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Comic books May 1952

  • Vol. 28 #3
    44 Western Magazine (1937-1954 Popular Publications) Pulp Vol. 28 #3

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  • Issue #168
    Action Comics (1938 DC) 168
    Published May 1952 by DC.

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Happy Hobby Time! public service announcement starring Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. The Menace of Planet Z starring Superman, script by Bill Finger, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Meteor Mystery starring Tommy Tomorrow, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti. Congo Bill's Last Fight, script by Jack Miller, art by Ed Smalle. Outlaws For Sale starring Vigilante, art by Bob Brown. 44 pgs. $0.10. Cited in Parade of Pleasure. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 125 #6
    Adventure (1910-1971 Ridgway/Butterick/Popular) Pulp Vol. 125 #6

    May 1952. Return to pulp format. "Prison Ship" by Llewellyn Hughes. Other stories by Howard Voight, William Chamberlain, John Prescott, and others. 7" x 9-1/4" 114 black and white newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #176
    Adventure Comics (1938 1st Series) 176

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    Cover art by Win Mortimer. Happy Hobby Time! public service announcement Superboy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Superboy's New Parents, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by John Fischetti; Ma and Pa Kent are replaced. The Ex-king of the Sea! starring Aquaman, art by Ramona Fradon. A Totem Pole for Tubby! starring Johnny Quick, art by Paul Norris. 44 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Adventures into the Unknown (1948 ACG) 31

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    "The Mask of Mumbo," "The Wail of the Werewolf" (art by Art Gates), "Witch of the West," "The Devil's Pact," "The Curse of Ukpong." Edited by Richard E. Hughes. Cover by Ken Bald. Stories by Edvard Moritz, Art Gates, Milt Knopf, Al Camy, Al Streeter, Charlie Sultan, Lou Cameron, and Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Spine-chilling tales of suspense, horror, and the supernatural—prepare yourself for Adventures into the Unknown! 52 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Adventures into Weird Worlds (1952-1954 Marvel/Atlas) 6

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    My Brother...The Ghoul, script by Hank Chapman; A graverobber with an identical twin meets his doom. The Image text story. Step Right into the...House of Horror, art by Jim Mooney; A haunted house investigator and a reporter visit an old mansion. The Wooden Man; A ventriloquist and his dummy are not what they seem. The Ghost Still Walks, art by Joe Sinnott; A fraternity initiation leads to a death. He Dwells in a Dungeon; A woman plans to kill her disfigured future brother-in-law, but makes a fatal mistake. 36 pgs. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Airboy Comics Vol. 09 (1952 Hillman) 4
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    Cover by Ernest Schroeder. Stories and art by Mort Lawrence, Ross Andru and Ernest Schroeder. One of the more fanciful and influential of 1940s aviator heroes, Airboy fights evil with his radio-controlled plane "Birdie" and its plethora of experimental flying tech. Sometimes listed as Airboy Comics #99. No issue # on cover; Vol. 9, issue #4 in indicia. Airboy battles froglike humanoids that live in a city at the bottom of a lake. The Heap encounters a supervillain called the Black Panther (years before the Marvel hero) - a man obsessed with ancient Rome and its violent, tyrannical rituals. Foreign hunters in Tibet are warned not to pursue the mysterious beast called Sher-ka. Airboy; The Heap; Science Wins Again; Bay of the Tresses; The Glass Mask; Camp Fires; The Black Prize. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    All American Western (1948-1952 DC) 125

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    Cover pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Sy Barry. Johnny Thunder's Last Roundup, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Alex Toth, inks by Sy Barry. The Floating Stagecoach featuring Overland Coach, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bernard Sachs. The Panhandle Terror--Epics of the Texas Rangers, script and art by Joe Kubert. Wheel of Death starring the Minstrel Maverick, pencils by Irwin Hasen, inks by John Giunta. Fabulous Riders of the Plains text article, script by David Kahn, art by Raymond Perry. Ad for Rex the Wonder Dog #3. His Majesty, King Cowboy starring Foley of the Fighting Fifth, script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    All Famous Crime (1951) 5

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    All stories reprinted in Horrors (1953) #15. Contains original and reprinted material as noted. In order of appearance: "The Mad Bandit" retitled and reprinted from "Tiger of the South" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #9A; "Bodyguard"; "The Gangdom Brain" retitled and reprinted from "Frank Nash, Gangdom Brain!" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #11; "Why Did You Kill Me?"; and "Stop or We'll Shoot!" art by George Peltz. "Holdup!" text story retitled and reprinted from "Buddies in Life, Crime, And...Death!" in Murder Incorporated (1948 1st Series) #9A and Famous Crimes (1948) #18. Indicia states "ALL-FAMOUS CRIME". Numbering continues with All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #6. 36 pages. Full color Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    All True Crime (1948) 50

