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Authentic Police Cases (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 1

    Cover art by Paul Parker. Untitled Crime on the Run story; During a payroll robbery one of the victims is shot and killed. Untitled Mystery Thriller of the Month story; A wave of bank robberies sweeps Los Angeles. Untitled Lucky Coyne story; Fate formed a peculiar partnership with a sadistic assassin. Untitled Hale! ...the Magician story, art by George Tuska; Hale is asked by the police to track down the deadly prophecies of the Signor Diablo. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $700 Authentic Police Cases #1 CGC 5.0 1953

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  • Issue #2
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 2

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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Untitled Crime on the Run! story starring Sheriff Percy Way. Untitled Manhunters, Guardians of the Law story, art by Gus Ricca; A road builder turns into a desperate criminal. Untitled Johnny Rebel story, art by Bob Fujitani; German saboteurs blow up a dam near the Worth estate. Untitled Lady Satan story, art by George Tuska; Lady Satan vows to destroy the evil forces that killed her fiancee in a bombing raid on the ship taking them to New York. Untitled Crime on the Run! story. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 3
    • Centerfold detached. Writing on interior cover and first page margin. Heavy cover oxidation.
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    Cover art by Nick Cardy. Untitled Manhunters - Guardians of the Law story. Untitled Scoop Daily story, art by Joey Cavallo; Scoop is uncovering a full fledged war in the making between the United States and Mexico. Murderer! starring Lucky Coyne; A man is killed for not paying his gambling debts. The White Death, art by Gus Ricca; The mysterious deaths of society women, all by the draining of their bodies of blood, prompts the Veiled Avenger to pose as a wealthy society dame in order to lure the perpetrators out of hiding. Untitled Lucky Coyne story; A murdered lady found in a runaway car. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 4

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    Cover art by Bob Lubbers? The Two-Gun Terror of Mohawk Valley--An Authentic Crime Case; Sutherland hated all police and blazed a ruthless trail of death for anyone who dared to oppose him. Kid Dropper, Manhattan's Mad Mobster--An Authentic Gang War Story; A gangster with the heart of a snake and the soul of a monster. Madman of Moon Street starring K-9, art by Ernie Hart; A girl is killed at night by a madman with rabies. How the "Masked Blackjack", art by Paul Gattuso. Murder On Ice--An Authentic Crime Saga of the Northwest Mounted Police; A Mountie tracks down a coldblooded assassin in the frozen wastes of British Columbia. 36 pgs. $0.10. NOTE: This strong cover is signed "Bee," which could possibly be famous bondage artist Eric Stanton, as Stanton is known to have used the pseudonym "John Bee." However, we cannot verify this. This issue did come out in 1948, and Stanton began his professional career in '47. Cover price $0.10.

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    $500 Authentic Police Cases 4 CGC 5.0 Golden Age Headlight Cover Pre Code Rare 1948

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  • Issue #5
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 5
    • Trimmed
    • TRIMMED. Tape on interior cover and pages. Cover oxidation. Staples added (not manufacturing).
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    Cover art by Bob Lubbers. The Couple Who Came to Kill! (or The Case of the Whispering Bride). The Red Desperado, art by Gus Ricca; An escaped desperado is hunted by a posse of eight men with dogs. Case 1: Master Forgers--Science Corners the Criminals!, script and art by Jack Cole. Murder Fumbles a Doublecross, inks by Bernard Sachs; An antique dealer reports an emerald stolen and frames a released convict for the theft. The Phantom of Marco's Villa, art by Ralph Mayo; The ghost of Nancy's murdered father shows her where his money was hidden. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    $1,000 AUTHENTIC POLICE CASES #5 CGC VF- 7.5 GGA COVER TRANSVESTISM LOW CENSUS 1948

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  • Issue #6
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 6

