Four Color #513 - Ben Bowie and His Mountain Men
(November 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. 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
William Overgard
Inks
William 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
William Overgard [as WO]
Inks
William Overgard
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
William Overgard [as WO]
Inks
William Overgard
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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