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Crime does not pay. Volume 1

Author: Philip R SimonWoody HamiltonHarry LuceyCarl HubbellBob MontanaAll authors
Publisher: Milwaukie, Or. : Dark Horse Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority. Now  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comics (Graphic works)
Sequential art
Crime
Comic books, strips, etc
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Simon; Woody Hamilton; Harry Lucey; Carl Hubbell; Bob Montana; George Tuska; Richard Norman; Norman Maurer; Alan Mandel; Dick Wood; Bart Tumey; Dick Briefer; Frank Giacoia; Bob Wood; Dan Barry; Charles Biro
ISBN: 9781595822895 1595822895
OCLC Number: 762991985
Notes: "This volume collects all stories and text pieces from Crime does not pay #22-#25, which were originally published in 1942 and 1943 by Lev Gleason Publications"--Title page verso.
Target Audience: 14+.
Description: 279 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Crime does not pay #22: Crime kings: the real story behind Lepke / script by Woody Hamilton, art by Harry Lucey --
"Wild Bill" Hickok / art by Woody Hamilton --
Officer Edward Maher and the mad dog killers / artist unknown --
The saga of Harpshead Road / art by Carl Hubbell --
Two-legged rats / art by Bob Montana --
The mad musician and his tunes of doom / art by George Tuska --
Hollywood's panther man / text by Woody Hamilton --
The case of the twisted cigarettes / art by Richard Norman --
The blackout murder mystery / art by Norman Maurer --
Dickie Dean, the boy inventor / art by Bob Montana --
The war eagle / art by Alan Mandel. Crime does not pay #23: Crime kings: the true story of John Dillinger / art by Woody Hamilton --
Cop hero of the month / artist unknown --
"Baby Face" Nelson and the Mason City bank robbery / artist unknown --
Pancho Villa / artist unknown --
The ridiculous riddle of the murdered major! / art by Norman Maurer --
The white-masked terror / text by Woody Hamilton --
Three isolated murders / art by Richard Norman --
Two-legged rats / art by Bob Montana --
The monster of Munsterburg / art by Carl Hubbell --
The fire fiends of Missouri! / art by Alan Mandel. Crime does not pay #24: The true story of Jack "Legs" Diamond / story and art by Dick Wood --
The mystery of Indian Dick and the phantom gold mine / art by Bart Tumey --
His mother's ghastly vision / art by Buriokoff --
Death works overtime! / story by Ivy, art by Alan Mandel --
The amazing mystery of the murders of Maltese Mansion / art by Norman Maurer --
The strange case of the four-legged witness / text by Woody Hamilton --
Billy the Kid / artist unknown --
Corpses for sale / art by Dick Briefer --
The Millen-Faber case / art by Frank Giacoia. Crime does not pay #25: The true life story of Dutch Shultz / story and art by Dick Wood --
Dixie Davis / story and art by Bob Wood --
So mean he'd kill his own mother / art by Dick Briefer --
The uncanny mystery of the jewel of death / art by Norman Maurer --
Belle Starr / story and art by Dick Wood --
The deadly fox of the Mohawk / art by Bart Tumex (Dick Briefer) --
Death in dreamland / text by Dick Wood --
The mailbox thief / artist unknown --
The Oklahoma prison break / art by Alan Mandel and Dan Barry.
Other Titles: Dark Horse archives :
Crime does not pay :
Responsibility: foreword by Matt Fraction ; [collection editor, Philip Simon].

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"Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority. Now revered and mythic, this collection of the first four hard-to-find Crime Does Not Pay comics features a fine roster of Golden Age creators and a new introduction by Matt Fraction (Iron Man, Casanova)!"--Publisher's website.

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