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Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 47 CGC 7.5

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    $389.00
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0987690001
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Fred Guardineer, Mike Roy, Sam Burlockoff, Rudy Palais, George A. Marko, Arne Arntzen, Jack Alderman, Red Woodbury, Harley M. Griffiths 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. The Schroeder gang robs and kills its way across 1920s America, led by bereted blonde Irene, featuring some classic bad-girl art by Fred Guardineer. Mr. Crime narrates the story of killers Steve and Tony, featuring a lurid image of an electric chair high atop the pile of their victims' bodies. The true story of violent criminal Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. Also featuring a vintage ad for Pepsi starring Pepsi the Pepsi-Cola Cop, and a photo of the Lev Gleason creative staff: Bob Wood, Lev Gleason and Charles Biro. Thug's Throne; Fingers of Death; The Tri-State Terror; Mad Dog Vincent Coll; Triple Death and the Trail of Terror; The Terror Down Under; The Horrible Halzingers; Whodunnit. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10. Grade: CGC 7.5 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)

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