Blue Bolt, Vol. 6 No. 9

Blue Bolt volume 6 number 9 was published by Novelty Press in April 1946 and sold for ten cents. The cover art, by Tom Gill, depicts Dick Cole stopping his iceboat during a race to dive in to the icy waters and rescue his classmate.
This issue saw Blue Bolt foiling a Japanese plot to frame the Americans for kidnapping an island king in order to deny them a strategic bombing base. Other stories included: Dick Cole saving his classmate during an Iceboat Race at Farr Military Academy, Krisko and Jasper going to the Corn Growers Ball, Sergeant Spook saving a sailor from murder, and Edison Bell building a garage gymnasium.
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
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Comic Books
Popular Entertainment
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Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Comic Books
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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