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Crime and Punishment (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1222351003
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    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dan Barry, Claude Moore, Dick Wood and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Each story starts with a little gravestone, showing the date and method of the criminal's death. Narrated by a ghost cop, Officer Common Sense. Bespectacled killer Danny Iamascia is even more dangerous with his glasses off - to his fellow hoods and himself. The story of notorious German serial killer Peter Kurten, known as The Vampire of Dusseldorf. Bootlegger Charles "Vannie" Higgins, called "Brooklyn's Last Irish Boss" is notorious for his escapes from the law. The Crimson Story of Vannie Higgins; Danny Iamascia, Dutch Schultz's Triggerman; Gyp Artist; Small Fry Killer; Butcher of Dusseldorf; Fingerprints Can't Be Changed!; The Feud of Happy McNulty and Fancy Campbell. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 2

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Frank Bolle, George Tuska, Mike Roy, John Belfi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Neal Bowman sees himself as a modern-day outlaw, robbing gas stations to get his name in the papers. Francis Boyd and David Reagan manage to elude the cops until a final shoot-out, featuring a killer with the wildest haircut since Dick Tracy's Flattop. Professor Blanc is actually a woman-killer known as the Plague of Paris, in an oft-reprinted story with art by Fred Guardineer. The cover illustration, with a thief stealing from a blind newsdealer, may have been referenced in the classic anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Buck Kelly "The Tough Guy"; Hot-Headed Francis Boyd and His Pal; Joe Kratz "the Terrible"; The Trusted Killer; Neal Bowman; Plague of Paris. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 3
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Roy, John Belfi, Leonard Starr, George Tuska, Tony DiPreta, Joe Certa and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Joe Bologna's double-dealing and knack for exaggerating his accomplishments earns him the mob nickname Baloney Bender. Lesley's drinking and gambling ruin his marriage and life and eventually turn him into a criminal. In the early 1900s, rural nurse Bertha Gifford becomes one of the first female serial killers. This issue was mentioned in the text of the classic anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Emil (the Terrible) Reck; Joe Bologna; Lesley Ketchell; They Muffed Their Murder; Frank Budnik and John Baker; Bertha Gifford Killer of 19 People! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 4

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, C. H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, Tony DiPreta, Chic Stone and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. The story of famed outlaw Clyde Barrow and his lesser-known brother, Marvin. Patriotic-sounding John Paul Chase worked with some of the top names in Depression-era crime: the Karpis-Barker Gang, Baby Face Nelson and even the John Dillinger gang. Bill Dillon progresses from stealing cars to bank jobs to kidnapping. Clyde and Marvin Barrow; On the Level; Bill Dillon; This'll Kill Ya!; John Paul Chase; Dinty the Crime Reporter; Death and Small Change; Wild Will Doolin. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 5
    • 3" spine split from bottom of comic.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, Charles Nicholas, John Belfi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Florist Dion O'Banion lives and dies in the fashion of a Chicago gangster. 1800s murderer William Palmer poisoned friends and family for profit, becoming one of Victorian England's most notorious murderers. In the Old West, Hutch Ryerson has a habit of murdering his wives, but is undone when one of the corpses turns up in a box at an auction. Gimpy O'Banion the Mobster; On the Level; William Palmer; This'll Kill Ya!; Beano Breen the South Side Strong Boy; Hollywood Death Trap; Laugh These Off!; Hutch Ryerson and the Body in the Box. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 6

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Roy, John Belfi, Fred Guardineer and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. For 11 months in 1937 and 1938, Bill Payne ran wild and laughed at the law, even attempting a prison break, earning the nickname "Nemesis of North Carolina." Edna Crow, meanwhile, is called "The Pig Woman" after running a speakeasy and killing a drunk for his life insurance. Bootlegger Charlie Birger launches a war against the Ku Klux Klan and the Shelton Brothers Gang over control of Southern Illinois. Bill Payne, Public Enemy; On the Level; Why Did They Call Edna Crow the "Pig Woman"?; This'll Kill Ya!; Charlie Birger the Demon; Murder on the Run; The Kidnapper. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 7

