(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

[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
Reprints

Look Slimmer! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Greedy Paleface (Table of Contents: 2)

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
Reprints

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: 3) (Expand) /

Purelon Laboratories / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Straight as an Arrow / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Indian tepee is the property of the squaw!
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Pocahontas; Chief Powhatan; Stinking Saddle Blanket (Kiowa brave)
Reprints

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: 5)

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
Reprints

Be a Radio-Television Technician (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

From Shoo-Fly to Stand-by (Table of Contents: 7)

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)
Reprints

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

Sure as Shootin / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An Army scout...
Genre
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters
Horace Tabor; California Joe
Reprints

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: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Vicious Cheyenne Episode (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Carl Wessler
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)
Reprints

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.

Wessler script per biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol. 20. No. 3, March 2009.

Hey, You Skinny Bag of Bones! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Jowett Intitute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Easy to Win Her! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Plaza Book / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Walkie Talkies (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Mighty Electric Motor (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Prizes For Everyone (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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