Black Diamond Western

 BLDW   (Lev Gleason, 1949-1956)

™ and ©1951 Lev Gleason Publications, Inc.

In the mold of the Lone Ranger or Zorro, the Black Diamond is a masked Western character. Clad in a red shirt, black hat, and mask which wraps around his head like Zorro’s, Black Diamond roams the West securing justice for settlers and thwarting the schemes of outlaws. But unlike the vigilante Lone Ranger, Black Diamond has legal standing as a badge-carrying Federal Marshall. His territory is uncommonly vast as he is involved locales as widespread as Montana and Arizona.

In place of Tonto, the Black Diamond’s companion is a man named Bumper, whose handlebar mustache gives him the appearance of boxer John L. Sullivan. His tan Palomino, Reliapon, is a magnificent horse in keeping with the tradition of the Lone Ranger’s Silver, Roy Roger’s Trigger, and Hopalong Cassidy’s Topper.

— George Haberberger

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#9

  3/1/1949
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 Claude MooreWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Kida, Fred Guardineer

#10

  4/1/1949
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1st BumperClaude MooreWilliam Overgard, Norman Maurer, George Tuska, Claude Moore

#11

  5/1/1949
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 Claude MooreWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, George Roussos, Ed Moore

#12

  6/1/1949
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 Claude MooreWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Sam Cooper, Jack Keller

#13

  7/1/1949
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 Claude MooreWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Ed Moore

#14

  8/1/1949
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 Claude MooreWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Ed Moore

#15

  9/1/1949
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 Claude MooreWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Ed Moore, Tony DiPreta, Joseph Gagliardi

#16

  11/1/1949
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Bing Bang Buster stories beginClaude Moore, Basil WolvertonWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Ed Moore, Basil Wolverton

#17

  1/1/1950
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 Claude Moore, Basil WolvertonWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Ed Moore, Basil Wolverton

#18

  4/1/1950
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 Claude Moore, Basil WolvertonWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Basil Wolverton

#19

  6/1/1950
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 Claude Moore, Basil WolvertonWilliam Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Basil Wolverton

#20

  8/1/1950
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  Basil Wolverton

#21

  10/1/1950
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  Basil Wolverton

#22

  12/1/1950
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  Basil Wolverton

#23

  2/1/1951
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 William OvergardBasil Wolverton, William Overgard

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  Basil Wolverton

#25

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  Basil Wolverton

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  Basil Wolverton

#28

  11/1/1951
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  Basil Wolverton

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#36

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  Dick Rockwell, Bill Walton

#37

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#46

  8/1/1953
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  Bernard Case, John Belfi

#47

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#51

  6/1/1954
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3-D effect  

#52

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3-D effect  

#53

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#60

  2/1/1956
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