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Lev Gleason Publications was the publisher of a number of popular comic books during the 1940s and early 1950s, including Daredevil Comics, Crime Does Not Pay, and Boy Comics.

Lev Gleason Publications, founded byLeverett Stone Gleason in 1942, was based in Manhattan, New York City, and was among the first to produce comic books aimed at an adult audience. He labeled some of his books "illustories" to suggest that they were a new, different form.

Gleason began his career in 1931 as an artist and advertising director for Open Road for Boys magazine. from 1932 to circa 1934, he served as advertising manager under Harry Wildenberg at Eastern Color Printing, a printer that became a comics-publishing pioneer in 1933 with the first American comic books. Becoming an editor at the newspaper syndicate United Feature, Gleason in 1936 launched the early comic book Tip Top Comics, which ran through 1938. He later became business manager at publisher Dan Gilmor's company Your Guide Publications, Inc., which was affiliated with Gilmor's Friday, Inc. and New Friday, Inc.

Gleason, the treasurer of New Friday,purchased the comic-book series Silver Streak Comics and Daredevil Comics (no relation to the Marvel Comics character Daredevil from that company circa 1942. Under the imprint Comic House Inc., Gleason continued the numbering of Silver Streak Comics with a crime comic, Crime Does Not Pay, which premiered with issue #22 (cover-dated July 1942). Also that year, Gleason briefly published the left-wing political magazine Reader's Choice.

CRIME AND PUNISHMENT was a companion title to: Crime Does Not Pay (Lev Gleason, 1942 Series); the first seven issues were printed in Canada, with indicia as 'Crime & Punishment'; the remainder were printed in U.S.A. as 'Crime and Punishment'


There was also a contemporaneous all-reprint series from Canada: Crime and Punishment (Superior Publishers Limited, 1949 series); early issues of the two series are difficult to differentiate except by checking for U.S. or Canadian advertising.

There was also a 'Crime and Penalty' #1 mock-up; only one known copy; which utilised Crime Does Not Pay #59 (January 1948) for the contents; apart from a change to the title header, the cover is otherwise identical to the regular Crime and Punishment #1 edition; It's possible the title was abandoned due to its similarity to: Crime Must Pay the Penalty (Ace Magazines, 1948 Series) #33(first issue; February 1948)

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