Friday, July 13, 2007

Comic Book Cover of the Day!

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Here's Amazing Mystery Funnies, which I believe was published by Centaur Comics. You'll note that this cover has the distinctive signature of Bill Everett, creator of the Sub-Mariner on it. I'm not sure, but I suspect this was from before he started at Marvel/Timely.

This book's main claim to fame, however (unless my memory is faulty tonight), is the later introduction of Speed Centaur, probably the only centaur super-hero in comics history!

Jon

1 comment:

  1. Jon,
    Not only is Speed Centaur not in this issue, the cover characters (Skyrocket Steele and Sari Marston) aren't either! They debuted in the next issue. Speed Centaur showed up in Vol 2 #8 (Aug 1939).
    Bill introduced Prince Namor in Marvel Comics #1 (Oct 1939). IIRC he was working at Lloyd Jacquet's shop, so his work still continued to appear in lots of other company's books.
    Hope this helps!

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