(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
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Charles Biro; Bob Wood

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)
Reprints

How an Unhappy Fat Girl... (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Death of Black Diamond! Part One (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3) (Expand) /

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Better Schools... (Table of Contents: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6) (Expand) /

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

Pulling Boners (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Stamp Page / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

Happy Daze (Table of Contents: 8)

cartoon / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; western-frontier

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look! Somebody's comin'!
Genre
humor; western-frontier
Characters
Bingbang Buster; Hedy (horse)

Pay Less-Get the Best! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Left-Over Laws / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Because of antiquated...
Genre
humor; non-fiction

Nuff Said (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor

Learn to Dance (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Pioneer Publications Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Irish Dude (Table of Contents: 14)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reliapon's Big Race (Table of Contents: 15)

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: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Job Number
6194
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Indian war bonnet!
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: 18) (Expand) /

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

New Pocket Adding Machine (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

New! Picture Method (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Bob West / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hospital Care (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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