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Crime Does Not Pay (1942) comic books

  • Issue #101
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 101

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    Painted cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Claude Moore, Dick Rockwell, Robert Q. Sale 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 investigates a beautiful femme fatale and stolen incriminating documents, featuring another action-packed painted cover by Bob Fujitani and a story possibly written by Walter Gibson, creator of The Shadow. Ernie and his brother Tom face an inevitable showdown after one becomes a gangster and the other a cop. Masked robbers become known as the Trenchcoat Trio, but one of them likes their new notoriety a little too much. Also featuring a vintage ad for " Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Cain versus Abel; Chip Gardner: The Case of the Crooked Politician; Murder Bait; Murder Is a Stranger; How They Were Trapped!; On the Level; Who Dunnit?: Say it With Bullets! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #102
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 102

    Painted cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Al McWilliams, Dick Rockwell, Claude Moore, Robert Q. Sale 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 takes a temporary job as a prison warden and uncovers murder, featuring another action-packed painted cover by Bob Fujitani and a story possibly written by Walter Gibson, creator of The Shadow. Mr. Crime narrates the tale of Wesley, a struggling writer who helps plan a robbery but gets in too deep. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed an eccentric millionaire who was paying off a blackmailer and a con man. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Chip Gardner: You'll Never Live to Tell; Book of Sins; Stop Thief!; Dr. Raymond Addams, Man on the Run; How They Were Trapped!; Who Dunnit?: Appointment with Death. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #103
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 103

    Painted cover by Bob Fujitani. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Carl Wessler, Dick Rockwell, 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 figure out who's trying to kill a beautiful woman, featuring one last action-packed painted cover by Bob Fujitani. A suburban family debates whether to testify after they accidentally witness a gangland killing. A story that dares the reader to figure out who threw a man down an elevator shaft at a luxury hotel. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Chip Gardner: The Rabbit-Punch Murder Case; Material Witness; The Corpse Came Back!; The Fruits of Crime; Who Dunnit?: The Dead Don't Talk. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #104
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 104

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Gene Colan, Fred Guardineer, Carl Wessler, Frank Bolle, Dick Rockwell, 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. A blind man is stalked by a killer, featuring early art by comics legend (and future Daredevil artist) Gene Colan. A race-car driver tries to outrun gangsters after he refuses to fix a race. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed the salvage diver who found Blackbeard's pirate treasure. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Dead Men Don't Double-Cross; Terror in the Dark; The Curious Case of the Curio; Murder in Greenwich Village; Who Dunnit?: Riddle of Blackbeard's Treasure. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #105
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 105
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Gene Colan, Fred Guardineer, Fred Kida, 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. Mr. Crime narrates the tale of a blond gangster's moll who brings destruction to the bad men around her, featuring classic bad-girl art and cover. Carlton has recurring nightmares of an old house and a door that spells his doom. A country mouse visits his brother in New York and learns he's become a gangster with numerous enemies. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." The Big Cut; The Door That Spelled Doom?; Death Knell; The Careless Crook; The Gas Station Murder. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #106
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 106

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Fred Guardineer, Carl Wessler, Al McWilliams, Dick Rockwell, 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. An investigator tries to prove that a gangster's suicide was actually murder, but a blond femme fatale is out to get him first. A lawyer goes to work for a racketeer, but when his sister gets drawn in, he realizes he's gone too far. Detective Boyd learns that a doll holds the clue to an arson and murder gang. A classic anti-drug PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." The Last Stand of Walther "The Profile" Taylor; We Can Stop the Enemies of Youth; Crooked Mouthpiece; The Killer Came East; The Case of the Deadly Doll; The Frame-Up That Backfired. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #107
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 107

