Blue Bolt #v1#2 [2]
(July 1940)

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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1940-05-08
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. 2, July 1940, published monthly by Novelty Press, Inc., P. O. Box 1168, Philadelphia, Pa., editorial offices, 292 Madison Avenue, New York 11, N. Y.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1941, New Series, Vol. 36, No. 1.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Blue Bolt / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Larry Antonette [as W. E. Rowland] (signed)
Inks
Larry Antonette [as W. E. Rowland] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]

Indexer Notes

Creator credits confirmed by Shaun Clancy with the Comics History Exchange list on Facebook from the personal records of Larry Antonette which included a copy of the issue he kept as proof of what he had worked on (21 February 2015).

[The Green Sorceress and the Cyclotron] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils
Jack Kirby (alternating pages); Joe Simon (alternating pages)
Inks
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby (some inks)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish]; The Green Sorceress (villain)
Reprints

[The Stolen Bell] (Table of Contents: 2)

Dick Cole / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Davis
Pencils
Bob Davis
Inks
Bob Davis
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
V: Jack Payton

[Volcanic Problem] (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Zero Man / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Antonette ?
Pencils
Larry Antonette
Inks
Larry Antonette
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Zero Man
Reprints

[Nathan Hale] (Table of Contents: 4)

Old Cap Hawkin's Tales / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Kiefer
Pencils
Henry Kiefer
Inks
Henry Kiefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Trapped In a Gold Mine] (Table of Contents: 5)

The White Rider and His Super Horse / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
I: Dorothy Lane, Mr. Lane; V: Two bandits (I for both)
Reprints

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

Pony Tracks / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Loco Luke and Sneezer, two ramblin' rannys...
Characters
I: Turkey Tail

Sub-Zero's Adventures On Earth [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sub-Zero Man / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stockbridge Winslow (credited)
Pencils
Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed) (illustration)
Inks
Bill Everett [as Blake] (signed) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Zero Man; un-named sledder
Synopsis
Threatened by whalers brandishing harpoons, Sub-Zero saves himself with an ice shield, then a little later discovers a sled nearly covered by snow, harboring a man and his sled dogs. He saves them from the cold and vows to help the sledder bring the much needed supplies to his partner is a nearby shack.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from the previous issue. Only the first page is reprinted in the Archives edition. Beneath the signature "Blake" are the initials R.H. or R.M.

[Supertrain Robbery] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Paul Gustavson
Pencils
Paul Gustavson
Inks
Paul Gustavson
Colors
?
Letters
Paul Gustavson

Genre
adventure
Characters
Runaway Ronson; A gang of train robbers (villains, introduction for all)

Indexer Notes

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

[Invisible Paint] (Table of Contents: 9)

Edison Bell / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[The Crooks Who Played Ghosts] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Malcolm Kildale
Pencils
Malcolm Kildale
Inks
Malcolm Kildale
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
V: The Dead Head Gang (Dapper Dix, Dip, and Gup; I for all); I: Peter Dawn (D), Harold Pierce

[The Mystery of Windy Island] (Table of Contents: 11)

Phantom Sub / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill O'Connor
Pencils
Ben Flinton
Inks
Leonard Sansone
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
V: Kozac and other smugglers (I for all)
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Blue Bolt
  2. 1. [The Green Sorceress and the Cyclotron]
    Blue Bolt
  3. 2. [The Stolen Bell]
    Dick Cole
  4. 3. [Volcanic Problem]
    Sub-Zero Man
  5. 4. [Nathan Hale]
    Old Cap Hawkin's Tales
  6. 5. [Trapped In a Gold Mine]
    The White Rider and His Super Horse
  7. 6. ["Loco Luke and Sneezer, two ramblin' rannys..."]
    Pony Tracks
  8. 7. Sub-Zero's Adventures On Earth [Part 2]
    Sub-Zero Man
  9. 8. [Supertrain Robbery]
    Runaway Ronson
  10. 9. [Invisible Paint]
    Edison Bell
  11. 10. [The Crooks Who Played Ghosts]
    Sergeant Spook
  12. 11. [The Mystery of Windy Island]
    Phantom Sub
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