(March 1941)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing:
David Adams (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

BLUE BOLT, Vol. 1, No. 10, March 1941, published monthly by Novelty Press, Inc., P. O. Box 1198, Philadelphia, Pa., editorial offices, 292 Madison Avenue, New York 11, N. Y.

Index revised from a scan from http://goldenagecomics.co.uk/.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Mandel [as George Van Dell] (signed)
Inks:
George Mandel [as George Van Dell] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[Rocky Roberts Takes Over] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon; Al Avison; Al Gabriele
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Green Sorceress (villain); Rocky Roberts (villain, death); Gen. Feng (villain, introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First line: "'Rocky' Roberts -- gang-leader...stows away on a rocket ride..."

[The Lynch Mob's "Justice"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Davis
Pencils:
Bob Davis
Inks:
Bob Davis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Jeb Harker (villain, introduction); Grant (introduction)

Indexer Notes

First line: "A blustering, wintry night --- Dick, and his roommate at Farr Military academy, Ed March, are in their dormitory room..."

[The Heat Ray] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Zero / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett?
Pencils:
Bill Everett?
Inks:
Bill Everett?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Fargall (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction); Dr. Peterson (introduction)

Indexer Notes

First line: "It's a hold-up!"

[War Against King Tut] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Spook / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Malcolm Kildale
Pencils:
Malcolm Kildale
Inks:
Malcolm Kildale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
King Tut-Ankh-Amen (villain)

Indexer Notes

First line: "Sergeant Spook...having witnessed the slavery of the ghosts of northern Africa..."

Morse Medicine (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt's Short Short Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Andrew McWhiney
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

[The Mad Sheepherders] (Table of Contents)

The White Rider and Super Horse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Anders
Inks:
Al Anders
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

First line: "Reared in a strange 'lost canyon' where the strong pull of gravity caused a super development of their muscular powers..."

[The Ray-Radio] (Table of Contents)

Edison Bell / comic story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harold DeLay
Inks:
Harold DeLay
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Make These Papercup Telephones (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks:
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

[The Stevens Lumber Race] (Table of Contents)

Runaway Ronson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul Gustavson
Pencils:
Paul Gustavson
Inks:
Paul Gustavson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Cartier (villain); Hank (villain); their gang (villains); Shanty Overholt (introduction)

Indexer Notes

First line: "The cold hands of death reach out for the fifth time..."

"We Must All Hang Together, Or Assuredly We Shall All Hang Separately..." (Table of Contents)

Old Cap Hawkin's Tales / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Kiefer
Pencils:
Henry Kiefer
Inks:
Henry Kiefer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

["The Purple Cow Rodeo is over..."] (Table of Contents)

Pony Tracks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack A. Warren (credited)
Pencils:
Jack A. Warren (credited)
Inks:
Jack A. Warren (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Jasper and Crisco enlist in the Horse Marines

[The Sinister Cannery] (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Sub / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill O'Connor [as FOS]
Pencils:
Ben Flinton [as FOS]
Inks:
Leonard Sansone [as FOS]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
A gang of fifth columnists (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

First line: "With the totalitarian states of the world plotting..."

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Cole
  2. 1. [Rocky Roberts Takes Over]
    Blue Bolt
  3. 2. [The Lynch Mob's "Justice"]
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. [The Heat Ray]
    Sub-Zero
  5. 4. [War Against King Tut]
    Sergeant Spook
  6. 5. Morse Medicine
    Blue Bolt's Short Short Story
  7. 6. [The Mad Sheepherders]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  8. 7. [The Ray-Radio]
    Edison Bell
  9. 8. Make These Papercup Telephones
  10. 9. [The Stevens Lumber Race]
    Runaway Ronson
  11. 10. "We Must All Hang Together, Or Assuredly We Shall All Hang Separately..."
    Old Cap Hawkin's Tales
  12. 11. ["The Purple Cow Rodeo is over..."]
    Pony Tracks
  13. 12. [The Sinister Cannery]
    The Phantom Sub
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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