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Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 1

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    Explicit violence. Cover states "For Adults Only". In order of appearance: "The Short Bloody Life of Charlie Birger, Behind The Scene Story of 'Little Egypt Massacre'"; "The Marino Gang and the Man That Death Refused!" retitled and reprinted as "The Shocking Plot to Kill" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #50; and "Arthur J. Wright and Winnie McKeever, Death in the Night" retitled and reprinted as "Death in the Night!!" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #6. "Hate Blazes a Bloody Trail, A True Crime Story" text story reprinted in Famous Crimes (1948) #19 and retitled and reprinted as "Revenge!! A True Crime Story" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #6. Indicia states "MURDER, INCORPORATED". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 2

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    Explicit violence. Cover states "For Adults Only". In order of appearance: "Vincent Coll, Mad Dog of Crime"; "Buck Kelly, The Kill Crazy Monster of 'Frisco" retitled and reprinted as "The Kill-Crazy Monster" in Spook (1954) #25; and "George Fowler, Miami's Masquerader" retitled and reprinted as "The Weird Mask of Death.." in Spook (1954) #24. "The Jealous Killer! A True Crime Story" text story retitled and reprinted as "There Is No Escape.." in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #5. Indicia states "MURDER, INCORPORATED". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 3
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #2070400017

    In order of appearance: "Dutch Schultz, Beast of Evil" reprinted as "Beast of Evil" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #6; "John Lord, Ohio's Murdering Fagin" art by Don Rico; "Gang Leaders, John Wegler"; "Joseph Medley, Lady Killer" retitled and reprinted as "The Strangler" in Shock Detective Cases (1952) #20 and Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #11; and "Gang Leaders, The Car Barn Gang" reprinted in Crimes By Women (1948) #3. "With Love and Murder, A True Crime Story" text story reprinted in Spectacular Stories Magazine (1950) #3 and retitled and reprinted as "The Poisonous Heart, A True Crime Story" in Shock Detective Cases (1952) #20 and Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #11. Indicia states "MURDER, INCORPORATED". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 4

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    One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. Ray Hamilton, a member of the Barrow Gang that included Bonnie & Clyde, accumulates a prison sentence of 362 years by the time he's 21 years old; The public gun-battle that led to the demise of The Brady Gang has become an essential part of Maine folklore, even portrayed in Stephen King's It; The "Flatheads" gang commits the first-ever armored car robbery on March 11, 1927. Especially lurid cover by an unknown artist. Ray Hamilton: The Last of the Desperados; There's Going to Be a Murder; The Gun Crazy Brady Gang; Paul Jawarski and the Notorious Flathead Gang. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 5

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    All comic stories reprinted in Horrors (1953) #13. In order of appearance: "Carl Rittech, The King of Crime Castle" retitled as "Terror Castle" in Horrors (1953) #13; "James Wayburn Hall, The Arkansas Butcher"; and "The Dead Tell No Tales". "Murder That Backfired" text story reprinted in Crime Incorporated (1950) #12 and Spectacular Features Magazine (1950) #3. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 6
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    • Centerfold detached.
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    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration. Mold.

    One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics.The D'Autremont Brothers were a criminal gang based in Pacific Northwest during the 1920s. After an unsuccessful express train robbery that becomes known as the Siskiyou massacre, they are targeted by one of the largest manhunts of the era; Jim Turpin and his twin sister commit petty crimes, but he tries to convince her to think bigger; Harry Tracy was the last surviving member of the Hole in the Wall Gang. The D'Autremont Brothers and The Siskiyou Tunnel Murders; The Turpin Twins: Death Riding the Rumble-Seat; Murder Must Be Perfect; Tracy: The Elusive Killer; Operation 13. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 7
    • 1" Spine split from bottom, cover coming loose at staples.
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    In order of appearance: "The Eminent Dr. Vance and His Artful Murders"; "Crime Notes, John Law"; "Walter Laganza, Gangdom's Inhuman Killer" art by John Alton; and "Marty Cagle, Crime's Two-Faced Rat" retitled and reprinted as "Two Faces of Crime..." in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #9. "Photo of Murder" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 8

