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Famous Crimes (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Famous Crimes (1948) 1
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    • Heavy staple rust/migration.

    All comic stories except "Alvin Karpis, Old Creepy" are reprinted from either Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) or Phantom Lady Series 1 (1947). In order of appearance: "Alvin Karpis, Old Creepy"; "Inspector Roc's Felony Files, The Bloodless Corpse" art bt Alvin C. Hollingsworth, reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #50; "Clara Peete, The Beautiful Beast" narrated by Phantom Lady, reprinted from Phantom Lady Series 1 (1947) #16; "Sadie Krum, Girl Bandit" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #52; "Jack 'Legs' Diamond, Scorpion of Crime" narrated by Blue Beetle, art by Paul Parker, reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #53; "Homicide Diary, Case of the Lethal Christmas Package!" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #53; "Homicide Diary, Case of the Homicidal Hit-Runner of Donelson, Tennessee" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #55; and "Killers at Large" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #56. "Murder Will Not Sink" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Famous Crimes (1948) 2

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    Lingerie cover. A violent panel on page seven of "The Amazing Dr. Holmes..." shows a terrified woman dissolving in a vat of acid after a man throws her into it. In order of appearance: "Blacky Banton, Incendiary Killer, Shoot to Kill" art by Louis Ravielli, reprinted in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #55; "Frame Up" reprinted in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #4; "The Amazing Dr. Holmes, Murdering Lothario of Illinois" reprinted in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #50; "Killers at Large, Ann and Tom Duncan" retitled and reprinted as "The Weird Mr. and Mrs. Murder" in Blue Bolt (1949) #116; and "Joe Corregio, The Elusive Killer" retitled and reprinted as "Death's Calling Card" in Shock Detective Cases (1952) #20 and Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #11. "Stir Scared Killer, A True Crime Story" text story reprinted in Inside Crime (1950) #3, retitled and reprinted as "Wanted for Murder, A True Crime Story" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #7, and reprinted again with original title in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #4. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Famous Crimes (1948) 3

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    Two electrocution stories and injury-to-eye story used in Seduction of the Innocent. Art by Louis Ravelli and others. One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Escaped convict George Sitts kills two cops and gets the chair; Bobby Webb and his gang go on a murderous crime spree across Chicago; Teen hood Jack Hammer graduates to truck hijacking, but a scheme for revenge proves his undoing. This issue was mentioned in Seduction of the Innocent for its use of the notorious injury to the eye motif. Geo. Sitts: Killer on the Loose!; Bobby Webb: The Chicago Terror; Odds Can Be Even; Jack Hammer: The Handsome Hi-Jacker!; Rita Boone. In order of appearance: "Geo. Sitts, Killer on the Loose!" art by Louis Ravielli; "Bobby Webb, The Chicago Terror"; "Jack Hammer, The Handsome Hi-Jacker!" retitled and reprinted as "The Bloody Era...!" in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #14; and "Rita Boone". "Odds Can Be Even" text story. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Famous Crimes (1948) 4

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    One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. James, Melville and Barney Butcher live up to their surnames during a 1930s Ohio crime spree; Gentleman robber George Leslie escapes due to his political connections in 1870s Philadelphia; Jerry James tries to live up to his namesake Jesse James by robbing a subway instead of a train. The Butcher Bros.; King of the Bank Robbers: George Leslie; The Trunk Detective; Jerry James: Slaughter in the Subway!; True Crime. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Famous Crimes (1948) 5

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    In order of appearance: "The Saga of the S.S. Ferret" retitled and reprinted as "The Saga of the Slaughter at Sea" in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #6; "Basil 'The Owl' Banghart"; and "Monk Eastman, The East Side Terror!" retitled and reprinted as "The Hoodlum of Horror" in Shock Detective Cases (1952) #21. "The Double Fool" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Famous Crimes (1948) 6

