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Black Diamond Western (1949) comic books

  • Issue #10
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 10
    • Water damage.

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Norman Maurer, George Tuska, Claude Moore, and Jack Keller. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. The U.S. government orders to clean out a nest of bad guys in a town where men drop like flies. Black Diamond 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 17
    • 2" spine split from base of comic.

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, C. H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Fierce vengeance awaits Black Diamond and Bumper at the hands of the Mad Master of Devils Valley. Article about the Juarez stamp by Sidney M. Elias. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 18

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Fred Guardineer, Robert Perry, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond is involved in a railroad war. Then Reliapon must save Black Diamonds Identity from being revealed. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 19

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Robert Perry, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond returns to an Indian tribe where no white person has ever come back alive. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 21

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Basil Wolverton, and Claude Moore. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. The scheming Silk Hat winged Black Diamond in a duel, now hes going to finish him off. Short comic strip on how to play guitar with Bob West. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 23

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper make their debut on stage in a Chicago theater, but the crowd runs screaming when live ammo is used. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 25

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Al Luster, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Two gold hungry prospectors are deep in Indian territory in Montana, and their mules have been stolen. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 28

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Bob Correa, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond meets vicious King Locus. Ad for Billy the Kid Lucky Saddle Ring. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 30

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, and Claude Moore. "The Savage Saga of Chief Ma-Kaw-Ti's Firewater," "The Hawk of Arrowhead Valley," and "The Case of the Sympathetic Neighbor." . Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A renegade named Venger gives a black liquid to the Indians to drink, sending fires through their veins. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 31

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Claude Moore, Al Luster, and Bill Walton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper are surrounded by Indians on a mountain. We Can Stop the Enemies of Youth public service announcement with art by Frank Frazetta. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 32

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Claude Moore, and Dick Rockwell. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond faces off against a greedy paleface named Mike OShea. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 33

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Al Luster, Claude Moore, and John Forte. "The Siege of Coffin Island," "Comanche Cemetery," and "The Savage Sioux Mule Train Ambush." . Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A band of frontiersman near a coffin-shaped river are surrounded—20 to one—by Indians. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 34

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, Bill Walton, and Tothesque. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper are on the trail of the murderous raiders of the Express. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 35
    • 5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Dick Rockwell. Stories by Bob Fujitani, Claude Moore, and Al Luster. "Dead on Arrival", "The Phantom Killer of Poplar Valley", and "Duel to Death". Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Lead Stryker, a reformed outlaw who kills lawmen, traffics in bad guys who are on reward posters. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 38

    Cover by Dick Rockwell. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell and Bill Walton. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond and Bumper stumble on a town that's under the thumb of a corrupt sheriff. A man with a pet coyote is the target of mob justice after a series of murders, but Black Diamond isn't convinced of his guilt. BD investigates rumors of a centaur causing horse stampedes, and meets future series co-star Red Fire. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Black Diamond: Fangs of Death; Dilemma In Drygrass; Black Diamond: Fear Was the Law of Custerville; Black Diamond: The Unbelievable Red Fire. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 40
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    Black Diamond Western (1949) 41
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    Black Diamond Western (1949) 44
  • Issue #45
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 45
  • Issue #47
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 47

    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bernard Case, Claude Moore and Clem Weisbecker. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. A crooked sheriff only has one man in his way, but luckily, Black Diamond and Bumper find him first. Buffalo Bill and scout Billy Comstock face off to see who is faster on the draw. Novice rodeo rider Buck Roper is tricked by his rivals into riding a dangerous horse. Black Diamond: Forced to Kill; Schools Need You; Western Lore; The Old Hermit Knows All; Buck Roper: Inferno Justice; Good-Corn; Red Fire: The Killer Hound. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 48

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bernard Case, Bob Fujitani and George Tuska. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond's horse race against a gambler leads to a runaway wagon full of dynamite. Red Fire joins a cattle drive and battles rustlers. An outlaw kidnaps Dixie after stealing the rodeo receipts, and only Buck Roper can save her. Black Diamond: Poisoned Gold; Buck Roper: Drawn and Quartered; Good-Corn; Red Fire: Deadline for the Cattle Drive. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 50

