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Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) comic books 1938-1955

  • Issue #1
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 1

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. Joe Slade. Sam Bass, the Cross-Eyed Dead Shot!, pencils by Al Bare; Sam Bass was a cross-eyed dead shot and the deadliest train robber of all times. SamBrown, the Devil's Partner text story. Bill Longley, art by Fred Guardinee; Bill Longley, the outlaw that was hung twice. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 2

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore and Dan Barry. Western tales from Lev Gleason, publisher of Crime Does Not Pay, and similarly focused on the violent life and death of the outlaw. Real-life bandit Joaquin Murrieta becomes a legendary outlaw who inspires the character of Zorro, but this version of the story is firmly on the side of law and order. Brazen outlaw Henry Starr becomes one of the last outlaws of the Old West, robbing steel barons from under their very noses. A sheriff vows to get Teton Jackson, who is able to disappear into the Wyoming mountains that bear his name. Joaquin Murrieta; Sure as Shootin'; Henry Starr; The Kill-Crazy Fletcher Brothers; Teton Jackson. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 3

    Cover art by Charles Biro. The Hole-in-the-Wall Gang and Its Leader 'Kid' Curry, art by Fred Kida; The Hole-in-the-Wall gang was the last of the big western mobs to travel on horseback. Crazy Sam Brown, art by Al Bare; The self-appointed "sheriff" of Carson City. Johnny Ringo, pencils by Mike Roy, inks by John Belfi; Johnny Ringo had the cunning and cruelty of a cornered tiger. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 4

    Cover art by Charles Biro. The Reno Brothers - The Four Horsemen of Horror!, art by Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje]. Hank Plummer, art by Fred Kida; The lead-slinging ruler of one of the most vicious gangs ever to prey on innocent prospectors. Doc Halliday, art by Ed Moore; Doc reached a fame that few gun-toters of the old west have equaled. Joe Rock - He Kept the Gravediggers Busy text story, art by George Tuska. Wes Hardin, art by Fred Guardineer. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 5

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. King Hunter - The Self Proclaimed King!, art by Fred Kida; The self-proclaimed king had a deadly calling card, which was the ace of spades, and meant almost certain death within 24 hours. Clay Cottrell, art by Al Bare; When Clay Cottrell's teeth ached he killed, and they ached most of the time. Rattlesnake Jake Fallon, art by Fred Guardineer; Rattlesnake Jake Fallon was all his name implied and more; This two-legged reptile lived only to kill. Bat Slater!; Bat Slater killed over 30 men, but none of them in a fair fight. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 6

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. Joe Bowler, art by Fred Kida; The answer to how much abuse a town of lawful citizens could take is told in the crimson history of this desperado. Sheriff Ted Tucker, art by Fred Guardineer; His courageous battle against desperadoes helped bring law and order to Arizona. Burly Will Grady and His Gang of Ruthless Rustlers, art by Ed Moore; For every head of cattle he stole, he left a corpse in payment. Marshal Mark Allen - He Never Drew First text story, art by Fred Guardinee. Killer Tom Curtis, art by Al Bare; One of the last and most ruthless of the old west's desperadoes. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 7

    Cover art by Charles Biro. One Man against Two Armies, art by Fred Kida; How square-shooting Judge Perry hog-tied the explosive fury of two feuding families, the Sutters and Naylors, every member of which was a dead shot. Buckskin Frank Combs, art by Tony DiPreta; After murdering thirteen men, he met death at the hands of a woman. When the Waltons Rode, art by Al Bare; Back in the 1880's, the dreaded name, Waltons, brought fear to the old west. Trigger Ed Craig's Last Stand text story, art by Fred Guardineer. Western Whodunit?, art by Fred Guardineer. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Desperado (1948 Lev Gleason) 8

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    Cover art by Charles Biro. Cesar Leporello and the Phony Diamond of the Rio Grande!, art by Bob Fujitani [as B. Fuje]; Leporello would keep the eighteen karat diamond if it costs the life of every human in the Southwest. The Black Diamond Is Coming ad announcing new feature and title change. Fools' Gold, art by Fred Guardineer; The tragic tale of three cowardly fools whose greedy emotions led them to misery and death. How One Man's Bravery Helped Change the History of the Old West; Texas Rangers--the very name of that organization spelled doom to the criminal. Sheriff Jim Waters text story, art by Fred Guardineer. Blind Man's Bluff, art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.