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    In order of appearance: "Billy Hille" art by Gerald Altman; "Joe Catalino, Crime Is a Trap" art by Myron Fass, retitled and reprinted as "Bloody Hands of Vengeance" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #51; "Marty Durkin, Killer at Large!" reprinted in March of Crime (1950 Fox) #7; "Next Door Nemesis, The Man Who Vanished" art by George Peltz, reprinted in Hunted (1950) #2 and All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #14; "Racketeers' Revenge, The Racket King" reprinted in Crimes by Women (1948) #14 and retitled and reprinted as "Killers' Revenge, The Racket King" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #12; and "The Crime That Wrought It's Own Punishment!!!" reprinted in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #12. "Corpus Delicti, Without Teeth!" text story retitled and reprinted as "Corpse, Without Teeth!" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #51. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Famous Crimes (1948) 7

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    Art by B. Tirado and others. One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. The rise and fall of Philadelphia gang kingpin Joe Santori; Educational comics about the history of the New York Police Department; Wyoming's Wyman Henger is a rural poacher, battling game wardens and earning a reputation as a backwoods Tarzan. This issue was mentioned in Seduction of the Innocent. Vince Nabori: The Life and Death of a Gangster; Joe "The Boob" Santori; Talking About Cops; Tarzan: The Wyoming Killer; The Cab Riding Robber. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Famous Crimes (1948) 8

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    In order of appearance: "Barbary Bill" retitled and reprinted as "Giant of Terror" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #58; "Constantine, The Killer" retitled and reprinted as "Madhouse of Crime!!" in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #12; "Payoff, Death!" retitled and reprinted as "The Deadly Trail..." in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #59; and "You Can't Escape Justice! Aids to Crime Detection..". "Mr. Blackburn Should Have Known Better." text story reprinted in Crimes by Women (1948) #14 and retitled and reprinted as "Trial and Execution." in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #12 and Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #55. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Famous Crimes (1948) 9

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    Art by J. A. Maxwell and others. One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Hit man Vincent Mad Dog Coll was so feared, even other crooks wanted him dead; Educational comics on the forensic techniques of the 1940s; Outlaw Harry Tracy becomes the last survivor of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch. "Mad Dog" Coll; James Pottler & Harry Flack: Rats on the Loose; Science vs. Crimes; Manhunt for Harry Tracey. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Famous Crimes (1948) 10

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    In order of appearance: "Wilbur Underhill, Tri-State Terror" art by B. Darrow, retitled and reprinted as "Tri-State Terror.." in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #5; "The Deadly O'Donnell Brothers" retitled and reprinted as "Evil Empire of Crime.." in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #10; and "The Fleagle Brothers" art by Eddie Schwartz. "The Shattered Alibi" text story retitled and reprinted as "Crazy to Kill!!" in Spook (1954) #22. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Famous Crimes (1948) 11

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    One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Killer for hire Verne Miller is a gunman in the Kansas City massacre of federal agents; Joe Masseria becomes an early boss in New York City Mafia - in fact, Boss is his nickname; Bank robber and gangster George Nelson is a cohort of John Dillinger, but not even Dillinger dares call him "Baby Face" to his face. Verne Tommy-Gun Miller; Killer Boss Masseria; Mystery Of The Hidden Jewels; Baby Face Nelson. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Famous Crimes (1948) 12

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    In order of appearance: "The Blue Handkerchief Gang"; "Bill Payne, Tarheel Killer" retitled and reprinted as "Carolina Jailbreak!" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #8; and "Trick Shot Artist! Kinnie Wagner!" retitled and reprinted as "Gun Crazy" in Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #45. "There's Going to Be a Murder, A True Crime Story" text story reprinted from Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #4 and retitled and reprinted as "Finger of Guilt!!" in Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #19. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Famous Crimes (1948) 13
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    All stories reprinted in Famous Crimes (1948) #51. In order of appearance: "The Erdon Twins"; "Bennie Dickson and Stella Mae Irwin, Marriage in Crime!!" also retitled and reprinted as "Bloodstained Bullets" in Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #18; and "Frankie 'Angles' Marlowe" also retitled and reprinted as "Paid Back With Death" in Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #48. "Decoy for Death" text story reprinted from Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #11 and also retitled and reprinted as "Brother of Death" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #14. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Famous Crimes (1948) 14

