Red Bee
Red Bee
Red Bee

Real Name

Rick Raleigh

First Appearance

Hit Comics #1 (July 1940)

Original Publisher


Created by

Toni Blum and Charles Nicholas

Golden Age Origin

Wishing to do more to combat the criminals of Superior City, Oregon, than he could as an assistant district attorney, Rick Raleigh created the costumed identity of the Red Bee. He was a superb athlete but had no super powers except for the ability to train/control bees similar to the hero Yellowjacket. One of his bees was named Michael and was stored in a special pouch in his belt. Red Bee also carried a stinger gun. During his adventures, he battled the likes of "Boss" Storm, Dr. Marah, the Nazis, and the Swordsmen Kalak and Rugi.


Red Bee releases a trained bee from his belt.

Golden Age Appearances

  • Hit Comics #1-24


  • Only the golden age Red Bee is in the public domain all subsequent versions used by DC comics are NOT.

See Also

International Hero


Comic Vine

DC Database

Golden Age Heroes Directory

Hero Goggles