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Picture Crimes (1937) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Picture Crimes (1937) 1
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split with splitting through some wraps. Edges brittle.

    Cover by Edgar Franklin. Pioneering comics publisher David McKay presents an unusual book, part solve-it-yourself mystery, part fumetti-style comic book. Each story uses photographs and captions to illustrate a crime, with clues provided so the reader can solve the mystery. Answers provided in the back. Also features a reader contest to plot future Picture Crimes, although this was apparently the only issue. The Darkroom Murder; A Champ Passes; Death of a Gold Digger; Marked For Murder; Death At A Wooden Wedding; The Green Jinx Strikes; All Cops Are Dumb; Revel of a Raffles; Solutions. 64 pages, B&W. Cover price $0.10.