(March 1952)

Lev Gleason, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

Look Slimmer! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Greedy Paleface (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Bumper; Mike O'Shea (crooked trader); Black Eagle

Indexer Notes

This is not signed, but is similar to Luster's art in many of the signed stories in this series. Long noses and small eyes, and especially the extremely broad brims of the hats, are all signs of Luster. He is credited to Black Diamond by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Pimple Misery? (Table of Contents)

Purelon Laboratories / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

["The Indian tepee is the property of the squaw!"] (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
Characters:
Pocahontas; Chief Powhatan; Stinking Saddle Blanket (Kiowa brave)

Indexer Notes

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

The Sioux Slaughter (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Be a Radio-Television Technician (Table of Contents)

Mr. J.E. Smith / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

From Shoo-Fly to Stand-by (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:
Stubby Burroughs (prospector)

["An Army scout..."] (Table of Contents)

Sure as Shootin / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Horace Tabor; California Joe

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but art identical to signed work in the same series. Claude Moore is credited to both writing and drawing fillers for Lev Gleason by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

500 Stamps For Only 10 cents (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Several small advertisements.

The Vicious Cheyenne Episode (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Bumper; Chief Gray Eagle; Manangalaj (Gay Eagle's daughter); Dutch Henry (outlaw)

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but similar to Luster's art in many of the signed stories in this series. Long noses and small eyes, and especially the extremely broad brims of the hats, are all signs of Luster. He is credited to Black Diamond by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones! (Table of Contents)

Jowett Intitute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Plaza Book / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
How to get along with girls.

Walkie Talkies (Table of Contents)

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

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

Mighty Electric Motor (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Prizes For Everyone (Table of Contents)

American Seed Company, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Sell seeds and get prizes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. Look Slimmer!
    Empire Merchandising Co.
  3. 2. The Greedy Paleface
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Pimple Misery?
    Purelon Laboratories
  5. 4. ["The Indian tepee is the property of the squaw!"]
    Straight as an Arrow
  6. 5. The Sioux Slaughter
    Black Diamond
  7. 6. Be a Radio-Television Technician
    Mr. J.E. Smith
  8. 7. From Shoo-Fly to Stand-by
  9. 8. ["An Army scout..."]
    Sure as Shootin
  10. 9. 500 Stamps For Only 10 cents
  11. 10. The Vicious Cheyenne Episode
    Black Diamond
  12. 11. Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones!
    Jowett Intitute
  13. 12. It's Easy to Win Her!
    Plaza Book
  14. 13. Walkie Talkies
    Empire Merchandising Co.
  15. 14. Mighty Electric Motor
    Empire Merchandising Co.
  16. 15. Prizes For Everyone
    American Seed Company, Inc.
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