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Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 1

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Paul Parker, George Tuska, E. J. Smalle, Al McWilliams 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. Mamie figures out how to use two-way radios so that she only bets on winning horses. French forger Jean hatches a scheme to swindle his way across 1890s Africa. A New York con man plays an elaborate scam on a San Franciscan tourist, in a story with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. Walkie-Talkie Mamie; African Penman; A Package from Paris; Two Men from Oregon; Ship-Lifter; The Royal Can Opener; The Helping Hand; Cooked in Oil. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 2

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky, Leo Morey, Lawrence Dressler 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. Mobster Bull Mason, master of subtlety, uses an airborne bomber to enforce his protection racket. A burglar leaves taunting poems for the police at his crimes. A medieval jewel merchant disguises himself as a traveling troubadour for the journey to Florence. The Bull Gets Wings; The Lock of Hair; The Man with the Firestick; Nickel Napoleon; Ball Point Homer; Poetry on a Cash Basis; Under the Robe. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 3

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mort Lawrence, Leo Morey, George Roussos, E. J. Smalle and Gene Colan. Tales of crime and mobsters, both true and fictional, a prime example of the genre that thrived in the years before the Comics Code. Brooklyn gangster Subways Galgane decides to get into the cigar business, in a story with early art by comics legend Gene Colan. Twin sisters Rose and Elizabeth Benson progress from shoplifting to murder, in a story with some stylish Victorian bad-girl art by Mort Lawrence. A murder mystery in 1895 Paris features Monsieur Lecoq, the pioneering detective character who was a forerunner of Sherlock Holmes. Bad Boy of Brooklyn; The Deadly Benson Sisters; Paris after Dark; The Smith Pier Gang; The Case of the Sensitive Feet; The Perfect Crime. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 4

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Gerald McCann, Ed Moore 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 bootlegger has a whole fleet of clandestine ships that he uses to elude the cops during Prohibition. A trio of bank robbers swears to look after their dead partner's infant son, in an echo of the film Three Godfathers with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. After a millionaire disappears and his body is hidden, a holiday turkey proves to be a murderer's undoing. Big Steve's Navy; Now I Can Die Easy...; Automatic Paydays; Silk Langdon; Stella and Her Fella; The Boston Turkey Case; The Very Busy Dead Man. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 5
    • 3/4" Spine split from top through cover and all wraps. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Leo Morey, Dan Zolnerowich, John Prentice, Charles Raab and Dick Briefer. 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 a story with art by Dick Briefer, a swindler targets a con woman when he learns about her inheritance, but who's conning whom? An ice-cream vendor is casing an armored car delivery, and his cart hides a tommy-gun rather than tutti-frutti. The Queen's forces seek a way into pirate captain Red Dog's stronghold in the Florida Keys. Bessie's Little Darling; War of the Empties; One Afternoon in Brooklyn; The Old Con's Story; Scarface of the Keys; One of Uncle Sam's Muscles. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 6

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Al Eadeh, Dan Zolnerowich, Gerald McCann, Art Peddy, George Olesen 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. A porcine restaurateur manages to keep mobsters in check because of a black book that could send them all down the river. The story of Marcus Crassus, the Roman general who parlayed his military successes into wealth and power. An arsonist's love of his pet rats proves to be his undoing. The Hog Has a Book; The Rise and Fall of Dummy Johnson; The Boy in the Nightgown; Good-Bye Bundle; The Rat Man; The Guy in the Window; Busted Rainbow; War of the Worsteds. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 7
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Paul Parker, Lawrence Dresser, Gerald McCann, George Olesen 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 gangster blackmails the husband of a famous actress with evidence of his criminal past. A successful executive and her jealous husband are bound by a childhood accident and her fear of fire, in a story with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein, by now displaying his recognizable style and signature. A US Savings Bonds PSA, with art by Crime Does Not Pay legend Charles Biro - a rare appearance of that artist in this comic. The Actress and Her Puppet; The Kind Right Arm; Uncle Sam Has a Green Thumb; The Shepherd Boy; The Fractured Mint; The Letter from Italy; The Price Tag; The Huckster's Castle. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 8
    • 3.25" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell, Paul Parker, John Prentice, Al McWilliams, Gerald McCann, John Daley, Floyd Torb 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. Ex-college roommates reunite years later, when one is a successful football star and the other is a crook who wants his help fixing a game. A strong-arm man and a pickpocket who were once cellmates meet up on the outside, and their attempts at going straight end in murder with an ironic twist. How police and forensic science recover evidence from burned documents. The Puddle of Success; Only the Best for Frenchy; The Charitable Pickpocket; Prince of Pennies; A Gift from the Cellar; Cat Markey's Mistake; Science vs. Crime; The French Farmer. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 9

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    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 gangster takes the city dump by force while looking for an old enemy who may still be alive. A Central Park carriage driver is also an expert at getting rid of bodies for gangsters. A mobster, obsessed with becoming a Hollywood star, tries to intimidate his way into showbiz. Peacock on the Dump; Once Around the Park; The Rustle of Silk; The Sunshine Kids; The Ship with Two Faces; Seven-Key Judson; Ernest the Actor. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 10
    • Cover detached. Tape to spine of cover.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Bill Ely, Leo Morey, Dan Zolnerowich, Al Eadeh, Gerald McCann, Mike Becker, Joseph Gagliardi and Dick Briefer. 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 hired killer from the streets named "Meatball" has difficulty dealing with his upper-crust new boss and his fancy-dressed gang. A detective wages psychological warfare on a murder suspect to get him to confess. Two fieldhands commit murder, in a sort of crime version of the Steinbeck classic "Of Mice and Men," with art by Dick Briefer. The Meatball Wears A Holster; The Bottle And Beckett; A Friend From The Old Country; No Escape; The Black Waltz; The Badge; The Cabbage Can Wait; One Little Tip. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 11

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Bill Ely, Leo Morey, Mike Suchorsky, Rick Estrada, Mike Becker, and Dick Briefer. 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 childhood rivalry between two boys turns deadly when they both grow up and become gangsters. A French ex-con delivers a cryptic message to the beautiful and deadly Madame de Staba, in a story with striking and unusual art by Bill Ely. An office clerk blackmails his crooked bosses to get ahead at work, in a story with art by Dick Briefer. Mr. Mickel Pays a Quarter; What's Under the Rock?; The Amazing Monsieur Chachette; The Greedy Fence; Wireless Cabbage; The Broken Halo; The Man from the Yard!; The Apple Polisher. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Detective Comics Volume 2 (1950) 12

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Mike Suchorsky and Bill Ely. 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 1700s England, a woman is convinced that her son-in-law is a highwayman, and tries to get her disbelieving daughter to look in his mysterious sack. Little-known facts and trivia from the history of crime and detection. A cheap hood in 1925 robs a bank to buy a new car, never dreaming the cops will connect the two actions. The Sack from London; New Face on the Rock; Train from the West; This and That of Crime!; Green Rainbow; Nabbed; Joey's Glass Chariot. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.