Blue Bolt #v1#10 [10]
(March 1941)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-01-08
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/.

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)

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
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole
Reprints

[Rocky Roberts Takes Over] (Table of Contents: 1)

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
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; The Green Sorceress (villain); Rocky Roberts (villain, death); General 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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7)

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: 8)

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: 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; Shanty Overholt (introduction); Cartier (villain); Hank (villain); Cartier and Hank's gang (villains)

Indexer Notes

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

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

"We Must All Hang Together, or Assuredly We Shall All Hang Separately..." (Table of Contents: 10)

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: 11)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Purple Cow Rodeo is over...
Synopsis
Jasper and Crisco enlist in the Horse Marines

[The Sinister Cannery] (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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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