Four Color #443 - Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
(January 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
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
Reprints
Keywords
Indians; knives; Native Americans; raccoon skin caps

The Beaver Trapper (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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).

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Series Information
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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