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Kida, Al McWilliams, Dick Rockwell, 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 a gangster who wants to get out of the crime lifestyle, but first he must survive his ex-cronies. Cops try a desperate gamble to get the goods on elusive gangster Rock Madden. A gangster falls victim to his own murder-for-hire gang. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Its Not Easy to Quit!; The State Versus Rock Madden; Pattern for Punks; The Man Who Ordered His Own Rub-Out; Scourge of the Waterfront; This'll Kill Ya. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #108
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 108

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Al McWilliams, Dick Rockwell, Claude Moore 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. During Prohibition, a con man decides to use his mob to hijack a bootlegger's shipment of booze. Small-time hoods try to convince a just-released safecracker to come out of retirement for one last job. Detective Geoffrey learns that a custom clothing tag holds the clue to a book dealer's suicide. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." The Double-Cross That Boomeranged; Jim Franton, Bootlegger versus Bud Rollins, Con-Man; The Junkies; One Thrill Too Many; On the Level; The Case of the Custom-Made Clothes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #109
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 109
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Al Bellman, 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. Cops chase a jewel thief and a fortune in gems from Rio de Janeiro to Manhattan. A gangster's wife wants his racket in the divorce, and she's willing to kill to get it, in a story featuring classic bad-girl art. A deadly gangland feud from Italy follows a mob boss to America. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Hot Ice Can Burn; The Female of the Species Is Deadlier Than the Male; Lonely Hearts and Greedy Gals; The Vicious Vendetta Massacre; Rest in Peace Gang? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #110
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 110

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Dick Rockwell, 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. A small-time hood falls for a blond femme fatale, unaware she's setting him up to be a gangster's fall guy. After a plane crash, robbers fleeing a crime wind up stranded in the ocean and turn on each other. The Danero brothers rise in the underworld of Prohibition Brooklyn, until they run into a gangster even more ruthless than them. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Fall Guy Artie Black; Dis'll Kill Ya; Journey into Horror; Banks and Bullets; Bootleg Gold; Ya'll Die Laffin'; Trigger-Happy Torpedo. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #111
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 111
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Fred Guardineer, Norman Maurer, 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. A subway worker witnesses a murder, and his testimony could bring down a bootlegging empire - if he survives. Kevin carefully murders his successful twin brother and takes his place, only to learn his brother had skeletons in his closet - literally. Pete Carney masterminds a prison break by disguising himself and his cellmates as the warden's personal cook, in a story very similar to issue #69's "Tiger Harkness" story. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Eye Witness; The Fatal Switch; Pete Carney; The Plush Pen; "Country" Adams, The Corn-Fed Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #112
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 112

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro and others. 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 Sap Doretti, the violent thug whose lack of smarts makes him the perfect middle-management gangster, or so his bosses think. A stool pigeon faces mob reprisals after he testifies about his part in a robbery. A two-bit hood puts pressure on his aged mother after gangsters give him two days to pay off his gambling debts. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." The Tragic Tale of "Sap" Doretti; Kangaroo Justice; Vendetta; 3 Time Loser; Momma's Boy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #113
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 113

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Fred Guardineer 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. A gang war erupts between the Vito and Morelle mobs during Prohibition. Twin brothers Lou and Bill Horton are just who a mobster needs for his next bank job. Brutal thug Jake "The Bull" is too trigger-happy for even his fellow hoods. Also featuring a vintage ad for WWII-era Army surplus camp gear. Booze, Bullets, and Brutality; Double Trouble; The Big Dope; Jake "The Bull" Van Zant; No Honor Among Thieves. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #114
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 114

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Fred Guardineer, 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. Crusading reporter Mike Castle is in danger from ganglord Laird, but Mike's wife Elaine offers to run off with her old flame Laird if he'll leave Mike alone. Brothers Carl and Bill Barton have a robbery spree in New Orleans. A classic religious PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Also featuring a vintage ad for a Sherlock Holmes "detective cap". The Deadly Challenge?; The Ferryboat Caper; The Girl Who Went Wrong; Terror in New Orleans; Prayer Works Wonders; Joe Blatz "The Terrible". 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #115
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 115

