(October 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
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing
Charles Biro; 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)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This lasso is our only hope, Reliapon!
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse)
Reprints

What You Can do About Pimples (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Dornol Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Seven Deadly Deeds (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Diamond / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Bumper; Rufe Ellison (outlaw); Jed Carey (outlaw)

Quick, Start Your Collection Now! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Picture Set Division / promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Here's Real Fun for You! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Waverly Books, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pastures of Death (Table of Contents: 5)

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); Bumper; Strong Bow; Stryker (villain)
Reprints

Walkie Talkies (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Robin Hood Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Major League Uniform (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Major League Suppliers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Downer's Downfall (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Rockwell
Inks
Dick Rockwell
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Downer Hatch (prospector)

Indexer Notes

Not signed, but similar art to signed illustrations in other text stories.

Skinny Girls Are Not Glamour Girls! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

U.S. Nature Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn to Dance in 5 Days... (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Outstanding Bargains (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Charles McManus / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

New Figure Mold Hide-A-Waist (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

S.J. Wegman Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Girl from Hermit Hill (Table of Contents: 13)

Black Diamond / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Correa
Inks
Bob Correa
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Black Diamond [Bob Vale]; Reliapon (horse); Bumper; Digger Malone; Maggie Malone

Indexer Notes

JVJ has Correa as most probable artist. Correa is not credited on Black Diamond by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Many Hollywood Stars... (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

R-P Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Basil Wolverton
Pencils
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Bombbeak Wolverton]
Inks
Basil Wolverton [as Basil Bombbeak Wolverton]
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What I like about you, Hedy...
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bingbang Buster; Hedy (horse)

Why Save Stamps? (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Stamp Page / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Terrific Prize Smash (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Gorgeous Dresses (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Harford Frocks / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["This lasso is our only hope, Reliapon!"]
    Black Diamond
  2. 1. What You Can do About Pimples
    Dornol Products
  3. 2. The Seven Deadly Deeds
    Black Diamond
  4. 3. Quick, Start Your Collection Now!
    Picture Set Division
  5. 4. Here's Real Fun for You!
    Waverly Books, Inc.
  6. 5. Pastures of Death
    Black Diamond
  7. 6. Walkie Talkies
    The Robin Hood Co.
  8. 7. Major League Uniform
    Major League Suppliers
  9. 8. Downer's Downfall
  10. 9. Skinny Girls Are Not Glamour Girls!
    U.S. Nature Products Corp.
  11. 10. Learn to Dance in 5 Days...
    Pioneer Publications Inc.
  12. 11. Outstanding Bargains
    Charles McManus
  13. 12. New Figure Mold Hide-A-Waist
    S.J. Wegman Co.
  14. 13. The Girl from Hermit Hill
    Black Diamond
  15. 14. Many Hollywood Stars...
    R-P Products
  16. 15. ["What I like about you, Hedy..."]
    Bingbang Buster
  17. 16. Why Save Stamps?
    Stamp Page
  18. 17. Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones!
    Jowett Institute
  19. 18. Terrific Prize Smash
    Consumers Mart
  20. 19. Gorgeous Dresses
    Harford Frocks
  21. 20. How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame
    Charles Atlas
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