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    Art by John Forte and Gerald Altman. One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. Jeff Kane's gang, working in 1902, paves the way for modern gangsters; Car thief Ken Bailey heedlessly turns to murder; The story of the Whyos, the gang that terrorized New York after the Civil War. Mentioned in the legendary anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Jeff Kane: Murder Unlimited; Ken Bailey: Hopeless Killer; Whose Face Was Red?; The Whyos; The Counterfeiters. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9A
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 9A

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    Art by Chuck Miller and others. One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. Ned Brown is dubbed 'The Mad Bandit' for his Ohio crime spree in 1932; Bill the Butcher is a founder of the Bowery Boys street gang and a leader of the Know-Nothing political movement in mid-19th century New York City; Monk Eastman and his Eastman Gang become one of the most powerful street gangs in old New York City. Mentioned in the legendary anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Tiger of the South; Coke & Giles: Partners in Death; Buddies in Life, Crime, and...Death!; Bill the Butcher: Battler Extraordinary; Crime Does Not Pay; Gang Leaders. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9B
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 9B

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    In order of appearance: "The Sky Pirate, The Sky's the Limit!" retitled and reprinted as "Career of Terror.." in Startling Terror Tales (1953-54 2nd Series) #8; "Crates of Death"; "Horror in the Hole"; and "Escaped Convict 'X'" art by Chuck Miller, retitled and reprinted as "Three Lives, Three Deaths" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #53. "Death Visits the Gay White Way" text story reprinted in Murder Incorporated (1950 2nd Series) #2 and retitled and reprinted as "Death on Broadway.." in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #56. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 10

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    In order of appearance: "Wild Bill Lovett!" retitled and reprinted as "White Hand Horror!!" in Startling Terror Tales (1952-53 1st Series) #12; "Two-Gun Crowley" art by Robert Q. Sale, reprinted from Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #46 and in Hunted (1950) #13 and Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) #7-1ST; and "The Bush Brothers, Spawn of Evil". "The Living Death!" text story reprinted in Spectacular Stories Magazine (1950) #4. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 11

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    In order of appearance: "Frank Nash, Gangdom Brain!" retitled and reprinted as "The Gangdom Brain" in All Famous Crime (1951) #5 and Horrors (1953) #15; "George Sitts, Wild Man of Minnesota" art by Robert Q. Sale; and "Alvin 'Old Creepy' Karpis". "Justice Wasn't Blind" text story reprinted in Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #60 and retitled and reprinted as "Death at Midnight!!" in Spook (1954) #25 and as "Death Dance" in Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #60. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 12

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    Art by Rudy Palais and others. One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. George Kelly, aka Machine Gun Kelly, kidnaps oil tycoon Charles Urschel for a $200,000 ransom; Depression-era bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd becomes an unlikely folk hero; Johnny Socks Lazia rises to be the supreme gang boss in Kansas City of the late 1920s. George Kelly the Machine Gun Kid; Pretty Boy Floyd; A Pattern for Murder; Johnny Socks Lazia. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 13

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    In order of appearance: "The Polkadot Gang" reprinted as "Trap the Killers!!" in All Famous Crime (1951) #4; "The Triple Terror" retitled and reprinted as "Crime of Terror" in Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #46; and "'Burlington Eddie' Doll!". "Death Stalks the Dawn" text story reprinted from Western Killers (1948) #60 and in March of Crime (1950 Fox) #7. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 14

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    One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. Despite the nickname, Jack Gregory is no gentleman; Adam Richetti is a bank robber notorious for joining forces with Pretty Boy Floyd in the 1930s, when both he and Floyd are implicated in the Kansas City Massacre. "Gentleman" Jack Gregory; Bill Hale...King of the Murderers; Jungle Thirst; Trigger-Happy Richetti. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) 15
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    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    Art by A. C. Hollingsworth and Ken Battefield. One of the more notorious pre-Code crime comics. Eddie 'the Chisel' Fletcher is a member of Detroit's infamous Purple Gang, until he tries taking power and is put to sleep with the fishes; Danny 'Bobo' Iamascia's presence at a police banquet proves a connection between cops and the mob. Eddie 'the Chisel' Fletcher; Leo Hall: Kill Crazy Thug; The Treasure-Map Mystery; Danny 'Bobo' Iamascia. Final issue of the series; followed by Murder Incorporated (1950 2nd Series) #2. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.