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25-June-2012 8:01 am
Username: Wilt
Comment: Thank you for this! Interesting mix of superhero and "civilian" strips--within a few months, most of the superheroes would be gone from Novelty Press comics.

Volume: #2, Issue: #6 [18]
Published: November 1941, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: David Adams
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Newsprint Binding: Saddle-Stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing
Notes: Indicia title: BLUE BOLT. 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. 4.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Featuring: Dick Cole
Credits: Pencils: Bob Davis (signed) | Inks: Bob Davis (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Dick Cole

Letters Page (1 page)
Featuring: Ye Editors' Page
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (11 pages)
Featuring: Dick Cole Boy Wonder
Synopsis: Wanting to make sure that Melrose defeats Farr in the upcoming game, several gamblers attempt to kidnap Dick Cole. However, the attempt fails and Dick is saved by Simba, and, together, in the game, both give the Melrose team all it can handle.....and more! Unfortunately, after the game, when the evil Dr. Karno convinces Simba to steal plans from Major Farr's desk, he and Dick find that they have another job to do.....on the doctor!
Credits: Script: Bob Davis (signed) | Pencils: Bob Davis (signed) | Inks: Bob Davis (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Dick Cole Simba Karno (becomes Supporting Character Hereafter) Un-named Coach For Farr Academy Eddie Major Farr Tate (villain, Melrose Quarterback) Two Un-named Gamblers (villains) Dr. Karno (villain, Simba's Guardian) Un-named Foreign Spy (villain)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: Blue Bolt
Synopsis: At deportation headquarters, Blue Bolt is faced with what to do with a large number of illegal aliens, in this country on forged papers, all obtained from the evil A.C. Ring. He decides to pose as an illegal and try to get papers, all to discover who is behind the plot and hopefully break it up.
Credits: Pencils: Alan Mandel | Inks: Alan Mandel
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Blue Bolt [Fred Parrish] Lois Blake (introduction, Un-named In Story) A.C. Ring [Mr. Zarbe Others Un-named] (villains)

Comic Story (6 pages) The Phantom Sub Takes to the Air!
Featuring: The Phantom Sub
Synopsis: The crew of the Phantom Sub converts it into the largest amphibian as well beginning the transformation process to make this vessel an air worthy machine. Once completed, the vessel is taken on its first test flight, during which they shoot down an enemy aircraft.
Credits: Script: Bill O'Connor | Pencils: Ben Flinton | Inks: Leonard Sansone
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Jack Damon Slim Dugan

Comic Story (2 pages)
Featuring: Old Cap Hawkin's Tales
Synopsis: Cap tells his pal Joey about the French spirit, today under the control of Nazi Germany, but a nation which has traditionally had to struggle for its freedom and independence, and will do so again.
Credits: Script: Henry Kiefer | Pencils: Henry Kiefer | Inks: Henry Kiefer
Genre: Adventure Non-fiction Historical
Characters: Cap Hawkins (retired Mariner) Joey President Thomas Jefferson Joan Of Arc (death) General George Washington Marquis De Lafayette Napoleon Bonaparte Uncle Sam (cameo)

Comic Story (6 pages)
Featuring: The White Rider and Super Horse
Synopsis: After helping a cattleman lead his herd across a swollen river, White Rider accepts a job with him to help rid the frontier of the ruthless bushwackers that inhabit the region.
Genre: Historical Western-frontier
Characters: The White Rider [Peter] Super Horse [Cloud] Un-named Foreman (villain, Head Of The Bushwackers)

Text Story (2 pages) Krisko and Jasper on Sea Horse Island: Part II
Featuring: Krisko and Jasper
Synopsis: Krisko and Jasper deserted to doomed "Calamity Jane" in a boat that hits a submerged object, throwing the duo in the air. As they look up from the water, they see a giant sea horse in the cove, and decide to mount it. They are soon flung off and they wonder in amazement as they see the cove full of these beasts. However, a ship appears and rescues them, and its captain tells the pair he and his crew will find a larger boat tro sail on from there.
Credits: Script: Art Gates (signed) | Pencils: Jack Warren ? | Inks: Jack Warren ? | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Krisko Jasper Un-named Ship's Captain

Comic Story (3 pages)
Featuring: Edison Bell
Synopsis: Eddie discovers that the two little girls accompanying them on their cruise to the South Seas have been captured by German agents, who plan to blow up the Panama Canal with a time bomb when the ship passes through.
Credits: Script: Ray Gill ? | Pencils: Harry Ramsey | Inks: Harry Ramsey
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Edison Bell Jerry Two Un-named Girls Un-named German Agents (villains)

Activity (1 page) Let's All Make Edison Bell's Home Made Signal Box!

