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Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 42 CGC 4.0

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    $365.00
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1258846012
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Jack Alderman, Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Norman Maurer, 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. Leonard Scamici makes a name for himself as a killer for hire, but a New York bank job proves his undoing. The brilliant and well-mannered "Western George" Leslie masterminded robberies down to the tiniest detail. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed an embezzler during a costume party at Mardi Gras. Also featuring a famous and oft-reprinted cover by Charles Biro. Willie the Actor; Million Dollar Burglar; Murder Will Out; The Saga of Sir Charles; The True Story of Leonard Scamici, Killer For Hire; The Case of the Phony Count Chivano; Whodunnit: Can You Solve the Murder at the Mardi Gras? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10. Grade: CGC 4.0 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)

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