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, C.H. Moore, Charles Nicholas, Mike Roy, John Belfi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Fred Goetz, aka "Shotgun" George Ziegler, works for Capone's Chicago Outfit and winds up on the right side of the barrel in 1929's Valentine's Day Massacre. Elmer Henry Pierce goes on a spree of crime after killing his niece in cold blood. George Barrett, car thief and killer, is the reason it's a capital offense to kill a federal agent. Fred Goetz, Alias "Shotgun" George Ziegler; On the Level; Barry Feder; Buff Higgins; Elmer Henry Pierce, the Terror of Two Cities!; The Mad Houdini; George Barrett. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 8

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Charles Nicholas, John Belfi, Fred Guardineer and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Con man Bill McClune makes one double-cross too many. Ralph Luther plans seven years for revenge against the baker who sent him up, but the baker pulls a Hansel and Gretel on him. Tony Torio is convicted of murdering an elderly office manager, but it takes five trials, another murder, and six years to bring him to the electric chair. Bill McClune the Double-Crosser; On the Level; Ralph Luther; This'll Kill Ya!; "Death-House" Tony Torio; Crazy Joe Reese; The Skeleton in the Cave. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 9

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Al Borth and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Vic and Pat Colby struggle their way to the top of the Prohibition-era mob, only to make one double-cross too many. Evans Healey takes his sweetheart on a romantic cross-country trip, but she doesn't know he's robbing people along the way to bankroll the trip. A young woman and her brother choose the wrong car while hitchhiking, and soon the police are looking for Bennet Shields. Vic and Pat Colby; On the Level; Evans Healey; This'll Kill Ya!; Stanley Flint and Steve Parker; Our Police Hall of Fame; Behind the Bennet Shields Reign of Terror. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 10

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Al Borth, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Schnoz "The Fix" Kulaski gains a reputation as the man who can fix any game in American sports. A circus trick-shot star becomes a booze-runner because he can't resist the lure of easy money. A parole-jumping killer proves no match for the experience of a retiring cop. Schnoz (The Fix) Kulaski; On the Level; "Dead-Eye" Slade; This'll Kill Ya!; Everett Duane; Our Police Hall of Fame; Laugh These Off!; Rod Williams. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 11

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Al Borth, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. The Hunger Brothers start as stick-up men on the Cherokee Strip, and soon become the objects of a Midwestern manhunt. Zoot suit-wearing, bow-tied, tommygun-carrying Keno Rawson is a bank robber and a killer, but at least he looks sharp. A cop goes undercover in prison to learn that the Nash and Waters gang have buried their loot in a local cemetery. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Buck Rogers Sonic Ray gun. Mac Hunger and His Brother, Gil; On the Level; Keno Rawson; This'll Kill Ya!; Dwight Nash and Max Waters; Our Police Hall of Fame; Laugh These Off!; Who Is This Man? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 12

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Robert Perry, C.H. Moore, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Stick-up men commit two hold-ups and two murders, but their take is a mere $19. A horse trainer who knows how to fix races also has a talent for murder that will take him far in the busy field of organized crime. An extremely detailed look at the science of ballistics in 1949. Two Who Sold Their Lives For $19!; On the Level; Theodore Downes; This'll Kill Ya!; Steve Bracy and Al Moss; Science Vs. the Criminal: Ballistics; Our Police Hall of Fame; Thug Uglies; James Conlon. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 13

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Robert Perry, C.H. Moore, Robert Martinott, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Hop-Head Harris - not a junkie, just a drunk - is framed for a mob killing that threatens to start a gang war. Bart Shocker pretends to be an ordinary salesman, but when he pulls a bank job, he kills two detectives. Larry Patton turns out to be a valuable addition to the Miller bank-robbing gang. Also featuring vintage ads for "Amazing Life-Like Rubber Masks" and "Animated Lilliputiana." Hop-Head Harris and a Cop's Determination!; On the Level; Bart Shocker and Charlie Spenn; This'll Kill Ya!; Marty Phelps and Whitey Radin; Science Vs. the Criminal; Our Police Hall of Fame; Thug Uglies; Larry Patton and John Miller. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 14

