(January 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
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Charles Biro (editor); Bob Wood (editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Diamond / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond; War Eagle

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The "Spot Reducer" Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mystery of the Gold Mine and the Fallen Cave! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Overgard (signed as William Overgard)
Inks
Bill Overgard (signed as William Overgard)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Bumper; Quick Ax
Synopsis
Black Diamond solves the mystery of a lost gold shipment.

Straight as an Arrow! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Anecdotes about various Indian tribes.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Adjust-o-Belt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Cowboy and His Equipment (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Overgard (signed as William Overgard)
Inks
Bill Overgard (signed as William Overgard)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Examples and explanations of various cowboy equipment.

Indexer Notes

"The Fourth of a Series"

Fire Your Own V-2 Model Rocket (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Kill-Crazy Carlin Brothers (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Fred Guardineer (signed as Fred Guardineer)
Inks
Fred Guardineer (signed as Fred Guardineer)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Abner Carlin; Zach Carlin; Simon Carlin; Sheriff Garland
Synopsis
The Carlin Brothers go on a killing spress.

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol. 19, No. 10, October 2008.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Ballco Products / advertisement / 0.67 page (report information)

Play Baseball Now (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Richard S. Clarke / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Hero of Beeker Pass (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Curley Holt; Judge Baker
Synopsis
A young man traps a gang of rustlers.

Sure as Shootin' (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Kirk Olsen; Tom Brady; Buster Hogan
Synopsis
Anecdotes about some odd western characters.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Bingbang Buster and His Horse Hedy / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton (signed as Basil Desertdome Wolverton)
Pencils
Basil Wolverton (signed as Basil Desertdome Wolverton)
Inks
Basil Wolverton (signed as Basil Desertdome Wolverton)
Colors
?
Letters
Basil Wolverton

First Line of Dialogue or Text
According to this map...
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Bingbang Buster
Synopsis
Two claim jumpers try to steal Buster's claim.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Photo Stars / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Juarez (Table of Contents: 14)

Stamp Page / text article / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Sidney Elias (credited as Sidney M. Elias)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
An article about the Juarez stamp.

Free Presidential Set (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Pit of the Killer Bear of Devil's Valley! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Overgard (signed as William Overgard)
Inks
Bill Overgard (signed as William Overgard)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond; Bumper; Case Barron
Synopsis
A ruthless gang leader forces men to fight a wild bear while others bet on the outcome.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Fun Industries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Sheriff Muddle and Snake Eyes (Table of Contents: 18)

Sheriff Muddle / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Sheriff Muddle; Snake Eyes; Banker Goldbrick
Synopsis
Sheriff Muddle recovers a stolen bundle of laundry.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. ["Reducing specialist says: don't stay fat..."]
    The "Spot Reducer" Co.
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Gold Mine and the Fallen Cave!
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Straight as an Arrow!
  5. 4. ["Have a slimmer, youthful, feminine appearance instantly!"]
    Adjust-o-Belt
  6. 5. The Cowboy and His Equipment
    Black Diamond's Page of Western Lore
  7. 6. Fire Your Own V-2 Model Rocket
    Empire Merchandising Co.
  8. 7. The Kill-Crazy Carlin Brothers
  9. 8. ["Genuine Swiss chronograph wristwatch"]
    Ballco Products
  10. 9. Play Baseball Now
    Richard S. Clarke
  11. 10. The Hero of Beeker Pass
  12. 11. Sure as Shootin'
  13. 12. ["According to this map..."]
    Bingbang Buster and His Horse Hedy
  14. 13. ["Boys girls young and old something you really want"]
    Photo Stars
  15. 14. Juarez
    Stamp Page
  16. 15. Free Presidential Set
  17. 16. The Pit of the Killer Bear of Devil's Valley!
    Black Diamond
  18. 17. ["Hi-yo! Kids!"]
    Fun Industries
  19. 18. Sheriff Muddle and Snake Eyes
    Sheriff Muddle
  20. 19. ["Fun! Fun... and more fun!"]
    Novelty Mart
  21. 20. ["The show's on, gang!"]
    Kent Merchandising Co.
  22. 21. ["I will send you both free"]
    Mr. J. E. Smith
  23. 22. ["New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-toothed frame"]
    Hollywood Film Studios
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