Blue Bolt #v3#3 [27]
(August 1942)

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Volume
3
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
On-sale Date
1942-06-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
Stanley Beaman

Issue Notes

Story sequence corrected by Gary L. Watson, 9/25/2006. The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1942, New Series, Vol. 37, No. 3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Edison Bell / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Buy a Share in America -- Buy Savings Stamps and Bonds (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Cole / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Summertime -- And at the home of Dick's guardian...

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

Edison Bell / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Harold DeLay (signed)
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Perilous adventure at the seashore...

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Gary L. Watson, 9/25/2006.

Edison Bell Shows How to Make This Surfboard (Table of Contents: 4)

Edison Bell / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ray Gill (signed)
Inks
Ray Gill (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Blue Bolt the American / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nazi planes over New York!

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

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
This is Lute, the little man with the big voice...

The Capture of a Spy (Table of Contents: 7)

Stamp Collecting / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Eugene L. Pollock
Pencils
? (illustrations)
Inks
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

A Shot in the Dark (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane [as Mickey Spilla]
Letters
Typeset

Reprints
  • In "PRIMAL SPILLANE: THE EARLY STORIES, 1941-1942", (edited by Max Allan Collins and Lynn F. Myers, Jr., Gryphon Books, 2003).

Indexer Notes

This sequence's existence and reprint information are from the book "PRIMAL SPILLANE: THE EARLY STORIES, 1941-1942", (edited by Max Allan Collins and Lynn F. Myers, Jr., Gryphon Books, 2003), provided by Arthur Lortie, 6/29/2006.

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

The White Rider and Super Horse / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...An' White Rider will report ta Hawkins City...

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

Sub-Zero / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Saboteurs! Stop them!

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Old Cap Hawkins' Tales / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
H. C. Kiefer
Inks
H. C. Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the fighting 141st Infantry of Texas...

Indexer Notes

Art Credit from Gary L. Watson, 9/25/2006.

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

Phantom Sub / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
War in the Pacific!

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

Sergeant Spook / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mickey Spillane (signed)
Pencils
John Jordan (signed)
Inks
John Jordan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gorillas, ghosts, and gangsters!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Gary L. Watson, 9/25/2006.

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

Bluebolts and Nuts / cartoon / 0.9 page (report information)

Script
Arnold Hicks (signed)
Pencils
Arnold Hicks (signed)
Inks
Arnold Hicks (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Got a match?
Genre
humor
Synopsis
Seven one-panel gag cartoons.

Indexer Notes

Info on this sequence from Gary L. Watson, 9/25/2006.

This page is divided into 9 sections. 8 of them are "BlueBolts and Nuts" (the title panel and 7 cartoons). The ninth block has a very small ad for "Western Star Pictures" and a slightly larger public service announcement urging "Boys and Girls of America" to purchase United States Defense Stamps.

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

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A Special Message to the Boys and Girls of America
Synopsis
A facsimile of a letter from Henry Morgenthau Jr., U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, urging boys and girls to purchase Defense Stamps to help the war effort.

Indexer Notes

This public service advertisement appeared in numerous comic books from different publishers around the same time.

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Edison Bell
  2. 1. Buy a Share in America -- Buy Savings Stamps and Bonds
    Ye Editors' Page
  3. 2. ["Summertime -- And at the home of Dick's guardian..."]
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. ["Perilous adventure at the seashore..."]
    Edison Bell
  5. 4. Edison Bell Shows How to Make This Surfboard
    Edison Bell
  6. 5. ["Nazi planes over New York!"]
    Blue Bolt the American
  7. 6. ["This is Lute, the little man with the big voice..."]
    Krisko and Jasper
  8. 7. The Capture of a Spy
    Stamp Collecting
  9. 8. A Shot in the Dark
  10. 9. ["...An' White Rider will report ta Hawkins City..."]
    The White Rider and Super Horse
  11. 10. ["Saboteurs! Stop them!"]
    Sub-Zero
  12. 11. ["It's the fighting 141st Infantry of Texas..."]
    Old Cap Hawkins' Tales
  13. 12. ["War in the Pacific!"]
    Phantom Sub
  14. 13. ["Gorillas, ghosts, and gangsters!"]
    Sergeant Spook
  15. 14. ["Got a match?"]
    Bluebolts and Nuts
  16. 15. ["A Special Message to the Boys and Girls of America"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)
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