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    Written by Carl Wessler and unknown. Art by Jerry Robinson, Jack Keller, Dan Loprino and unknown. True cases proving crime can't win! All authenticated all-true crimes! The most terrifying words an escaped con can hear..."Shoot To Kill" with art by Jerry Robinson. Also in this issue: "The Men Who Beat the Rap" with story by Carl Wessler; 2-page text story "The Crying Corpse"; "Stoolies Die Young" by Wessler and Jack Keller; and "The Killer Who Left No Clues" by Wessler and Dan Loprino. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    All True Romance (1948) 5

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  • Issue #12
    Amazing Detective Cases (1950) 12

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  • Vol. 26 #5
    Amazing Stories (1926-Present Experimenter) Pulp Vol. 26 #5
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    • Cover trimmed at top.

    May 1952. Cover by Lawrence Stevens. Science fiction stories by John Fletcher, F. Willard Grey, Rog Phillips, Gerald Vance. Illustrations by Leo Ramon Summers, Ed Valigursky, Lawrence, Virgil Finlay, Tom Beecham. 7-in. x 10-in.; black and white; 162 newsprint pages. Cover price $0.25.

  • Vol. 334 #5
    Argosy Part 5: Argosy Magazine (1943-1979 Popular) Vol. 334 #5

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  • Issue #13
    Astonishing (1951) 13

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Three Feathers," script by Hank Chapman, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; A man kills his grandmother for his inheritance by dressing as a demon to induce a fatal heart attack. "The Demon of Disaster" text story. "Ghoul's Gold," art by Bernie Krigstein; A morgue attendant meets his end when he tries to steal the gold fillings from a corpse and the building catches fire. "The Death Watch," art by Cal Massey; A reporter assigned to write a story on the passing of a wealthy man is intrigued when he spies a beautiful woman sneaking into his room; He accosts her and demands a kiss or he will print her picture on the front page. "The House on the Hill," art by Vic Carrabotta; A young man encounters a pair of ghosts who rob people of their brains. "Helen's Husband," art by Ogden Whitney. Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 49 #3
    Astounding Science Fiction (1938-1960 Street and Smith) Pulp Vol. 49 #3

    May 1952. Cover by Van Dongen. Stories: "Gunner Cade"(Conclusion) by Cyril Judd, "Blood's a Rover" by Chad Oliver, "Fast Falls the Eventide" by Eric Frank Russell, "What Have I done?" by Mark Clifton, and "Half the Victory" by Brian Parker. Article: "Brookhaven Action" by John W. Campbell, Jr. Softcover, 5.5-in x 7.75-in, 170 Pages, B&W. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #1
    Attack (1952 Youthful) 1

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  • Issue #21
    Authentic Science Fiction (1951-1957 Hamilton & Co.) 21

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  • Issue #76
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    Vintage British humor magazine aimed primarily at men. 4 1/2-in. x 7-in., 36 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #70
    Batman (1940) 70
    Tags: Batman
    Published May 1952 by DC.

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    Cover by Win Mortimer. Be Sure of Your Facts! public service announcement with Buzzy, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. "The Robot Cop of Gotham City!", script by Bill Finger, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; A scientist creates a robot capable that can perform amazing athletics feats; He gives the machine to the Gotham City Police Department; The robot works with Batman and is apparently much better than him. Half-page Private Pete story by Henry Boltinoff. -page Casey the Cop story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Masterminds of Crime!", script by David Vern Reed, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Charles Paris; Batman disguises himself as the crook Drexel to infiltrate the Crime Academy. -page Varsity Vic story by Henry Boltinoff . -page One Punch Willie story by Stan Kaye. Jerry the Jitterbug two-page story by Henry Boltinoff. "Burglars, Beware!" text story by David Kahn, art by Raymond Perry. Half-page Peg story by Henry Boltinoff. "The Parasols of Plunder," script by Bill Woolfolk, pencils by Bob Kane (Batman and Robin figures only) and Lew Sayre Schwartz, inks by Charles Paris; The Penguin is released from prison on parole, providing he gives up anything having to do with birds; So he takes up an umbrella business....with the same criminal results! Full-page ad for House of Mystery #3. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battle (1951 Atlas) 8
    • Tape inside cover.

    "A Time to Die" (art by Paul Reinman), "Pill Box" (art by Robert Q. Sale), "Boots," "Mopping-Up," "Grenade" (art by Dave Berg), and a two-0page text story, "The Artillery of Chenyang." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Battle Cry (1952) 1
    • Staple rust.
  • Issue #3
    Battle Stories (1952) 3

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    "Desmond's Desperadoes," "Wanted: One MIG-15," and "Three Hours to Moonset!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Vol. 11 #2
    Beauty Parade (1941-1956 Harrison Publications) Vol. 11 #2

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  • Issue #1
    Beware Terror Tales (1952) 1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Tape on centerfold.
    • Label #1999686018
    • Cover detached at one staple, 3" spine split from bottom.

