Four Color #1002 - Buffalo Bee
(June-August 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
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 "BUFFALO BEE, No. 1002." Code number is BUFFALO.BEE.O.S. #1002-596. Copyright 1959 by the National Biscuit Company. Second of three Buffalo Bee Four Colors. Based on the Buffalo Bee character used in animated TV commercials for Nabisco Wheat Honeys breakfast cereal.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Buffalo Bee / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Honey Bee
Reprints
Keywords
clotheslines; cowboys; lariats; laundry; rope tricks

[Dynamite-eating Mule] (Table of Contents: 1)

Buffalo Bee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Herman Hare
Synopsis
Buffalo Bee's mule causes an explosion by eating dynamite.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Tall Timber Tussle (Table of Contents: 2)

Buffalo Bee / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Skinflint T. Nursenickle; Catfish Kid (villain)
Synopsis
Millionaire Skinflint T. Nursenickle has cornered the market on toothpicks back east and his timber operations are going full blast until a series of accidents and misfortunes cause him to call in Buffalo Bee for help. The Catfish Kid builds a dam to block the river that Nursenickle needs to get his logs to market, then asks for a half-interest in the business to turn the water back on.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Redskin Rumpus (Table of Contents: 3)

Buffalo Bee / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Herman Hare; Chief Eaglebeak
Synopsis
Tenderfoot Herman Hare tries to prove he's a red-blooded westerner and has to be saved from his foolish escapades by Buffalo Bee.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Outlaw Lawman (Table of Contents: 4)

Buffalo Bee / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Catfish Kid (villain); Sheriff Happy Harrigan; Honey Bee
Synopsis
The Catfish Kid wins the election for Sheriff of Fleabite by stuffing the ballot box. After the plot is discovered, Catfish and his gang kidnap Honey, Buffalo Bee's girlfriend, and try to escape.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Rogue Roundup (Table of Contents: 5)

Buffalo Bee / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Sheriff Happy Harrigan; Prof. Presto (villain)
Synopsis
Prof. Presto uses a fake magician's act at a rodeo to capture Buffalo Bee. Before Buffalo Bee can escape, Presto's gang robs the bank and takes refuge in Mammoth Cave.

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[The Hypnotist] (Table of Contents: 6)

Buffalo Bee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Sheriff Happy Harrigan (cameo); Prof. Presto (villain)
Synopsis
Prof. Presto practices hypnotism with a mirror and puts himself in a trance.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white.

[Jailhouse Escape] (Table of Contents: 7)

Buffalo Bee / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz
Inks
David Gantz

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; western-frontier
Characters
Buffalo Bee; Catfish Kid (villain)
Synopsis
The Catfish Kid breaks out of jail using a hammer and chisel. Buffalo Bee catches him and puts him and his hammer and chisel to use on the rockpile.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; color; pantomime story. Some copies have a "Western Mystery Horse" ad in place of this sequence, according to Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Buffalo Bee
  2. 1. [Dynamite-eating Mule]
    Buffalo Bee
  3. 2. Tall Timber Tussle
    Buffalo Bee
  4. 3. Redskin Rumpus
    Buffalo Bee
  5. 4. The Outlaw Lawman
    Buffalo Bee
  6. 5. Rogue Roundup
    Buffalo Bee
  7. 6. [The Hypnotist]
    Buffalo Bee
  8. 7. [Jailhouse Escape]
    Buffalo Bee
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