(November 1941)

Novelty Press, 1940 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing:
David Adams
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

Indicia title: BLUE BOLT.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Davis (signed)
Inks:
Bob Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dick Cole

Ye editors' page (Table of Contents)

letters page / pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters page, printing five letters from fans with editor responses. Readers were paid $1 for each letter printed.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-23.

["Clear, crisp autumn days are here!"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole Boy Wonder / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Davis (signed)
Pencils:
Bob Davis (signed)
Inks:
Bob Davis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Dick Cole; Simba Karno (becomes supporting character hereafter); un-named coach for Farr Academy; Eddie; Major Farr; Tate (villain, Melrose quarterback); two un-named gamblers (villains); Dr. Karno (villain, Simba's guardian); un-named foreign spy (villain)
Synopsis:
Wanting to make sure that Melrose defeats Farr in the upcoming game, several gamblers attempt to kidnap Dick Cole. However, the attempt fails and Dick is saved by Simba, and, together, in the game, both give the Melrose team all it can handle.....and more! Unfortunately, after the game, when the evil Dr. Karno convinces Simba to steal plans from Major Farr's desk, he and Dick find that they have another job to do.....on the doctor!
Keywords:
Farr Academy

["Scene: Deportation Headquarters, New York City!"] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alan Mandel
Inks:
Alan Mandel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; Lois Blake (introduction, un-named in story); A.C. Ring [Mr. Zarbe; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
At deportation headquarters, Blue Bolt is faced with what to do with a large number of illegal aliens, in this country on forged papers, all obtained from the evil A.C. Ring. He decides to pose as an illegal and try to get papers, all to discover who is behind the plot and hopefully break it up.

The Phantom Sub Takes To the Air! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Sub / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill O'Connor
Pencils:
Ben Flinton
Inks:
Leonard Sansone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Damon; Slim Dugan
Synopsis:
The crew of the Phantom Sub converts it into the largest amphibian as well beginning the transformation process to make this vessel an air worthy machine. Once completed, the vessel is taken on its first test flight, during which they shoot down an enemy aircraft.
Keywords:
Stratosphere suits

["Today, son, France is crushed under the conqueror's heel!"] (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:
?

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction; historical
Characters:
Cap Hawkins (retired mariner); Joey; President Thomas Jefferson; Joan of Arc (death); General George Washington; Marquis de Lafayette; Napoleon Bonaparte; Uncle Sam (cameo)
Synopsis:
Cap tells his pal Joey about the French spirit, today under the control of Nazi Germany, but a nation which has traditionally had to struggle for its freedom and independence, and will do so again.

["The White Rider and Super Horse, their phenomenal powers..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
The White Rider [Peter]; Super Horse [Cloud]; un-named foreman (villain, head of the bushwackers)
Synopsis:
After helping a cattleman lead his herd across a swollen river, White Rider accepts a job with him to help rid the frontier of the ruthless bushwackers that inhabit the region.

Krisko and Jasper on Sea Horse Island: Part II (Table of Contents)

Krisko and Jasper / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Art Gates (signed)
Pencils:
Jack A. Warren ?
Inks:
Jack A. Warren ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Krisko; Jasper; un-named ship's captain
Synopsis:
Krisko and Jasper deserted to doomed "Calamity Jane" in a boat that hits a submerged object, throwing the duo in the air. As they look up from the water, they see a giant sea horse in the cove, and decide to mount it. They are soon flung off and they wonder in amazement as they see the cove full of these beasts. However, a ship appears and rescues them, and its captain tells the pair he and his crew will find a larger boat tro sail on from there.

Indexer Notes

Artist credits added by Craig Delich 2012-11-23.

["Signals have always interested me!"] (Table of Contents)

Edison Bell / comic story / 3.3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill ?
Pencils:
Harry Ramsey
Inks:
Harry Ramsey
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edison Bell; Jerry; two un-named girls; un-named German agents (villains)
Synopsis:
Eddie discovers that the two little girls accompanying them on their cruise to the South Seas have been captured by German agents, who plan to blow up the Panama Canal with a time bomb when the ship passes through.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-11-23.

Let's all make Edison Bell's Home Made Signal Box! (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.7 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrated directions on how to make a signal box, that can be used to send secret codes. A copy of the Morse Code is included for readers to practice with.

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-23. This feature is found on the concluding page of the story.

