership statements of Periodical House (Ace) in 1940-42, Evangeline Angel is wife to Warren Angel affiliated with Kable

Titles (per GCD)

Amazing Mystery Funnies

v1 #1-3 (1938)

v2 #1-12 (1939)

v3 #1 & #18-24 (1940)

Comic Pages

v3 #4-6 (1939)

Cowboy Comics

v1 #13-14 (1938)

Detective Eye

#1-2 (1940)

Fantoman

#2-4 (1940)

Funny Pages

v2 #6-12 (1938)

v3 #1-10 (1939)

v4#1 & #35-42 (1940)

Funny Picture Stories

v2 #6-11, nn (1938)

v3 #1-3 (1939)

Keen Detective Funnies

v1 #8-11 (1938)

v2 #1-12 (1939)

v3 #1 & #18-24 (1940)

Keen Komics

#1-3 (1939)

Little Giant Comics

#1-4 (1938-1939)

Masked Marvel

#1-3 (1940)

Star Comics

v1 #10-16 (1938)

v2 #1-7 (1939)

Star Ranger

v1 #10-12 (1938)

Star Ranger Funnies

v1 #15 (1938)

v2 #1-5 (1939)

Super Spy

#1-2 (1940)

The Arrow

1-2 (1940)

Uncle Joe's Funnies

#1 (1938)

Wham Comics

#1-2 (1940)

Amazing Adventure Funnies

#1-2 (1940)

Little Giant Detective Funnies

#1 & 4 (1938-1940)

Little Giant Movie Funnies

#1-2 (1938)

Ownership

Owned as of Sept 1938 by Centaur Publications, Harle Publications, Raymond J. Kelly, S. J. Fried

Funny Picture Stories v3#1 (Jan 1939) Statement of Ownership

Owned as of Sept 1939 by Centaur Publications, Raymond J. Kelly, S. J. Fried, Joseph J. Hardie, E. L. Angel

Amazing Mystery Funnies v3#1 (Jan 1940) or Funny Pages v4#1 (Jan 1940) Statement of Ownership

Addresses

Office of Publication: 420 De Soto Avenue, St. Louis, MO (Nov 1938 - Oct 1940)

Amazing Mystery Funnies v1 #3 (1938) Star Ranger Funnies v2 #5 (Oct. 1939) Funny Picture Stories v3 #1 ( Jan 1940) thru Super Spy #1 (Oct. 1940)

420 De Soto Ave, Saint Louis, MO is the address of World Color Press, a printer

Office of Publication: 221 East 20th St., Chicago IL (Nov. 1940)

Wham Comics #1 (Nov 1940)

Printer's address

Editorial and Executive Offices: 461 Eighth Ave., NY NY (Nov. 1938)

Amazing Mystery Funnies v1 #3

Editorial and Executive Offices: 220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY (Jan 1939 - Dec 1939)

Funny Picture Stories v3#1   (Jan 1939) thru Keen Detective Funnies v2#12  (Dec 1939)

Editorial and Executive Offices: 215 Fourth Avenue, New York, NY (Jan 1940 - Nov. 1940)

Amazing Mystery Funnies v3 #1 (Jan 1940) thru Wham Comics #1 (Nov 1940)

References

Steranko's Histories

"John Harley's Centaur Comics"

"Centaur Comics for Harley Publications"

Centaur declared bankruptcy in 1940

Alter Ego #87

pg 45-46 quote

pg 43 claim

Alter Ego #91

listing of all known Centaur / Ultem / Chesler / Comics Magazine Company issues

Benton's Comic Book In America (1989)

Poor distribution, pg 98

New York Times 1940

Oct. 4 - Filed Against

Oct. 21 - Bankruptcy Filed

Chesler studio supplied material