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    Cover by Matt Baker and Ray Osrin. Stories and art by Walter Johnson and Jack Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. This issue was mentioned in the illustrations for the anti-comics classic Seduction of the Innocent. The cops close in on Tony "The Human Cat" after his latest home invasion. The following line from the Human Cat's girlfriend was singled out by Fredric Wertham as "An invitation to learning" in Seduction of the Innocent: "Where ya goin' on a night like dis, Tony? Ya ain't gonna shoot anybody with dat rod, are ya?" Red Keenan's gang goes on a spree of murder and robbery, in a violent story with art by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. The Mounties close in on the deadly Kurulak brothers in the Great White North. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Human Cat Trapped by Death Gun Slugs; The Diplomat Who Dabbled in Diamonds; Smashing the Red Keenan Gang; Crime Clean-up!; Phony Loot; Bullets Blaze the Mounties Trail; Fireman Save My Child; Murder Scare. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 7
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #0346093021
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Paul Gattuso and Jack Cole. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Roy and Connor investigate a hot-check ring, in a story with art by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. Reporter Scoop Daily is covering a goodwill mission to Mexico when he learns that corrupt billionaire Oily Welles is trying to start a war between Mexico and the U.S. McGuire, arrested for a crime he didn't commit, tries to prove his innocence. Plus the origin of the Masked Blackjack, the superhero formerly known as the Gay Desperado. And a biography of Legs Diamond. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Gerald Chapman; Master Forgers; Scoop Daily; Crime Does Not Pay!; Jack Diamond; How the Masked Blackjack Proved His Innocence; Two Minutes to Doom. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 8

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by George Tuska and Dean Franklin. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Reporter Lawson Hunt uncovers a gangland scheme to eliminate a key witness, in a story with art by future Marvel artist George Tuska. Even the New York underworld isn't sure what to do with the straight-up crazy behavior of Kid Dropper. Crime reporter Rocky Stone and his two-fisted sidekick Frank fight their way to the Mystery of the Evil Eye. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Who Killed Walter Neilson?; Newsman Balks Scheme to Kill Key Witness; Kid Dropper, Manhattans Mad Mobster; Pseudo-Murder; Rocky Stone: Gem Cache Uncovered Before Mansion Burns; The Diplomat Who Dabbled in Diamonds; Monument to Death; Crime Reporter Nabs Stage Beautys Killer. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 9
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #18-1347365-009
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    • 8.5" Cumulative spine split (glued). Heavy oxidation. Fragile.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by John Celardo and others. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. The FBI and Scotland Yard track a gang of murderous jewel thieves to the frozen wastes of Greenland, in a story that may be early work by Frank Thorne. Mounties King and Bernard track poacher Johnson, described in the captions as a "human wolverine," but he proves too tough for just two Mounties. Donovan investigates when Marian denies that the body recovered from a plane crash is that of her husband Bill. And a biography of Jesse James. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. The Ghost With Silver Spurs; The Case of the International Jewel Thieves; Jesse James; The Arctic Menace; Storm Patrol; Corpses in the Caribbean. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 10

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Terry is the one cop who can stop Chad Ludwig and his mob, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. In another Baker story, the Mounties go after outlaw James J. "Make-a-Million" Milton, otherwise known as "the red-bearded rogue." Vic Flint takes a vacation to the lake with an old Marine buddy and stumbles on a blackmail plot. Cover by Baker. Crash-dive of a Crime Career; Midwest Cops Smash the Crimson Gang!; Vic Flint: The Case of Lake Mystery; The Case of the Red Bearded Rogue. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 11
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Cover cleaned. Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Rookie cop Bill goes up against his own uncle, a powerful crime boss, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. In another Baker story, detectives Pete and Hugh go after the Bulletproof Bandits, who elude pursuit, resist witness description, and are seemingly immune to bullets. A judge hires private eye Vic Flint to investigate the gangland-style murder of gambler Jimmy Jerce. Cover by Baker is a reversal of the standard woman-in-jeopardy image of many crime-comics covers. Crooked Paths to Prison; Rookie Cop Traps the Kingpin of Crime; Vic Flint: The Jerce Murder; Police Valor Defies the Bulletproof Bandits. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 12

