(October-November 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 Wood
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US?
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

3 Featurelength 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 [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse)

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

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Enclose Lev Gleason Coupons and get Walkie-Talkie, Cronografh Watch or baseball caps cheaper.

Forced to Kill (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 9.6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Case [as B.Case] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Case [as B.Case] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Bumper; Benjamin Gunner; Sheriff Dunstan (crook)
Synopsis:
Black Diamond and Bumper saves a man from a crooked sheriff who wants to kill him.
Reprints:

Earn $100... (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.4 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Various small advertisements.

Schools Need You (Table of Contents)

Better Schools / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The schools in your town need your help.

["Buffalo Bill outshoots scout Billy Comstock"] (Table of Contents)

Western Lore / text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Buffalo Bill; Billy Comstock; Annie Oakley Mosee; Samuel Colt; Dexter Horton

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents)

Motor Book Dept. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Mail coupon for Motor's new Auto Repair Manual.

["Please tell us more strange facts!"] (Table of Contents)

The Old Hermit Knows All / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Old Hermit; Marquis Lafayette
Synopsis:
Small facts from Lafayette to the leaning tower in Pisa.

Indexer Notes

The artwork is very similar to Claude Moore's other fillers in Black Diamond. He is credited to both writing and drawing fillers for Lev Gleason by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Inferno Justice (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Clem Weisbecker
Inks:
Clem Weisbecker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buck Roper; Monty Sleeth; Frank Connors; Jim Connors

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ. Weisbecker is not credited on Lev Gleason by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

I Gained 60 lbs. Muscles (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
From skinny weakling to hard-hitting muscles.

Good-Corn (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

The Killer Hound (Table of Contents)

Red Fire / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Case [as B. Case] (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Case [as B. Case] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Red Fire

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Free coupons will get you cultured pearl earrings or necklace cheaper.

The Proved Way to Build Muscles of Steel! (Table of Contents)

Body-Build Barbell Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Body-builder set by mail order.

Chew Improved Formula Chewing Gum! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Reduce weight by chewing gum.

Look at These 4 Wonder Bargains (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 3 Featurelength Thrillerstories Starring Black Diamond
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. Free Valuable Gift Coupons...
    Lev Gleason Publications
  3. 2. Forced to Kill
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Earn $100...
  5. 4. Schools Need You
    Better Schools
  6. 5. ["Buffalo Bill outshoots scout Billy Comstock"]
    Western Lore
  7. 6. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
    Motor Book Dept.
  8. 7. ["Please tell us more strange facts!"]
    The Old Hermit Knows All
  9. 8. Inferno Justice
    Buck Roper
  10. 9. I Gained 60 lbs. Muscles
    Jowett Institute
  11. 10. Good-Corn
  12. 11. The Killer Hound
    Red Fire
  13. 12. Free Valuable Gift Coupons...
    Lev Gleason Publications
  14. 13. The Proved Way to Build Muscles of Steel!
    Body-Build Barbell Co.
  15. 14. Chew Improved Formula Chewing Gum!
    American Helthaids Co.
  16. 15. Look at These 4 Wonder Bargains
    Novelty Mart
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