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Crime Detector (1954) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crime Detector (1954) 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #22A35A-004

    Cover by Bernard Baily. Stories and art by Art Peddy, Leo Morey, Ed Smalle and Bruno Premiano. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Hood Rocky gets a new face by plastic surgery to evade the cops, but he can't stop himself from pulling heists. An embezzler murders his business partner and believes he's figured out the perfect way to get away with the crime. A Chicago hood dreams of joining the notorious Purple Gang. The End of the Rainbow; Trap for Boobs!; The Man Who Couldn't Be Hanged!; Clue in the Cab; Harry Millman of the Purple Mob. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Detector (1954) 2

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    Cover by Vince Fodera. Stories and art by Paul Parker and others. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. The true story of legendary New Orleans voodoo queen Marie Laveau. The reader is invited to solve a mystery before Detective Charlton does. A gang commits one of the biggest heists in history, but somehow it all goes horribly wrong. Marie Laveau – Queen of Voodoo; Stooge for No. 1; Pat Charlton of the Homicide Squad; The Bad Penny!; The Final Pay-Off. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Detector (1954) 3

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    Cover by Vince Fodera. Stories and art by Mickey Spillane, Sam Burlockoff and Les Zakarin. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. The debut of private eye Mike Danger is scripted by future hardboiled detective author Mickey Spillane, who used him as a prototype for his later bestselling creation Mike Hammer. Red Kelly, Chief Investigator of the Missing Persons Bureau, takes his first case. Meet Mike Danger, Private Detective!; The Case of the Man Who Wasn't!; The Revolver's Revenge; The Bad Penny!; The Flash Bandit! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Detector (1954) 4

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    Cover by Mort Drucker. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. Mike Danger learns an old flame is working a burlesque act with a gorilla, in a story possibly written by hardboiled detective author Mickey Spillane. Secret agent Steve Farrell has an adventure in Shanghai, back when the CIA was still called the OSS. The reader is invited to solve The Case of the Artists Model. Gorilla-and-girl cover by future MAD artist Mort Drucker. Mike Danger: Murder at the Burlesque; The Woman in the Room!; Sorry! Wrong Victim; Treachery Trap; Adventure With the O.S.S; The Case of the Artists Model. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Detector (1954) 5
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.97) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #919-AA-003

    Stories and art by Jay Disbrow and others. Pre-Code crime comics from Timor, an imprint of Stanley Morse Publications. A couple who are fascinated with guns turn to a life of crime, in a story apparently inspired by the 1950 film noir classic, Gun Crazy. A man tells his doctor friend about his strange adventures in Tibet, but his friend knows more than he should about it. The reader is invited to solve a mystery before Captain Craig of the Homicide Department. Gun Happy; The Deadly Needle!; Death for Sale; Slaughter In The Court; The Penalty Of Being Big...; Vengeance!; Ultimate Destiny. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.