(May 1949)

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)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Scoop! (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Complete piture-taking, picture-making outfit for $2.98 by mail order.

["Stop Redban!"] (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
William Overgard (signed)
Inks:
William Overgard (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond; Redban's Raiders

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

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

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

Synopsis:
Send this real rocket soaring up high into the sky.

["John Ringos walked into a saloon..."] (Table of Contents)

Sure as Shootin' / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Jack Williams (Table of Contents)

A True Wild West Story / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier

["The original League of Nations..."] (Table of Contents)

Straight as an Arrow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Claude Moore [as C.H. Moore] (signed)
Pencils:
Claude Moore [as C.H. Moore] (signed)
Inks:
Claude Moore [as C.H. Moore] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Synopsis:
About the Iroquois Indians, sign language, round boats and combined tomahawks.

Indexer Notes

Claude Moore is credited to both writing and drawing fillers for Lev Gleason by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

West Jests (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Perry
Inks:
Robert Perry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Perry as most probable, and the art is identical to the other gags in this issue, western Whackies signed by RAP.

Bob Grady (Table of Contents)

A True Wild West Story / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Stamps (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ads and some info on stamps featuring coffee.

Laff These Off (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Gladiolus (Table of Contents)

Michigan Bulb Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Sensational offer to flower lovers. 100 prize selection Rainbow Mix Gladiolus.

Blazing Houses and Poisoned Cattle... (Table of Contents)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Al Bare as most probable artist. He is credited on Lev Gleason by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Roy Bean used to place..."] (Table of Contents)

Sure as Shootin' / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

["How'll ya have your eggs, Jeb?"] (Table of Contents)

Western Whackies / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Perry [as RAP] (signed)
Inks:
Robert Perry [as RAP] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Perry as most probable, and the signing should indicate it too. He worked for Lev Gleason at the end of the 1940's.

Desperadoes in Disguise (Table of Contents)

A True Wild West Story / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

["Smoking and tobacco..."] (Table of Contents)

Straight as an Arrow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Claude Moore [as C.H. Moore] (signed)
Pencils:
Claude Moore [as C.H. Moore] (signed)
Inks:
Claude Moore [as C.H. Moore] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Synopsis:
Smoking and tobacco, underground temples, Natchez Indians and some other short facts.

Color-Keyed Piano (Table of Contents)

The Harbert Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Now you can play real songs at once with the new color-keyed piano.

Take Pictures Day or Night (Table of Contents)

Martins-David Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Take 16 pictures at our expense. Minicam Camera by Mail order.

Amazing New Toy Gun (Table of Contents)

Specialties MFG. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
New toy gun shoots like a real gun. Completely safe.

Beauty Trix Wallet (Table of Contents)

Scope Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Girls! It's the wonderful new Beauty Trix Wallet by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. Scoop!
    Illinois Merchandise Mart.
  3. 2. ["Stop Redban!"]
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Fire Your Own V-2 Model Rocket
    Empire Merchandising Co.
  5. 4. ["John Ringos walked into a saloon..."]
    Sure as Shootin'
  6. 5. Jack Williams
    A True Wild West Story
  7. 6. ["The original League of Nations..."]
    Straight as an Arrow
  8. 7. West Jests
  9. 8. Bob Grady
    A True Wild West Story
  10. 9. Stamps
  11. 10. Laff These Off
  12. 11. Gladiolus
    Michigan Bulb Co.
  13. 12. Blazing Houses and Poisoned Cattle...
  14. 13. ["Roy Bean used to place..."]
    Sure as Shootin'
  15. 14. ["How'll ya have your eggs, Jeb?"]
    Western Whackies
  16. 15. Desperadoes in Disguise
    A True Wild West Story
  17. 16. ["Smoking and tobacco..."]
    Straight as an Arrow
  18. 17. Color-Keyed Piano
    The Harbert Co.
  19. 18. Take Pictures Day or Night
    Martins-David Co.
  20. 19. Amazing New Toy Gun
    Specialties MFG. Co.
  21. 20. Beauty Trix Wallet
    Scope Sales Co.
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  • Steinar Ã…dland
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