Four Color #513 - Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men
(November 1953)

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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell Comic
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "BEN BOWIE AND HIS MOUNTAIN MEN, No. 513." Code number is M.MEN O.S. #513-5311. Copyright 1953 by Western Printing & Lithographing Company. Second 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
adventure; historical
Characters
Ben Bowie
Reprints

Mountain Men (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Overgard
Inks
Bill Overgard
Letters
typeset

Genre
historical
Synopsis
Short overview of what is meant by "mountain men."

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, black and white. Three illustrations with typeset text. Art credit based on comparison of brush strokes of trees in interior and also positioning of figures. Gene Reed 8/22/2016.

The Hostiles (Table of Contents: 2)

Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Bill Overgard (signed as WO)
Inks
Bill Overgard (signed as WO)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Ben Bowie; Jim Prentice; Nakah, Zeke Moss
Synopsis
Ben and his friends help fend off Huron Indian raiders at a rickety fort nicknamed "Fort Indefensible."

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Martin Olsen via the error tracker (January 2009). Ink credit based on comparisons of Overgard's art for Prize, Lev Gleason and Ziff-Davis, Particularly The Hawk. Gene Reed 8/22/2016.

A Trap for the Beaver Trappers (Table of Contents: 3)

Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Bill Overgard (signed as WO)
Inks
Bill Overgard (signed as WO)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical
Characters
Ben Bowie; Zeke Moss; Nakah; Jim Prentice
Synopsis
Ben and his men are trapping beaver, but their traps are being robbed by a renegade white man and his Algonquian Indian helpers.

Indexer Notes

Story continues on inside back cover in black and white and concludes on back cover in color. Art identification by Martin Olsen via the error tracker (January 2009). Ink credit based on comparisons of Overgard's art for Prize, Lev Gleason and Ziff-Davis, Particularly The Hawk. Gene Reed 8/22/2016.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
  2. 1. Mountain Men
  3. 2. The Hostiles
    Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
  4. 3. A Trap for the Beaver Trappers
    Ben Bowie and his Mountain Men
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