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Tony DiPreta, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, Joseph Gagliardi, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Luke Basller targets a poverty-stricken Yavati reservation after oil is discovered on their land. Boxer Lou Bailey sacrifices himself to protect innocent people during a robbery until his cop pal can spring into action. Homicide detectives investigate a "wild man" who lives deep in the Bear Skull Swamp. Cover and first page feature a photo endorsement from Mary Sullivan, NYPD Women's Bureau Chief, approving of "this magazine as a good moral influence on our youth." Luke Basller; On the Level; Lou Bailey and Dan Kendall; This'll Kill Ya!; The Clue of the Canadian Dollar!; Science Vs. the Criminal; Our Police Hall of Fame; The Bear Skull Swamp Murders!; Frank Fredly and Harold "Dunk" Blander. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 15

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Tony DiPreta, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, Joseph Gagliardi, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. The auto theft squad locks horns with the toughest hot-car ring in history. Gambler Manny Owens pressures Bo Keller to take a dive, but when the boxer gets a permanent KO, a boxing cop sets out to tag the killer. A hidden auto serial number holds the key to revealing a sheriff's killer. First page features an endorsement from Mary Sullivan, NYPD Women's Bureau Chief, approving of "this magazine as a good moral influence on our youth." 'Cellar-Dancer' Kiefer; On the Level; Manny Owens Vs. Johnny Fletcher; This'll Kill Ya!; The End of the Danton Mob!; Science Vs. the Criminal; Our Police Hall of Fame; Laugh These Off!; The Clue of the Secret Number! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 16

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. An anonymous tip brings down Lester "The Louse" Diller, king of the early bootleggers, who hides his hooch in a sauerkraut juice factory. Mob kingpenWhitey Hicks and Burt Mott battle to the death to control the docks. Bank clerk Edward Ingram invests in stolen securities and collects bullets, in a story featuring actual use of the line "You'll never take me alive, coppers!" Cover and first page feature a photo endorsement from police Captain Felix Lynch, approving of "this magazine as a good reading for red-blooded American youngsters." This endorsement was later cited (negatively) in the text of the classic anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "U-Fly-It" flight simulator game. Lester "The Louse" Diller; On the Level; Double-Crossing Whitey Hicks and His Enemy in Crime, Burt Mott; Thug-Uglies; Don't Let Reformers Kid You...; The White Fedora Murders; Laugh These Off!; Edward Ingram. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 17
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Robert Perry, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Tip Dorrow uses his fleet of taxis to transport liquor all over the city during Prohibition. Rookie cop Ben Seldon corners two desperate characters, and earns his uniform. Prohibition hood Joe "Dizzy" Baker draws the ire of fellow felons by hijacking bootlegger shipments. Cover and first page feature endorsements from police Captain Felix Lynch and Mary Sullivan, NYPD Women's Bureau Chief, approving of "this magazine as a good reading for red-blooded American youngsters." Also featuring a vintage PSA to parents, warning of polio dangers. Tip Dorrow (Taxi Racketeer); On the Level; Science Vs. the Criminal: F.B.I.; Captain Roger Hanley; This'll Kill Ya!; Our Police Hall of Fame; Message to Parents: If Polio Hits Your Area This Year...; Rookie Ben Seldon; Joe "Dizzy" Baker; Gambling: The Odds Are Against You. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 18

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Joseph Gagliardi, Jack Keller, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Cigarettes and a telltale heel-print point a country sheriff toward a killer. A cop tries to get the goods on the waterfront rat behind two murders. Detailed info about FBI training procedures in 1949. Cover and first page feature endorsements from police Captain Felix Lynch and Mary Sullivan, NYPD Women's Bureau Chief, approving of "this magazine as a good reading for red-blooded American youngsters." Also featuring a vintage ad for "Amazing Life-Like Rubber Masks." "Little Arnie" Lowry; On the Level; Science Vs. the Criminal: G-Men; The Case of the Tell-Tale Heel; Who Killed Nathan Illis?; This'll Kill Ya!; Our Police Hall of Fame; Mac T. Elton; Lt. James Hoffman vs. Augie Kell. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 19

