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Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) comic books 2012-2014

  • Issue #1-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 1-1ST

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    Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #22-25. Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority. Now revered and mythic, this collection of the first four hard-to-find Crime Does Not Pay comics features a fine roster of Golden Age creators and a new introduction by Matt Fraction (Iron Man, Casanova)! Hardcover, 272 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #2-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 2-1ST

    Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #26-29. Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority. Now revered and mythic, this collection of the first four hard-to-find Crime Does Not Pay comics features a fine roster of Golden Age creators and a new introduction by Matt Fraction (Iron Man, Casanova)! Hardcover, 264 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #3-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 3-1ST

    Volume 3 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #30-33. One of the bestselling comics of the 1940s, Crime Does Not Pay focused on violent mobsters and murderous lowlifes who machine-gunned their way through the urban underworld . . . until justice landed them in the chair! In 1954, the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency targeted this comic series for its graphic violence, eventually leading to the creation of the repressive Comics Code Authority. Issues #30 to #33 of Crime Does Not Pay are finally collected in this deluxe hardcover, which includes "Million Dollar Robbery"-perhaps the first story in US comics history drawn by an African-American artist-and featuring a new introduction by comic-book giant Howard Chaykin (Marked Man, American Flagg! Hardcover, 240 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #4-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 4-1ST

    Volume 4 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #34-37. Witten by Dick Wood and Lev Gleason. Art by Rudy Palais. Foreword by David Lapham. One of the bestselling comics of the 1940s, Crime Does Not Pay focused on violent mobsters and murderous lowlifes who machine-gunned their way through the urban underworld . . . until justice landed them in the chair! In 1954, the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency targeted this comic series for its graphic violence, eventually leading to the creation of the repressive Comics Code Authority. Issues #34-#37 of this visceral, provocative series are now collected into one fine, head-walloping hardcover, with a foreword by David Lapham! Hardcover, 264 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #5-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 5-1ST

    Volume 5 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #38-41. Witten by Dick Wood and Lev Gleason. Art and Cover by Biro. Foreword by Paul Gravett. One of the bestselling comics of the 1940s, Crime Does Not Pay focused on violent mobsters and murderous lowlifes who machine-gunned their way through the urban underworld . . . until justice landed them in the chair! In 1954, the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency targeted this comic series for its graphic violence, eventually leading to the creation of the repressive Comics Code Authority. Hardcover, 216 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #6-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 6-1ST

    Volume 6 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #42-45. Witten by Dick Wood and Lev Gleason. Art and Cover by Jack Alderman. Foreword by R.L. Stine. Tommy-gun-toting toughs roar across the pages of Crime Does Not Pay, the sensational 1940s comic that enraptured millions with its scandalous stories of criminal scum, ripped right from the headlines! This hardcover collects issues #42-#45 of this infamous series and features a new foreword by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine! Hardcover, 216 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #7-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 7-1ST

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    Volume 7 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #46-49. A crooked path of theft, extortion, and murder can only lead one place: the electric chair! When will these no-good mugs learn? The latest volume of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated archival series collects issues of the wildly popular 1940s true-crime comic series, with a new foreword by Lorenzo Carcaterra (Sleepers). 2013 Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated series! Foreword by Lorenzo Carcaterra (New York Times best-selling author of Sleepers)! Hardcover, 216 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.

  • Issue #8-1ST
    Crime Does Not Pay Archives HC (2012 Dark Horse) 8-1ST

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    Volume 8 - 1st printing. Collects Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955) #50-53. Pyromaniacs, murderous thugs, and pinstriped goons wreak havoc in the notorious pre-Code Crime Does Not Pay anthology. This collection-featuring every uncensored page from Crime Does Not Pay - also includes a new foreword. Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated series! Foreword by Joel Rose (Get Jiro!, Miami Vice)! Hardcover, 240 pages, full color. Cover price $49.99.