(November 1951)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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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)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
The Bulge-Master takes inches off your bulge-line.

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)

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

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

Synopsis:
A list of available trading cards and the comics in which they appear. There are five sets of three cards.

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

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

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

Characters:
Lonnie Glosson; Wayne Raney
Synopsis:
Ad for a booklet to help people learn to play the guitar.

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)

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Charles Atlas
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

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)

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

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

New Invention Pocket Adding Machine (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a small mechanical calculator. Adds to a million.

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)

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a special hacksaw that comes with four extra blades.

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

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

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

Synopsis:
A book that teaches dance steps is mailed in a plain wrapper.

Billy the Kid Lucky Saddle Ring (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.166 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for a ring that is shaped as a saddle.

Walkie Talkies (Table of Contents)

Robin Hood / advertisement / 0.166 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for short range communication devices. Foolproof operation.

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
The amazing effective Vacutex extracts blackheads automaticallt - WITHOUT squeezing the skin or injuring tissues.

"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)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ads for stamps, card tricks, and Christmas cards.

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Ad for model ship kits and scale model furniture kits.

Style No. 203 (Table of Contents)

Skylark Originals / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for dress patterns.

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

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

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

Characters:
George Jowett; Larry Campbell; Rex Ferris
Synopsis:
Body-building ad.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for a novelty coin bank, a doll, a movie projector and a baby doll.

Back cover.

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
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