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Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 1

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    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Art by Leonard Starr 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 #37. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #1 in indicia. The story of Willie Worth, who inspired the super-criminal Professor Moriarty. The strange true story of Rasputin, madman and royal advisor to the Tsars. Gambler Samuel Jason becomes a river pirate on the 1780s Mississippi. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "new improved" "Slide-o-Matic" combo lighter-cigarette case. Another amusing cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Willie the Genius; The Royal Spell; The Letter; Tell-Tale Bullets; Mississippi Nightmare; Big Fat Weasel; The Leather He Stood In. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 2

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    Cover by Harry Anderson. Art by John Prentice, Ruben Moreira and Ken Battefield. 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 #38. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #2 in indicia. A "scratchman" or forger fakes his way into the big time. The strange true story of the man who sold the Brooklyn Bridge. Crooks plan a heist down to the minute, but a fender-bender proves their undoing. Also featuring a vintage ad for the "All-Over Rain Cover," basically a tent-shaped two-person umbrella. Scratchman; Mean; Mr. Angles; Dreamy-Eyes Harrison; The Suspect; For Sale...the Brooklyn Bridge; The Golden Hour; Chicago May. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 3

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    Art by Paul Reinman 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 #39. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #3 in indicia. Scotland Yard tracks a killer in 1908 London. An escaped convict struggles to outwit the dogs on his trail. A con man's daughter becomes a swindler in 1870s France. The Baffler; Man's Best Friend; The Washerwoman; The Wig; The Penman; The Greatest Ship Afloat; The Egg and the Lady; The Pirates of Deptford. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 4

    Art by Harry Anderson, Paul Reinman, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. 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 #40. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #4 in indicia. Crooks steal the means to swindle jewelers across the country. A clumsy thief bounces in and out of prison in 1720s England. Scotland Yard investigates after a corpse turns up on the train in 1900 London. Don't Call Me Gertie!; English Jack; Captain Thayer's War; Hand-Painted Cabbage; Finger Nails; The Body At Hackney Station; The Kaleva Story. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 5

    Art by Mort Lawrence and Paul Parker. 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 #41. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #5 in indicia. Inept crooks try to organize a shoplifting gang. Swindlers set out to defraud the Bank of England in the 1800s. A handgun puts an undercover cop on the trail of a killer. Another amusing cover by an unknown artist. The Burlap Boys; The Bank Of England Frauds; ...The Day After Tomorrow; Jimmy; The Weapon; The Watch; The Greedy Fence. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 6

    Art by John Prentice and Ed Moore. 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 #42. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #6 in indicia. Serge plots to remove his father's gold stash from its secret hiding place. A card sharp swindles wealthy gamblers with his fancy shuffle. A bank counterfeiting expert realizes he can pull the perfect counterfeit scheme. King of the Swindlers; Blue Book Hennessey; The Gruber Boys; Gas Man; The Folly of Paul Grunenthal; The Story of John Lee; Mr. Many Faces; The Black Valise. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 7

    "Switch on the Light," "I'll Take the Money" (art by Paul Parker), "The Swimmer" (art by Al Eadeh), "One Grand," "The Gypsies," "The Story of Danny Brooks" (art by Robert Q. Sale, signed "Robbins Q. Sale"), and "Throw Back the Small Ones" (art by Mort Lawrence). Two pages of filler, "The Manly Art" and "Old Rockin' Chair," both by Jules Steiner. Two page text story, "The Professor." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 8

    Art by John Prentice and Ed Moore. 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 #44. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #8 in indicia. A courier stumbles on a lucrative Ponzi scheme. A fence extorts from the thieves who must sell to him in 18th century London. A cop refuses to carry a gun after he's shot by a fellow cop in the line of duty. Miller the Clipper; The Thief-Taker; Empty Holster; The Linguist; The Bookkeeper; Just Like the Birds. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 9

    Art by Al Ulmer 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 #45. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #9 in indicia. A strange force turns an Amsterdam jeweler into a raving madman. The strange true story of the Shakespeare forgeries. A crook plays a dangerous game by informing on other crooks to the cops. Don Pedro Discovers America; The Touch of the Spider; The Bleach Jobs; Silk Game; The Duel of Quills; A Canary Named Pete; Silk Game. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 10

    Art by John Prentice, Dick Hall, Al Ulmer and Bernie Krigstein. 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 #46. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #10 in indicia. A story called 22,000 Dollars Worth of Wheelbarrows, featuring early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. A barmaid falls for notorious French highwayman Claude Duval. A crook's love of music reveals him to the cops. 22,000 Dollars Worth of Wheelbarrows; The Orders from the Lotus Garden; Canned Music; The Coffin; Bon Voyage; The Royal Mobster; Practice; The Man from Cairo. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 11
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    Art by Bob Powell 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 #47. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #11 in indicia. A polite, nerdy Canadian store clerk becomes a surprisingly successful bank robber. The true story of the theft of Queen Marie Antoinette's diamond necklace. A gang of thieves is undone when one of them decides to shoplift a razor. Also featuring a vintage ad for training as a "Criminal Investigator" by mail. The Gentleman; The Necklace; Get That Number; Foolish Fingers; Ancient Crime-Buster; Domino Harper; Big Boy's Jam; The Corny Corner. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 4 (1949) 12

    Art by Bob Powell 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 #48. No issue # on cover; Vol. 4, issue #12 in indicia. William Brockway becomes a successful counterfeiter in 1880s New York. A detective sets out on a cross-country chase for a fleeing witness. Sissified detective Percy is feared by the underworld, in an offbeat comedy story. My Name Is on the Wrapper; The Ferret; Robbery Off the Record; Please Take the Stand; The Paper Bullet; Percy, Private Eye; The Big-Shot; The Pasteboard Boys. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.