(October 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
Al Ulmer? [as Art Barley]
Inks
Al Ulmer? [as Art Barley]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the chief of police over at Fairlawn, wonder what he wants?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Sparky [Sparkington J. Northrup]; Madame Fang (villain, introduction); Rod Rutter; Mike Mannigan; Joan Mason
Synopsis
Dan and Mike have to go to a neighboring town to extradite Rod Rutter. Sparky hitches a ride. Madame Fang runs them off the road and rescues Rod. Joan comes along and picks up Dan and Sparky and gives chase. Joan gets captured, so the Beetle and Sparky have to go into action.

Indexer Notes

Sparky appeared on the cover of issue #14 and in an ad page in that same issue, but this is his first story appearance. Although the second story in this issues is chronologically the first. Joan Mason is blonde again.

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

Nosey Nolan / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Nosey Nolan was teased so much about his big nose...
Characters
Nosey Nolan (intro, only appearance)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The mid-afternoon silence is broken by the eerie whail [sic] of a screaming siren...!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Hautmann (villain; introduction); Mike Mannigan; Sparky [Sparkingon J. Northrup] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis
The Beetle has to deal with a prison break. Hauptman a Gestapo agent gets to them. Meanwhile Lord Northrup ships his son to America for the duration. Hauptman tries to kidnap the boy when he lands. The Beetle rescues him, but Sparky discovers his identity and asks to be his partner.

Four Spies (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]

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

V-Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Paris--the heavy tread of Nazi boots echoes through a street of the occupied capital!
Genre
superhero
Characters
V-Man
Synopsis
V-Man saves the occupied town of Ste. Gabriel from being wiped out to teach the Resistance a lesson.

The Mixed-Up Parrots (Table of Contents: 6)

Spark Stevens / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Spark Stevens; Chuck; Squak

The Bloodless Bodies (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Phil Sturm (signed)
Pencils
Phil Bard [as Oliver Ashford] (signed)
Inks
Phil Bard [as Oliver Ashford] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Beetle [Dan Garret]; Sparky; the Vampire [Dr. Grime] (villain, introduction); Mike Mannigan
Synopsis
Dan, Mike and Sparky investigate a killer who leaves his bodies dry of blood. It's Dr. Grime pretending to be a vampire so he can get enough blood to resurrect corpses from Ancient Egypt.

Lieutenant Edward Henry O'Hare (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
Lt. Edward Henry O'Hare
Reprints

Indexer Notes

true story

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Beetle
  2. 1. ["It's the chief of police over at Fairlawn, wonder what he wants?"]
    Blue Beetle
  3. 2. ["Nosey Nolan was teased so much about his big nose..."]
    Nosey Nolan
  4. 3. ["The mid-afternoon silence is broken by the eerie whail [sic] of a screaming siren...!"]
    Blue Beetle
  5. 4. Four Spies
    Blue Beetle
  6. 5. ["Paris--the heavy tread of Nazi boots echoes through a street of the occupied capital!"]
    V-Man
  7. 6. The Mixed-Up Parrots
    Spark Stevens
  8. 7. The Bloodless Bodies
    Blue Beetle
  9. 8. Lieutenant Edward Henry O'Hare
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