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=thrilling crime cases comic books issue 49

  • Issue #49
    Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) 49

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by George Peltz and others. Part of Star Publications' purchase of Novelty Publications titles, former adventure comic 4Most becomes one of the most violent of the pre-Code crime titles, with lurid covers by L. B. Cole. Police close in on criminal genius Duke Morane and his underworld empire. In pre-WWII Germany, Hilda marries wealthy older men and then poisons them. The leader of one of the earliest New York street gangs, the Bowery Boys, Bill the Butcher later enters city politics. Underworld Mastermind; The Poisoner; Strong Arm Terror. Final issue under this title; series continues as Shocking Mystery Cases (1952) #50. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.