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    In order of appearance: "Harry Wells, The Texas Phantom!" retitled and reprinted as "The Bloody Phantom" in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #5; "The Lone Wolf Killer" retitled and reprinted as "The Lone Wolf of Fear" in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #13; and "Zack the Killer!". "Billy the Kid, A True Western Action Story" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Famous Crimes (1948) 15

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    All stories reprinted in Horrors (1953) #14. Cover art reprinted on Famous Crimes (1948) #20. In order of appearance: "Born Rotten"; "Blue-White-Coker Axler"; and "The Chain of Death" art by Pat Masulli. "Percy the Chef" text story reprinted from Everybody's Comics (1947 Fox Giant) #0. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Famous Crimes (1948) 16
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    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom of comic.

    One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Louis Find is haunted by the souls of the many women he has robbed and murdered; A phone call and a trail of chewed matchsticks leads the cops to ruthless killer Cliff Sutterstone; The Salicki and Gennet gangs turn San Francisco into a battlefield. Death Is a Small Fat Man; The Avenging Murderer; Harry the Horse Makes Hollywood; Salicki-Gennet Feud: Frisco's Savage Gang War; The Pueblos. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Famous Crimes (1948) 17

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    In order of appearance: "The Gloved Hand" reprinted as "The Hand of Crime..." in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #56; "The Kidnapping Trio" art by Pete Morisi, reprinted as "The Trio of Terror" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #55; and "The Singing Waiter" retitled and reprinted as "Song of Death...!" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #15. "Slaves of the Sahara" text story reprinted from Captain Kidd (1949) #24. 36 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Famous Crimes (1948) 18

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    Art by Wally Wood and others. One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Smuggling booze in coffins is only one of Frankie Vale's many crimes; Bank robbers who use poison gas get a taste of their own medicine; The two-year crime spree of the Bevins brothers ends dramatically during a visit to a carnival sideshow. Frankie Vale: Contractor for Death!; A Killing Business; The Bloody Bevins; Buddies in Life, Crime, and...Death!; The Lady Is a Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Famous Crimes (1948) 19
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    One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. 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; Charles Ponzi is a con artist who specializes in the infamous swindle known as a Ponzi scheme. Dutch Schultz Crime Was His Business; Fingerprints Don't Lie; The Whole Town Lied; Hate Blazes a Bloody Trail; Ponzi the Half-Pint Swindler; Mark of the Diamond. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Famous Crimes (1948) 20

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    One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Lester Reed discovers that too much of a good thing can be fatal; Helen Hasting and her husband are up to no good. This was reportedly one of the last comics printed by Fox Feature Syndicate before the company went out of business later in 1951. Lester Reed Greed...Killer Of Men; Baby Judson And The Equalizer; The Luck Of Rocky Lewis; Hugo Pound: Murder Backfired; Bull Tuttle in Terror on Route 9W; The Web of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Famous Crimes (1948) 51
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    All stories reprinted from Famous Crimes (1948) #13. In order of appearance: "The Erdon Twins" reprinted without first story page; "Bennie Dickson and Stella Mae Irwin, Marriage in Crime!!" earlier retitled and reprinted as "Bloodstained Bullets" in Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #18; and "Frankie 'Angles' Marlowe" earlier retitled and reprinted as "Paid Back With Death" in Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #48. "Decoy for Death" text story originally reprinted from Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #11 and earlier retitled and reprinted as "Brother of Death" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #14. "Indicia" states "No. 51 - M. S. Dist. Famous Crimes". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
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