Blue Bolt, Vol. 6 No. 10

Blue Bolt volume 6 number 10 was published by Novelty Press in May 1946 and sold for ten cents. The cover art, by Tom Gill, features Blue Bolt fighting a Nazi spy.
In this issue, Dick Cole saves his girl Laura from a grenade attack and help win the championship baseball game; Sergeant Spook helps Jerry unravel a murder; Krisko and Jasper move 150 mannequins; Blue Bolt adjusts to civilian life by getting a job as a pilot for a photojournalist magazine; the Fearless Fellers puts on a pet show; and Edison Bell floods his basement.
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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