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Famous Gangsters (1951) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Famous Gangsters (1951) 1

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    Cover by George Roussos. Art by Louis Ravielli, Marion Sitton, Marvin Stein, Lou Morales and Mo Marcus. Tales of crime and punishment featuring pre-Code levels of violence. The stories of notorious gangsters Al Capone, Dutch Schultz and Lucky Luciano; John Dillinger escapes from prison and an FBI manhunt, but his luck runs out thanks to a woman in red; Chicago gang boss Bugs Moran narrowly escapes The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre, as well as a speeding ticket. The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre; Al Capone!; Dutch Schultz; Lucky Luciano; The Mole; John Dillinger. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Famous Gangsters (1951) 2

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    Wally Wood cover and art on interior front cover. "Dillinger" (art by Mike Becker), "Machine-Gun Kelly," "Waxie Gordon" (art by Becker and Rocco Mastroserio (first work), signed as 'Rocke'), and "The Mystery of Suite No. 13," which is a reprint from Saint (1947 Avon) #7. In Famous Gangsters #2, the name of the hero in this story was changed from The Saint to Mike Strong (The story was again reprinted, with the Mike Strong change, in All True Detective Cases (1954) #3.) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Famous Gangsters (1951) 3
    • 1/2" Tear throughout interior at bottom.

    Painted cover by Paul Stahr. Art by Louis Ravielli, Marion Sitton, Marvin Stein, Lou Morales and Mo Marcus. Tales of crime and punishment featuring pre-Code levels of violence. The violent rise and fall of ganglord Lucky Luciano; Vincent Drucci, a member of Chicagos North Side Gang, becomes known as The Schemer; Edward Spike O'Donnell and his brothers Steve, Walter, and Tommy become known as the Southside O'Donnells. Terrific painted cover by Paul Stahr. Final issue under this title; changed to Crime on the Waterfront (1952) with issue #4. Lucky Luciano and Murder, Inc.; Schemer Drucci; The Enforcer; The South Side O'Donnells. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.