Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 34
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- Paper: Off white to white
- Slab: Scratch on front of case
- Label #0709679004
Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Dick Briefer, Robert Q. Sale, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. A criminal gang becomes known in the press as the Suede Glove Bandits. An Alcatraz inmate distinguishes himself as being tougher than the rest. A Hollywood murder mystery dares the reader to figure out who killed a movie star, in a whimsical whodunit with art by Dick Briefer. Also featuring an ad for the following issue's Jimmy Durante Murder Case. Career of Walter Cahill and the Suede Glove Bandits; 27 Years of Murder!; The Grave Gamble; Terror on the Tracks; The Man in Wolf's Clothing; Four Steps to Doom; Tough Guy of Alcatraz; Whodunnit? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.