(May-June 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:
?
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

Pay Less-Get the Best! (Table of Contents)

Luxury Seatcover Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Latest style luxury genuine fibre seat covers.

Escape by Sea! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Bumper; Senor Marquez

90.000.000 Americans Can't Be Wrong! (Table of Contents)

Crime Does Not Pay / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for the new "Crime Does Not Pay" comic book.

Send Today (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
More fun for everyone with dolls, planes and fishing outfit.

["The Pawnee Indians..."] (Table of Contents)

Straight as an Arrow / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Claude Moore (signed)
Pencils:
Claude Moore (signed)
Inks:
Claude Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
John Swift

Indexer Notes

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

Learn to Dance... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
It's easy to learn to dance. Mail coupon today.

Dodge City Dynamite (Table of Contents)

A True Wild West Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer [as FBG] (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer [as FBG] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Walt Hover (rancher, outlaw); Blacky (henchman); Ben Ryan (henchman); Tex Blake (henchman); Sheriff Wade

The Indian Warpath (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Bumper; Guerrier (crooked Indian Agent); Mr. Rake (crook)

Hair Can be Saved (Table of Contents)

Sayve Hair Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
What medical science says about hair.

Look For This Seal... (Table of Contents)

A.C.M.P. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Look for this seal on every comic magazine you buy.

Stamp Page (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Many small ads for stamp collectors and a story of the Line of Tordesillas.

Martin's Revenge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Range Livestock (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond

["Better arrows at Farrows..."] (Table of Contents)

Western Wackie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

The art is similar to one signed page in #11. Perry is credited to work for Lev Gleason by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

It's Easy to Win Her! (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How to get along with girls.

Bingbang Buster And His Horse Hedy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Boulderbean Wolverton]
Inks:
Basil Wolverton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

["Not so dumb!"] (Table of Contents)

Sure as Shootin' / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Claude Moore (signed)
Pencils:
Claude Moore (signed)
Inks:
Claude Moore (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Claude Moore (signed)

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Buffalo Hank; Ben Thompson; Tex Reed; Ben Holiday; Jub Thomas; Jim Lake
Synopsis:
Facts about donkeys and murders.

Indexer Notes

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

Panorama of Baseball Values (Table of Contents)

Major League Suppliers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

An all star lineup of wonderful baseball items.

Blackheads (Table of Contents)

Ballco Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ugly blackheads out in seconds with Vacutex.

Which Of These 2 One Time Weaklings... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?; ? (photos)
Inks:
?; ? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
How to become an "All-Around He-Man" at home.

New Silk-Finish Enlargement... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. Pay Less-Get the Best!
    Luxury Seatcover Co.
  3. 2. Escape by Sea!
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. 90.000.000 Americans Can't Be Wrong!
    Crime Does Not Pay
  5. 4. Send Today
    Novelty Mart
  6. 5. ["The Pawnee Indians..."]
    Straight as an Arrow
  7. 6. Learn to Dance...
    Pioneer Publications Inc.
  8. 7. Dodge City Dynamite
    A True Wild West Story
  9. 8. The Indian Warpath
    Black Diamond
  10. 9. Hair Can be Saved
    Sayve Hair Co.
  11. 10. Look For This Seal...
    A.C.M.P.
  12. 11. Stamp Page
  13. 12. Martin's Revenge
  14. 13. Range Livestock
    Black Diamond's Page of Western Lore
  15. 14. ["Better arrows at Farrows..."]
    Western Wackie
  16. 15. It's Easy to Win Her!
    Stravon Publishers
  17. 16. Bingbang Buster And His Horse Hedy
  18. 17. ["Not so dumb!"]
    Sure as Shootin'
  19. 18. Panorama of Baseball Values
    Major League Suppliers
  20. 19. Blackheads
    Ballco Products Co.
  21. 20. Which Of These 2 One Time Weaklings...
    Jowett Institute of Physical Culture
  22. 21. New Silk-Finish Enlargement...
    Hollywood Film Studios
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