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Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 1

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #25. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #1 in indicia. Ganglord Moose is a crazy cat person, and judges his cohorts by how they get along with cats. Would-be counterfeiters run afoul of the mob. Gun-happy Ollie Larch goes on a countryside shooting and robbery spree. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Mr. Walker," an early rip-off of the Slinky toy. The Man Who Loved Cats; The Money That Came in Rolls; Special Delivery; Larry, New York's Swashbuckling Racket Genius; Hill Billy Bandit; The Kid's Last Fling; Dream Man. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 2
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Dan Barry, Dick Wood and George Gregg. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #26. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #2 in indicia. Boss Tweed's name becomes synonymous with political corruption as he runs 19th-century New York City and State. A serial killer conceals a gun in his wooden peg-leg. Honey Boy Allison's gang goes on a cross-country shooting and robbery spree. Boss Tweed; The Hatchet Gang; A Dangerous Little Man; Honey Boy; 10,000 People Saw It; The Snake of Socorro; The Girl Who Walked Like a Man; Man's Best Friend. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 3
    • Mold.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.02) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by Dan Barry, Sy Barry, and John Belfi. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #27. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #3 in indicia. Australian outlaw Iron Ned Kraven is the terror of the Outback. The story of detective Alphonse Bertillon, father of fingerprinting science. A rare story with art by the two cartoonist brothers, Dan Barry and Sy Barry. Another darkly humorous cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Tiger; Iron Ned Kraven of Australia; Johnny Morocco; Sam's Store; Mr. Fingerprint; You Can't Fool Clocks; Bullets and Orchids. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 4

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Stories and art by C. W. Winter and others. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #28. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #4 in indicia. A crook targets a traveling jewelry salesman, but he's only as smart as his dumbest cohort. The story of Verne Miller and the Kansas City Massacre. Identical twins complicate a murder investigation. Also featuring a vintage ad for reproduction WWII pistols - "German 9MM Luger and Italian 7.65 Brevettata" - for only $1.25 each. Follow the Ice Man; Cute With a Tommy Gun!; Some Money Don't Count; The Bullet That Lied!; The Last Bullet; On Deck in Rio; Menace of the Month; Mean Farm Boy; Room Service. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 5

    Art by Tony DiPreta, Jules Steiner, Mike Roy and John Belfi. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #29. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #5 in indicia. A petty crook gets a job carrying a gun for a mob boss. A dream helps a detective catch a killer. The true story of infamous outlaws Dutch Schultz and Mad Dog Coll. The Human Holster; Hate; The Dutchman Has Muscle; Six-Toed Killer; Nailed!; Detective's Dream; Father's Day! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 6

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Art by Leonard Starr and Art Helfant. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #30. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #6 in indicia. A magician's hoax backfires fatally. Kidnappers overlook a single detail that proves their undoing. Escaped convicts outrun their luck when they try to help other cons escape. The Man Who Buried Himself; The Snatchers; Cash Box Cassie; You Can't Cheat An Honest Man The True Story of Jack Laurentian; The Boy Detective; Hot Wire; Fetlock Groans the Detective; Rub-Out Ranch. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 7

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Art by Mike Roy and John Belfi. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #31. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #7 in indicia. A cheap hood's big score turns out to be bigger than he can handle. The true story of the theft of the Mona Lisa in 1911. A crook studies criminology to learn how to perfect his crimes. Itchy's Big Score; The Smile; The Candy Kid; The Grease-Rack Hold-Ups; Pals, a True Story; Eddie the Wise. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 8
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Dan Zolnerowich cover (signed as "Zolne"). "Policeman's Pledge," "Little Adam and the Duchess" (art by Mort Lawrence), "The Ghouls" (by Williams and John Belfi, we're not sure which Williams this is), "The Little Guillotines," "Louie's Dream Cottage" (also by Williams and Belfi), and "The Little Gunman's Debt" (art by Alfonso (?) Greene and Belfi). Two page text story, "There's Many a Slip." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 9
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1284742013

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Art by Mort Lawrence, Sid Greene and John Belfi. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #33. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #9 in indicia. Legendary queen of the underworld Fredericka "Marm" Mandelbaum runs a hugely successful fencing operation in 19th-century New York; The Mother Mandelbaum story was cited in the text of anti-comics classic Seduction of the Innocent as an example of supposed anti-Semitism. The true story of Big Jim Colosimo, Chicago's first gangster. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "All-Over Rain Cover," basically a tent-shaped two-person umbrella. That Fascinatin' Woman...Mother Mandelbaum; The Kid's New Toy; The Sydney Ducks; The Corpse That Talked; The Good Provider; The First Racketeer. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 10

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Art by Leonard Starr and Jules Steiner. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #34. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #9 in indicia. Arsonist-for-hire Big Bertha helps pull insurance scams, but her fires aren't cheap. A henpecked husband turns to crime to placate his wife. The story of legendary British highwayman Dick Turpin is actually a comics version of the Alfred Noyes poem "The Highwayman." Also featuring a vintage ad for the "All-Over Rain Cover," basically a tent-shaped two-person umbrella. Bad Dick Turpin; The Creek and David Paul; Moolah; Big Bertha, The 3-Alarm Grandmother; Free Wheeling; He Thought Of Everything; Dog Eat Dog. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 11

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Art by Harry Anderson, John Belfi, Art Helfant and George Roussos. Another crime comic from the prolific studio of Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, this one featuring crimes throughout history as well as the standard gangster tales. Sometimes listed as Real Clue Crime #35. No issue # on cover; Vol. 3, issue #11 in indicia. A master forger swindles thousands of acres of land in 1870s Arizona. Ex-con Benny and sharpshooter Stella fall in love and run off to rob banks together. Pickpocket Lena Kleinschmidt becomes Queen of Hackensack in the 1860s. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "Slide-o-Matic" combo lighter-cigarette case. Another amusing cover by Dan Zolnerowich. The Baron Of Arizona; The Rat's Nest; Fetlock Groans the Detective; Benny Loved Banks; Man-Buster; The Queen of Hackensack; The Handy Man. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 3 (1948) 12

    "The Writin' Fool" (art by Leonard Starr), "The Orphan in the Shoe Box," "The Man Who Was Too Smart," "The Case of Senor X," "Pals," "The Set-Up," and "City Without Crime" (signed by Doore and John Belfi, we're not sure who Doore is). Two page text story, "Blackbeard the Pirate." Cover price $0.10.