(August 1942)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Beetle / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Allen Ulmer (signed)
Inks
Allen Ulmer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

[The One and Only Blue Beetle] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Blue Beetle / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Charles Nicholas]
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mysterious murder of a world-famous scientist...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; The "Mad Doctor" (villain, intro, death); Dr. Franz
Synopsis
The Blue Beetle goes up against a mad scientist with an "ice gun" who captures Joan and Mike.

Indexer Notes

Joan Mason is now a reporter for the Baily Blade instead of the Chronicle.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Jap Beetle...The little pest from across the seas...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Mike Manigan; Moodyee (villain, intro)
Synopsis
Blue Beetle solves a case of Japanese infiltrators killing soldiers on leave by placing mechanical beetle weapons in their houses.

Indexer Notes

Mike Mannigan's name is changed to Manigan.

The Death Mask (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Quinlan ?
Inks
Al Carreno ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Mannigan; The Death Mask (villain)
Synopsis
The Blue Beetle must fight a crime lord who wears a green skull mask and seems to be able to kill by pointing his finger.

Patriots Fight For the Right (Table of Contents: 5)

V-Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
? [as Jay Foster]
Pencils
?
Inks
Ramona Patenaude ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
V-Man [Jerry Steele]; V-Group [Agent V-19 (dies); Agent V-66 [Johnny]; Ginger Dare]; Schutz (villain, intro)
Synopsis
A mortally wounded Agent V-19 tells the rest of the V-Group he has found the location of the radio station that is broadcasting defense secrets. V-Man joins Agents V-66 and Ginger Dare in capturing Schutz, the German commander.

Indexer Notes

last appeared in V...- COMICS #2

Death on the Waterfront (Table of Contents: 6)

Blue Beetle / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]
Synopsis
Blue Beetle fights a thief who killed an elderly man to steal some diamonds.

The Hooded Spectre of Death (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Christopher Schaare ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Joan Mason; Mike Manigan; Dr. Franz; The Hooded Spectre [Silas Spencer] (villain, intro); Buddy Spencer
Synopsis
A boy becomes the target of murder attempts after uncovering a hooded bank robber's secret.

Indexer Notes

While the story repeatedly refers to the Hooded Spectre's hood as black, it is colored light blue throughout.

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

Spark Stevens / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A mule's kick felt like the tap of a featther...
Characters
Spark Stevens; Chuck; Spark's Parrot
Synopsis
Spark and Chuck rescue a radio operator from fascist Italians who were forcing him to aid their cause.

[Cat Man Comics; Captain Aero Comics] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Ride the Sky Trails of Adventure! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. [The One and Only Blue Beetle]
  3. 2. ["The mysterious murder of a world-famous scientist..."]
    Blue Beetle
  4. 3. ["The Jap Beetle...The little pest from across the seas..."]
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. The Death Mask
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. Patriots Fight For the Right
    V-Man
  7. 6. Death on the Waterfront
    Blue Beetle
  8. 7. The Hooded Spectre of Death
    Blue Beetle
  9. 8. ["A mule's kick felt like the tap of a featther..."]
    Spark Stevens
  10. 9. [Cat Man Comics; Captain Aero Comics]
  11. 10. Ride the Sky Trails of Adventure!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Lou Mougin
  • Bob Hughes
  • Henry Steele, Hames Ware, Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.
  • Per Sandell
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Henry Andrews
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