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Fred Guardineer 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. Cass Varger uses murder and trickery to get to the top of the mob heap, but he's made too many enemies along the way. Police are puzzled when a hood insists on confessing to a murder he clearly didn't commit. A mayor faces scrutiny when his opponent is murdered just before the election by someone dressed like a cop. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Trapped by the Dead!; The Criminal Who Wanted to Punish Himself; The Late Tour; Terror on Loon Street; The Lone Witness. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #116
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 116

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Norman Maurer 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. The violent life and death of legendary outlaw John Dillinger. A young doctor and his wife are abducted by bank robbers after one of the gang is shot during a robbery. A former circus acrobat with a knack for safecracking becomes known to the police as The Human Fly. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." John Dillinger, Desperado to the Death; Bloody Hideout; The Alky Racket; Hear No Evil; The Human Fly. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #117
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 117

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Fred Guardineer 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. The story of notorious real-life gunman Pretty Boy Floyd. Mob boss Chris Ramsdell must face the music after one of his hoods shoots a senator's daughter. A tough DA is targeted by a gangster after he convicts his brother of murder. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Pretty Boy Floyd, "Racketeer" Reward; Test Your Judgment!; Crime News Oddities; The End of the Underworld? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #118
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 118

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Ken Landau, Frank Bolle, 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. The last days of infamous gangster Baby Face Nelson. Gangster Lisa Monroe is as tough as any man, and tries to turn her partners against each other. Thugs use tear gas to rob commuter train passengers. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Baby Face Nelson; Blood Red Fingernails; Test Your Judgment; One for the Money, Two for the Show. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #119
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 119

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro and others. 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 true story of infamous outlaw Mad Dog Coll (who refers to himself on the cover as "Glad Dog Coll"). Simple-minded Willie is used as a patsy by his gangster cronies, until he fights back. Beautiful Lilli causes trouble when she's torn between gambler Buck Neilson and powerful political fixer Gowland. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Mad Dog Coll, the Mad Gunman; The Hatchet Man; Test Your Judgment; Crime Oddities; Partners In Corruption. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #120
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 120
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Fred Guardineer, Dick Rockwell, 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. The history of the Brady Gang that terrorized Maine, and their bloody finish. The Whyos Gang terrorizes 1880s New York with murder-for hire schemes, in a story featuring some whimsical art. A hood on the lam is marked for death after he threatens to report on his old mob. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." The Brady Gang; Cut Rate Murder; Swindler's Paradise; Strange Criminals; Crime Oddities; The Assassination of Big Angie. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #121
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 121
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell 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. After the death of ganglord Arnold Rothstein, Waxey Gordon becomes involved in a losing power struggle with Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky. Lower East Side small-time hood Bugs Aaron is determined to get out of the slums, even if he has to start a gang war to do it. Mob mastermind Duke Jarboe meets his fate at a shootout with police atop a Ferris wheel. Also featuring "Lev Gleason Comics picture trading cards." Extra-lurid showgirl cover by an unknown artist. The Incredible Dynamic Career of Irving (Waxey Gordon) Wexler; Marty Aarons: Bugs; Swindler's Paradise; Strange Criminals; The Crimeography of Duke Jarboe. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #122
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 122

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell 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. Dion O'Banion goes bullet-for-bullet with Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. Revenue agent Jeff Parker descends into a smugglers' hangout, even though it's probably a trap, but undercover agent Margot is not far away. Safecracker Dennis Rankin, aka Magic Fingers, hatches a new plot that cops call The Fall Guy Case. Deadly Dion O'Bannion, the Czar of Mob Rule; Set for the Kill; Disciples of Deception; Delayed Justice; Once More for Good Measure. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #123
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 123