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Three hoods, Ronald Tyrell, Clyde Devin and Joe Rustaw, come from different backgrounds but wind up in the same place: Death Row. An undercover cop is exposed and captured as a hostage by two killers. Bill Cowlin becomes a cop to go after the jewel thieves who shot his brother. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Your Own V-2 Model Rocket". Three Who Paid - The Grim Account of Three Last Miles; On the Level; Science Vs. the Criminal: Book Worms!; Wanted: A Murderer!!; This'll Kill Ya!; Our Police Hall of Fame; Laff These Off!; Led Lewis and Leo Brill; Ed and Bill Cowlin. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 20
    • 1 1/4" Cumulative spine split. Chew.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, Joseph Gagliardi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Sam Denta turns the fixed-fight game into his own personal income-generator, until the fighter called The Ape meets a terrible fate. Savvy seamen sink smugglers' schemes after a shoreside sortie. A police lieutenant doggedly pursues two cop killers, but their fellow crooks may do them in first. Sam Denta, King Of The Fix!; The Case Of The Overboard Gems!; On the Level; Science Vs. the Criminal: Book Worms!; Mobsters - C.O.D.!; This'll Kill Ya!; Our Police Hall of Fame; Laff These Off!; Death Without Warning!! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 21
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Al Bare, Fred Guardineer, Jack Keller and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Convicted cop-killer George Sitts escapes from the Minneapolis city jail with three other men. A cop relies on a dead man to get the goods on the gang that committed a payroll robbery. Danny Kipp confesses to killing a cop, but a police lieutenant suspects there's more to the story. Cover and first page feature endorsements from police Detective Walter Clancy and Mary Sullivan, NYPD Women's Bureau Chief, approving of "this magazine as a good reading for red-blooded American youngsters." John "Greenie" Gosnow, the Hyena of the Sea; Killer Hunt in the Black Hills; On the Level; When Dead Men Told!; Our Police Hall of Fame; Why Did He Want to Die? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 22

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Joseph Gagliardi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Bootleggers Denny and Cy Reckus have a good thing going until they try to flee from cops across the subway tracks. A con man trying to elude capture starts a vicious cycle of murder and bloodshed. The Coast Guard and a Treasury agent join forces to get the goods on counterfeiter Gus Rollins. The Reckus Brothers; The Daisy Chain of Death; On the Level; Charles "Lucky" Ward; Our Police Hall of Fame; Surrender or Die! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 23
    • Centerfold and cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Tony DiPreta, E. J. Smalle, Joseph Gagliardi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Deranged killer Paul Pollitt slowly loses his grip on reality, but he hasn't forgotten how to kill. A killer thinks he can always elude the cops as long as he has his lucky cat-shaped charm, but what happens when he loses it? A condemned killer gets to plead for his life before the governor, so he reveals his sad life story. Madman Paul Pollitt, Was He Really Crazy?; The Case of the Superstitious Robber; On the Level; Death Was In the Corner; Our Police Hall of Fame; While the Chair Waited. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 24
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Reed Crandall, Joseph Gagliardi and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Cop Alan discovers that his old pal Bruce is the robber his squad is looking for, just as Bruce abducts Alan's love Doris. A retired criminal helps the cops track a gang that's robbing hospitals. Detectives seek acrobatic but otherwise inept thieves, in a story with early art by comics legend Reed Crandall. My Friend Was a Murderer; The Men Who Stole a Brain; On the Level; Stop -- Look -- and Kill!; Our Police Hall of Fame; The Strange Story of the Clumsy Thieves; This'll Kill Ya! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 25

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Tony DiPreta and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Newville is in a dry state, and the bootleggers who supply it are as vicious as those during Prohibition, as the town police learn to their sorrow. A bizarre case of murder at a circus involves a man in a gorilla suit who thinks he's a real gorilla, in a story with art possibly by Murphy Anderson. Inspired by a movie, Hubert Fenton does away with his nagging wife and mother-in-law and commits the perfect crime - almost. The Unlucky Lawmen of Newville; Murder In the Midway?; On the Level; A Page From Lt. Burke's Little Black Book; Our Police Hall of Fame; The Strange Case of Hubert Fenton; This'll Kill Ya! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 26

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, C.H. Moore, Fred Guardineer, Allen Bellman and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Three enterprising crooks figure out a way to print their own money - literally. An aspiring opera star gets a job singing with a carnival, but her jealous rival decides to frame her for murder. A wisecracking, hard-fighting cop takes on a whole den of thieves, spouting lines like "There's a kisserful of motorcycle for you, stupid!" Three Men on a Fin; The Diary of Sheriff Russell; On the Level; 3 Killers vs. 1 Cop!; Our Police Hall of Fame; Northwest Payoff: The Case of the Snowbound Rats; This'll Kill Ya! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 27

