(January 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BEN BOWIE AND HIS MOUNTAIN MEN, No. 443." Code number is M.MEN O.S. #443-531. Copyright 1952 by Western Printing and Lithographing. First of six Ben Bowie Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Ben Bowie
Keywords:
Indians; knives; Native Americans; raccoon skin caps

The Beaver Trapper (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about beaver trappers.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Two illustrations and typeset text.

Hostage of the Huron (Table of Contents)

Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Overgard ?; Jon Small ?
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Ben Bowie; Jim Prentice; Zeke Moss; Nakah
Synopsis:
Ben Bowie and young Jim Prentice find a burned wilderness cabin, reminding Ben of the circumstances in which he found Jim three years earlier. After finding a woman and her young child alive in a hidden cellar in the ruins of the cabin, the four take off in pursuit of Huron Indians who killed the woman's brother and captured her husband. On the way they meet up with trapper Zeke Moss and his blood brother Nakah, an Iroquois Indian. The group finds the Huron camp and after rescuing the captive, Ben, Jim, Zeke, and Nakah decide to stay together.

Indexer Notes

Introduction of main characters. Overgard pencils credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (2007-05-14); Small pencils credit by Hames Ware (2011-06-20). Inks credit by Merlin Haas (2007-07-14) and Hames Ware (2011-06-20).

Trapped (Table of Contents)

Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Jim Prentice; Ben Bowie
Synopsis:
Jim is cornered by a bear in the forest, but manages to escape. With Ben's help he tracks the bear to its den.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Hames Ware (2011-06-20).

The Mission (Table of Contents)

Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon Small
Inks:
Jon Small
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Ben Bowie; Zeke Moss; Nakah; Jim Prentice (cameo)
Synopsis:
Zeke and Nakah make a dangerous run with a wagon of ammunition to a fort under siege by Algonquin Indians.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color. Pencils and inks credits from Hames Ware (2011-06-20).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
  2. 1. The Beaver Trapper
  3. 2. Hostage of the Huron
    Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
  4. 3. Trapped
    Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
  5. 4. The Mission
    Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
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