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell, 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. Joe Masseria becomes an early boss in New York City Mafia - in fact, Boss is his nickname. Chicago mob boss Hymie Weiss becomes known as "the only man Al Capone feared." Hymie Weiss, Dynamo of Hate; Strange Criminals; Lucky Joe Masseria, Bullet Dodger; Crime Oddities; Who Killed Boss Faber? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #124
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 124

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Rockwell, 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. Kid Twist becomes a hit man for Murder Inc. in the 1930s, before becoming an important and ultimately doomed witness against them. Escaped convicts take a hapless suburban family hostage to use their house as a hideout. Nick and Louis Vincent become involved in the Prohibition-era gang war between the Colombo and Jack Parsons gangs. The Rise and Fall of Abe "Kid" Reles, Dynamo of Hate; A Night of Terror; Strange Criminals; Crime Oddities; The Vicious Vincent Brothers. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #125
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 125

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by 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. The story of Frank Nash, called "the most successful bank robber in U.S. history," until the Kansas City Massacre. A convict has a change of heart during a breakout and saves a prison guard. The Hair-Raising Career of Massacre Mad Frank Nash; The End of the Line; Strange Criminals; Crime Oddities; The Case of the X-Rayed Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #126
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 126

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Moe Marcus, Al Gordon, Bernard Case 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. Insane killer Fred Blore loves his banjo, but woe to anyone who crosses him or his instrument. A gang war erupts between country bootleggers the Gordon mob and their city-mouse rivals, the Kivac gang. A hired killer tries to set up somebody else to take the rap for his double-cross. Killers from the Sticks; Kill-Crazy Fred "Banjo" Blore; Strange Criminals; Crime Oddities; Violence. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #127
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 127

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Moe Marcus, Al Gordon, John Belfi 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. After their gambling ship goes down, leaving them stranded on a desert island, gangsters face a dead man's revenge. A charming New York businessman lives a double life as a holdup man. Harry Tracy was the last surviving member of the Hole in the Wall Gang. Dead Man's Revenge; Best Fights of the Century; The Jekyll and Hyde Killer; A Nose for Murder; The Death Hunt of Slippery Tiger Tracy. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #128
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 128

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Ben Brown 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. Chuck Dorset's car-theft ring is the most successful in the country, until a chase and shootout with cops on a dangerous mountain road. An underworld outfit hides wanted criminals where they won't be found, but maybe it's not such a good deal. Gangster Lucky Abel gets a second chance after the underworld turns against him. Also featuring a vintage ad for a Tom Corbett, Space Ranger "Invisible Helmet." Chuck Dorset's Race Against Death; The Map; The High Cost of Dying; Lucky Kid Abel's. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #129
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 129

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Tony DiPreta, Vic Carrabotta 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. Cops seek lone hood Bill Flint, who kills indiscriminately if he feels even slightly threatened. Prohibition-era gangster Duke Stanley doesn't want to join an organized-crime mob, even if all the other hoods are doing it. Special agent Mike Devlin sets out to get the goods on untouchable mob boss Big Al Malone, but first he must get past Malone's dogs, human and otherwise. Also featuring a vintage ad for a Tom Corbett, Space Ranger "Invisible Helmet." Bill Flint the Lone Wolf; It's On the Record; The Dead Don't Return; Strange Punishments; How To Get A Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #130
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 130

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    Cover by George Tuska. Stories and art by George Tuska, Al Wenzel 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. Prison guard Edmonds turns to crime and ends up a convict himself. Johnny uses his skill with fast cars to become a top crook, but his ex-mechanic Willy has settled down and is reluctant to join his outfit. A hit man's failing eyesight results in a strange case of murder. The Other Side of the Bars; The Big Job; Death on Wheels: The Tragic Story of a Weakling; The Man Who Sold Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #131
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 131

    Cover by George Tuska. Stories and art by George Tuska, Al Wenzel 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. The Benette brothers end up in prison because Elroy is a little too free with his fists, but more violence won't solve the problem. Honest country joe Herb loves Becky, but her drunken husband finds out and plots a murder. The reader gets to decide a convict's fate as if they were a member of his parole board. The Case of Elroy Bennet; The Furlance Case; Nicky, the Hustler; I Beg Your Pardon; This'll Kill Ya!; The Fantastic True Story of Goopy and Gammon. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #132
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 132

