Blue Bolt #v2#2 [14]
(July 1941)

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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1941-05-02
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

BLUE BOLT, Vol. 2, No. 2, July 1941, published monthly by Novelty Press, Inc., P. O. Box 1198, Independence Square, 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. 3.


Round Two!! (Table of Contents)

Dick Cole / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill 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
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Printed on inside front cover.

The Clash! --Between Wonder Boys! (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Cole / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Simba Karno (villain)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Furnaces roar and dynamos hum...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Zero; Captain Ronson (of Naval Intelligence); Bart Neill (business agent of the torpedoe workers union, death); R. V. Prentiss (head of the arms company); Mr. Ketler (villain, foreign agent); Ketler's gamg (villains)
Synopsis
U. S. Naval Intelligence enlists the aide of Sub-Zero to investigate the disappearance of two radio-controlled torpedoes from the Prentiss Naval Arms Company. They witness the murder of the Torpedo Union's business agent, but soon a member of the union reveals himself to be the killer of Neill and Sub-Zero rounds up the agent and his gang posthaste.
Reprints
Keywords
Prentiss Naval Arms Company

The Case of the Zombies and the Crazy Doctor Zorka (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Characters
Sergeant Spook

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Edison Bell / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Holy mackerel! Hey, Jerry! Come here, quickly!

"Blue Bolt" Gas Midget Racer (Table of Contents: 6)

Edison Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
Illustrates Edison Bell's invention.

Indexer Notes

This story sequence from Gary Watson, 12/5/2006.

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

The Twister / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It seems that Odysseus, in his travels (according to Greek mythology)...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders] (origin retold); Odysseus; Aeolus (god of the winds); Pete Sanders (Bob's father)
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 he 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. Bad winds one day 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
Keywords
Island of Aeolia; Windy Gap

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

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

Script credit courtesy of the Who's Who.

Art revision from Ray Gill to Gustavson per Who's Who and Paul's son, Terry Gustafson, all added by Craig Delich.

This story sequence from Gary Watson, 12/5/2006.

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

The Twister / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The office of Tony the Tornado -- notorious New York taxi-cab racketeer...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Twister [Bob Sanders]; Mr. Norton (cab company owner, introduction); Tony the Tornado (villain, taxi-cab racketeer); Tony's gang [Mugsey; rest unnamed](villains, introduction for all)
Synopsis
Tony is furious as he reads the conclusion to the Twister story in Blue Bolt Comics Volume 2 #1, and decides to do kind deeds so that the Twister will like him. Suddenly the Twister appears and gives the whole gang a lesson they'll never forget and gives fair warning to them for the future. But Tony won't listen and attempts to use his cabs to damage those of his rival cab owner. Twister visits Tony again and gets vital information linking the racketeer to the deeds and turns it over to the Police.
Reprints
Keywords
Air Gun; Norton Cab Company

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The captain says to ask you if you'll join him at lunch...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The White Rider and Clous, the Superhorse...raised in a mysterious hidden valley...

[John Hancock] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Along the New England coast are situated many industries...

Indexer Notes

Gary Watson notes this story as "by FOS," 12/5/2006.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Blue Bolt is in the outer world...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Round Two!!
    Dick Cole
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. The Clash! --Between Wonder Boys!
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. ["Furnaces roar and dynamos hum..."]
    Sub-Zero
  5. 4. The Case of the Zombies and the Crazy Doctor Zorka
    Sergeant Spook
  6. 5. ["Holy mackerel! Hey, Jerry! Come here, quickly!"]
    Edison Bell
  7. 6. "Blue Bolt" Gas Midget Racer
    Edison Bell
  8. 7. ["It seems that Odysseus, in his travels (according to Greek mythology)..."]
    The Twister
  9. 8. ["The office of Tony the Tornado -- notorious New York taxi-cab racketeer..."]
    The Twister
  10. 9. ["The captain says to ask you if you'll join him at lunch..."]
    Krisko and Jasper
  11. 10. ["The White Rider and Clous, the Superhorse...raised in a mysterious hidden valley..."]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  12. 11. [John Hancock]
    Old Cap Hawkins Tales
  13. 12. ["Along the New England coast are situated many industries..."]
    The Phantom Sub
  14. 13. ["Blue Bolt is in the outer world..."]
    Blue Bolt
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Jim Van Dore