(June 1942)

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

Issue Notes

1st Holyoke issue, numbering continuing from Blue Beetle (Fox, 1939 series) #11.

This issue was clearly put together for Fox as can be seen by the front cover style and the after-the-fact removal of the logo. However the inside and back covers were produced by Holyoke and include promos related to that publisher.

While all other issues from this time period show "Holyoke Publishing Co., Inc.", this one clearly has "Holyoke Publishing Co." (no "Inc.") in its indicia. The no-"Inc." form otherwise does not reappear until 1946.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Roland Patenaude (signed)[as Patenaude]
Inks
Roland Patenaude (signed)[as Patenaude]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

Indexer Notes

The white space under the "B" in "Beetle" is the result of Holyoke removing the Fox logo from the cover.

Torture's Serpent of Terror (Table of Contents: 1)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Nicholas (by-line)(credited)
Pencils
Roland Patenaude
Inks
Roland Patenaude
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Dr. Alex Tortel (villain, intro, death)

Caravan of Frozen Corpses (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Charles Nicholas (by-line)(credited)
Pencils
Roland Patenaude
Inks
Roland Patenaude
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Bohn (villain, intro, death)

Murder for Profit (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; John Pommer (villain, intro); Branner (villain, intro);

The Cards Were Shuffled in Blood (Table of Contents: 4)

Blue Beetle / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Pete Sleever (villain, intro, death)

Gold -- Where You Find It (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gene Rider
Letters
typeset

[Death of a Fence] (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Fury / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Whitey (villain, intro); Markey (villain, intro, death)

Indexer Notes

last appeared in V...- COMICS #2; last appearance

[The Torpedo Tube Theft] (Table of Contents: 7)

Spark Stevens / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sturm (villain, intro)

Indexer Notes

last appeared in WONDERWORLD COMICS #33

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. Torture's Serpent of Terror
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. Caravan of Frozen Corpses
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. Murder for Profit
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. The Cards Were Shuffled in Blood
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Gold -- Where You Find It
  7. 6. [Death of a Fence]
    Black Fury
  8. 7. [The Torpedo Tube Theft]
    Spark Stevens
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews
  • Gary L. Watson