["Returning from his escapades in the frozen wastes of the north..."] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Spook / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sergeant Spook (un-named Policeman, origin re-cap); Doctor Sherlock; Major Goodall; the Prehistoric Cavemen (villains, cameo); Jesse James (villain, in spirit form, cameo); The Cyclops (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
Returning to Ghost Town after defeating the Cyclops, Sgt. Spook is convinced by Dr. Sherlock to go to the mortal world and assist in stopping those who would do anything to halt defense efforts. His first mission is to defeat those agents who wish to steal an American tank.
Keywords:
Fort Gill; Ghost Town

Indexer Notes

Writer credit added by Craig Delich 2012-11-23. No doubt the fort in this story was named after the writer, Ray Gill.

["Krisko, Jasper, and the captain of the tramp steamer Calamity Jane..."] (Table of Contents)

Krisko and Jasper / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Krisko; Jasper; un-named Captain of the Calamity Jane; Mr. Gravedigger (villain)
Synopsis:
Mr. Gravedigger, who has turned out to be a spy in the pay of the enemy, throws the Captain of the ship, Krisko and Jasper into the bilge. Soon the ship is attacked and sunk, but all three prisoners are re-captured and put to work as oarsmen until land is sighted and Gravedigger and friend cast the prisoners adrift back into the ocean.

["Hypnotic vibrations!"] (Table of Contents)

The Twister / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill
Pencils:
Mike Roy ?
Inks:
Mike Roy ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; un-named High Priest of Thor (villain)
Synopsis:
The Twister battles a servant of the ancient god Thor, who, speaking for Thor, uses a hypnotic vibration device on the workers of an airplane plant, which brings them under hypnotic control. Their task is to destroy that airplane plant and others because they are a perceived threat to Thor.
Keywords:
Alto Plane Plant

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Paul Gustavson to Roy by Craig Delich 2012-11-23.

["Heading home from their Alaskan adventure..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Daly
Inks:
John Daly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Zero; Freezum; Mr. Harris (villain, circus barker, death); Rino (villain, circus midget); Cragg (villain, circus giant)
Synopsis:
Returning from their Alaskan adventure, Sub-Zero and his Eskimo friend Freezum are passing through a suburb when they hear screams coming from a nearby cottage. Breaking into the home, they discover the owner dead, stabbed in the throat by a midget. Captured, the midget reveals that he, Cragg, and Harris had pooled their efforts to steal the circus receipts, then Harris ran off with all the money.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from Treasure House in New York, tempting readers to buy a variety of their products, including: the "mystery" knife for 29 cents, a Gene Autry ring for 15 cents, a joy buzzer for 25 cents, a good luck ring for 12 cents, an official "touch" football for 50 cents, a football helmet for $3, and many more.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-23.

Prizes! They're Yours! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Fred Harman; ?; Gene Autry (photo); Sonya Henie (photo)
Inks:
Fred Harman; ?; Gene Autry (photo); Sonya Henie (photo)
Colors:
Fred Harman; ?;
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Red Ryder; Gene Autry; Sonya Henie
Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from the American Specialty Company, offering a variety of prizes to readers who sell the company's 40 Christmas packs of 96 full color seals for 10 cents each. Readers are then to send in the $4 from the sales and chose from any of the following prizes: a Gene Autry guitar, a Gene Autry two-gun holster set, a Daisy Red Ryder carbine, a midget radio, an Eastman Bullet or Brownie camera, a wrist watch, a Yale football set, a Spitfire & Airacobra model airplane set, an electric Army supply train, Sonya Henie ice skates, and more.

Indexer Notes

Found on the back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-23.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Cole
  2. 1. Ye editors' page
  3. 2. ["Clear, crisp autumn days are here!"]
    Dick Cole Boy Wonder
  4. 3. ["Scene: Deportation Headquarters, New York City!"]
    Blue Bolt
  5. 4. The Phantom Sub Takes To the Air!
    The Phantom Sub
  6. 5. ["Today, son, France is crushed under the conqueror's heel!"]
    Old Cap Hawkin's Tales
  7. 6. ["The White Rider and Super Horse, their phenomenal powers..."]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  8. 7. Krisko and Jasper on Sea Horse Island: Part II
    Krisko and Jasper
  9. 8. ["Signals have always interested me!"]
    Edison Bell
  10. 9. Let's all make Edison Bell's Home Made Signal Box!
  11. 10. ["Returning from his escapades in the frozen wastes of the north..."]
    Sgt. Spook
  12. 11. ["Krisko, Jasper, and the captain of the tramp steamer Calamity Jane..."]
    Krisko and Jasper
  13. 12. ["Hypnotic vibrations!"]
    The Twister
  14. 13. ["Heading home from their Alaskan adventure..."]
    Sub-Zero
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Prizes! They're Yours!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Jim Van Dore