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Esposito, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Narcotics agent Ted Grew is captured by the gang of Cat Lechens, an Egyptian drug smuggler with a pet panther. A high-wire accident may have actually been murder, in the third issue in a row featuring a circus or carnival story, with early art by Mike Esposito. A detective dares the reader to figure out which of three heirs committed a murder, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Horror Honey; Murder For Publicity!; It's the Law!; The Case of the Expectant Heirs; Our Police Hall of Fame; Northwest Payoff: The Small Change Murder. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 28

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Tony DiPreta, C. H. Moore, Emil Gershwin, George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Two cops exchange weird crime stories, including the convict who hypnotized himself to play dead so he could escape prison. Gangsters take over a vacant apartment for a hit, but the new tenants have already moved in. A detective dares the reader to figure out who killed a news photographer who took the wrong picture, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. The Empty Apartment; How They Were Trapped; Over the Wall!; On The Level; How I Stopped a Taxi War!; Our Police Hall of Fame; This'll Kill Ya!; Can You Solve The Case of the Inquisitive Photographer? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 29

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Tony DiPreta, C. H. Moore, Jerry Fasano, Fred Kida, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A deranged mask-maker's face is permanently changed after he commits murder, in a macabre tale narrated by Mr. Crime (from Crime Does Not Pay) rather than the usual host, Officer Common Sense. A man hires a muscular co-worker to be his bodyguard to protect him from the crooks in his past. A detective dares the reader to figure out who killed a vacationing artist, in a gimmicky whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel with the answer. Danton's Masks; How They Were Trapped; Better Schools Make Better Communities; He Walked in Terror!; Who Killed Luigi?; Our Police Hall of Fame; This'll Kill Ya!; The Bodyguard; Jest for a Laugh! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 30

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Tony DiPreta, C. H. Moore, Carl Wessler, George Tuska, Fred Kida, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A cop tracks a deported killer to Sicily and finds that his lawless work continues. A detective dares the reader to figure out who killed the advance man for a carnival, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. The Suspect; How They Were Trapped; Mob In Exile; On the Level; Death Takes a Ride!; Our Police Hall of Fame; This'll Kill Ya!; The Sergeant's Story. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 31

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bill Everett, C. H. Moore, Al McWilliams, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A gangster is followed by the female ghost of one of his victims, but only he can see her. A stick-up man obsesses over a button lost at the scene of a murder, in a story with art by Marvel legend Bill Everett. A detective dares the reader to figure out who killed a man aboard a moving train, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Belson's Ghost; How They Were Trapped; The Button; On the Level; When the Lights Went Out!; Our Police Hall of Fame; This'll Kill Ya!; Death Rides the 5:15. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 32
    • Cover detached at both staples.
    • Cover detached. 1" Spine split from top.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Carl Wessler, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Wrongly imprisoned Johnny wants to join a prison break, but the other convicts don't think he should risk it. A nearsighted crook ends up in a crime version of that old Twilight Zone episode after he breaks his glasses, in a story hosted by Mr. Crime. A detective dares the reader to figure out which of four identically-dressed golf buddies murdered a man on a fairway, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Don't Let Johnny Go!; How They Were Trapped; Hotel Hood; On the Level; Blind As a Bat; Our Police Hall of Fame; This'll Kill Ya!; Death On the Fairway. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 33

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Carl Wessler, Al McWilliams, Al Bare, George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Three people at a tavern in the remote New Mexico wilderness are terrorized by bank robbers on the run. Two-fisted private eye Walt Ellis finds himself with no suspects, but one killer on his trail. A detective dares the reader to figure out who used a washed-out bridge to commit murder, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Three Frightened People; The Case of the Elusive Suspect; On the Level; The Grave That Revealed Itself; Detour To Death; 15 Minutes of Terror. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 34

    Stories and art by Carl Wessler, C.H. Moore, Tony DiPreta, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A seasoned detective explains the Broadway beat to a rookie cop, in a story with some delightful dialogue ("You're just beatin' your gums, Ed! Times Square is a town in itself!"). During a scorching New York summer, NYPD searches for Hogan, the hood who shot one of their own. A detective dares the reader to figure out who killed an Amazon explorer with a blow-dart, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Tough Guy; The Classroom Secret; The Corpse Talks Back!; January Slayride; How They Were Trapped; The Man Who Trapped Himself; This'll Kill Ya!; The Poison Dart Murder. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 35

