(June 1943)

Holyoke, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc.
Editing
Charles Quinlan ?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Published monthly by Holyoke Publishing Co, Inc. 1 Appleton St, Holyoke Mass. Editorial and Executive Offices 52 Vanderbilt Ave. New York City.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?; Sid Lazarus
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Ali Baba

[Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Contents page

The Case of the Transformation (Table of Contents: 2)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Sylvan Stein (signed)
Pencils
Charles Quinlan Sr. [as Charles Quinlan] (signed)
Inks
Charles Quinlan Sr. [as Charles Quinlan] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett]; Mike Mannigan; Bill Dailey; Adolf Hitler (villain); The Devil (villain)
Synopsis
Dan quits the police force and joins up with the U.S. Intelligence Dept. Dan and his new friend Bill Dailey are assigned to sneak into Germany. Dan then proceeds to Berchtesgaden and meets Hitler where he discovers that der Fuehrer is really the Devil in disguise. There the Beetle escapes a firing squad and manages to pull Hitler's moustache.

Bagdad 900 Miles (Table of Contents: 3)

Ali Baba / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Willner
Pencils
Ray Willner
Inks
Al Ulmer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ali-Baba; Mrs. Baba; Muhrad; Harun el-Rashid; King of Sarandib
Synopsis
Having defeated the 40 theives and stolen the treasure, Ali discovers that life at home is not pleasant. He goes off to find more treasure to help pay the income tax. Ali is soon shipwrecked on an island inhabited by a very hungry giant.

Adventure with the Lions in New York City (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Beware -- This Woman Is Death (Table of Contents: 5)

Crime Reporter / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Ulmer ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mike Dolan; Kay; Ears McGuire
Synopsis
When Kay hooks up with Mike Dolan's gang, her former boyfriend "Ears" is certain she's giving him his future hit list.

Indexer Notes

The script claims Kay is a redhead, yet she doesn't have the same hair color in any two panels.

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

Picture Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

The Boy Patriots Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 8)

Wing Lee / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Alderman
Inks
Jack Alderman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Wing Lee; Chin Lau; Bill Anderson; Ruby Foo; Song Kau
Synopsis
Downed american pilot Bill Anderson needs Wing Lee's help to rescue his father from a Japanese POW camp.

Young Guerilla Girl Fighter (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Ulmer ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Vera Nikitina
Synopsis
Vera tells the first person story about how a young teenager becomes a guerilla fighter against the Nazis in the Soviet Union. Her life is saved by supplies dropped by American war relief.

Parachute Nurse (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Allen Ulmer ?
Inks
Allen Ulmer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Tanya Gertseva
Synopsis
Young nurses parachute into Russian villages to tend the wounded.

Indexer Notes

Page count supplied by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.

A Holiday with Death (Table of Contents: 11)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Quinlan (signed)
Pencils
Charles Quinlan (signed)
Inks
Charles Quinlan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garrett; Dan Garret]; Mike Mannigan; Bug Eye Bailey; Joan Mason
Synopsis
Bug-Eye Bailey is released on parole, which cause Mike much consternation, because Bailey has sworn to kill Dan. So he has Joan start a crusade in the paper to put Bailey back in jail. This gets Mike and Joan in hot water, so they're lucky Dan shows up as the Beetle on the last page to put things to rights.

Indexer Notes

Joan Mason works for the Centre City Clarion. Garret/Garrett is spelled both ways.

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

Little Willie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mel Lazarus (signed)
Pencils
Mel Lazarus
Inks
Mel Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
Mel Lazarus

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd sure like to stay home from school today
Genre
children; humor
Characters
Little Willie; Mom

Lieutenant Edward Henry O'Hare (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil Bard ?
Inks
Phil Bard ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
biography; war
Characters
Edaward Henry O'Hare
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Re-uses the splash panel and blurb and an additional panel from the 6-page story of the same name in Blue Beetle #15. Art credits from GCD index of that story. (Note added by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker.)

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

Dipsy Doodle / public service announcement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky [as Sol] (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky [as Sol] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey Uncle Sam can I speak to you?
Genre
humor
Characters
Dipsy Doodle; Uncle Sam
Synopsis
Dipsy approaches Uncle Sam with a quarter and asks if Sam could use it, and Sam wants to know where he got it. When Dipsy tells him that he got it delivering groceries, then Sam agrees to let Dipsy buy a war stamp with it.
Reprints
  • on Alter Ego (TwoMorrows Publications, 1999 series) Vol. 3 #134 (July, 2015)

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Richard Arndt in Alter Ego #134 (July, 2015).

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [Contents]
  3. 2. The Case of the Transformation
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. Bagdad 900 Miles
    Ali Baba
  5. 4. Adventure with the Lions in New York City
  6. 5. Beware -- This Woman Is Death
    Crime Reporter
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Picture Quiz
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Puzzle Page
  9. 8. The Boy Patriots Chapter 2
    Wing Lee
  10. 9. Young Guerilla Girl Fighter
  11. 10. Parachute Nurse
  12. 11. A Holiday with Death
    Blue Beetle
  13. 12. ["I'd sure like to stay home from school today"]
    Little Willie
  14. 13. Lieutenant Edward Henry O'Hare
  15. 14. ["Hey Uncle Sam can I speak to you?"]
    Dipsy Doodle
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