Blue Bolt, Vol. 6 No. 8

Blue Bolt Volume 6 Number 8 was published by Novelty Press in March 1946 and sold for ten cents. The cover art, by Tom Gill, depicts a white woman in pants fighting a Polynesian woman in a flowered dress while Captain Blue Bolt watches in the background.
The Blue Bolt story of this issue saw intrepid reporter Marg Hesslin discovering a Japanese spy attempting to infiltrate Blue Bolt’s regiment in the Polynesian Islands with a lethal bouquet. Other stories included: Dick Cole and his Farr Military Academy friends defeating gangsters Joe and Denny, Krisko and Jasper moving a farm, Fearless Fellers going skiing, Sergeant Spook solving the mystery of the Headless Horseman, and Edison bell unraveling the “Old Mill Mystery.”
Blue Bolt was first published in 1940, with the titular superhero gaining his powers after being struck by lightning and resuscitated with radium by scientist Dr. Bertoff. Issues also featured stories from a revolving cast including Dick Cole, the Sub-Zero man, Sergeant Spook, young inventor Edison Bell, Fearless Fellers, and Krisko and Jasper. Dick Cole soon became the star of the Blue Bolt books, and in volume 3 number 4 Blue Bolt stopped being a superhero and joined the Navy to fight against the Axis in World War II.
Object Name
comic book
date made
Novelty Press
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
overall: 7 in x 10 1/4 in; 17.78 cm x 26.035 cm
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catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

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