    E.C. art swipes from Haunt of Fear # 5 & Vault of Horror # 26. "Ghost Hounds of Trelawney" (art by Bob Powell), "The Nameless Horror," and "Custodian of the Dead!" Bernard Bailey cover and art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Beyond (1950 Ace) 11

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    Moon-God's Death-Dealing Idol, art by Jim McLaughlin; Searching for pearls, Cliff Banning is marooned on an uncharted island in the Indian ocean; He discovers a cruel moon-worshipping cult led by beautiful Luana; Once every month the moon turns blood red and a human has to be sacrificed. Recruits for the Legion of the Undead; Medical student Kip Powell has to watch five corpses flee from the city morgue; In pursuit he encounters Doctor Lostarza, an undead scientist experimenting with voodoo and the victory over death. The Other Side of the Macabre Mirror, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. In the Time-Trolls' Sinister Clutches. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Billy the Kid Adventure Magazine (1950) 10
  • Issue #35
    Black Cat Mystery (1951 Harvey) 35
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, does not interrupt art and story. 4 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Chipping on back cover.

    Atomic disaster cover/story. "The Last Man on Earth" (art by Bob Powell), "Forbidden Room," "Marching Zombies," and "Trick the Devil!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Black Diamond Western (1949) 34

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories by Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, Bill Walton, and Tothesque. Rough and tumble action tales of cowboys and the Old West. Black Diamond and Bumper are on the trail of the murderous raiders of the Express. 36 pages, full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Black Magic Vol. 2 (1951) 6

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    Cover art by Jack Kirby. It's Your Funeral!, art by Mort Meskin; Uncle Bart slips into a death-like state and is almost buried alive. Contact!, art by Bill Draut. Say the Magic Words starring Benny the burglar, art by Bill Walton. House ad for Young Romance and Young Love. A Man's Castle text story. A Giant Walks the Earth!, pencils by Mort Meskin, inks by George Roussos; Two pilots crash land in the mountains, disturbing a giant. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) 52

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    Blackhawk stars in "The Incredible Invasion," "Traitor in the Ranks," and "Blood on the Sphinx!" Chop Chop back-up story. Reed Crandall art. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Blondie (1947 McKay/Harvey/King/Charlton) 42
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • File Copy. Sticker residue and scratching to back of slab. Cracking to bottom right corner of slab with small piece of plastic missing and small piece of debris trapped inside slab.
    • Label #1035128011
  • Vol. 95 #1
    Blue Book (1905-1956 Story-Press/Consolidated/McCall) Pulp Vol. 95 #1

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  • Issue #10
    Bob Colt (1950) 10
    Published May 1952 by Fawcett.

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  • Issue #77
    Boy Comics (1942) 77
    • Cover detached at both staples.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer, William Overgard, and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. An aging boxer gets drawn into a crooked scheme that results in the blinding of another fighter. Teen delinquent Sammy (who looks like Jimmy Olsen) gets a second chance from Crimebuster, but his mean streak keeps getting the better of him. Iron Jaw's attempt at suicide by poison turns out to be another clever ploy to escape the police and Crimebuster. Crimebuster: Blind Alley; Action Shot; Iron Jaw's Poison; Little Wise Guys: Birthday Boomerang. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Boy Detective (1951) 4

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    Art by Nicholas Alascia and Everett Raymond Kinstler. Cover by Everett Raymond Kinstler. Tales of mystery and adventure with Dan Tayler, Boy Detective. Dan stalks a killer who laughs as he approaches his victims; He grapples with a gunman while investigating a murder on a skyscraper; Dan leaps aboard a speeding train to save a boy from kidnappers. Death Trap; The Laughing Killer; The Masked Terrorists; The Case of the Construction Crooks; The Smart Guy. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1
    Captain Jet (1952) 1
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    Aviation adventure over Korea, featuring a hero using the first generation of jet technology. Captain Jet is summoned by a native girl who is actually a secret agent in disguise. A story purports to describe the actual experience of a bombing run in Korea. A profile of real-life WWII aviator and war hero Dick Bong, who battled Axis forces over New Guinea. Greased Lightning; The Sky Fell Down!; Ace Reynolds: Betrayal Over Pangjun; Flight Heroes; Operation Jet; Hidden Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Captain Marvel Adventures (1941) 132
    • Chew.

