Blue Bolt #v1#5 [5]
(October 1940)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-08-14
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. 5, October 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)

Blue Bolt / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
W. E. Rowland
Inks
W. E. Rowland
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]
Reprints

[War In the Fourth Dimension] (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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; The Green Sorceress (villain); the Unholy One (villain, introduction); Major Kadronin (villain, introduction)
Reprints

[Havoc In Hollywood] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Characters
Phil Carp (villain, introduction); Betty Lee (introduction); Bert Hart (introduction); Mr. Cole (Dick's father, introduction); Brown (introduction); Ed (introduction); Petey (introduction)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the height of a terrific storm, the Sub-Zero Man sees...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Zero; District Attorney Johnson (introduction); Hogan (introduction, Policeman, death); Professor X (villain, introduction)
Synopsis
Professor X succeeds in killing a patrolman who once put him in jail and now threatens the D.A. who prosecuted the case. Sub-Zero is called in, but nearly loses his life in the electric chair before his wits save his life.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The character is still referred to as Sub-Zero Man once in the story.

[The Island of King Robinson] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
King Robinson (introduction)

The Relentless Ghost (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Characters
Jesse James's ghost (villain); Bob Ford's ghost (villain); their ghost gang (villains, introduction)

Don't Fire Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Kerley Koonskin, buffalo hunter, trapper, and trader...
Characters
Kerley Koonskin (a buffalo hunter, introduction)

The Mystery of the Little Men [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Dick Cole

[Death and a Watch] (Table of Contents: 9)

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; Doc Shelton (introduction, death); Riker (villain, introduction); Riker's gang (villains, introduction)

Indexer Notes

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

[Revenge For a Horse] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Matt Hart (villain, introduction); his two partners (villains, introduction); Bob Gridley (introduction); Annie (introduction); her father (introduction)

[Action In the Arctic Circle] (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
?
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Bolt
  2. 1. [War In the Fourth Dimension]
    Blue Bolt
  3. 2. [Havoc In Hollywood]
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. ["At the height of a terrific storm, the Sub-Zero Man sees..."]
    Sub-Zero
  5. 4. [The Island of King Robinson]
    Edison Bell
  6. 5. The Relentless Ghost
    Sergeant Spook
  7. 6. Don't Fire Until You See the Whites of Their Eyes
    Old Cap Hawkin's Tales
  8. 7. ["Kerley Koonskin, buffalo hunter, trapper, and trader..."]
    Pony Tracks
  9. 8. The Mystery of the Little Men [Part 2]
  10. 9. [Death and a Watch]
    Runaway Ronson
  11. 10. [Revenge For a Horse]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  12. 11. [Action In the Arctic Circle]
    The Phantom Sub
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