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Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 1

    Cover by Dan Zolnerowich. Art by Dan Zolnerowich, Lawrence Dresser, Rocco Mastroserio, Dick Briefer, Leo Morey 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 #49. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #1 in indicia. A court jester is granted a barony, but only if he waits 15 years to be married. The FBI tracks the bank-robbing Fleagle Brothers. A crook decides to become a gentleman bandit, in an offbeat comedy story by Dick Briefer. The Canarsie Bullet; The Clown; Box 39; Raffles Rafferty, Gentleman Crook; The Man with the Big Heart; The Boy from the Country; Exit to Danger. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 2

    Art by Al Ulmer 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 #50. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #2 in indicia. Dapper hold-up man Lucky Murdock believes he can never be caught as long as he has his lucky doubloon. A poor cobbler in Imperial Germany impersonates an officer with a counterfeit uniform. A hapless cabbie is mistaken for a scientist and abducted to another planet by aliens, in an offbeat comedy story. Pirate in a Tuxedo; The Cobbler; Rachel's Racket; Off Montauk; Free-Wheeling Oscar; The Little Corporal Must Go; The End of Black Mike. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 3
    • Centerfold detached at both staples. Water damage. Rusty staples and rust migration. Art and story complete.

    Art by George Tuska, Augie Scotto 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 #51. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #3 in indicia. Aspiring safecracker Max determines to prove himself in the underworld by cracking an uncrackable safe. A customs agent uses lip reading to get the goods on a wily smuggler. Children use a molasses barrel to get all "Home Alone" on a would-be robber. Also featuring a vintage ad for training as a "Criminal Investigator" by mail. Jugman; The Lip Reader; The Voice from the Grave; Six Tiny Threads; The Enemy; Villain of the Sands; The Hound and the Fox. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 4

    "Tick-Tock Willie," "The Greatest Artist in the World," "The Touch of Guilio Orsini" (art by Paul Parker), "The Cut-Purse Caper," "Pennsylvania Grab Bag," "The Mystery of Room 14" (art by Ed Moore), and "The Giver" (art by Mort Lawrence). One page filler, "The Monkey House," and a two page text story, "The Thumbprint." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 5

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    "Black Gun - Black Suit - and Black Sedan," "The Terrible Simon Danser" (art by Al Ulmer), "First Day on the Force," "Tiger of the Headlines," "O'Hara Knows the Combination," "The Lucky Grave Stone," and "Madame Arsenic." One page filler, "Out of the Case Book," and two page text story, "Jumpy's Milky Way." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 6

    "Concrete Cervera," "Denver Dude and Seldom Seen," "Lend Me Two Bucks 'Til Friday," "The World's Strangest Shuffle" (art by Bernie Krigstein), "Willie Time-Bomb" (art by Mort Lawrence), "You Can't Trust a Joker," "The Request," and "Danny's New Suit" (art by Mike Becker). Two page text story, "Loafer's Bargain," and one page filler, "Better Schools Make Better Communities" (art by Jerry Fasano). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 7

    Art by Mort Lawrence, Al Ulmer, Ed Moore and Dick Briefer. 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 #55. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #7 in indicia. An embezzler tries to get out, but a mobster keeps pulling him back in. Leonardo Da Vinci is forced to make weapons for Renaissance gangster Cesare Borgia. An ex-con wants nothing more than to play flute in the symphony. The Rat Loves to Bump; The Weapon of Da Vinci; Willie the Weeper; The Nickel Nurser; The Books are Closed; Maestro McCoy; The Murder Rock; Gas Tank Killer; The Hard-Working Gun. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 8

    Cover by John Prentice. Art by John Prentice, Gerald McCann and Reed Crandall. 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 #56. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #8 in indicia. Missouri country boys decide to go to the big city and pull some crimes. Frankie joins a jewelry heist after his own crime goes awry. American gangsters are out of their league in Paris. Missouri Mastermind; Frankie Was an Orphan; The Monk Loves His Cabbage; The Last Time Nick Saw Paris; Room 1010 in Miami; The Heel Wins His Letter. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 9

    Cover by John Prentice. Art by Bernie Krigstein 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 #57. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #9 in indicia. A small-time hood decides to start an old-fashioned protection racket. An aging forger realizes he can imitate a dying millionaire's unsteady scrawl. The lure of easy money draws legitimate businessman Joe Rivers into the criminal underworld, in a story with early art by EC legend Bernie Krigstein. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Zombie" and "Frankenstein" rubber masks by The Magic Center. The Cop in the Cabinet; Age; The Kid from the South; Around the World with Willie; The Rookies; Lily-White Joe. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 10

    Cover by John Prentice. Art by John Prentice and Gerald McCann. 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 #58. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #10 in indicia. A protection mob unknowingly targets the candy store belonging to their mob boss's parents. Sailor John Paisley leads a mutiny and becomes a pirate captain. A safecracker likes to leave behind a fingerprint to dare the cops to catch him. Plassa Comes Downtown; Paisley the Shark; The Old Pro; The Neat Guy; Five Minute Wings; The Knob Twirler; Captain Gatling's Body. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 11

    Cover by John Prentice. Art by John Prentice and Gerald McCann. 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 #59. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #11 in indicia. A hunchbacked chauffeur becomes the getaway driver for a criminal gang and falls in love with its boss, the beautiful Countess. An escaped convict works his way to the top of a criminal gang. A civic leader's son rebels and turns to crime. Also featuring a vintage ad for training as a "Criminal Investigator" by mail. The Love-Sick Chauffeur; Angles Morris; His Master's Teeth; The Speck In The Mirror; Wu Lien's Curtain; The Solid Citizen; Back-Room Academy. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Real Clue Crime Stories Vol. 5 (1950) 12

    Cover by John Prentice. Art by John Prentice, Paul Parker and Gerald McCann. 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 #60. No issue # on cover; Vol. 5, issue #12 in indicia. An aging crook remembers the good old days of fancy gangster funerals. Crooks threaten to reveal a TV star's secret criminal past. Hoods seek a new venture: stealing purebred hounds. The Old-Time Planter; Park Avenue Pirate; The Ears of the Honored Guest; The Thing on the Floor; Hobo's Finger Ice; Gas-Eating Sam; Daniel and the Spaniel; The Mighty Child. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.