    "Captain Marvel Battles Flood," "The Man Who Never Saw Captain Marvel," and "Captain Marvel and the Dizzy Dervish Day." Back-up stories: "Freddy Freshman and the Excuse" and Captain Kid in "Two Tickets to Nowhere." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #109
    Captain Marvel Jr. (1942) 109

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  • Issue #8
    Chamber of Chills (1952 Harvey) 8
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #9F5883-003

    Four gruesome stories, including decapitation and impaling: "Green Killer," "A Safari of Death," "Headless Horror," and "Formula for Death." Lee Elias cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #1A
    Classics Illustrated 095 All Quiet on the Western Front 1A
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.Water damage.
    • Only one staple (manufacturing). Cover detached.
    • Cover and centerfold detached. 4" spine split through cover and first 5 wraps.
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    All Quiet on the Western Front, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 96, with 5/52 date). The time is World War I - the scene, the battlefield, the story, told by one who was in the midst of it. Here is the unglorious, the unexciting, the unglamorous side of war and death...here is the story of the soldiers who fight. Here is the soul-stirring drama of the frontlines. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #1B
    Classics Illustrated 095 All Quiet on the Western Front 1B

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    All Quiet on the Western Front, 1st Printing, Painted Cover. (HRN 99, with 5/52 date). The time is World War I - the scene, the battlefield, the story, told by one who was in the midst of it. Here is the unglorious, the unexciting, the unglamorous side of war and death...here is the story of the soldiers who fight. Here is the soul-stirring drama of the frontlines. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #4
    Combat Kelly (1951 Atlas) 4

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    Two untitled Combat Kelly stories (scripts by Hank Chapman, art by Joe Maneely), plus "The Hard Way" (script by Chapman, art by Russ Heath), "Gold-Brickers," and a two-page text story, "The Fire of Courage." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Comic Cavalcade (1942) 50
    Published May 1952 by DC.
    • Interior is complete. Centerfold detached. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    "Sunshine! Sunshine! I must have sunshine!" starring Fox and the Crow, art by James F. Davis. Cracking Up starring Blabber Mouse, art by Rube Grossman; Tom Cat decides to resign from being a cat because he can't catch the mice. Blabber suggests he become a mouse instead. The Race starring Tortoise and the Hare. Championshio Football Game starring Pinky and Winky, art by Rube Grossman; Pinky and Winky try to sneak into the football game. "These Flies ought to do it" starring Blackie Bear. Gala Party of the Science Club starring Dodo and the Frog, art by Otto Feuer. Bernard the Brave story, art by Otto Feuer. "Here Comes Muggsy with a Big Watermelon" starring the Raccoon Kids, art by Otto Feuer. "My Grandpa's Old Eye Glasses!" starring Doodles Duck, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. "Would You Like to Buy a Vacuum Cleaner?" starring Dizzy Dog, script and art by Sheldon Mayer. "Have some crackle popsies!" starring Nutsy Squirrel, art by Rube Grossman. 68 pgs. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #83
    Comics on Parade (1938) 83

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  • Vol. 18 #7
    Complete Western Book Magazine (1933-1957 Newsstand) Pulp Vol. 18 #7

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  • Issue #36
    Cookie (1946) 36

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    Teen hijinks featuring Cookie and his pals, created by legendary animator Dan Gordon. Cookie and Jitterbuck compete on Jerk of the Week, the TV game show where the dumbest answer wins; Fritzi finally gets her big break, and she instantly forgets her friend Starlet OHara; Cookies frustrated Pop finally hops a train and runs off to be a hobo. Cookie; Zoot: Hobo Hi-Jinx; Starlet O'Hara in Hollywood; Petey; Jitterbuck: Jitterbuck and the Glorious Girl! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #78
    Crack Western (1949) 78
    • Staple rust. Rust migration. Severe water damage.

    Cover by Reed Crandall. Stories by Robert Bernstein and unknown. Art by Pete Morisi and unknown. Featuring: Two-Gun Lil in an untitled story; Arizona Raines in "The Killers of Laurel Ridge"; Bob Allen, Frontier Marshal in "Greed is a Deadly Disease!"; the Whip in an untitled story; and 1-page text story "The Vanishing Stagecoach" starring Jeff Riley and Becky Mills. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime and Justice (1951) 7

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  • Issue #50
    Crime and Punishment (1948) 50
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Ross Andru, Al Luster, Dick Rockwell, Bob Fujitani, Al Wenzel, and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Inept hoods cause so much death and property damage that the mob itself sets out to track them down. A gang blackmails ordinary citizens into committing crimes for them, and they're willing to kill to keep the secret. Cop killer Ronald Brandton pulls the biggest mail robbery in US history to that point, and is hunted by authorities for six years. The Hunt; Blackmailed Into Crime; "Holiday" Hoodlums; Ronald Brandton, Cop Killer; Disgrace In Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.