(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 and Bob Wood
Color
full color
Dimensions
Standard silver age U.S.
Paper Stock
newspring
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[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

Reducing Specialist Says Don't Stay Fat (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The Spot Reducer / 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
William Overgard
Inks
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
C. H. Moore
Inks
C. H. Moore
Colors
?
Letters
C. H. Moore

Genre
western-frontier
Synopsis
Anecdotes about various Indian tribes.

Have a Simmer, Youthful, Feminine Appearance Instantly (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
William Overgard
Inks
William Overgard
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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
Inks
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.

Genuine Swiss Chronograph (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
Inks
Claude Moore
Colors
?
Letters
Claude Moore

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 / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton
Inks
Basil 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

Boys Girls Young and Old SOmething You Really Want (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 M. Elias
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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 Alley (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
William Overgard
Inks
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.

Hi-yo! Kids! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Fun Industries C. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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.

Fun! Fun...and More Fun! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Show's on, Gang! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

I Will Send You Both Free (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Silk-Finish Enlargement, ivory gold-toothed frame (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Hollywood Fil 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
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Gold Mine and the Fallen Cave
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Straight as an Arrow
  5. 4. Have a Simmer, 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
    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
  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 Alley
    Black Diamond
  18. 17. Hi-yo! Kids!
    Fun Industries C.
  19. 18. 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. Silk-Finish Enlargement, ivory gold-toothed frame
    Hollywood Fil Studios
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