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Fight Against Crime (1951) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 1

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    Cover by Ed Goldfarb and Bob Baer. Stories and art by Bob Mack, Pat Masulli and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Johnny "The Owl" Moxon is tough, mean and unpredictable, a combination that results in his rise from small-time hood to big-time gangster to sought-after public enemy. "A brain, a rat and a hood" join forces to rob a bank, but it all goes horribly wrong. Crazy Joe Moskey builds a vice empire, until a district attorney sets out to bring him down. Scorpion of Crime; Slaughter on Main Street; From the District Attorney's Note Book; How the Cops Smashed Crazy Joe Moskey; Boomerang in Crime. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 2

    Cover by Ed Goldfarb and Bob Baer. Stories and art by Ed Goldfarb, Bob Baer, Bill Fraccio and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Short-statured gang boss Johnny Sulak eludes the cops, but a woman finds his weak spot. Tommy Carr leads his gang on a crime spree across Chicago, until the police catch up with him. Tough teen Dom Vincent wants to turn his band of delinquents into a gang of hoods, using fast talk and a yen for crime. King of the Hoods!; Baby Rat Face; From the District Attorney's Note Book; Fall Guy for Crime; The Killer Trio! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 3

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    Cover by Ed Goldfarb and Bob Baer. Stories and art by Ed Goldfarb, Bob Baer, A. C. Hollingsworth and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Convicts masterminding a prison break use other prisoners as cannon fodder, but once they're out, they're owed some serious payback. Dick and Danny think they've figured out the perfect crime system, but Inspector "Brains" Carroway just needs a single clue. Henderson combines violence and greed into a crime career in which he's known as the Good Time Killer. Prison Break+Doublecross=Death; Murder by the Clock; Fall of the Good Time Killer!; Confession of the Mad Killer; Waterfront Slaughter. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 4

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    Cover by Bill Fraccio. Stories and art by Lou Cameron, A. C. Hollingsworth and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Con man Slippy and safecracker Blast become partners in crime, but neither of them really trusts the other, and with good reason. Inspector "Brains" Carroway tries to prove gangsters framed a businessman for the murder of two mob bosses. Small-time hood Wallace Reagan becomes an unhinged killing machine after his redheaded "gun moll" introduces him to marijuana, in a lurid anti-drug melodrama. Slaughter For Two Cons; The Witness Is... Death!; From the District Attorney's Note Book; Hopped-Up Killer; Paid Off in Lead. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 5

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    Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Lou Cameron, A. C. Hollingsworth and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Ganglord Lars Sloan comes up with the perfect alibi for his crimes, but one slip-up will cost him dearly. In a horror-tinged story, a corpse manages to get revenge on its killer after being sealed in a hidden escape tunnel. A criminal gets a fiendish idea when he learns that he resembles a well-known banker. Plus "We Can Stop the Enemies of Youth," a classic anti-drug PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Horror of the Twin Alibis; A Corpse Gets... Revenge!; Death Signs His Name; Death Laugh Lasts!; The Lady Killer Returns. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 6

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    Cover by Bill Fraccio. Stories and art by Doug Wildey, Ed Goldfarb, Bob Baer,, A. C. Hollingsworth and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Two escaped convicts kidnap a wealthy woman, but turn on each other while waiting for the ransom. George and Gloria's plot to murder her uncle is derailed by the arrival of armed robbers. When a carnival trapeze act falls prey to an extramarital affair and a murder plot, the result is tragedy under the big top. Horror of the Clutching Hand; The Trapeze of Death; A Smuggler Meets a Ghost; Wine, Women and Death!; Crime at the Graveyard. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 7

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    Cover by Bill Fraccio. Stories and art by Tony Tallarico, A. C. Hollingsworth and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Chance allows a murder victim to identify its killer from beyond the grave. Criminals think they've found a foolproof way to elude the law, but justice has an ironic fate in store. Grave-robbing pre-Code cover by Bill Fraccio. Death Needs No Alibi; Foul Play; Dead Men Will Talk; The Unknown Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 8

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    Stories and art by Bill Fraccio and Lou Cameron. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. Rocky and Shadow hide out from the cops in a cave with gun moll Rosemarie, but then they encounter a pair of deadly snakes. Escaping from both cops and his double-crossed pals after a payroll robbery, Stan steals an antique knife that carries an ancient curse. Dave falls for his boss's beautiful wife Lorrene, and helps her plot her husband's murder. Strangler Snake's Revenge!; The Knife of Death; Shot By a Corpse; Death Backfired; Shaft of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 9
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1624308007

    Stories and art by John D'Agostino, A. C. Hollingsworth and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. By this point, Fight Against Crime was edging away from crime stories to EC-style horror, as these stories demonstrate. Mob boss "Gassy" Webb meets an ironic fate when he stows away on a cargo ship to escape prosecution. In the frozen wastes of northern Canada, Rod murders his partner in an ice-cave that was used for native burials, but meets poetic justice. Rats Die by Gas; Corpse in the Ice; Picture of Death; Death Was the Winner; Shaft of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 10

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    Cover by Bill Fraccio. Stories and art by Bill Fraccio, Tony Tallarico and A. C. Hollingsworth. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. By this point, Fight Against Crime was edging away from crime stories to EC-style horror, as these stories demonstrate. Escaped convict Tony uses a snake to get rid of his wealthy wife, but meets an ironic fate. A fired college professor helps a gang of crooks plan a museum heist, and winds up as one of the exhibits. Gangster Lew uses dogs to get rid of his partner in crime, but meets an ironic fate, creating a sort of theme for the issue. The Con's Revenge; Horror of the Fangs of Death; A Con - A Gun - A Ghost; Old Fashioned Murder!; Hounds of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 11

