Blue Bolt #v2#1 [13]
(June 1941)

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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1941-04-09
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

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. 2.


Dick Cole Battles His Double (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole; Simba Karno
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Ye Editors' Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
The Editors
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

the inside-front cover

Dick Cole Battles His Double (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Dick Cole (origin retold); Simba Karno (villain, introduction); Dr. Karno (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

Title taken from the cover.

The story is complete, but the background story continues to the next issue with a different title.

[Murder in the Mountains] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
John Daly
Inks
John Daly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sub-Zero Man; Harkness (introduction); Ruth (hiker, introduction); Harkness (introduction); The Twister [Bob Sanders] (cameo); Ragin (villain, nephew of Harkness, introduction, death)
Synopsis
Sub-Zero is taking a break at Mt. Reed from crime fighting and spots a hiker falling from a mountain. Upon investigation, he notes that the hiker's rope had been doctored to break and suspects a man named Ragin. After a tussel, Sub-Zero is knocked out, then sets out after Ragin. While doing so, Sub-Zero fractures his leg but manages to inscribe a message on stone that he hopes will be picked up, read, and result in a posse finding him and Ragin. Ragin, loaded with dynamite, falls to his death, knocking Sub-Zero and the posse off a mountain, but are saved by a mysterious wind (The Twister).
Reprints
Keywords
Mt. Reed

[The Case of the Yellow Creek Dam] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; western-frontier
Characters
The White Rider; Super-Horse; Chief Little Buck (introduction); V: Morgan (villain, introduction); Morgan's gang (villains, introduction for all)

Ghost Ship (Table of Contents: 5)

Sergeant Spook / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sgt. Spook

[The Revenge of Rock Rook] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
detective-mystery
Characters
Sergeant Spook; Rock Rook (villain, a ghost, introduction, death)

Vincennes and Victory (Table of Contents: 7)

Old Cap Hawkins Tales / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure
Characters
Old Cap Hawkins

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Krisko and Jasper / comic story / 4 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
Ahh-h-ha!! Just the chance I've been waiting for!
Characters
V: Mr. Gravedigger

[Rescue by Aero Kite] (Table of Contents: 9)

Edison Bell / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Edison Bell

U-Boat Menace (Table of Contents: 10)

Phantom Sub / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; war
Characters
The Phantom Sub; The Nazis (villains)

Indexer Notes

Story title taken from the last issue's blurb.

[The Aerial Saboteur] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Ray Gill ?
Pencils
Alan Mandel ?
Inks
Alan Mandel ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; Kip Parrish (Fred's brother); unnamed Major (base commander, introduction); The Twister [Bob Sanders] (cameo); Miller (villain, saboteur, introduction, death)
Synopsis
At a Canadian R.A.F. air base, Blue Bolt watches his kid brother's first solo flight and sees the plane cracking up. When Kip's chute doesn't open, Blue Bolt springs to the rescue. Kip later discovers a man named Miller sabotaging the planes, and is knocked out. Later, the base commander is kidnapped by Miller when the Major discovers the sabotage and it is Blue Bolt to the rescue again, over-taking the airplane and causing Miller to fall to his death. But when the plane itself streaks to the earth out of control, a mysterious wind (The Twister) comes along and brings the plane down safely.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

As of this story, Kip still does not know that Blue Bolt is his brother.

Introducing the Twister (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders](origin in flashback, introduction); Odysseus (introduction); Aeolus (god of the winds, introduction); Pete Sanders (introduction, cameo in flashback, death); Mrs. Pete Sanders (introduction, cameo in flashback, death); unnamed Policeman (introduction); Tony the Tornado (villain, introduction); Spike (villain, introduction); unnamed crooks (villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
According to Greek mythology, Odysseus visited Aeolia, seeking out Aeolus to provide favorable winds for his ship. His wish was granted, but Aeolus also gave Odysseus a sealed bag of unfavorable winds and was told not to open it....but his crew did, and the winds blew his ship back to Aeolia. Aeolus was furious and demanded that Odysseus tracked down and capture the bad winds or reap the consequences...but he never did. The bad winds one day years later hit a red school house in Windy Gap and a student, Bob Sanders, was taken up in it and given strange powers, which he used as The Twister.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Twister/Bob Sanders is considered to be a descendant of Odysseus.

At the end of the story, Twister announces to the crooks that he has a date with the notorious Tony the Tornado, a blurb to indicate the topic of the story next issue.

It's a Wow! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Dick Cole Battles His Double
    Dick Cole
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. Dick Cole Battles His Double
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. [Murder in the Mountains]
    Sub-Zero
  5. 4. [The Case of the Yellow Creek Dam]
    White Rider and Super Horse
  6. 5. Ghost Ship
    Sergeant Spook
  7. 6. [The Revenge of Rock Rook]
    Sergeant Spook
  8. 7. Vincennes and Victory
    Old Cap Hawkins Tales
  9. 8. ["Ahh-h-ha!! Just the chance I've been waiting for!"]
    Krisko and Jasper
  10. 9. [Rescue by Aero Kite]
    Edison Bell
  11. 10. U-Boat Menace
    Phantom Sub
  12. 11. [The Aerial Saboteur]
    Blue Bolt
  13. 12. Introducing the Twister
    The Twister
  14. 13. It's a Wow!
    The Target
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
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  • Craig Delich
  • Len Wolinsky
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