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    • Label #2015283003
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Briefer, Woody Hamiilton, Norman Maurer, Richard Norman, Bob Montana, Carl Hubbell, Alan Mandel and Charles Biro. Issue #22 was mistakenly listed as #23 on cover; this issue features issue #23 on both the cover and indicia. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The FBI plants a trap for notorious outlaw John Dillinger outside a Chicago movie theater. Dillinger's cohort Baby Face Nelson is part of the gang that robs the First National Bank in Mason City, Iowa. In 1903, religious leader Edmund Creffield starts a religious cult among the women of Corvalis, Oregon that soon spirals into a series of notorious murders. Crime Kings: The True Story of John Dillinger; Cop Hero of the Month; Baby Face Nelson and the Mason City Bank Robbery; Pancho Villa; The Ridiculous Riddle of the Murdered Major!; The White-Masked Terror; Three Isolated Murders; Two-Legged Rats; The Monster of Munsterburg; The Fire Fiends of Missouri! 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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