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    Stories and art by Bill Fraccio, Tony Tallarico and A. C. Hollingsworth. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. By this point, Fight Against Crime was edging away from crime stories to EC-style horror, as these stories demonstrate. Rival ganglords Mike and Toots feud over Mike's casino, but Toots makes a fatal error when he has Mike's gal Robin killed. Murderous thug George marries a wealthy widow and then has her declared insane, but fate has an ironic twist in mind. Stage magician Draco knows his wife and assistant are having an affair and planning his murder, so he arranges a gruesome revenge involving the old sawing-a-lady-in-half trick. Gangwar!; The Case of the Crazy Killer; The Striped Noose; The Corpse That Came Back!; Black Magic! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 12

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    Stories and art by Howard Alexander and Ed Goldfarb. Pre-Code tales of two-fisted criminals and the scales of justice from Story Comics. By this point, Fight Against Crime was edging away from crime stories to EC-style horror, as these stories demonstrate. A gangster blackmails a movie star into letting him realize his dreams of acting, which turns out to be a bad idea for all concerned. Killers abduct a carnival fortune-teller, who predicts their fiery deaths. A doctor who gets his patients hooked on morphine meets an ironic fate. Hollywood Death Trap!; Mountain Murder; Smart Cons Don't Talk; Fires of Death; The Big Dope. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 13
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (Tape on interior cover.)
    • Label #0355647017
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    • Cover coming loose at staples, cover oxidation.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2048470015
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    • Heavy cover oxidation, edge chipping, tape on interior front cover.

    Cover by Dick Beck. Stories and art by Alvin C. Hollingsworth, Sal Trapani and Ed Goldfarb. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. Seeking revenge for his wife's death, a doctor ensures that a reporter really does have ink in his veins. Cowardly Crowell goes on safari with his wife, but when she has an affair with the guide, he manages to make at least one kill. A horror host (based on EC's Crypt-Keeper) reveals the story of Paul, who falls in love with the vampire next door. Two Heads Are Better Than One; Deadline; The Rat and the Rattlesnake; The Big Game Hunter; The Bloodless Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 14
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    • 2" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #2015284006

    Stories and art by Ross Andru and others. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. Ralph and his mistress plot the murder of his wealthy, deaf wife, not realizing she doesn't have to hear them to know what they're up to. Hammond commits murder to claim uranium-rich land in the Canadian wilderness, but the land demands more than he can give. Featuring early art by future Marvel legend Ross Andru. Deaf...But Not Dumb. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 15
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    • 1.5" spine split from bottom, heavy cover oxidation.

    Stories and art by Doug Wildey, Edward Goldfarb and Ross Andru. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. Police catch the killer of a cop's wife - or have they? - in a story featuring early art by future Marvel legend Ross Andru. A sleazy, blackmailing photographer meets his match in model Vivian, in a story with early art by Doug Wildey. Bank teller George masterminds the perfect robbery, then hides out for six years; too bad he buried the loot on a future atomic testing ground. The Killer; Blackmail!; The Mixed-Up Coffins; Until Death Do Us Part; The Big Blast. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 16
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    Cover by Dick Beck. Stories and art by Doug Wildey, Bill Savage, Edward Goldfarb and Ross Andru. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. Rita and her chauffeur Rick plot the murder of her wealthy husband, but poisoners shouldn't toast their own success, in a story featuring early art by future Marvel legend Ross Andru. Abusive husband Herbert collects tropical fish, so his wife finds a creative use for the piranha, in a story with early art by Doug Wildey. When a despised ball player commits murder by baseball, his teammates get revenge, in a story possibly inspired by EC's infamous "Foul Play," published earlier that year. Rescue; Dead Fish!; When Dead Stiffs Kill; Dead Drunk!; Foul Ball. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 17
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case
    • Label #1488661021
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    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple and coming loose at the other. Staple rust. Rust migration.
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    Stories and art by Doug Wildey and Edward Goldfarb. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. Lydia gets a fitting revenge against Hal, who led the angry mob that murdered her husband. Escaped convicts handcuffed together make an ill-advised flight into the desert, in a story with early art by Doug Wildey. A vengeful doctor does some freestyle heart-surgery on the blackmailing businessman who caused his wife's death. Trapped!; Turnabouts Fair Play!; Horror of the Ghostly Recluse; Heartless!; The Perfect Crime. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 18
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    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split.

    Stories and art by Jon D'Agostino and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. A killer attempts a bank robbery, and manages to get into the vault...but can he get out? A nurse falls for her invalid patient's husband, and an evil idea begins to form. Temperance-minded Zacharias beats his new son-in-law for drinking, but his daughter gets an ironic revenge. Dream of Death!; The Dirty Trick; Death Signs His Name ; Shadows of Death; The Shakes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 19
    • 7.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple.
  • Issue #20
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 20

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    Stories and art by Jon D'Agostino and Hy Fleishman. Pre-Code tales of EC-style horror from Story Comics. Ralph becomes murderously obsessed with the idea that his wife is having an affair, but all is not as it seems. Hank and Gloria think they've figured out the perfect way to get rid of her husband, but fate provides poetic justice. Roger decides to loot the business that's just laid him off after thirty years, but when a security guard catches him, a simple burglary becomes murder. Smoked-Out; Double Trouble; Smart Cons Don't Talk; Two-of-a-Kind!; The Thief! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Fight Against Crime (1951) 21

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    Final issue of the series. "Murder," "The Mistake," "Lady Killer," and "Tricked!" Cover price $0.10.