Red Bee's secret identity is Rick Raleigh, assistant district attorney in Superior City, Oregon. His modus operandi is to put on a red and pink costume and, with his trained bees and "stinger gun," fight Nazis and gangsters. His favorite bee is named Michael and lives inside his belt buckle for use in special circumstances.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Stinger Gun
- Trained Bees
- Other known appearances include a cameo in Animal Man in which he resides in a canceled characters' "limbo", and in Bizarro Comics, where he and his agent attempt to improve his marketability.
- In 1956, DC Comics obtained the rights to the Quality Comics characters, and re-introduced them 17 years later as the Freedom Fighters in Justice League of America #107 (Oct. 1973).
The Freedom Fighters were relocated to a parallel world, one called "Earth-X", where Nazi Germany had won World War II. The team was featured in its own series for 15 issues (1976-1978), in which it temporarily left Earth-X for "Earth-One" (where most DC titles are set).
In 1981, some Quality Characters became recurring guest-stars of All-Star Squadron, a superhero-team title set on "Earth-Two", the locale for DC's WWII-era superheroes, and at a time prior to when the Freedom Fighters were supposed to have left for Earth-X. They later appeared with the rest of DC's superheroes in Crisis on Infinite Earths, a story that was intended to eliminate the confusing histories that DC had attached to its characters by retroactively merging the various parallel worlds into one. The Freedom Fighters became a mere splinter group of the All-Star Squadron.
- 20 Appearances of Richard Raleigh (New Earth)
- 3 Images featuring Richard Raleigh (New Earth)
- Quotations by or about Richard Raleigh (New Earth)
- Character Gallery: Richard Raleigh (New Earth)
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