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Army investigators gather evidence against a post-WWII black market profiteer, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. In another Baker story, Detective Logan sets out to capture a mob hitman who has never been seen or identified. Private eye Vic Flint is hired to solve a 20-year-old murder and prevent a new one. Cover by Baker. No Alibi for Cicero Sam; Army Crime Busters Corner Black Market Racketeer; Vic Flint: The Still Murder; Police Dragnet Traps the Phantom Fingerman. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 13
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    • 3.5" cumulative spine split, cover coming loose at staples, staple rust.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Bert N. Dean, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Police set a trap for the burglar known as the Tarantula, who "scrambled on all fours, spiderlike," and his redheaded accomplice, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Everyone believes Red Vance is dead after he disappears while escaping from Alcatraz, but Sergeant Daniel O'Connor knows better. Inspector Growl tells private eye Vic Flint that he's a suspect after his latest client turns up dead at the bottom of his building's elevator shaft. Cover by Baker. Odds against the Outlaws; The Trail of the Human Tarantula; Vic Flint: Pearl of Sorrow; The Killer Who Broke Alcatraz. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 14

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Inspector Joe Ballard tracks a diamond-smuggling ring, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Cop Vince takes a dangerous undercover assignment to get inside the waterfront crime gangs. Private eye Vic Flint knows that gangster Nifty Felix has fixed Battler Denver's next fight, but how can he stop it? Cover by Baker. The Killer Who Trapped Himself!; Diamonds, C.O.D. (Care of Death); Vic Flint: The Fight Fix; Police Smash Waterfront Crime Gangs. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 15

    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Enrico Bagnoli, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Bad girl Molly Stamm is the brains behind an international market in stolen "wonder drugs," in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. A major gang figure who was going to testify to a Senate committee is murdered in broad daylight on Millionaire Beach by men in scuba gear wielding spearguns. Private eye Vic Flint is hired to find out who is blackmailing wealthy industrialist AJ Mogul. Cover by Baker. Trapping the Triangle Gang; Death on Millionaires Beach; Vic Flint: Blackmailers at Work; Racketeering in Drugs. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 16
    • 6" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.
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    • Extensive oxidation, margin chipping to entire interior.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Gene Colan, Matt Baker, and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Believing that "juvenile delinquency must be stamped out!" patrolman Bob goes undercover in the city's teen gangs, in a story with early art by future Marvel legend Gene Colan. Crooked contractors commit murder after murder to conceal the truth about the sub-standard houses they're selling to veterans, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Blonde bad girl Millie has a scheme to get her hands on the money from the bank job, even if it means turning her companions against each other, in the sort of story that a young Frank Miller's parents might have read to him at bedtime. Cover by Baker. Mystery Man of the Death House; The Moll Who Gambled on Murder; Teen-age Gangs Tangle With Cops!; Cover Up For Murder; Hit-and-Run Killer!; The Killer Who Played CORPSE. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 17

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Gene Colan and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Murderous art forgers escape from postwar Europe disguised as American soldiers, in a story with early art by future Marvel legend Gene Colan. A clue found on a charred corpse sets police on the trail of an arsonist. Cops try to figure out who's fixing horse races by drugging the horses, but no one suspects groomer Joey. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. The Trigger-Squeeze Trap; Five-Alarm Torch!; 9,000 Miles to the Noose!; Daily Doubles Death Trap; The Angel Mob; Blackmail Photography. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 18

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Beautiful but evil Margo enlists crooked makeup artist Marty to help her impersonate and fleece the wealthy, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Counterfeiters abduct a retired US Treasury engraver and his wife to force him to create fake bills for them. A solve-it-yourself mystery gives the reader three suspects, and lets them figure out which one is the killer. Cover by Baker. Murder at Marsh Hollow; The Gory Twenties Trail; The Man Who Came to Murder!; Rutzie Quits the Rackets; Fifty Grand Frame-up; Jack Diamond; Murder in Mink. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 19