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Ralph Mayo, 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. Snookie Peters tries to control his gambling so he doesn't end up like his father, but a lucky streak puts him in Dutch to the mob. A cab driver finds a fortune in cash in his back seat, but unfortunately, it belongs to a gangster. The reader gets to decide a convict's fate as if they were a member of his parole board. Also featuring an action-girl cover by Charles Biro. Beginner's Hard Luck!; Finder's Weepers; This and Murder!; A Fat Tip for Murder; I Beg Your Pardon. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #133
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 133

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Ralph Mayo, Al Wenzel, C. H. Moore 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. Charlie the Ape is ready to get the loot from a year-old bank job from beautiful Lili Ravell, but Lili is preparing to turn the gang against each other so she can keep the money for herself. Ex-convict Joyce is caught between the new scheme with the new boyfriend and violent old flame Nick, who wants her back at any cost. A convict tells his parole board how beautiful redhead Connie led him down the road to prison, in a story with classic bad-girl art by Ralph Mayo. Darkly amusing bad-girl cover by Charles Biro. The Murder Mad Gang of East City; Valentine in Lead; Hang on to Your Steam Shovel!; Cobra with Lipstick; Crazy to Kill!; On the Level. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #134
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 134

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Bill Walton, Al Wenzel, 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. Small-time hood Toledo Wilson finds himself hunted by cops and the mob alike. A reporter discovers the truth about a mayor's murder, after his election opponent is heard threatening his life on television. Duke the Squeal plays a dangerous game when he double-crosses two mob bosses simultaneously. "Kill Me If You Can"; The Tragic Victory of Mayor Benson; I Lied To Go to Prison; Darn Those Guillotines; Caught in the Crossfire; Back to the Living. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #135
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 135

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    Cover by Charles Biro and George Tuska. Stories and art by George Tuska, Bill Walton, Bob Fujitani, 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. The life and crimes of real-life bank robber Wilbur Underhill, known as "The Tri-State Terror." Hood Fred Garson knows he can't shoot it out with the cops, but he's just desperate enough to think he can jump to that next rooftop. Shoe-shiner "Silly" is determined to be a big man on the rackets, and he knows how to do it. The Death Rattle of Wilbur Underhill; The Crook Who Set His Own Trap!; Thank You, You Crook!; Silly, the Bootblack; The Case of the Talking Hat. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #136
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 136

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Mike Sekowsky, Bill Walton, 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. Hobos discover the murderous truth about one of their own when he talks in his sleep. A killer takes to the wilderness to hide out from the cops in the delightfully titled "Creeping Terror of Pussyfoot Mountain ". Kathy, moll of drug kingpin Arnie, sets out to turn handsome Danny against his boss, in a classic femme fatale tale. Hobo's Coffin; The Bloody Break from Cell Block 4; Pity the Kleptomaniac; The Creeping Terror of Pussyfoot Mountain; The Case of the Ambitious Hood's Moll. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #137
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 137

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Ed Moore, Al Wenzel, 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. During Prohibition, ganglord Mike "Straw Hat" Vanek outwits his enemies by creating the underworld's first bullet-proof car. The Chetter Brothers become the terror of the underworld, and meet their violent ends one by one. A police detective steps in to pick up the pieces after a gang war over control of the docks. The Strange Case of Gang Czar Mike Falone; Mike "Straw Hat" Vanek and His Steel Coffin; Animals on Trial; The Bloody Saga of the Chetter Brothers; Two-Man Dock War. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #138
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 138

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska 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. Jerry the Kid is quick with his fists and quicker to make his way up the underworld ladder. Al Chalen thinks he's figured out a way out of prison, as long as no one looks at his gun too closely. Small-time gangster Putty, who looks a little like Jimmy Olsen, betrays his cop brother to get in good with the mob. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Space Specs" - mini-binoculars that wear like eyeglasses. Jerry The Kid's One-Way Ticket; Al Chalen and His Wooden Gun; I'm Wrong, I'm Right!; The Scapegoat; Joe "Big Mouth" Fenwek. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #139
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 139
    • Water damage. Staple rust.

