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Black Diamond Western (1949) comic books

  • Issue #9
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 9
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split. Piece missing from back cover.

    First issue of the series (formerly Desperado). Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, Robert Perry, Fred Kida, and Fred Guardineer. Black Diamond and his horse Reliapon begin, origin and 1st appearance of Black Diamond. "Black Diamond in the Days of the Desperadoes!" (art by William Overgard), "Sombrero Nick Tebbets" (art by Fred Kida), and "Sheriff Bill Cranton" (art by Fred Gardineer). Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. U.S. Marshall Black Diamond battles master criminal Jeff Hawkins. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • 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 #11
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 11

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    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, George Roussos, Claude Moore, Robert Perry, Al Bare, Claude Moore, and Robert Perry. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A murderous sore loser stalks, with glimmering knife, toward Black Diamond and Bumpers bunk. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 12
    • Staple rust.

    Edited by Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Sam Cooper, and Jack Keller. Black Diamond (art by William Overgard), "Bowie" Ben Marsh and "Crazy" Jake Dudley (art by Fred Gardineer, Brothers in Banditry (art by Cooper), and Sheriff Dustry Cullenbine (art by Jack Keller). Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond battles a gang of murderous desperadoes who defy the government and the life savings of every law-abiding citizen in the west. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 13

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, Robert Perry, and Al Bare. Black Diamond (art by William Overgard), Captain Josh Brad (art by Fred Gardineer), and Sheriff Coriolanus Thorpe. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond leads a last-minute charge into the jaws of death to try and save a platoon of U.S. soldiers. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 14

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    Edited by Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Robert Perry, Fred Guardineer, and Ed Moore. Black Diamond (art by William Overgard), Mike Carrel vs. James Trimbull and Sylvester Cain (art by Fred Gardineer), and Fighting Sheriff Jack Queen. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond faces Faro Kid; both are said to be the fasted draw in the west. Article about a bullfight in the United States and a Mexican horsethief. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 15

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, Tony DiPreta, Fred Guardineer, and Joseph Gagliardi. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond is faced with the horrible choice of sacrificing his best friend, his horse, or aiding a vicious killer. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 16

    Edited by Charles Biro. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Ed Moore, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Two stallions battle, one loyal to an outlaw, one loyal to a peacemaker. 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
    • Significant interior corner chipping, minor interruption of art and story.

    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 #20
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 20

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    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Tony DiPreta, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond faces Billy the Kid. 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 #22
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 22

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by William Overgard, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper are bound hand and foot, with hundreds of horses thundering down on them. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 23
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    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 #24
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 24

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Charles Biro, Claude Moore, Dick Rockwell, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A power hungry Indian chief named Corolow fans the smoldering embers of hatred for the white man and his friends, the Cheyenne; war erupts in the Bloody Massacre at Sand Creek. 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 #26
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 26

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    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, Claude Moore, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Silver hunter Grimsby finds the strike of the century, but pays for his greed. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 27

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, Bob Correa, and Basil Wolverton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Chief Limping Otter forces Black Diamond to perform seven tasks in seven days. 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 28

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    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 #29
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 29

    Edited by Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Dick Rockwell, Claude Moore, and Al Luster. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Indians attack Fort Sioux, but Black Diamond pushes them back. 36 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

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    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 #36
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 36

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    Cover by Dick Rockwell. Stories by Dick Rockwell and Bill Walton. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. A prospector strikes gold, but is then killed, spurring the attention of Black Diamond. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 37

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    Stories and art by Dick Rockwell, Carl Wessler and Al Luster. 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 gets involved in a range war between ranchers and sheep herders. A farmhand is suspected of helping cattle rustlers make their escape. An alcoholic horse whisperer falls in with a murderous gang of horse thieves. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Black Diamond Battles the Sheep Killers; Taking Ways; Terror of Fat Pocket Gulch; Black Diamond: The Hard Luck Kid; Black Diamond: Reliapon's Last Race. 36 pages, Full Color. 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 #39
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 39

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    Black Diamond in "Judas of the Plains," "Laughin' Fat Blackie," abd "King of Scoundrels." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 40
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    Black Diamond Western (1949) 41
  • Issue #42
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 42

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    Black Diamond in "The Sanctuary of Death," "The Terror of the Headless Rider," and "The Sinister Saga of the Rattlesnake Pit." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 43

    "Ride With Red fire as He Meets the Bullet Eater," plus Black Diamond in "The Gold Strike Hoaxers" and "Star of Evil." Two Al McWilliams illustrations appear in an ad for Lev Gleason trading cards (fighter planes). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 44
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    Black Diamond Western (1949) 45
  • Issue #46
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 46

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    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bernard Case, John Belfi, Claude Moore and Ed Moore. 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 suspect whips up an angry mob until they're ready to hang Black Diamond and Bumper. Red Fire tries to find out who has been terrorizing both Natives and white settlements. Novice rodeo rider Buck Roper is targeted by a rival who wants to get rid of him. Black Diamond: The Treacherous Railroad War; Western Oddities; Buck Roper: Fury of the Wild Brahma; Headlines of Yesterwest; Sure as Shootin'; For Old Time's Sake; Red Fire: Ruthless Renegade. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • 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 #49
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 49

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    by Bill Walton. Stories and art by Pete Morisi and others. 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 board a Mississippi steamboat to protect a Pinkerton detective who's been targeted by killers. Red Fire discovers the Tragedy of the Commons when an outlaw creates stampedes on shared grazing land. A rival plots to wreck the rodeo train at Deadman's Chasm, and only Buck Roper can stop them. Also featuring a vintage ad for a "Snake Bow Tie" prank tie. Black Diamond: Mask of Terror; Buck Roper: Danger at Deadman's Chasm; Trigger Happy; Western Lore; Red Fire: The Stampede of Death. 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.