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Edd Ashe, Antonio Toldo and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Bank teller Paul starts off with some minor embezzlement, but when his wife needs an operation, he becomes the inside man for a gang of bank robbers. On the run from the Mob for crossing them, Danny realizes the safest place is prison. Model "Broadway Betty" realizes she can make a lot more money as the face of a jewelry-theft gang. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Murder Picks a Loser; I Turned to Crime; Murder Knocks at Cell No. 5; Broadway Betty; Gangland versus Willie Reuther; Smuggling Human Cargo. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 20
    • Water saturation.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1462523008
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    • Cover detached at one staple, glue spots along spine.
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    • 5" cumulative spine split. Small lateral spine tears. Cover coming loose at staples.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Edd Ashe, Antonio Canale, and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Hijack Mac Jones lives up to his name as his gang of road agents targets the trucking industry. The Camouflage Killers raid hotel suites in 1950s New York. Modern-day pirates target the luxury yachts cruising the Florida west coast jungle waterways , leading to an Everglades Manhunt. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Double Dynamite; Hijack; The Criminals Law of Averages; Murder Masks a Black Market; The Camouflage Killers; Everglades Manhunt. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 21

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Edd Ashe, Al Tyler, Bob Forgione and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. A comics biography of notorious bank robber Willie Sutton, who supposedly said he robbed banks "because that's where the money is." Also, a short text piece on the forty-year long career of Sutton. Ex-GI McKay, in Paris on the GI Bill, gets involved in a scheme to smuggle stolen diamonds into the US. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Willie Suttons Worst Enemy - Himself; Willie Suttons Career in Crime; Diamonds Can Kill! 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 22

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Antonio Toldo, and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. After Red Daughterty goes to the chair, his son "Little Danny" grows up hating the law, and determined to strike back at the world. A killer and his surviving victim tell different stories as to whether the killing was self-defense or murder. A stolen-goods fence becomes a powerful crimelord by turning compulsive gamblers into his patsies. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Lost River Manhunt; Killers Son; Manslaughter or Murder?; The Fence; Flaming Terror; Apprentice in Crime; Fun Time. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 23

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Edd Ashe, and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. After a robbery turns into murder, insurance investigator Morris discovers evidence of a gambling problem and an inside job. Dockside punk Danny gets out of prison, and soon he's the leader of a waterfront gang. Crooks running a "punchboard" scam, a popular pre-digital gaming system, prey on families of overseas soldiers. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Set-up For Robbery; The Pier Gang; Murder by Accident; Top This / The Lighter Side; Punchboard Profit. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 24
    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #4341429024
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale and Bill Molno. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Honest police chief Dolan tries to get the goods on Anders and Barret, the corrupt power-brokers who run Haynes City. In prison, cellmates Maline and Hermos develop a deadly rivalry, and when Hermos maneuvers his way to parole, Maline swears to get him. In a story that's a product of its times, Shag and his gang begin targeting milkmen on their early-morning delivery routes. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. The Devils Partners; Cell Mates; Arson Is Hard to Prove; Hotel Theft; Lighter Side; Have You Heard This One?; The Dawn Gang. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $175 Authentic Police Cases #24 FA/GD 1.5 Cvr det. bottom staple Matt Baker Cover

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  • Issue #25
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 25

