(May-June 1951)

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

The Golden Indians (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Trix Ashton (prospector); Bud Thompson (prospector);
Synopsis:
Two greedy prospectors searching for gold deep in the Blackfeet Indian Territory.

It's Free! No Money to Pay! (Table of Contents)

Picture Set Division / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Quick, start your collection now. Get a complete set of Lev Gleason Comic Picture Trading Cards.

The Apache Reign of Terror (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Luster
Inks:
Al Luster
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Chief Victorio; General Crook
Synopsis:
Skirmishes between the Apache and the white men in Arizona in the 1880's.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art identical to signed work by Luster in this issue. Especially the hats with extraordinary broad brims.

Johnny Strikes Twice (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Rockwell [as DR] (signed) (illo)
Inks:
Dick Rockwell [as DR] (signed) (illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Johnny Collins; Clem; Jeff

Meets Reliapon's Doublet (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Luster (signed)
Inks:
Al Luster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Rankin (crook); Jeb Turner (rancher)
Synopsis:
Black Diamond and Bumper meet up with a stolen palomino horse that looks like Reliapon's double.

["White settlers..."] (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.

["Pump my nag some water..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
Bingbang Buster; Hedy (horse); Claude Broadpod (outlaw)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. The Golden Indians
    Black Diamond
  3. 2. It's Free! No Money to Pay!
    Picture Set Division
  4. 3. The Apache Reign of Terror
    Black Diamond
  5. 4. Johnny Strikes Twice
  6. 5. Meets Reliapon's Doublet
    Black Diamond
  7. 6. ["White settlers..."]
    Straight as an Arrow
  8. 7. ["Pump my nag some water..."]
    Bingbang Buster
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