Blackjacked and pistol-whipped a Crime does not pay primer

Published 2011
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Gangsters, kidnappers, maniacal killers, and thugs of all stripes had their lurid stories recounted in Crime Does Not Pay! Featuring thrilling, brutal tales and disturbing, despicable characters, Crime Does Not Pay enthralled a nation and was the most popular comic book of its time. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the Comics Code Authority?yet it was also an inspiration for Harvey Kurtzman?s reality-based EC Comics. See why this series was both revered and reviled in this unique ?best of? primer! * Crime Does Not Pay editor Bob Wood brutally murdered his girlfriend and was later murdered himself! This fascinating sidebar is detailed in an essay by cartoonist, historian, and co-editor Denis Kitchen. * Contains a selection of stories from across the series? run in the 1940s, a new cover, an illustrated essay, and an introduction. * All-new Crime-inspired cover by artist Pete Poplaski with colors by Bernie Mireault.

9781621151562 (electronic bk.)
1621151565 (electronic bk.)
1st ed.
Publisher, Date:
Milwaukie, Ore. : Dark Horse Books, 2011.
1 online resource (222 p.) : chiefly col. ill.
Other Title:
Crime does not pay primer
At head of title: Crime does not pay
"This volume collects stories from Crime does not pay issues 23, 25, 26, 30, 31, 32, 41, 42, 48, 50, 53, 54, 55, 57, 59, 60, 61, 64, 65, 66, and 67 which were originally published from 1942 to 1948 by Lev Gleason Publications" -- verso.
Includes bibliography: p. 222.
Access limited to Parkland Regional Library members.
Description based on print version record.
Introduction / by Brian Azzarello
Biro and Wood: partners in crime / [Denis Kitchen]
Two-legged rats (Crime does not pay #23, September 1942) / artist: Bob Montana
The fire fiends of Missouri (Crime does not pay #23, September 1942) / artist: Alan Mandel
So mean he'd kill his own mother (Crime does not pay #25, January 1943) / artist: Bart Tumex (Dick Briefer)
The true story of Charles "Lucky" Luciano (Crime does not pay #26, March 1943) / artist: unknown
The patent leather killer (Crime does not pay #30, November 1943) / artist: Carmine Infantino
The horror hobby (Crime does not pay #31, January 1944) / artist: Dick Briefer
The man who loved murder (Crime does not pay #32, March 1944) / artist: Rudy Palais
The monster of crime (Crime does not pay #41, September 1945) / artist: Bob Q. Siege (Robert Q. Sale)
Million dollar burglar (Crime does not pay #42, November 1945) / artist: Jack Alderman
Mutiny on the rock (Crime does not pay #48, November 1946) / artist: Dan Barry
The kill-crazy Fleagle Brothers (Crime does not pay #50, March 1947) / artist: George Tuska
Danny Iamascia, Dutch Schultz's triggerman (Crime does not pay #50, March 1947) / artist: Dan Barry
Dr. Holmes, the master of Murder Castle (Crime does not pay #53, July 1947) / artist: Fred Guardineer
The beast of Brooklyn (Crime does not pay #53, July 1947) / artist: Paul Parker
Crime's dumbest wise guy, Peter Treadway (Crime does not pay #54, August 1947) / artist: George Tuska
Leo Lepke Buchalter (Crime does not pay #55, September 1947) / artist: Dan Barry
The wild spree of the laughing sadist-- Herman Duker (Crime does not pay #57, November 1947) / artist: Fred Guardineer
Vic Everheart, the kill-crazy scoundrel (Crime does not pay #59, January 1948) / artist: George Tuska
The crooks who couldn't get together (Crime does not pay #60, February 1948) / artist: Ed Moore
The electric chair and the murderess (Crime does not pay #61, March 1948) / artist: unknown
A true crime story: Robert James (Crime does not pay #64, June 1948) / artist: unknown
A true crime story: Machine-Gun Kelly (Crime does not pay #65, July 1948) / artist: unknown
A true crime story: the ferocious Brady Gang (Crime does not pay #66, August 1948) / artist: unknown
A true crime story: Once there were three killers from Brooklyn called Shapiro-- now there are none! (Crime does not pay #67, September 1948) / artist: George Tuska.
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