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  • Item #54459283
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    Published Feb 1946 by Lev Gleason.

    Boy Comics (1942) 26 GD/VG 3.0

    Centerfold detached at single center staple.

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Sidney Mason, Alan Mandel, Jack Alderman, Norman Maurer, Dick Briefer, Dick Wood 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. Crimebuster tries to rescue a man marked for death by mobsters. Yankee Longago meets Haroun Al-Raschid, the caliph at the center of the Arabian Nights tales, featuring art by Dick Briefer. Young Robinhood tries to figure out how to cope after Friar Tuck falls in love, complicating their crimefighting. Crimebuster; Swoop Storm; Boy Comics Hero of the Month; Daredevil: Death In a White Suit; Little Dynamite: The Clever Crime; Young Robinhood; Yankee Longago. 68 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Published Jun 1946 by Lev Gleason.

    Boy Comics (1942) 28 GD/VG 3.0

    Centerfold detached at single center staple.

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick French, Norman Maurer, Dick Briefer, Alan Mandel, Dick Wood 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. Crimebuster goes after a hot-car ring. Yankee Longago tries to help a medieval princess avoid marriage to a wizard, featuring art by Dick Briefer. Little Dynamite takes on the neighborhood kids in a sandlot baseball game. Crimebuster; Swoop Storm; Boy Comics Hero of the Month; Daredevil Five Falls For Death; Little Dynamite: Ball of Fire; Young Robinhood; Yankee Longago. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54459285
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    Published Dec 1946 by Lev Gleason.

    Boy Comics (1942) 31 GD/VG 3.0

    Water damage.

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Virginia Hubbell, Dan Barry, Norman Maurer, Carl Hubbell, Dick Wood 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. Crimebuster helps a Middle Eastern princess in New York who has been targeted by a fortune hunter. Young Robinhood takes on cattle rustlers in New York, featuring early art by Flash Gordon's Dan Barry. Swoop Storm's latest invention is an airstrip that can be installed in midair. Also featuring a vintage ad for the Glow in the Dark Necktie ("Girls Can't Resist!"). Crimebuster; Little Dynamite; Daredevil: Not-So-Wild Life; Swoop Storm; Young Robinhood. 68 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54410524
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    Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955 Lev Gleason) 22 CGC 2.5 Restored

    Restored: C1

    Paper: Slightly britle

    Restoration includes: small amount of glue on spine of cover, tear seal to cover.

    Label #1349108002

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Briefer, Harry Lucey, Woody Hamilton, Carl Hubbell, Bob Montana, George Tuska, Norman Maurer, Alan Mandel, Lev Gleason and Charles Biro. Numbering continues from Silver Streak Comics (1939) #21. Erroneously listed as issue #23 on cover (#22 in 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 series kicks off with the true story of 1930s mobster Louis Lepke Buchalter, the gangster who created the Murder, Inc. killer-for-hire operation. The Wild West gunfighter "Wild Bill" Hickok becomes a figure of legend. Paralyzed polio survivor Bill Reed develops a set of prosthetic wings and becomes the superhero War Eagle, in his sole adventure. Crime Kings: The Real Story Behind Lepke, Mad Dog of the Underworld; Wild Bill Hickok; Officer Edward Maher and the Mad Dog Killers of Fifth Avenue; The Saga of Harpshead Road; Two-Legged Rats; The Mad Musician and His Tunes of Doom; The Crime Corner Presents: Hollywoods Panther Man, The Jersey Devil; The Case of the Twisted Cigarettes; The Blackout Murder Mystery; Dickie Dean, The Boy Inventor; The War Eagle. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54636207
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    Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955 Lev Gleason) 78 VG 4.0 Double Cover

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    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, Tony DiPreta, and Charles Biro. 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. Mr. Crime narrates the tale of Link Gage, whose attempt to take over his hometown rackets leads to a shootout on a parade float. Holdup men foolishly leave maps to their planned crimes where police can find them. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed a concert violinist in the middle of a symphony performance. Cover and first page feature endorsements from police Captain Felix Lynch and Mary Sullivan, NYPD Women's Bureau Chief, approving of "this magazine as a good reading for red-blooded American youngsters." Also featuring a vintage ad for "Amazing Lifelike Rubber Masks." Link Gage; This'll Kill Ya; The Taxi Killers; On The Level; Our Police Hall of Fame; Al Hodges and John "Shorty" Gross; Who Dunnit. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54552587
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    Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955 Lev Gleason) 92 GD/VG 3.0

    Starts Oct 4

    Painted cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, Tony DiPreta, Carl Wessler and Charles Biro. 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. Tough private eye Chip Gardner tries to prove an accident in a steelworks was murder and winds up in a barrel, featuring a great cover by Bob Fujitani and a story possibly written by Walter Gibson, creator of The Shadow. A man leaping from a building flashes back on the events that led him there. A story that dares the reader to solve a murder at a costume party in the Mephisto Club during Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Also featuring a vintage ad for the book "How to Get Along with Girls." Chip Gardner: The Payroll Bonus Murders; Fall Guy; On the Level; Our Police Hall of Fame; Rabbit's Foot; Who Dunnit?: The Death of the Grand Demon! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54636208
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    Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955 Lev Gleason) 142 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Howard O'Donnell, Al Wenzel, Pete Morisi and Charles Biro. 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. 'Truck' Browne carries out a series of modern-day train robberies. Tubercular criminal Duke Murry uses his grim diagnosis to get paroled and back into the game of crime. Dr. Aldiers has a reason for tending to his ailing, wealthy father-in-law, in a story featuring early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. The Vengeful Big 'Truck' Browne; 3 Alarm Homicide; Duke Murry's Bust Out Bust; Curiosities in Law and Crime; Fast Cure for Dr. Aldiers; Nickel Fare to Doom; Who Dunnit? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54636209
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    Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955 Lev Gleason) 143 FN- 5.5