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    Stories and art by George Tuska, Jack Abel, William Weltman, Antonio Canale, Enrico Bagnoli, Antonio Toldo, Manning Lee Stokes, Charles Raab¸ André LeBlanc, and Bill Molno. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. 100-page giant. Ernie decides to collect enough for a nest egg by becoming a killer for hire. Private eye Steve Bullitt is hired to find the mysterious and rare statue of the Winking Buddha, a case that leads to murder. In a story that's a product of its times, with art by future Marvel artist George Tuska, agent Nelson seeks an enemy agent during the Korean War. I was a Killer for Hire!; Strange Facts About Crime; Greed Betrays the Bonanza Mob; Oddities in Crime; Kick-Back King; Quips and Queries Fun Time; The Dinner Gang; The Case of the Winking Buddha; Thieves Tavern; Traitors Trail; The Waiting Killers; Gag Bag Quips & Queries; The Little Black Box. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #26
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 26
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    Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Mario Norberto Leone, Enrico Bagnoli, Michael O'Malley¸ Ralph Lane, and Bill Molno. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. 100-page giant. Lou Terril and his gang set their sights on a million-dollar pension payroll... but is it all just a trap set by the cops? Private eye Vic Flint is hired to keep wealthy murder witness Monte De Carlo alive, but he has no such deal with the hoodlums Peewee and Egghead. Blackie becomes an expert at a particular skill: torching buildings for the insurance money. Million Dollar Steal; Vic Flint: The Case of Kid Slick; Confessions of a Police Informer; Vic Flint: Blood on the Snow; Arson Expert; The Final Proof; Last Cruise of the Ibex; Murder by Appointment; Ups and Downs in Crime; Hit and Run; Plunder on Patrol; Gag Bag; The $80,000 Stick-up; 3 Dimes; The Tough Guy; Comedy Column. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #27
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 27
    • Cover detached. Interior pages detached but present. Water saturation.
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    Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Edd Ashe, Ken Landau, George Olesen, Bernard Sachs, Enrico Bagnoli, Michael O'Malley¸ Ralph Lane, and Bill Molno. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. 100-page giant. Holdup man "Lefty" reveals the secrets of his past to a reporter as he's on the way to Alcatraz. Private eye Vic Flint goes to a fancy dinner and gets a lead on a cold murder case, in the evocatively titled "Hell-Bent for the Hot Squat." Nate is released from prison after five years and immediately picked up by his ex-partners, who want to know where he stashed the loot. Gunmans Gamble; Full Dress Shakedown; The Killer Quartet; The Push-Button Murder; Kingpins in Crime; The Short Beer Kid; Boomerang Booty; Ticketed for Murder; Escape by Night; Too Dumb to Be Dangerous; Guns for Gangland!; Vic Flint: Hell-Bent for the Hot Squat; Comedy Column; Gag Bag; Mr. Bluebeard Takes Wife No. 13. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #28
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 28
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1482262022
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Enrico Bagnoli, Michael O'Malley¸ Ralph Lane, and André LeBlanc. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. 100-page giant. Art and his gang kidnap the adult daughter of a wealthy Vegas casino owner, but she turns out to be smarter and more formidable than they expected. Private eye Vic Flint investigates a murder, and gets set up as a fall guy for his trouble. Crooks set their sights on a lavish party for millionaires aboard the yacht Sea Nymph. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Las Vegas Loot; Lou Erskines One Man War; The Kidnapped Sea Nymph; The Crown Prince of Frisco; Vic Flint: The Case of the Jumping Beans; The Police Always Win; Piracy on Route One; Easy-Money Kid; The Tailor-Made Crime Wave; First Offense; The Body on Demand. 100 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #29
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 29
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Enrico Bagnoli, and Ralph Mayo. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. A farmhand named Joe goes to the big city - Chicago - where he falls in with the Mob and becomes a hired killer. A cop goes undercover as a night watchman to get the goods on a robbery gang. Armored-car hijackers count on a thick fog to disguise their watery escape. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Killer from Hicksville; Foremost Fugitive; A Dangerous Job; Hard-Luck Lefty; Escape by Water; Every Crooks a Loser; When Ex-Cons Meet! 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 30
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    Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Enrico Bagnoli, and Antonio Toldo. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Police track a safecracking gang and set a trap with tear gas. A wealthy newlywed couple at the racetrack meets the mysterious Nelson Drumm, who places bets on their behalf and wins every time. Larry works his way into high society so he can better apply his talent: big-money insurance fraud. Telltale Blood; A Winner Every Time; Smart Crooks Are a Myth; Larry the Cat. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 31
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Enrico Bagnoli, and Antonio Toldo. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Vinny gets caught by the cops after a dramatic and violent pre-Code car chase, but they don't know what he did with the loot from the defense plant. Joe Dollar figures out how to muscle his way into the bookie business, but first he has to get rid of the competition. Vannie gets nervous when fellow crimelord Doc demands to retire, with years' worth of evidence as his insurance policy. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Seven Years Late for Death; Joe Dollars Last Loan; The Jensen-Kelly Feud; You Can Fight Crime; The Man Who Couldnt Die. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 32