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    Stories and art by Carl Wessler, C.H. Moore, Al Wenzel, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Hitchhiker Arthur must prove his innocence after he's accused of murdering his last ride. Four small-time hoods disagree on how to divide the fortune in stolen loot that gets dropped into their laps. A detective dares the reader to figure out who's behind the armed robbery at a company payroll, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Trapped!; The Black Bag; On the Level; Double Alibi; The Mouthpiece; Crime Fact-Oddities; This'll Kill Ya!; The Case of the Orange-Picker Patrol. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 36

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Carl Wessler, William Overgard, Al McWilliams, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A well-planned heist falls to pieces, in a story similar to "The Killing" or a Tarantino movie. A beautiful blonde femme fatale leads Dalton into a blackmail plot, in a story with delightful bad-girl art by William Overgard. A detective dares the reader to figure out a murder and the mystery phrase "Athabaska," in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. The Fifth Man; The Case of the Red-Headed Killer; The Big Blow-Off; Blackmail!; Death Comes For the Double-Crosser. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 37
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Carl Wessler, William Overgard, Al McWilliams, Bill Molno, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Four small-time hoods dream of being big-shot gangsters, but meet bitter ends, in a story narrated by Mr. Crime. The Fargo brothers set out to free their brother from Death Row, in a story with classy bad-girl art by William Overgard. A detective dares the reader to figure out who killed a man and stole the trophy at a beauty contest, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Death Can Wait; A Hearse For Danny; Fortress of Crime; The Beauty Contest Murder Case?; The Four Punks. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 38
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Robert Q. Sale, Tony DiPreta, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A woman visiting the city begins to suspect the man who greeted her is not really her uncle, in a sharp little suspense story. A clueless bookie sets out to find the million-dollar scam that will win him the heart of gangster moll Bonnie, in a story with fun bad-girl art by Robert Q. Sale. A hotel detective dares the reader to figure out who killed a man at a resort for con men and grifters, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Scourge of the Bookies; Number 28 Motham Square; The Case of Wallace Grady; Hot Seat; Uncle Sam Has a Green Thumb; This'll Kill Ya!; The Shakedown Murder Case. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 39

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Robert Q. Sale, C. H. Moore, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Five hoods plot the perfect heist, but one of them is planning a double-cross, in a story narrated by Mr. Crime. A detective gets too close to a killer in the American Zone of postwar Berlin, where life is a chaotic ruin. A detective dares the reader to figure out the identity of a mystery sniper on a college campus, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. The Five Dopes; On the Level; Murderers' Circle; How They Were Trapped; Coonan's Comeback; The "Almost Perfect" Crime; Death Goes To College. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 40
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Robert Q. Sale, Al McWilliams, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Police investigate what two hoods were doing on a high scaffolding when they fell to their deaths. A crook gaslights an accountant into becoming his patsy, but it backfires when the number-cruncher shows up with a bomb. A comic that dares the reader to figure out the mystery of a murdered detective at a charity bazaar, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. The Scaffold; The White Rose; The Blackout Murder; Box 444; The Death of the Private Eye. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 41

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Al McWilliams, Alex Kotsky, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A detective is assigned to catch the escaped convicts who've been leading cops on a nationwide chase. Feuding street kids in Hell's Kitchen grow up to work on opposite sides of the law, and their feud turns deadly. A comic that dares the reader to figure out the mysterious connection between safecrackers and a master jewel thief, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Mission: Get 'Em!; Flight from Fury; A Time for Murder; The Cop from Hell's Kitchen; The Case of the Elusive Go-Between. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 42

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Dick Rockwell, Morris Waldinger, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. The story of Verne Miller and the Kansas City Massacre. A killer thinks he's committed the perfect crime, until a mysterious new lodger turns up at his boarding house. A comic that dares the reader to figure out the murder of an elderly matriarch at a creepy old mansion, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. Verne Miller; The Case of "Moony" Morosco; The Boarder; Death at Gray Gables. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 43

