Inventing and Selling “Buffalo Bill” in Comic Books, 1949–1957

  • David Huxley
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)


“Buffalo Bill” Cody’s fame moved from his “show” to dime novels and comics with a clear fixed image. He appeared in three comic series in the 1950s American Youthful magazines, British Buffalo Bill Annuals of Denis McLoughlin and Brantonne and Fronval’s French Buffalo Bill of 1949. All of these center on Cody’s relationship with Native Americans, combining both the motif of the “duel” with different levels of racism in the portrayals of Cody’s enemies.


Buffalo Bill Denis McLoughlin Brantonne 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Huxley
    • 1
  1. 1.Film and Media StudiesManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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