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All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) comic books

  • Issue #6
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 6

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Leonard Starr, Maurice Gutwirth and A. C. Hollingsworth. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Larry "Bullseye" Benson may be short in stature, but he kills his way to the top of the underworld, before the law catches up. Art and Winnie go on a spree of robbery and murder across Texas. Dutch Schultz was done in by his own cronies when the heat got too hot, but thanks to a buried treasure and some cryptic last words, his legend only grows after his death. Death and Destruction; The Lethal Pact; Death in the Night!!; Revenge!!; Beast of Evil. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 7

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. The "Flatheads" gang commits the first-ever armored car robbery on March 11, 1927. Attorney Ty Roper helps a bank robber escape justice, so that he can learn how to become the perfect criminal. A detective investigates when a concert violinist is strangled with his own violin string, in a story featuring art possibly by Matt Baker. Two other stories feature art that may be by Alvin Hollingsworth; if so, that makes this a rare issue to feature two of the pioneering African-American comics artists. Killer At Heart; The Mask of Crime; Wanted for Murder; Criminal Disguise; Death Is Its Only Reward; Trapped!! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 8
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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Al Huston and Art Gates. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Dallas Raven's gang tries to figure out why he's suddenly decided to give up crime. Matty Case investigates a murder at the Undertakers' Convention. Johnny Socks Lazia rises to be the supreme gang boss in Kansas City of the late 1920s. Guilty As Sin!; Johnny Gentry: The Poor Little Rich Murderer; Dom Drako: Sucker!!!; A Case of Death; Killer's Revenge with "Socks" Lazia. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 9

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. "Pool room hood" Moroni Burk finds a way to work his love of photography into his criminal schemes. No one suspects that a tough Chicago prosecutor is also a criminal mastermind. The bloodhound named "Nick Carter" tracks an escaped killer across the Kentucky countryside. Camera of Death!; Mystery of the Hidden Jewels; Both Sides of the Law!; Tracer of Missing People; Nick Carter - Dog Detective. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 10
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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Jack Kamen and others. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Police launch a statewide manhunt after escaped convicts kill a fellow officer. Beautiful Irish immigrant Mae Corey is "treacherous as a coiled cobra and clever as a fox," as anyone who turns their back on her soon discovers. A murder victim seemingly returns from the grave, bringing his would-be killer to an ironic end. The Great Manhunt; Ruthless Devil; The Death Devil; Evil Empire of Crime; Out of the Grave. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 11

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Twins try to outdo each other in crime and murder. Poisoner Cordelia Botkin uses a deadly box of candy on her romantic rival, and accidentally sets a legal standard for the prosecution of interstate crimes. A superstitious hood consults a fortune teller to learn the path forward, but her predictions are dark indeed. The Twin Killers; The Poison Parcel; Murder for Money; I Predict Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 12

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Ex-movie star actor and makeup expert The Great Arno escapes an asylum and promises revenge against the six men who had him committed, Dr. Phibes-style. Gangster Bugsy Siegel gets rubbed out after making Las Vegas into a world-famous Sin City. The reader gets a chance to follow the clues and find the killer of horse trainer before detective Dan Diamond does. The Mask of Murder!!; The Curse of Violence; The Crime That Wrought It's Own Punishment!!!; Killers' Revenge; The Wicked Killer!; Who Was the Killer?? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 13

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Twins Ted and Si Malloy rely on their identical faces to be each other's perfect alibis during crimes. 18th century London crimelord Jonathan Wild inspires Mack the Knife and other master criminals of fiction. Alex Paul and Jimmy Spitsum, known as the Midnight Killers, finally face the gallows for their crimes. Not a 3-D comic, although this may have been a sneaky advertising gimmick; the "3Ds of Crime" on the cover refer to "destruction, deceit and death." Crimes of Deceit; Prince of Thieves; Murder Is Cheap!; The Midnight Killers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 14

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by George Peltz and others. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Small-town hood Si Wentwood heads to the big city and learns the hard way that old saying about fishes and ponds. Queeny Ames lures unsuspecting soldiers to be beaten and robbed by her gang, but is undone by her desire for fame. Depression-era bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd becomes an unlikely folk hero. The Careless Killer; The Man Who Vanished; Bloodthirsty; Brother of Death; The Ugly Face of Crime. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 15
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #0347257005

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by George Peltz, L. B. Cole and A. C. Hollingsworth. Pre-Code crime comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. The reader gets a chance to follow the clues and solve the mystery of a shooting in the toughest part of town. Beautiful hitchhiker Jo Ardway robs the men who pick her up, and sometimes she kills them too. "The Singing Waiter" cases the homes of the wealthy while he works their parties, and then leads his gang in robbing them, with art by pioneering African-American artist A. C. Hollingsworth. The Perfect Murder???; Crime Run-Down; Roadside Murder; The Outlaw; Song of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) 16

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Louis Golden and others. Romance comics from L. B. Cole's Star Publications. Cellmates Coke and Giles escape prison and set out on a cross-country crime spree. Con man Bill Hale kills and swindles his way to a fortune in black gold in oil-boom Oklahoma. Convict Frank convinces the parole board that he's fallen in love and wants to go straight, but is soon blamed for another murder. Partners in Death; Finger of Guilt!!; Excuse for Murder; Crime Without Motive. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.