    Stories and art by Pete Morisi, Bill Walton and Doug Wildey. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Recuperating from a gunfight, Black Diamond seeks the saloon girl who stole a late friend's life savings, in a story with art by Doug Wildey. Gamblers plot to kill the rodeo's star performer, and only Buck Roper can stop them. The true and lawless history of Dodge City, Kansas. Also featuring a vintage ad for a "Snake Bow Tie" prank tie. Black Diamond: Rendezvous with Death; Buck Roper: Gambler's Chance; Rustler's Proof; Dodge City, The Wildest Town In the West; Red Fire: Ambush. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 52

    Cover by Bill Walton. Stories and art by Bill Walton and Vic Carrabotta. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond tries to prove a man was framed for a prospector's murder, in a story that use the wide panels - but no other special features - of the previous issue's "Deep Dimension" pseudo 3-D effect. Buck Roper is targeted by kidnappers who learn about his rich parents, but his rodeo friends intervene. Red Fire is accused when a masked arsonist terrorizes the town. Black Diamond: Six Gun Showdown; Buck Roper: The Rodeo Ransom; Tight Noose; Red Fire: The Flaming Torch Rider of the Plains. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 53

    Stories and art by Bill Walton and Allan Bellman. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond and Bumper track an outlaw gang to their secret hideout on an island in a lake. Buck Roper and Hotfoot investigate after a robbery of the rodeo payroll turns to murder. Red Fire is abducted while investigating the disappearance of the town's neighboring tribe. Black Diamond: Terror Island; Buck Roper: Rodeo Payroll Murder; Western Lore; Too Young to Die; Red Fire: Fight for Life. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 54
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Bob Globerman and Myron Fass. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. The West is rocked when it seems masked hero Black Diamond has "turned owlhoot," in a story (and cover) with early art by future MF publisher Myron Fass. A gang of outlaws headed by Clint Tucker targets supply shipments to the fort commanded by his straight-arrow brother. Red Fire agrees to dive for a wagon lost at the bottom of a river, but others want it to stay buried. Wanted: Black Diamond; Black Diamond: Comanche War Drums; Fool's Gold; The Old Cowhand; Red Fire's Death Dive. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 57

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Bill Walton and Myron Fass. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. Black Diamond meets his own personal Moriarty, the master criminal called The Scorpion, in a story with early art (and cover) by future MF publisher Myron Fass. Ben seeks vengeance on his brother's killer, in another Fass story with above-average art. Black Diamond must meet a Shoshone champion in bare-chested battle to prevent a disastrous war. Black Diamond: Meet the Scorpion; Big Fake at Three Claims; Black Diamond: Rogue Indian; Black Diamond: Vengeance!; Red Fire. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 58

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Bill Walton and Myron Fass. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. When The Scorpion and his gangs target towns left defenseless by the Civil War, Black Diamond joins forces with Davy Crockett to fight back, in a story with early art (and cover) by future MF publisher Myron Fass. An outlaw seeks to rig a town election to secure the power to make his own laws. The Mason brothers target settlers with a protection racket. Black Diamond: Return of the Scorpion; Thieves' End at Gasper Gulch; Black Diamond: Bullets and Ballots; Black Diamond: The Marrying Kind; Red Fire: Revenge at Black Rock. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 60

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Bob Globerman and Pete Morisi. Masked like the Lone Ranger or Zorro, Black Diamond fights for justice in the West, aided by his sidekick Bumper and his status as a federal marshal. The Scorpion and Black Diamond meet in a final showdown in the far northern wastes. BD seeks the lawless gangs of the strange place called Painted Valley. Black Diamond: Man to Man; Smart Sammy Smythe; Black Diamond: Brand of the Scorpion; Black Diamond: The Last Notch; Black Diamond: The Badmen of Painted Valley. Final issue of the series. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.