(August-September 1953)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
Charles Biro; Bob Woods
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US?
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

3 Feature-length Thrillerstories Starring Black Diamond (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Fujitani [as Fuje]
Inks:
Bob Fujitani [as Fuje]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond

Free Valuable Gift Coupons With all Lev Gleason Comics (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Treacherous Railroad War (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Case
Inks:
Bernard Case
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Bumper; Blade Kerrell (gambler and crook); Sheriff Gates
Synopsis:
Black Diamond and Bumper are about to be hanged by a mob led by Kerrell, but are saved by the sheriff.
Reprints:

Win This Cute Pedigreed Puppy! (Table of Contents)

Lev Gleason Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Squeeks; Gruesome Jones; Slugger; Iron Jaw; Sniffer; Rocky X; Red Fire; Black Diamond; Curly; Crimebuster; Jock; Dilly Duncan; Bumper; Scarecrow
Synopsis:
Choose your 3 favorite comic characters.

["Jim Murphy who operated the "El Dorado" saloon..."] (Table of Contents)

Western Oddities / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Jim Murphy (sloonkeeper); Prunes (burro); John Portugee Phillips (guide)

Why Dream About Fun... (Table of Contents)

Dilly Duncan Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Dilly Duncan

Fury of the Wild Brahma (Table of Contents)

Buck Roper / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Belfi (signed)
Inks:
John Belfi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Roper; Hotfoot; Monty
Reprints:

["Joaquin Murrieta offers reward for own capture"] (Table of Contents)

Headlines of Yester West / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Joaquin Murietta; Francisco Lopez; Wyatt Earp; Ben Thompson

["Lucky Ike panned for gold..."] (Table of Contents)

Sure as Shootin / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Claude Moore
Pencils:
Claude Moore
Inks:
Claude Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Lucky Ike (prospector); Julius Cesar (restaurant owner)

Indexer Notes

Claude Moore is credited on this filler feature series 1948-50 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

"Do it again, Shorty!" (Table of Contents)

The Chucle Wagon / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Moore (signed)
Inks:
Ed Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

At Last! The New Burgess All-Purpose Electric Sprayer (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / pages (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Ruthless Renegade (Table of Contents)

Red Fire / comic story / 6.6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Brown ?
Inks:
Bob Brown ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Fire; Little Elk; Blue Foot; Fire Spark
Synopsis:
Who was this mysterious fiend who terrorized Indians and white men alike?

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Bob Brown as most probable artist. He is not credited on Lev Gleason.

2 Way Electronic Intercom System (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Three small advertisements.

Chew Improved Formula Chewing Gum! (Table of Contents)

American Healthaids Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Free Valuable Gift Coupons... (Table of Contents)

Lev Gleason Publications / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Giant Beach Ball (Table of Contents)

Young Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
3 feet high all live rubber ball.

Hey You Skinny..." (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Look at These 4 Wonder Bargains (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Electric movie projector, sewing machine, cowboy or Sandy Doll bargains by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 3 Feature-length Thrillerstories Starring Black Diamond
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. Free Valuable Gift Coupons With all Lev Gleason Comics
  3. 2. Treacherous Railroad War
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Win This Cute Pedigreed Puppy!
    Lev Gleason Comics
  5. 4. ["Jim Murphy who operated the "El Dorado" saloon..."]
    Western Oddities
  6. 5. Why Dream About Fun...
    Dilly Duncan Comics
  7. 6. Fury of the Wild Brahma
    Buck Roper
  8. 7. ["Joaquin Murrieta offers reward for own capture"]
    Headlines of Yester West
  9. 8. ["Lucky Ike panned for gold..."]
    Sure as Shootin
  10. 9. "Do it again, Shorty!"
    The Chucle Wagon
  11. 10. At Last! The New Burgess All-Purpose Electric Sprayer
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. Ruthless Renegade
    Red Fire
  13. 12. 2 Way Electronic Intercom System
  14. 13. Chew Improved Formula Chewing Gum!
    American Healthaids Co.
  15. 14. Free Valuable Gift Coupons...
    Lev Gleason Publications
  16. 15. Giant Beach Ball
    Young Products
  17. 16. Hey You Skinny..."
    Jowett Institute
  18. 17. Look at These 4 Wonder Bargains
    Novelty Mart
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