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Crime Does Not Pay is the title of an American
comic book series published between 1942 and 1955 by Lev Gleason Publications.
Edited and chiefly written by Charles Biro, the title launched the crime
comics genre and was the first "true crime" comic book series.
At the height of its popularity, Crime Does Not
Pay would claim a readership of six million on its covers. The series'
sensationalized recountings of the deeds of gangsters such as Baby Face
Nelson and Machine Gun Kelly were illustrated by artists Bob Wood, George
Tuska, and others. Stories were often introduced and commented upon by
"Mr. Crime", a ghoulish figure in a top hat, and the precursor
of "horror hosts" such as EC Comics' Crypt Keeper.
According to Gerard Jones, Crime Does Not Pay
was "the first nonhumor comic to rival the superheroes in sales,
the first to open the comic book market to large numbers of late adolescent
and young males."
All of the material that is
contained on this DVD has been carefully researched and determined to
be in the public domain. No copyrights have been infringed upon. Characters
are only used as allowed by fair use law to describe the product being
sold and are trademarks of their respective owners. The seller has no
association with any publishers of the original materials and/or trademark
owners and no such affiliation is intended or implied.
LEV GLEASON COMICS
INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING COMICS
FROM THE 40s and 50s
COVER TO COVER COMPLETE!
CRIME DOES NOT PAY #22,26-30,32,34,
DOES NOT PAY COMICS
Publication Dates: July 1942
- July 1955
Number of Issues Published: 126 (#22 - #147)
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