(December 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

[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; Simba Karno

["Dick and Simba Friends!"] (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole Wonder Boy / 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; Major Farr; Eddie; Dr. Karno (villain, Simba's guardian); Grof (villain, Dr. Karno's assistant)
Synopsis:
Because Simba has renounced his evil past and confessed his thefts to Major Farr, he is put on probation in the Major's care. However, the evil Dr. Karno is not about to let Simba get away with that, especially since Simba has put the Police on the doctor's trail. With the help of Grof, the doctor kidnaps Simba from Farr Academy, takes him to his lab and operates on his brain to make him cruel and vicious.
Keywords:
Farr Academy

["Eeee-ee! Don't be afraid, Lois, I've got you!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; Lois Blake; Dr. Bertoff; the A.C. Ring (villains)
Synopsis:
Blue Bolt takes Lois, as his new helper, to see Dr. Bertoff to see if the scientist has been able to locate the A.C. Ring, the purveyors of fake citizenship papers. Bertoff decides to give some the Blue Bolt's powers to Lois as she aids him in combating and rounding up the vicious ring.
Keywords:
The Underground World

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. on 2004-6-16; original inker credit given to Alan Mandel.

["Sh-h-hhh! The ghost is walking tonight!"] (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Spook / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Jordan ? (signed)
Inks:
John Jordan ? (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sergeant Spook (un-named Policeman); Mrs. Lucy Howard; Jerry (villain, Lucy's nephew); Professor Gondo (villain, fake medium); Rosie (fake spirit world contact)
Synopsis:
A medium named Gondo convinces wealthy Mrs. Howard that he can make contact with her late husband Horace, but she is unaware that it is a hoax concocted in order that her nephew will be given her million dollar estate.

["You may be surprised to learn, lad, that the blitzkrieg..."] (Table of Contents)

Old Cap Hawkins' 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; Mad Anthony Wayne; General George Washington; General Henry Clinton (villain, British General)
Synopsis:
Cap tells his pal Joey that the term "blitzkrieg" is not a new one, but one that originated with a famed General back in 1779, who stormed an impregnable for called Stony Point and took it, using the same tactics the Germans were using in their campaigns.

["Ah! Romantic adventurous south sea island!"] (Table of Contents)

Edison Bell / comic story / 4.3 pages (report information)

Script:
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils:
Harold DeLay [as H. Delay] (signed)
Inks:
Harold DeLay [as H. Delay] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Edison Bell; Jerry (Eddie's pal); Malola (native diver)
Synopsis:
Eddie and Jerry, having won a trip to the island of Tago Tago and wanting to see all the sights. hire a glass bottom boat. They spot a cruise ship and the passengers on board throwing coins into the water for native divers to retrieve. However, when one of the divers is swamped and hit by a boat, the boys rescue him.......in gratitude, the man gives the boys a black box he found in the waters. When they open it, they find a mysterious map inside.

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (2004-6-16).

Let's all make Eddie Bell's Aqua-Scope! (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.7 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ray Gill demonstrates how readers can make an Aqua-Scope, a device that allows users to study underwater sea life

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Craig Delich 2-12-11-22. This feature appears on the last page of the Edison Bell story and also tells that, in the next issue, Eddie will show readers how to make a South Seas ceremonial drum!

The Secret Fortress (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Sub / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Irving Werstein [as Werstein] (signed)
Pencils:
Bill O'Connor (signed)
Inks:
Bill O'Connor (signed)
Colors:
Irving Werstein
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Damon; Slim Dugan
Synopsis:
Jack and Damon take the Phantom Sub off the coast of Mexico, trying to locate an enemy raider's base. Suddenly they spot an uncharted group of coral islands and discover it to be that very enemy base they'd suspected of being in the area.

Indexer Notes

Story title, pencils, inks, and colors information provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. on 2006-16. original story title listed as "The Secret Fortress [Part One]"; illustrations previously only credited in the notes.

The Mysterious Black Cloud! (Table of Contents)

The Phantom Sub / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Jack Damon; Slim Dugan
Synopsis:
While taking the Sub out on its first test flight, Jack and Slim note a black cloud amongst all the white ones, a cloud which fires a huge lightning bolt at them!
Keywords:
Water gun

The Twister Battles An Airplane! (Table of Contents)

The Twister / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; un-named jewel transporter (death); un-named jewel thieves (villains)
Synopsis:
Twister comes upon the scenes of an airplane attacking a car and watching a group of crooks take a black bag from that car. When he talks to the dying driver of the car, he discovers the gang has made off with the Monger Jewels, which were being transported by the man to Washington.

Indexer Notes

Last appearance. Art credits revised from Paul Gusatavson to ? by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (2004-6-16). New art credits added by Craig Delich 2012-11-22.

["Born and raised in the hidden valley..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
historical; western-frontier
Characters:
The White Rider [Peter]; Super Horse [Cloud]; un-named girl; Un-named prospector (girl's father); un-named Sheriff; Dirk Gray (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The Rider and Cloud assist in saving a girl from Dirk Gray and his henchm,en, who have learned that the girl's father has discovered a vein of gold in Skeleton Valley, and they want to prevent him from filing a claim on the vein in the morning.
Keywords:
Skeleton Valley

Indexer Notes

Art credits provided by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. (2004-6-16).

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

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

Script:
Jack A. Warren
Pencils:
Jack A. Warren
Inks:
Jack A. Warren
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Krisco; Jasper; un-named Captain of the Calamity Jane;
Synopsis:
Set adrift in a boat, Krisco, Jasper and the Captain are rescued by a submarine and given medical treatment. Soon, they show their appreciation by volunteering to dislodge the sub's anchor, which is entangled in a giant clam, and discover that the sub has entered into an enemy minefield!

["Grab your hats!"] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Zero / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Zero; Freezum; Dr. Waring; Joe (villain); Cobett (villain)
Synopsis:
A group of river pirates attack a ship in order to get to Dr. Waring, who is carrying a casket of radium aboard ship for the Scientific Foundation, and which they intend to hold for ransom.

Magical items to amaze your friends (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated advertisement from Treasure House in New York, which pictures a variety of items that readers can purchase, such as: Bag 'O' Tricks for 50 cents, a Gene Autry ring for 15 cents, bicycle handle grips for 19 cents a pair, automatic dime register bank for 15 cents, a checker game for 20 cents, and many more.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover. Sequence added by Craig Delich 2012-11-22.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Dick Cole
  2. 1. ["Dick and Simba Friends!"]
    Dick Cole Wonder Boy
  3. 2. ["Eeee-ee! Don't be afraid, Lois, I've got you!"]
    Blue Bolt the American
  4. 3. ["Sh-h-hhh! The ghost is walking tonight!"]
    Sergeant Spook
  5. 4. ["You may be surprised to learn, lad, that the blitzkrieg..."]
    Old Cap Hawkins' Tales
  6. 5. ["Ah! Romantic adventurous south sea island!"]
    Edison Bell
  7. 6. Let's all make Eddie Bell's Aqua-Scope!
  8. 7. The Secret Fortress
    The Phantom Sub
  9. 8. The Mysterious Black Cloud!
    The Phantom Sub
  10. 9. The Twister Battles An Airplane!
    The Twister
  11. 10. ["Born and raised in the hidden valley..."]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  12. 11. ["Krisko, Jasper, and the captain of the late Calamity Jane..."]
    Krisko and Jasper
  13. 12. ["Grab your hats!"]
    Sub-Zero
  14. 13. Magical items to amaze your friends
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Jim Van Dore