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Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 1

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    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by George Gregg and Rudy Palais. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The story of Frank Nash, called "the most successful bank robber in U.S. history," until the Kansas City Massacre. Holdup woman Irene Schroeder kills a cop, later earning the nicknames "the blonde bandit" and "Tiger Girl" while on trial for murder. A text story features, by coincidence, the name "Spider Man," 14 years before the Marvel character. The Mad Frank Nash; How Much For the Fix Papa Yale?; Irene Shrader... Princess of Crime; Crime Crazy; Spider Man of Denver; The Invisible Six; Professor of Crime. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 2

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Suchorsky, Al Bare and Rudy Palais. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The true story of the Molly Maguires, the 19th-century secret miners' group, encompasses labor struggles, racism and violence. Double-crossing hoods plan a jailbreak to free two members of their gang. Bootlegger Leroy 'The Owl' Barnhouse becomes a top gangster before his inevitable fall. The Old Hand: Raymond Squire; Powder Keg of Pennsylvania: Amazing Molly Maguires; The Quartet of Crime; Indian Stick-Up Man; After Dark; Leroy 'The Owl' Barnhouse; Tally-Ho! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 3

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Emil Gershwin, Mort Lawrence, Jules Steiner, Jack Keller and Bernie Krigstein. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. A French detective uses new tools to solve crimes, inventing the science of criminology. The true story of violent criminal Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll is told, with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. Charles Ponzi is a early con artist who specializes in the infamous swindle known as a Ponzi scheme. The True Story of Egan's Rats; The First Detective: Francois Eugene Vidocq; Gun-Whipper: Vincent Coll; The Day it Snowed Money in Boston: Charles Ponzi; The Shoplifters; Strong Man; The Rosebud Sisters; Out of Season; A New Face for Leon. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 4
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky, Clem Weisbecker, Charles Raab, John Belfi and Tony DiPreta. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The true story of notorious 19th-century British burglar and killer Charles Peace. The Gopher Gang terrorizes Hell's Kitchen in the early 1910s, even masquerading as policemen. In 1920s London, insurance investigator Leopold Harris turns to arson for hire. The Man from Angel Court; The Can Openers; Something for the Ladies; The Torch; The Greedy Cane; The Student; The Stolen Ship. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 5
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky, Ed Smalle, Paul Parker, Allen Ulmer, John Giunta, Jack Keller, Jules Steiner and Bernie Krigstein. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. A British bank clerk has a sideline in embezzling, in a story with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. The notorious Shanghai Kelly was known throughout 19th-century San Francisco for kidnapping men to serve on outlaw sailing vessels. The strange true tale of the Beast of Gevaudan, the animal - or something - that terrorized rural France in the 1700s. Shakedown; King of the Crimps: Shanghai Kelley; The Man Who Always Used His Head: Goat Riley; The Wise Beast of Gevaudan; Stickup Artist; The Rosebud Sisters; The Inside Man; The River Rats. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 6
    • 2" spine split from bottom.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Ernie Schroeder, Al McWilliams, Paul Parker, Pete Morisi, John Giunta, Jack Keller, Jules Steiner and Leonard Starr. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. A determined cop launches a one-man war on crime in 1888 Chicago. Jewel thief Buda Godman becomes notorious for blackmailing wealthy men by staging fake arrests. Identical criminals force police to try a new method of identification - fingerprinting - in 1903 Sing Sing. Whimsical gorilla cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Little Mountain of Muscle; French Fried Ice; Buda Godman: Queen of Gem Thieves; Sold!; Big Operator; The Girl Who Sold Lace; Like Peas in a Pod; A Death in the Family. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 7

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Ray Willner, Al McWilliams, Clem Weisbecker and Mort Lawrence. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The legendary sale of the island of Manhattan to Dutch settlers is portrayed as the work of a world-class con artist. Corrupt delivery workers scheme to identify and steal jewelry packages from their company. Spinster sisters Tabby and Birdie Rosebud, "the 70-year-old teenagers," have a wacky adventure involving a fugitive astronomer and an impending planetary collision. Harvest Time; Manhattan's First Con Man; The Artist; The Vise; Right on the Dot; The Rosebud Sisters: Riot in Simon's Spyglass; Tony's Best Job; The Paycheck. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 8

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Charles Raab, George Roussos, Jules Steiner, Jack Keller, Art Helfant, Max Elkan and Leonard Starr. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The Secret Service tracks a smuggling gang in 1885 Boston, but the smugglers are always one step ahead. A Chinese farmer becomes a bandit king to provide for his son's education, but fate has a nasty trick in store. Spinster sisters Tabby and Birdie Rosebud, "the 70-year-old teenagers," take a scheming car salesman on the test-drive of his life. The Boston "Ice" Party; The Rembrandt of the Tracks; The Lesson; The Typewriter; Whistle Stop; The Rosebud Sisters; Drama Dept.; Alfie and Ralphie; The Book of Life. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 9

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich and Herb Rogoff. Stories and art by Charles Raab, Art Peddy, Jules Steiner, Jack Keller, and Dan Zolnerowich. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The notorious cover of this issue portrays a spoof of anti-comics crusader Dr. Fredric Wertham bound and gagged, something acknowledged by the artists and Wertham himself, who points it out in both the illustrations and text of his 1954 anti-comics classic, Seduction of the Innocent. A female crimelord tries to turn herself and her fellow crooks into high-society types in 1880s New York. Spinster sisters Tabby and Birdie Rosebud, "the 70-year-old teenagers," enter a stock-car race in their ancient jalopy and astound fans and drivers alike with their speed. Beautiful Meat-Hooks; Elmo's Penthouse; No Mice Are Nice; The Apple; Strange Confession; The Rosebud Sisters; Smith Does It Again; The Witness; Corkscrew Alley. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 10

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Charles Raab, Leonard Starr, John Rosenberger, Clem Weisbecker, and Dan Zolnerowich. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. The life and death of Mata Hari, the famed World War I spy whose beauty was her greatest weapon. A struggling musician steals a rare violin in hopes it will bring him fame and glory, but you can't steal genius. Willie puts his nondescript looks to use when he becomes a crook, because no one can remember his face. Mata Hari; The Jungle; Color Blind; Ghost Detective; Thirty-Dollar Bills; The Stradivarius; Invisible Willie. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 11

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Dick Briefer, Gil Kane, and Dan Zolnerowich. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. In 1860s England, a man claims to be the missing heir Roger Tichborne, but something's not quite right. Yonnie Licavoli and his family become crimelords in the Prohibition-era Midwest. That story features art by Bob Powell of Sheena fame; other stories include art by Dick Briefer and comics legend Gil Kane. Wanted - Roger Tichborne; The Bootblack; Yonnie Is Always at Home; The Manuscript; The Imperfect Crime!; Ice Box Madden; Too Many Rudolphs. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 1 (1948) 12
    • Staple rust with migration. Marking with crayon on first page.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mort Lawrence, George Roussos, E. J. Smalle, Al McWilliams and Jules Steiner. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. An American crook plots to steal a British gold shipment, but his cohort's obsession with mice threatens to ruin the caper.A French con man swindles a courier out of a fortune in jewels, in a story with art possibly by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. Escaped convicts on the run encounter a farmer who doesn't scare easily. English Mice; Standard Time; The Case of Truck 107; The Brother; Bitter Sweets; The Innocents; Done in Oil; Paid in Full. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.