Blue Bolt #v1#1 [1]
(June 1940)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-04-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Novelty Press, Inc.
Editing
David Adams (uncredited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing

Issue Notes

BLUE BOLT, Vol. 1, No. 1, June 1940, published monthly by Novelty Press, Inc., P. O. Box 1168, Philadelphia, Pa., editorial offices, 292 Madison Avenue, New York 11, N. Y.

On sale date from back cover promotional advertisement for this issue in Target Comics (1940 series) #v1#4 [4].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Simon
Inks
Joe Simon
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; The Green Sorceress

The Human Lightning Streak (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish] (introduction, origin); Dr. Bertoff (introduction); The Green Sorceress (villain, introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1 page of this story is reprinted in The Complete Jack Kirby (Pure Imagination, 1997 series) #1.

[Origin of Dick Cole] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Cole / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis (signed)
Pencils
Bob Davis (signed)
Inks
Bob Davis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dick Cole (introduction, origin); Prof. Blair (introduction); Mr. Turner (introduction); Laura Turner (introduction); Jack Payton (villain, introduction)

[Peril On the Portugal Run] (Table of Contents: 3)

Page Parks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Ray Gill [as Gill] (signed)
Pencils
William Rowland (signed)
Inks
William Rowland (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Page Parks [a stewardess] (introduction); Jim Jennings; Dirk Stevens (villain); Chuck Dawson (villain); Dirk Stevens (villain)

[Origin of the Sub-Zero Man] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sub-Zero Man / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Antonette?
Pencils
Larry Antonette (signed)
Inks
Larry Antonette (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
The Sub-Zero Man (a Venusian, introduction, origin); Prof. Abbott (introduction)
Reprints

[Origin of Sgt. Spook] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sergeant Spook / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Malcolm Kildale?
Pencils
Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Inks
Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sgt. Spook (a ghost, introduction, origin, death); Riga Majesty (villain, introduction); his spy ring (villains, introduction)

[Don't Give Up the Ship!] (Table of Contents: 6)

Old Cap Hawkin's Tales / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Kiefer [as Keifer] (signed)
Pencils
Henry Kiefer [as Keifer] (signed)
Inks
Henry Kiefer [as Keifer] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Cap Hawkins (introduction); Joey (introduction); Adm. Perry (guest-star in flashback)

[Origin of White Rider] (Table of Contents: 7)

The White Rider and His Super Horse / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
White Rider [Peter ----] (introduction, origin); Super Horse [Cloud] (introduction, origin); Peter's parents (introduction, death); the "Old Man" (introduction, death); Arch Manton (villain, introduction, death); Black Jack (villain, introduction, death); their gang (villains, introduction)
Reprints

Sub-Zero's Adventures On Earth [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (signed)
Pencils
Sam Glanzman [as S. G.] (signed)
Inks
Sam Glanzman [as S. G.] (signed)
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Sub-Zero

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration

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

Pony Tracks / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed)
Pencils
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed)
Inks
Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loco Luke and Snoozer, two ramblin cowboys...
Characters
Loco Luke (introduction); Sneezer (introduction)

[The Coming of Frankie Stein] (Table of Contents: 10)

Edison Bell / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harold DeLay
Inks
Harold DeLay
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Edison Bell (introduction); Mrs. Bell (introduction); Nicky (introduction); Frankie Stein (introduction, a robot)

Indexer Notes

art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr 28-2-2009

[Runaway and the Rocket] (Table of Contents: 11)

Runaway Ronson / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Pencils
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Inks
Paul Gustavson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Runaway Ronson (a train engineer, introduction); Pat (introduction); Chief Thomas (introduction); Radburn (villain, introduction); his accomplice (villain, introduction)

Indexer Notes

All Paul Gustavson credits verified and courtesy of Terry Gustafson, Paul's son.

[Origin of the Phantom Sub] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Bill O'Connor [as FOS] (signed)
Pencils
Ben Flinton [as FOS] (signed)
Inks
Leonard Sansone [as FOS] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jack Damon (introduction); Slim Dugan (introduction); Mr. Blackburn (introduction, death); Capt. Crule (villain, introduction); the Nazis (villains)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Bolt
  2. 1. The Human Lightning Streak
    Blue Bolt
  3. 2. [Origin of Dick Cole]
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. [Peril On the Portugal Run]
    Page Parks
  5. 4. [Origin of the Sub-Zero Man]
    Sub-Zero Man
  6. 5. [Origin of Sgt. Spook]
    Sergeant Spook
  7. 6. [Don't Give Up the Ship!]
    Old Cap Hawkin's Tales
  8. 7. [Origin of White Rider]
    The White Rider and His Super Horse
  9. 8. Sub-Zero's Adventures On Earth [Part 1]
  10. 9. ["Loco Luke and Snoozer, two ramblin cowboys..."]
    Pony Tracks
  11. 10. [The Coming of Frankie Stein]
    Edison Bell
  12. 11. [Runaway and the Rocket]
    Runaway Ronson
  13. 12. [Origin of the Phantom Sub]
    Phantom Sub
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