(January 1950)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
Charles Biro and Bob Wood
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age US?
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Biro
Inks:
Charles Biro
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond; War Eagle

Reducing Specialist Says Don't Stay Fat (Table of Contents)

The Spot Reducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Mystery of the Gold Mine and the Fallen Cave (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Overgard
Inks:
William Overgard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond (Bob Vale); Bumper; Quick Ax
Synopsis:
Black Diamond solves the mystery of a lost gold shipment.

Straight as an Arrow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. H. Moore
Inks:
C. H. Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
C. H. Moore

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Anecdotes about various Indian tribes.

Have a Simmer, Youthful, Feminine Appearance Instantly (Table of Contents)

Adjust-o-Belt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a weight loss item.

The Cowboy and His Equipment (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond's Page of Western Lore / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Overgard
Inks:
William Overgard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Examples and explanations of various cowboy equipment.

Fire Your Own V-2 Model Rocket (Table of Contents)

Empire Merchandising Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for toy rocket and launching stand.

The Kill-Crazy Carlin Brothers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer
Inks:
Fred Guardineer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Abner Carlin; Zach Carlin; Simon Carlin; Sheriff Garland
Synopsis:
The Carlin Brothers go on a killing spress.

Genuine Swiss Chronograph (Table of Contents)

Ballco Products / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for various products including hair restorer and a bookk on how to hypnotize people.

Play Baseball Now (Table of Contents)

Richard S. Clarke / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

The Hero of Beeker Pass (Table of Contents)

text story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Curley Holt; Judge Baker
Synopsis:
A young man traps a gang of rustlers.

Sure as Shootin' (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kirk Olsen; Tom Brady; Buster Hogan
Synopsis:
Anecdotes about some odd western characters.

["According to this map..."] (Table of Contents)

Bingbang Buster / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Basil Wolverton
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton
Inks:
Basil Wolverton
Colors:
?
Letters:
Basil WOlverton

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Bingbang Buster
Synopsis:
Two claim jumpers try to steal Buster's claim.
Reprints:

Boys Girls Young and Old SOmething You Really Want (Table of Contents)

Photo Stars / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Ad for photos of movie and western stars.

Juarez (Table of Contents)

Stamp Page / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
An article about the Juarez stamp.

Free Presidential Set (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Collection of classified ads for stamps.

The Pit of the Killer Bear of Devil's ALley (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Overgard
Inks:
William Overgard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond; Bumper; Case Barron
Synopsis:
A ruthless gang leader forces men to fight a wild bear while others bet on the outcome.

Hi-yo! Kids! (Table of Contents)

Fun Industries C. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Lone Ranger
Synopsis:
Ad for a Lone Ranger gun belt.

Snake Eyes (Table of Contents)

Sheriff Muddle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Sheriff Muddle; Snake Eyes; Banker Goldbrick
Synopsis:
Sheriff Muddle recovers a stolen bundle of laundry.

Fun! Fun...and More Fun! (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ads for dolls, air rifles and other toys.

The Show's on, Gang! (Table of Contents)

Kent Merchandising Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a television coin bank that lights and shows a picture each time a coin is inserted.

I Will Send You Both Free (Table of Contents)

Mr. J. E. Smith / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for radio and televisio repair manuals.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Silk-Finish Enlargement, ivory gold-toothed frame (Table of Contents)

Hollywood Fil Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for photo enlargements.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. Reducing Specialist Says Don't Stay Fat
    The Spot Reducer
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Gold Mine and the Fallen Cave
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Straight as an Arrow
  5. 4. Have a Simmer, Youthful, Feminine Appearance Instantly
    Adjust-o-Belt
  6. 5. The Cowboy and His Equipment
    Black Diamond's Page of Western Lore
  7. 6. Fire Your Own V-2 Model Rocket
    Empire Merchandising Co.
  8. 7. The Kill-Crazy Carlin Brothers
  9. 8. Genuine Swiss Chronograph
    Ballco Products
  10. 9. Play Baseball Now
    Richard S. Clarke
  11. 10. The Hero of Beeker Pass
  12. 11. Sure as Shootin'
  13. 12. ["According to this map..."]
    Bingbang Buster
  14. 13. Boys Girls Young and Old SOmething You Really Want
    Photo Stars
  15. 14. Juarez
    Stamp Page
  16. 15. Free Presidential Set
  17. 16. The Pit of the Killer Bear of Devil's ALley
    Black Diamond
  18. 17. Hi-yo! Kids!
    Fun Industries C.
  19. 18. Snake Eyes
    Sheriff Muddle
  20. 19. Fun! Fun...and More Fun!
    Novelty Mart
  21. 20. The Show's on, Gang!
    Kent Merchandising Co.
  22. 21. I Will Send You Both Free
    Mr. J. E. Smith
  23. 22. Silk-Finish Enlargement, ivory gold-toothed frame
    Hollywood Fil Studios
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