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: Sgt. Spook
Synopsis: Returning to Ghost Town after defeating the Cyclops, Sgt. Spook is convinced by Dr. Sherlock to go to the mortal world and assist in stopping those who would do anything to halt defense efforts. His first mission is to defeat those agents who wish to steal an American tank.
Credits: Script: Ray Gill | Pencils: Malcolm Kildale (signed) | Inks: Malcolm Kildale (signed)
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Sergeant Spook (un-named Policeman, Origin Re-cap) Doctor Sherlock Major Goodall The Prehistoric Cavemen (villains, Cameo) Jesse James (villain, In Spirit Form, Cameo) The Cyclops (villain, Cameo)

Comic Story (4 pages)
Featuring: Krisko and Jasper
Synopsis: Mr. Gravedigger, who has turned out to be a spy in the pay of the enemy, throws the Captain of the ship, Krisko and Jasper into the bilge. Soon the ship is attacked and sunk, but all three prisoners are re-captured and put to work as oarsmen until land is sighted and Gravedigger and friend cast the prisoners adrift back into the ocean.
Credits: Script: Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed) | Pencils: Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed) | Inks: Jack Warren [as Jack A. Warren] (signed)
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Krisko Jasper Un-named Captain Of The Calamity Jane Mr. Gravedigger (villain)

Comic Story (7 pages)
Featuring: The Twister
Synopsis: The Twister battles a servant of the ancient god Thor, who, speaking for Thor, uses a hypnotic vibration device on the workers of an airplane plant, which brings them under hypnotic control. Their task is to destroy that airplane plant and others because they are a perceived threat to Thor.
Credits: Script: Ray Gill | Pencils: Mike Roy | Inks: Mike Roy
Characters: The Twister [Bob Sanders] Unnamed High Priest Of Thor (villain, Introduction)

Comic Story (9 pages)
Featuring: Sub-Zero
Synopsis: Returning from their Alaskan adventure, Sub-Zero and his Eskimo friend Freezum are passing through a suburb when they hear screams coming from a nearby cottage. Breaking into the home, they discover the owner dead, stabbed in the throat by a midget. Captured, the midget reveals that he, Cragg, and Harris had pooled their efforts to steal the circus receipts, then Harris ran off with all the money.
Credits: Pencils: John Daly | Inks: John Daly
Genre: Superhero
Characters: Sub-Zero Freezum Mr. Harris (villain, Circus Barker, Death) Rino (villain, Circus Midget) Cragg (villain, Circus Giant)

Advertisement (1 page)
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from Treasure House in New York, tempting readers to buy a variety of their products, including: the "mystery" knife for 29 cents, a Gene Autry ring for 15 cents, a joy buzzer for 25 cents, a good luck ring for 12 cents, an official "touch" football for 50 cents, a football helmet for $3, and many more.
Credits: Letters: typeset

Advertisement (1 page) Prizes! They're Yours!
Synopsis: Illustrated advertisement from the American Specialty Company, offering a variety of prizes to readers who sell the company's 40 Christmas packs of 96 full color seals for 10 cents each. Readers are then to send in the $4 from the sales and chose from any of the following prizes: a Gene Autry guitar, a Gene Autry two-gun holster set, a Daisy Red Ryder carbine, a midget radio, an Eastman Bullet or Brownie camera, a wrist watch, a Yale football set, a Spitfire & Airacobra model airplane set, an electric Army supply train, Sonya Henie ice skates, and more.
Credits: Pencils: Fred Harman; ?; Gene Autry (photo); Sonya Henie (photo) | Inks: Fred Harman; ?; Gene Autry (photo); Sonya Henie (photo) | Colours: Fred Harman; ?; | Letters: typeset
Characters: Red Ryder Gene Autry Sonya Henie

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