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Gene Colan, Frank Bolle, Claude Moore, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Members of a heist gang wait fifteen years for the loot that is buried in a coffin, and that's a lot of time to double-cross each other. A seemingly innocent tea made of the foxglove plant turns out to be a man's way of eliminating his invalid wife, in a story with early art by comics legend Gene Colan. A comic that dares the reader to figure out a murder during a white-water rafting trip, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. The Secret of the Coffin; The Foxglove; Caught Red-Handed; Jungle; How They Were Trapped; The Moosehorn River Mystery. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 44
    • Paper: White
    • Label #0354623001

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell, Carl Wessler, Hal Sherman, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. An imprisoned killer sets out to dig himself to freedom, but this is no Shawshank Redemption. A tiny jeweled stickpin is the only evidence the cops have to find a couple's killer. A comic that dares the reader to figure out the murder of a loan shark, in a whodunit with multiple clues and an upside-down panel for the answer. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lev Gleason Comics Picture Trading Cards. The Man Who Dug His Own Grave; Murder Plays No Favorites; The Walking Dead Man; Death Was His Only Witness; This'll Kill Ya; The Bullseye Murder Case. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 45

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell, Carl Wessler, William Overgard, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A detective investigates a crooked patent attorney who steals his clients' ideas. Sinister sideshow magician Doctor Zeno shouldn't have used the knife from his act to commit murder. Novice police detective Paul flushes out a fugitive racketeer and killer on his first case. Murder at a Price; The Knife of Macbeth; The Strangler; A Detective Is Born; Tides of Crime. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 46

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Carl Wessler, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A cop investigates a work foreman who takes kickbacks from workers, dubbed a "vampire" in the parlance of the time. Robbers try to fool police by wearing identical masked outfits, a look that resembles The Spirit. A gangster thinks a TV crime show is too similar to his own life, so he decides to confront the creator on live TV, in front of millions of witnesses. A classic anti-drug PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. The Vicious Vampire Racket; The Deadly Quartet; The Ten Percenter; Ten Million Witnesses; This'll Kill Ya!; We Can Stop the Enemies of Youth; King of the Laundry Racket. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 47
    • 2.5" cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Al McWilliams, William Overgard, Dick Rockwell, Charles Nicholas, John Belfi, Frank Bolle, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Convicts escape prison and set out for revenge on Frank and Cassy, who betrayed them and testified at their trial. Quick-shooting gangland hit man Bullet Moroni finally gets into a situation he can't shoot his way out of. A gangster plots to turn his cohorts in to the police, but a gun moll overhears him discussing it. Backfire!; Ganglands First Law; The Last Confession; Insurance Dirt; A Triple Double Cross? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 48

    Stories and art by Al McWilliams, Carl Wessler, Tony DiPreta, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. During a masquerade party, a gangster and a nightclub owner resolve their longstanding feud with bullets. The story of "Henry Darpis" resembles that of Alvin "Creepy" Karpis, the gangster once given the title of "Public Enemy #1" by the FBI. A detective investigates the murder of a young veteran who was working as a bank messenger. Murder at the Masquerade; Henry Darpis, Public Enemy No. 1; Wrong Way Out; Caught in a Web; Death on Wheels. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 49

    Cover by Bob Fujitani and Fred Kida. Stories and art by William Overgard, Carl Wessler, Dick Rockwell, Fred Guardineer, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. A one-eyed LA hitman turns state's evidence and is marked for death by the mob. A teen makes one mistake and is sent to reform school, where the other inmates soon turn him into a hardened criminal. Prohibition mob boss Red Mollison suspects that someone in his circle is leaking info to rival ganglord Boss Magnus. Squealers Choice; Murder By Appointment; The Loan Wolf; A Leak In The Organization; The Man Without a Conscience. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 50
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Ross Andru, Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, Bob Fujitani, Al Wenzel, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Inept hoods cause so much death and property damage that the mob itself sets out to track them down. A gang blackmails ordinary citizens into committing crimes for them, and they're willing to kill to keep the secret. Cop killer Ronald Brandton pulls the biggest mail robbery in US history to that point, and is hunted by authorities for six years. The Hunt; Blackmailed Into Crime; "Holiday" Hoodlums; Ronald Brandton, Cop Killer; Disgrace In Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.