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Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 33 PR 0.5

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    $349.00
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    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing. Interrupts art and story.
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Dick Briefer, Bob Wood, 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 woman is dubbed a "female Bluebeard" after doing away with her husbands, in a story with art by Dick Briefer. The story of Nolan the Notorious features early art by pioneering African-American artist Alvin Hollingsworth. The murderer of Mary Lawson is revealed by a burnt match, in a tale with art by Dick Briefer. Also featuring a vintage PSA for wartime paper drives, an early recycling program. Career of Carrington Hill; Four Crooks and a Coffin; Female Blue Beard; Murder Master; Angel Face of Crime; The Case of the Missing Monster; Nolan the Notorious; Whodunnit? Who Murdered Beautiful Mary Lawson?; A Crimebuster Special. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10. Grade: PR 0.5 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)

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