A Crime Does Not Pay Primer: Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped



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This volume and Crime Does Not Pay Archives Vols. 1-9 are all out of print.

From the publisher:

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.

Writer: Bob Wood
Artist: Charles Biro, Jack Alderman, Dan Barry, George Tuska, Carmine Infantino, Dick Briefer, Bob Montana, Fred Guardineer
Cover Artist: Pete Poplaski


Condition & Attributes

Very Fine

Publishing Information

Dark Horse

Physical Description

10.2 inches
6.7 inches
224 pages
French wraps