Crime and Punishment (1948) 6
- Centerfold detached at one staple.
- .5" Spine split from top. Water damage.
Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Roy, John Belfi, Fred Guardineer and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. For 11 months in 1937 and 1938, Bill Payne ran wild and laughed at the law, even attempting a prison break, earning the nickname "Nemesis of North Carolina." Edna Crow, meanwhile, is called "The Pig Woman" after running a speakeasy and killing a drunk for his life insurance. Bootlegger Charlie Birger launches a war against the Ku Klux Klan and the Shelton Brothers Gang over control of Southern Illinois. Bill Payne, Public Enemy; On the Level; Why Did They Call Edna Crow the "Pig Woman"?; This'll Kill Ya!; Charlie Birger the Demon; Murder on the Run; The Kidnapper. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.