Blue Bolt #v1#4 [4]
(September 1940)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-07-10
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. 4, September 1940, published monthly by Novelty Press, Inc., P. O. Box 1198, Philadelphia, Pa., editorial offices, 292 Madison Avenue, New York 11, N. Y.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sub-Zero Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Everett] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Zero Man
Reprints

[The Shrinking Serum] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Characters
Green Sorceress (villain); Maj. Varikhan (villain, introduction, death); Gallus (villain, introduction, death)
Reprints

Colossus, Famous Circus Gorilla At Large!! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Cole / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Pete (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction); Colossus (a gorilla, introduction)

[The Green Turtle] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Zero Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Antonette?
Pencils
Larry Antonette
Inks
Larry Antonette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Green Turtle (villain, introduction); Wu Chang (villain, introduction); their gang (villains, introduction); Sub-Zero Man (new costume)

[The Rocket Car] (Table of Contents: 4)

Edison Bell / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[The Kidnapping of Super Horse] (Table of Contents: 5)

The White Rider and Super Horse / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ace (villain, introduction); his partner (villain, introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Inks
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've done gone and got us right into th' middle of a bad fix again!
Characters
Chief Pack-a-Poke (introduction)

The Mystery of the Little Men [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow
Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
Harry Ramsey
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Dick Cole

Indexer Notes

Text story with Illustration

[Three Men From Alcatraz] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Runaway Ronson; Tony Greko (villain, introduction); Hank (villain, introduction); another convict (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

All Paul Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul's son.

No Taxation Without Representation (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

[The Four-Alarm Coverup] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Characters
Nick Tarey (villain, introduction); his gang (villains, introduction)

[Tong-Lu-Mong] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Characters
Lu Mong (villain, introduction, death); the Tong-Lu-Mong (villain, introduction, death)

The Vulture Men From the Void (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Spacehawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sub-Zero Man
  2. 1. [The Shrinking Serum]
    Blue Bolt
  3. 2. Colossus, Famous Circus Gorilla At Large!!
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. [The Green Turtle]
    Sub-Zero Man
  5. 4. [The Rocket Car]
    Edison Bell
  6. 5. [The Kidnapping of Super Horse]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  7. 6. ["You've done gone and got us right into th' middle of a bad fix again!"]
    Pony Tracks
  8. 7. The Mystery of the Little Men [Part 1]
  9. 8. [Three Men From Alcatraz]
    Runaway Ronson
  10. 9. No Taxation Without Representation
    Old Cap Hawkin's Tales
  11. 10. [The Four-Alarm Coverup]
    Sergeant Spook
  12. 11. [Tong-Lu-Mong]
    The Phantom Sub
  13. 12. The Vulture Men From the Void
    Spacehawk
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