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Antonio Canale, Enrico Bagnoli, and Antonio Toldo. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Giant Edition. The Keely Mob finds a new angle: taking over a Catskills resort. A killer counts on the fact that his wife is the only one who can identify him. The Coney Island gang finds death on the boardwalk. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Killers on a Spree; Coney Island Jackpot; Short Circuit Trap; The Strange Fugitive; Bandits Bride. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 33

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Gene Colan, Enrico Bagnoli, and Antonio Canale. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Giant Edition. Appalachian hillbillies feud violently over "Mountain Dew," back when the phrase was slang for moonshine whiskey. Johnny Usher is dangerous, but he's never killed anyone...yet. Pittsburgh Phil and Kid Twist are ordered to knock off stool pigeon Rudnick, in a story with art by future Marvel legend Gene Colan. Terrific bad-girl cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Mt. Dew Murder; Murder, Inc.s #1 Boy; Nothing to Lose; The Criminals Worst Enemy; Jim the Penman; Shield Against Death. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 34
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split with some splitting through several wraps.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by John Celardo and others. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. The FBI and Scotland Yard track a gang of murderous jewel thieves to the frozen wastes of Greenland, in a story that may be early work by Frank Thorne. Mounties King and Bernard travel by dogsled to track poacher Johnson, described in the captions as a "human wolverine," but he proves too tough for just two Mounties. Donovan investigates when Marian denies that the body recovered from a plane crash is that of her husband Bill. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. The Case of the International Jewel Thieves; Monument to Death; The Arctic Menace; Storm Patrol; Corpses in the Caribbean. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 35

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Terry is the one cop who can stop Chad Ludwig and his mob, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. In another Baker story, the Mounties go after outlaw James J. "Make-a-Million" Milton, otherwise known as "the red-bearded rogue." Vic Flint takes a vacation to the lake with an old Marine buddy and stumbles on a blackmail plot. Cover by Baker. Odds Against the Outlaws; Midwest Cops Smash the Crimson Gang!; Vic Flint: The Case of Lake Mystery; The Case of the Red Bearded Rogue. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 36

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    Cover by Henry Sharp. Stories and art by Matt Baker, Ray Osrin, Ralph Lane and Michael OMalley. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Rookie cop Bill goes up against his own uncle, a powerful crime boss, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. In another Baker story, detectives Pete and Hugh go after the Bulletproof Bandits, who elude pursuit, resist witness description, and are seemingly immune to bullets. A judge hires private eye Vic Flint to investigate the gangland-style murder of gambler Jimmy Jerce. Cover by Baker is a reversal of the standard woman-in-jeopardy image of many crime-comics covers. Crooked Paths to Prison; Rookie Cop Traps the Kingpin of Crime; Vic Flint: The Jerce Murder; Police Valor Defies the Bulletproof Bandits. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 37
    • Cover and centerfold detached at one staple. 1" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Gene Colan and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Murderous art forgers escape from postwar Europe disguised as American soldiers, in a story with early art by future Marvel legend Gene Colan. A clue found on a charred corpse sets police on the trail of an arsonist. Cops try to figure out who's fixing horse races by drugging the horses, but no one suspects groomer Joey. Cover by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. The Payoff Is Punishment; Five-Alarm Torch!; 9,000 Miles to the Noose!; Daily Doubles Death Trap; The Angel Mob; Blackmail Photography. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Authentic Police Cases (1948) 38

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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and Enrico Bagnoli. Pre-Code crime comics from St. John with an above-average lineup of artists. Beautiful but evil Margo enlists crooked makeup artist Marty to help her impersonate and fleece the wealthy, in a story with art by good-girl art legend Matt Baker. Counterfeiters abduct a retired US Treasury engraver and his wife to force him to create fake bills for them. A solve-it-yourself mystery gives the reader three suspects, and lets them figure out which one is the killer. Cover by Baker. Double Dynamite; The Gory Twenties Trail; The Man Who Came to Murder!; Rutzie Quits the Rackets; Fifty Grand Frame-up; Murder in Mink. Final issue of the series. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.