    Cover by George Tuska. Stories and art by George Tuska, Mike Sekowsky, Bill Walton 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. Juvenile delinquent Larry sees the error of his ways after he witnesses an electric-chair execution. A man realizes the new tenant at his hotel is a dangerous escaped convict hiding out from the police. Joe has a great con going, swindling gamblers, but his partner Leo is a little too violent. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Space Specs" - mini-binoculars that wear like eyeglasses. Eyewitness; Stopover for Murder; Some Guys Are Never Satisfied; Joe Mosdek the Master Dealer; A Cop's Last Fight. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #140
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 140

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by George Tuska, Robert Martinott 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. Spoiled, drunken Larry Collingsworth doesn't respond well when his family finally decides to rein him in. A violent man attacks the teacher who dared to discipline his son. The mob wants boxer Billy to throw a fight, but he has other ideas. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Space Specs" - mini-binoculars that wear like eyeglasses. Was He a Psycho?; The Man Who Arrested Himself; Assisted by Miracles; He Defied the Mob; Run for Your Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #141
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 141

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Tony Di Preta, 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. A gang war turns a town into a war zone. An extra-polite bank robber bears a strange resemblance to future extra-polite aircraft hijacker D.B. Cooper. Criminal mastermind Cecil has an alligator pit for those who defy him, in a story featuring early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Anybody's Oyster; The Case of the Broken Bones; The Case of the Polite Bank Robber; The Judges' Dilemmas; The Violent Saga of the Ambitious Hank Dorish; Loony Line-Up; The Poison Peddler; Easy Money. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #142
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 142

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    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.

  • Issue #143
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 143

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    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.

  • Issue #144
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 144

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    Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories and art by C. H. Moore, 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. Deputy Ed Kappa executes a daring car chase to catch Fat Face Klizerz' mob. Bill Cady, Joe Dancer and Chuck Stone come to be known as the Saturday Night Gang. Manny Langy fakes a hospital stay to create a murder alibi, in a story featuring the "sanitized" violence of the post-Code Crime Does Not Pay - all murders conveniently occurring off-panel. The Fall of the Saturday Night Gang; Gus Emory's Last Threat; I Helped Capture Fat Face Klinerz!; Light Side of the Law; Troubleshooter's Trouble; Paying for Trouble; On the Level; Science vs. the Criminal. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #145
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 145

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by 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. Banner has turned to crime, but his step-brother Frank selflessly offers to sacrifice himself to protect him. Freddie Palace agrees to be a getaway driver, and the next thing he knows, he's killed somebody. Small-town police use forensic evidence to catch a killer. Unheeded Warning!; Two-Headed Alibi; Cornered!; Judging by the Laff!; The Case of the Drifting Barge; Double-Barreled Menace; Lev Gleason's Quiz Time. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #146
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 146

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    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.

  • Issue #147
    Crime Does Not Pay (1942) 147
    • Water damage.

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Joe Kubert, Bob Powell, Tony Di Preta, 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. A lost shoe on the highway leads police to a murder, and other clues provide the killer, in a story featuring early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. The lingering scent of perfume gives away the killer of a garage mechanic. The town bookie murders the town clerk, apparently, but detectives feel something doesn't add up. Hitchhike to Doom; A Million Is Too Much; The Clue of the Perfumed Bandit!; Oddly Enough; In Deep; Mighty Rookie; Lev Gleason's Quiz Time. Final issue of the series, after 13 years and at least three different content "codes." 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.