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Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 44 Coverless 0.3

  • Item #50522524
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    Zoom Front Cover
    Published Mar 1946 by Lev Gleason.
    $37.95
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Robert Sale, Jack Alderman, Rudy Palais, 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 true story of the rise and fall of Prohibition gangster Legs Diamond. The terrifying Belle Gunness becomes one of the first American serial killers, and not even her children are safe, in a story featuring some truly unsettling art. A mad bomber destroys ships for the insurance money in 1870s Dresden, Germany. Also featuring several lurid text stories of the True Detective type, including one called "That's the Killer, Shrieked the Parrot." The True Story of "Legs" Diamond; Mrs. Bluebeard; The Riddle of the Bludgeoned Beauty; Murder One; That's the Killer, Shrieked the Parrot; Death in Dawson; The Devil of Dresden; Two Crimes in Three-Quarter Time; Whodunnit: Death on the Tracks. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10. Grade: Coverless 0.3 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)

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