Glory Bee
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Real Name

Beatrice Gloria Benton

First Appearance

The New Park (2003)

Original Publisher

Glory Bee Egroup

Created by

SimonKirby

Origin

Beatrice Gloria Benton is a ten year-old girl growing up in the picket fence suburb of Everdale, USA. Smart, pretty, and naturally high-spirited, she is also irrepressibly naughty, spending most of her time annoying every adult within her immediate vicinity. While her shenanigans are usually harmless pranks, they often result in minor catastrophes.

Glory's best friend is Sally Doolin, a sweet - but not overly bright - girl who lives next door. The two are practically inseparable and share daily adventures, much to the chagrin of the various grown-ups who cross their paths.

When turning 18, Gloria ends up sharing an apartment with two best friends, Carrie Madison and Kitty Hemstridge, with Gloria and Carrie becoming "friendly rivals." All three model part-time for the Cynosure Modeling Agency. The girls share various humorous adventures together, frequently crossing paths with Chamberlain superheroes such as Selina the Moon-Maiden, Victory Girl, Major Triumph, and others.

(faux history)

"Glory Bee" stories were originally published by Goldman Press in Holy Dooley! Comics from 1941 to 1954. The title went into hiatus for several months during the "Comics Code Controversy," then resumed publication in 1956. Re-titled Glory Bee Adventures, the strip combined children's humor with teen romance in an attempt to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.

In addition to her comic book appearances, Glory was adapted into animated format and licensed for advertising by various companies, including Sassy Pants Underwear Inc. All of these "items" are now highly sought-after collectors pieces, particularly the Glory Bee Paper Doll Kits.

The animated shorts of the '40s and '50s were collected and restored by Le Cine Archive de Paris and released in a DVD Boxed Set in 2006.

Notes

  • Glory Bee is an open source character created specifically for use by anyone. Feel free to use it any way you wish; author citations are not necessary.
    • The "faux history" section is, obviously, just that: a section detailing a false publication history of a character created in 2003.
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