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Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 1

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    Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Adolphe Barreaux, Gene Leslie and Douglas March. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. This issue was used for illustration #20 in the anti-comics classic Seduction of the Innocent, and mentioned in the text of the book as well. Sally the Sleuth offers to act as a decoy to catch the killer preying on young women - this is the story that won Crime Smashers a spot in Seduction of the Innocent. Reporter Ray Hale investigates a "dope smuggler" who uses remote-control airplanes - but is beautiful Jane trying to help Ray, or kill him? Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective investigates after movie star Lana Lane seemingly murders a TV host during a live broadcast - but something doesn't add up. Sally The Sleuth: Death Bait; Ray Hale, News Ace: Dope Trail; Dan Turner: Televised Frame; Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Death on Display. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 2

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    Cover by Joe Kubert. Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Adolphe Barreaux, Jerry Altman, Gene Leslie and Douglas March. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. A big-game hunter's widow wants the help of Sally the Sleuth when she suspects someone is lurking in her mansion filled with taxidermied animals. Gail Ford, Girl Friday goes undercover as a diner waitress to catch the man who killed a woman in a graveyard. Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective investigates murder on a movie set, where all evidence points to an Australian bullwhip master. Sally The Sleuth: Death From the Jungle; Ray Hale, News Ace: Side Show Murder; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Bullwhip Bump-Off!; Crime Pays A Call; Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Ghostly Killer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 3
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497629004

    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Adolphe Barreaux, Gene Leslie and Newton H. Alfred. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Sally the Sleuth goes undercover to infiltrate a blackmail ring that uses pretty girls to capture compromising photos. Gail Ford, Girl Friday goes undercover as a cocaine dealer's girlfriend to catch drug kingpin Spade Samson. Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (who dresses like '50s-era Jimmy Olsen in these stories) finds multiple suspects after a blackmailing starlet is murdered on a movie set. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Doubling For a Moll; Sally the Sleuth: Dirty Politics; Ray Hale, News Ace: Body on the Roof; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Blackmail Bump-Off. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 4

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    Cover by Les Zakarin. Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Robert McCarty, Jerry Altman and Newton H. Alfred. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. In an action-girl story, Sally the Sleuth suspects a carny clown after a go-go dancer is murdered at a carnival, leading to a battle on a roller-coaster track. Reporter Ray Hale investigates the murder of a jade dealer and uncovers a smuggling ring. Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective investigates after a hated movie star is murdered on set, in a story with good-girl art by Robert McCarty. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Blood on the Knife; Sally the Sleuth: The Carnival Murder; Ray Hale, News Ace: Hot Hijack; Trumpet of Doom; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Make-Up For Murder. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 5
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    Myron Fass cover. Sally the Sleuth in "Murder Wears a Mask" (art by Wally Wood), Ray Hale in "A Noose for News" (art by Ken Battefield), Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective in "Bellyboard Bump-Off!" (script by Robert Leslie Bellem), Gail Ford, Girl Friday in "The Case of the Hidden Murder" (art by Pierre Charpentier. Two page text story, "Be Careful, Killer!" by Ric Hasse. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 6
    • 3.25" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Edge chew to cover.

    Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem and Newton H. Alfred. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Action girl Sally the Sleuth and "The Chief" go undercover to catch an arson gang burning down houses for the insurance money. Reporter Ray Hale witnesses a murder by an abandoned house, but after the victim disappears, he learns he seemingly witnessed an crime that happened 18 years before. When a swimming film star dies during a dive, suspicion falls on her rescuers, who both had a reason to kill her. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Bullet of Treachery; Sally the Sleuth: Peril in the Flames; Ray Hale, News Ace: The Mysterious Tip-Off; The Hand of Fate; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Dive to Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 7

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    Cover by Wally Wood. Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Adolphe Barreaux, Max Plaisted and Keats Petree. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Action girl Sally the Sleuth suspects that a bowling alley is a front for an illegal gambling den. Reporter Ray Hale investigates the murder of a dance-hall girl and uncovers a dope ring. Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (who dresses like '50s-era Jimmy Olsen in these stories) investigates blackmail and murder on a movie set, in a story with an extended girl-fight sequence. Bondage-themed cover is early work by comics legend Wally Wood. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: The Clutch of Evil; Sally the Sleuth: Death Rolls a Strike; Ray Hale, News Ace; Bump the Jackpot; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Off Stage Kill. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 8

