Come and join us at the Grand GCD Gathering during the Baltimore Comic-Con on September 25-27, 2015. This will be an historic meeting, where more of us will meet face-to-face than ever before. Visit us on Facebook and let us know you are coming, and we will make arrangements to meet!

(November 1951)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond; Bumper; Reliapon

New! None Other Like It! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Transform, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Tale of the Fantastic Death Claims (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Rockwell (signed)
Inks:
Dick Rockwell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond; Bumper; King Logus; Emily Foley
Synopsis:
Black Diamond and Bumper help a mother and daughter who were cheated out of their silver mine by a supposedly dead outlaw.

Quick Start Your Collection Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

It's Great Fun to Play a Guitar (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lonnie and Wayne Studio / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Monster of Muwaka (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond; Bumper; Bert Hiller; Tom Ryan; Doctor Fuller
Synopsis:
Black Diamond and Bumper track a monster cat that's terrorizing miners.

Will You Let Me Prove I Can Make You a New Man? (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A 'Brand' New Cow (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
A cowboy and rancher discover that someone is changing the brands on their cattle.

For Externally Caused Pimples Try This New Cream Free (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tri-Son-Ol / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Invention Pocket Adding Machine (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mini-Add Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Lost Mine of San Saba (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond; Bumper; Sioux Sam Dancer; Hollowleg
Synopsis:
A ruthless outlaw leaves a path of destruction as he and his gang search for a legendary gold mine.

Indexer Notes

Most probably Correa art. He is not credited on Black Diamond by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but this art is very similar to his story in # 27. Best spotted by the eyes, and his very accurate copying of work by John Prentice. The character Sioux Sam Dancer on page 6 has the long face and tilted hat with very narrow brim of Buckskin Benson in Hillman's Western Fighters by Prentice.

My New Sensational Saw Saws Both Wood and Metal (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Guaranteed Distributors Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn to Dance in 5 Days or Pay Nothing (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pioneer Publictions Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Billy the Kid Lucky Saddle Ring (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.166 page (report information)

Walkie Talkies (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Robin Hood / advertisement / 0.166 page (report information)

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Ballco Products Co. / advertisement / 0.168 page (report information)

"Run, Son! It must be a mad meteor!" (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:
Buster is hired to deliver the mail.

Floating Safes (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
The story of marine insurance stamps.

Indexer Notes

Middle column of a three-column page.

[Various Classified Ads] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Fun - Thrills - Adventure When You Build These Exciting Ship Models (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Marine Model Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Style No. 203 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Skylark Originals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Which of These Two Weaklings Paid Only a Few Cents... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. New! None Other Like It!
    Transform, Inc.
  3. 2. The Tale of the Fantastic Death Claims
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Quick Start Your Collection Now!
    Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards
  5. 4. It's Great Fun to Play a Guitar
    Lonnie and Wayne Studio
  6. 5. The Monster of Muwaka
    Black Diamond
  7. 6. Will You Let Me Prove I Can Make You a New Man?
    Charles Atlas
  8. 7. A 'Brand' New Cow
  9. 8. For Externally Caused Pimples Try This New Cream Free
    Tri-Son-Ol
  10. 9. New Invention Pocket Adding Machine
    Mini-Add Co.
  11. 10. The Lost Mine of San Saba
    Black Diamond
  12. 11. My New Sensational Saw Saws Both Wood and Metal
    Guaranteed Distributors Co.
  13. 12. Learn to Dance in 5 Days or Pay Nothing
    Pioneer Publictions Inc.
  14. 13. Billy the Kid Lucky Saddle Ring
  15. 14. Walkie Talkies
    Robin Hood
  16. 15. Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds
    Ballco Products Co.
  17. 16. "Run, Son! It must be a mad meteor!"
    Bingbang Buster
  18. 17. Floating Safes
    Stamp Page
  19. 18. [Various Classified Ads]
  20. 19. Fun - Thrills - Adventure When You Build These Exciting Ship Models
    Marine Model Co.
  21. 20. Style No. 203
    Skylark Originals
  22. 21. Which of These Two Weaklings Paid Only a Few Cents...
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  23. 22. Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop
    Novelty Mart
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Dan Kocher
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • James Ludwig