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Famous Crimes (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Famous Crimes (1948) 1
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Heavy staple rust/migration.

    All comic stories except "Alvin Karpis, Old Creepy" are reprinted from either Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) or Phantom Lady Series 1 (1947). In order of appearance: "Alvin Karpis, Old Creepy"; "Inspector Roc's Felony Files, The Bloodless Corpse" art bt Alvin C. Hollingsworth, reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #50; "Clara Peete, The Beautiful Beast" narrated by Phantom Lady, reprinted from Phantom Lady Series 1 (1947) #16; "Sadie Krum, Girl Bandit" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #52; "Jack 'Legs' Diamond, Scorpion of Crime" narrated by Blue Beetle, art by Paul Parker, reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #53; "Homicide Diary, Case of the Lethal Christmas Package!" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #53; "Homicide Diary, Case of the Homicidal Hit-Runner of Donelson, Tennessee" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #55; and "Killers at Large" reprinted from Blue Beetle (1939 Fox/Holyoke) #56. "Murder Will Not Sink" text story. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Famous Crimes (1948) 13
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    All stories reprinted in Famous Crimes (1948) #51. In order of appearance: "The Erdon Twins"; "Bennie Dickson and Stella Mae Irwin, Marriage in Crime!!" also retitled and reprinted as "Bloodstained Bullets" in Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #18; and "Frankie 'Angles' Marlowe" also retitled and reprinted as "Paid Back With Death" in Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #48. "Decoy for Death" text story reprinted from Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #11 and also retitled and reprinted as "Brother of Death" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #14. 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Famous Crimes (1948) 16
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    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom of comic.

    One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Louis Find is haunted by the souls of the many women he has robbed and murdered; A phone call and a trail of chewed matchsticks leads the cops to ruthless killer Cliff Sutterstone; The Salicki and Gennet gangs turn San Francisco into a battlefield. Death Is a Small Fat Man; The Avenging Murderer; Harry the Horse Makes Hollywood; Salicki-Gennet Feud: Frisco's Savage Gang War; The Pueblos. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Famous Crimes (1948) 19
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    • Cover detached at one staple.

    One of the era's notorious crime comics, presenting violent acts, some inspired by actual events, as cautionary tales. Dutch Schultz was done in by his own cronies when the heat got too hot, but thanks to a buried treasure and some cryptic last words, his legend only grows after his death; Charles Ponzi is a con artist who specializes in the infamous swindle known as a Ponzi scheme. Dutch Schultz Crime Was His Business; Fingerprints Don't Lie; The Whole Town Lied; Hate Blazes a Bloody Trail; Ponzi the Half-Pint Swindler; Mark of the Diamond. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #51
    Famous Crimes (1948) 51
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    All stories reprinted from Famous Crimes (1948) #13. In order of appearance: "The Erdon Twins" reprinted without first story page; "Bennie Dickson and Stella Mae Irwin, Marriage in Crime!!" earlier retitled and reprinted as "Bloodstained Bullets" in Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #18; and "Frankie 'Angles' Marlowe" earlier retitled and reprinted as "Paid Back With Death" in Thrilling Crime Cases (1950) #48. "Decoy for Death" text story originally reprinted from Jo-Jo Comics (1945) #11 and earlier retitled and reprinted as "Brother of Death" in All Famous Police Cases (1952-54) #14. "Indicia" states "No. 51 - M. S. Dist. Famous Crimes". 36 pages. Full color. Cover price $0.10.