    This item's 5.5 grade equals the top CGC census grade.
    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Howard O'Donnell, Tony Di Preta, John Belfi, Al Wenzel, Pete Morisi and Charles Biro. 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. Police launch a nationwide manhunt when killer Carl Veech escapes from prison. NYPD detectives seek the truth behind a local bartender's murder. Murderous thug Johnny Druchak gets what's coming to him, in a story featuring early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Joe Kubert's first cover for Crime Does Not Pay is also the first issue to feature the Comics Code seal. Proceed with Extreme Caution!; Squealer's Showdown; You Can't Win!; The Mystery of Two Strangers; The Crimson Trail of Johnny Druchak!; For All to See; Lev Gleason's Western Lore. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54636210
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    Crime Does Not Pay (1942-1955 Lev Gleason) 146 VG- 3.5

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Powell, Al Wenzel, Dick Giordano, Vincent Alascia, Pete Morisi and Charles Biro. 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. Bart Kiley swears revenge against the rookie cop who sent him to prison. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed a man at a seaside resort. The cops close in on Big Willie Rosse, but he's not going down easy. The Con and the Canary!; The Devil Is Patient; The Clue on the Beach; Hep Heaps; The Bitter Career of the Candy Man; The Big Mop-Up; Lev Gleason's Quiz Time. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54459288
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    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 38 VG/FN 5.0

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Richard French, Morris Weiss, Virginia Hubbell and Carl Hubbell. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. Daredevil reveals his true origin to the Little Wise Guys: he mastered the boomerang while being raised by a tribe of aborigines in Australia. Boxer Go-Along Gallagher finally hits the big time, but someone wants him to throw a fight. Teen inventor Dickie Dean is testing his "mechanical whale" when it gets hijacked by smugglers. Also featuring a vintage ad for Pepsi-Cola starring "Pepsi the Pepsi-Cola Cop," and illustrated profiles of writer Charles Biro, publisher Lev Gleason and artist Bob Wood. Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys; Daredevil; Sniffer; We'll Never Forget; Twiddle; Crimebuster: Too Many Clues; Go-Along Gallagher; Dickie Dean. 68 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52902187
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    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 39 GD+ 2.5

    Staple rust.

    Starts Oct 18

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Chic Stone, Morris Weiss (credited as Wes Sirrom), and Carl Hubbell. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys investigate the murder of a trapeze artist at a circus. Boxer Go-Along Gallagher hires a new trainer who's classy, but not as good as street-fighter Nocky. Teen inventor Dickie Dean encounters a gang of killers while testing his new burrowing rocket. Also featuring a vintage ad for a Daredevil "Sun Dial Wrist Watch," and an early strip by future Marvel legend Chic Stone. Another over-the-top cover by Charles Biro, especially for clownophobes. Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys; Daredevil; Sniffer; We'll Never Forget; Inside Dope; Crimebuster: Too Many Clues; Go-Along Gallagher; Dickie Dean. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #54459289
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    Daredevil Comics (1941 Lev Gleason) 39 GD+ 2.5

    Centerfold detached at single center staple, some tears and staining throughout interior.

    Starts Oct 4

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Chic Stone, Morris Weiss (credited as Wes Sirrom), and Carl Hubbell. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys investigate the murder of a trapeze artist at a circus. Boxer Go-Along Gallagher hires a new trainer who's classy, but not as good as street-fighter Nocky. Teen inventor Dickie Dean encounters a gang of killers while testing his new burrowing rocket. Also featuring a vintage ad for a Daredevil "Sun Dial Wrist Watch," and an early strip by future Marvel legend Chic Stone. Another over-the-top cover by Charles Biro, especially for clownophobes. Daredevil and the Little Wise Guys; Daredevil; Sniffer; We'll Never Forget; Inside Dope; Crimebuster: Too Many Clues; Go-Along Gallagher; Dickie Dean. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Item #52554974
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    Lovers' Lane (1949) 38 CGC 4.0

    Paper: Cream to off white

    Slab: Scuffing on front of case

    Label #1992270018

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    Cover by Fred Kida. Stories and art by Bill Woolfolk, Al Wenzel, Jay Scott Pike, Robert Martinott and Eloise Taylor. From the publisher of Crime Does Not Pay, Lover's Lane offered somewhat edgier, more lurid tales than other romance comics of the era. Penny, an orphan, is so desperate for love that soon she has a bad reputation with the boys. Redheaded ice skater Rusty secretly loves her coach Mike, but he's all business. German immigrant Greta arrives in the US to be with Hal, only to find he's met someone else. Also featuring a vintage ad for a Tom Corbett, Space Ranger "Invisible Helmet." Love Starved; Love on Ice; Trust Your Love; Girl Unwanted; Love Problems. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.