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Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) comic books

  • Issue #41
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 41

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by William Allison and others. Numbering continues from 4Most Vol. 8 (1949) Four Most #40. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. Police seek clues to track down a deadly holdup gang that disguises themselves with gas masks. Treasury agent Turner tracks the murder of a stool pigeon to gangster Sam Barkus by following the clue of a pencil. The criminologist Doctor Doom (no relation to Victor) matches wits with a master criminal whose hobby is murder. The Unknowns; T-Men; The Sapphire Sultan; Chameleon; Dr. Doom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 42
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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by William Allison and L. B. Cole. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. Ballistic hero the Gunmaster investigates unexplained killings by a gang of killers in green suits. Readers are invited to spot the clue and solve the crime after a shooting in the toughest part of town. Master of disguise the Chameleon and his teen sidekick Ragsy seek the stolen Daumont Crest. Gunmaster: The Green-Suit Murders; The Beretta; Drilled To Death; Lives of Crime; Chameleon: The Man Who Stole the Daumont Crest; Crime Run-Down; Dr. Doom; Mistake-O-Graphs. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 43

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by William Allison and L. B. Cole. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. Ballistic hero the Gunmaster investigates killings in penthouse apartments by a "human fly" with suction-cup equipment. Detective Tom Ruggles investigates the "true" story of The Golden Cobra, a turbaned figure who kills to fulfill an ancient curse. Master of disguise the Chameleon investigates the case of the Murder Without a Corpse. Bloody Thursday; Gunmaster: The Penthouse Murders; The Wrong Gun; Lives of Crime: The Golden Cobra; Chameleon: Murder Without A Corpse. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 44

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by William Allison and L. B. Cole. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. Ballistic hero the Gunmaster tries to prove an ex-convict was framed for murder. Stickup men Bob and Frank kill two cops and get away, but Frank leaves his coat behind. Master of disguise the Chameleon fakes his own death by locomotive, to prove gangster Mugs Horton tried to have him killed. Gunmaster: Sugar Bowl Murder; Masked Death; Lives of Crime: Two Bright Boys; Killer On the Loose; Chameleon: The Crooked Bus Franchise. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 45

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by William Allison and L. B. Cole. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. The police finally capture Butcher Keer and send him to the chair...or so they think. An escaped convict heads to the swamps to elude a police dragnet. Master of disguise the Chameleon invents a new identity to solve a murder. Brutal Killer; Maze of Murder; The Chameleon; Dynamite D.A.; Gun Crazy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 46

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by L. B. Cole and others. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. The Gunmaster tracks a gang of killers to a skyscraper, but the gang's redheaded femme fatale gets the drop on him. Police use modern communications to trap fleeing criminals in their dragnet. Criminal trio Gus, Harvey and Peter use robbery and murder in 1900 Chicago. State Prison Slaughter; Clue To A Killer; The Deadly Game; Escape; Crime of Terror. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 47

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by L. B. Cole, Carl Wessler and George Peltz. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. The Gunmaster goes on a duck hunt with Judge Barr, but soon both are stalked through the wilderness by a vengeful killer. The reader gets a chance to find the clues and solve a faked suicide before the Gunmaster. Redheaded fortune teller Millie correctly predicts each of her wealthy husband's deaths. Fall Guy For Murder; You Solve the Crime; The Hunted; Crime Run-Down; The Careless Killer; Thrill Crazed Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 48

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    L.B. Cole cover. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "Crime Syndicate Killer!!"; "The Millionaire Murder Case" art by Jay Disbrow; "Paid Back with Death" retitled and reprinted from "Frankie 'Angles' Marlowe" in Famous Crimes (1948) #13; and "Red Head of Homicide" retitled and reprinted from "Betty Blinker, The Red-Headed Rum-Runner" in Crimes by Women (1948) #9. "Murder at the Rodeo" and "Dressed to Kill!!" text stories. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 49

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by George Peltz and others. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. Police close in on criminal genius Duke Morane and his underworld empire. In pre-WWII Germany, Hilda marries wealthy older men and then poisons them. The leader of one of the earliest New York street gangs, the Bowery Boys, Bill the Butcher later enters city politics. Underworld Mastermind; The Poisoner; Strong Arm Terror. Final issue under this title; series continues as Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #50. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.