(September-October 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

Reliapon's Big Race; Will Black Diamond Be Buried Alive?; The Death of Black Diamond (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Hale]; Reliapon (Black Diamond's horse)

How an Unhappy Fat Girl... (Table of Contents)

Sel-Tex Products Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How to take off ugly fat.

Indexer Notes

Three comic panels.

The Death of Black Diamond! Part One (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (Black Diamond's horse); Bumper; Silk Hat (villain)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by the Who's Who and added by Craig Delich 2013-2-15.

Send Today (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Fun for all with KableCar, Skee-Bowl, doll and airline model.

Better Schools... (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jerry Fasano (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Fasano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

One page comic strip.

Will Black Diamond Be Buried Alive? Conclusion (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (Black Diamond's horse); Bumper; Silk Hat
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by the Who's Who and added by Craig Delich 2013-2-15.

Scoop! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Complete picture-taking, picture-making outfit for only $2.98.

Pulling Boners (Table of Contents)

Stamp Page / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Sidney M. Elias
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
About mistakes made on stamps by engravers, and several small ads for stamp collectors.

Happy Daze (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier

["Look! Somebody's comin'!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Bingbang Buster; Hedy (horse)

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

Luxury Seat Cover Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Latest style luxury genuine fibre seat covers by mail order.

["Because of antiquated..."] (Table of Contents)

Left-Over Laws / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Nuff Said (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

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 dancing.

The Irish Dude (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reliapon's Big Race (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale] (town Marshall); Reliapon (Black Diamond's horse); Bumper; Fireball (race horse); Sterno (circus strongman); Whispering Wilson (villain, owner of Fireball); Turk (villain)
Synopsis:
A circus comes to Thunder Basin and the owner posts notices that his race horse, Fireball, will take on all comers, the winner pocketing $500.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Thunder Basin

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by the Who's Who.

Fast-Bite Fish Bait (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Several small ads from fish bait to Billy the Kid belt.

["The Indian war bonnet!"] (Table of Contents)

Straight as an Arrow / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

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

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

New Pocket Adding Machine (Table of Contents)

Mail Order Shoppers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

New! Picture Method (Table of Contents)

Bob West / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Short comic strip on how to play guitar.

Hospital Care (Table of Contents)

Mutual Hospitalization Insurance Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Reliapon's Big Race; Will Black Diamond Be Buried Alive?; The Death of Black Diamond
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. How an Unhappy Fat Girl...
    Sel-Tex Products Co.
  3. 2. The Death of Black Diamond! Part One
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Send Today
    Novelty Mart
  5. 4. Better Schools...
  6. 5. Will Black Diamond Be Buried Alive? Conclusion
    Black Diamond
  7. 6. Scoop!
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  8. 7. Pulling Boners
    Stamp Page
  9. 8. Happy Daze
  10. 9. ["Look! Somebody's comin'!"]
    Bingbang Buster
  11. 10. Pay Less-Get the Best!
    Luxury Seat Cover Co.
  12. 11. ["Because of antiquated..."]
    Left-Over Laws
  13. 12. Nuff Said
  14. 13. Learn to Dance
    Pioneer Publications Inc.
  15. 14. The Irish Dude
  16. 15. Reliapon's Big Race
    Black Diamond
  17. 16. Fast-Bite Fish Bait
  18. 17. ["The Indian war bonnet!"]
    Straight as an Arrow
  19. 18. Which Of These 2 One Time Weaklings...
    Jowett Institute of Physical Culture
  20. 19. New Pocket Adding Machine
    Mail Order Shoppers
  21. 20. New! Picture Method
    Bob West
  22. 21. Hospital Care
    Mutual Hospitalization Insurance Co.
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