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    Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Max Plaisted, Ray McClelland, and Keats Petree. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Action girl Sally the Sleuth faces a life-or-death struggle with the murderous female doctor behind the Green Circle extortion ring. Gail Ford goes undercover to infiltrate a shoplifting ring, in a story with good-girl art by Ray McClelland. A one-armed teddy bear holds the key to solving a murder for Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Girl Snatchers; Sally the Sleuth: Death by Appointment; Ray Hale, News Ace: Problem in the Park; The Dead Accuser; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Bear-Trap Kill. 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 9
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scratch on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #2067706001

    Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Max Plaisted, Ray McClelland, H. C. Kiefer and Keats Petree. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Action girl Sally the Sleuth uses her feminine wiles to infiltrate a hot-jewelry ring, in one of several stories in this issue featuring good-girl art.Gail Ford goes undercover to find a mobster's killer, in a story with good-girl art by Ray McClelland. Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective investigates murder in a sleeper-car train movie set, in a story with plentiful good-girl art by Max Plaisted. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: The Case of the Frustrated Moll; Sally the Sleuth: Blonde Decoy; Ray Hale, News Ace; Brains Pay Off; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: The Corpse in Lower 9. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 10

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    Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Max Plaisted, Newton H. Alfred and Keats Petree. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Redheaded reporter Ruth Meriden helps Ray Hale track the bespectacled spy known as The Owl, in a story combining good-girl and action-girl art. Gail Ford goes undercover as a "taxi dancer" to catch a killer and tracks down a fugitive druglord as a bonus, in a story with action-girl art by Keats Petree. After a cinematographer's on-set practical joke humiliates two movie starlets, Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective must figure out which one killed him, in a story with good-girl art (and a girl-fight) by Max Plaisted. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Dime-A-Dance Death; Sally the Sleuth: Death Watch; Ray Hale, News Ace; The Sinister Guest; No Crooks Wanted; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Death Trumps the Joker. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 11

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    Cover by A. C. Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Max Plaisted, Adolphe Barreaux and Gene Leslie. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Reporter Ray Hale suspects foul play when a rival reporter scoops him on a woman's murder, in a story with plentiful good-girl art. Gail Ford goes undercover as a gangster's moll, in a story more like the violent pre-Code crime comics of other publishers. Sally The Sleuth and "The Chief" pretend to be psychic detectives to find out if an elderly heiress is really being haunted. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: Muscling-In to Doom; Sally the Sleuth: Ghostly Quest; Ray Hale, News Ace; Death Is the Prize; The Nemesis of Evil; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: The Trap For a Booby. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 12
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case; Other - see grading notes
    • 1" Crack on bottom left corner of slab.
    • Label #3764785023

    Cover by A. C. Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Robert Leslie Bellem, Max Plaisted, and Newton H. Alfred. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Dan Turner attends a "midnight men's party" where the entertainment is magician Charm Marlowe, whose costume is skimpier than Zatanna's. But when a man dies by snakebite, Dan suspects "premeditated killery." Gail Ford goes undercover as a maid to get the drop on robbers targeting wealthy homeowners. Sally the Sleuth goes undercover as a model to find the deadly secret behind two women's deaths, in a story with plentiful good-girl art. Plus a classic religious PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Gail Ford, Girl Friday: The Fortune-Teller Robberies; Ray Hale: After-Hours Killing; Sally the Sleuth: Tumbling Corpses; Prayer Works Wonders; Theft by Appointment; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Mysto-Magic Murder. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 13

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    Cover by A. C. Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Robert Leslie Bellem, Max Plaisted, Pierre Charpentier and Newton H. Alfred. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. Dan Turner investigates after a masked dancer murders a performer on stage in the middle of an act. Gail Ford risks her life to catch a sniper preying on young women in the city streets. Sally the Sleuth suspects that a photographer's wife is being set up for his murder when her picture appears on the camera in the dead man's hand. Plus a classic religious PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Gail Ford, Girl Friday; Ray Hale: Trail of Terror; Prayer Works Wonders; Sally the Sleuth: Film of Murder; Murder by Sound; When Justice Slipped Its Cogs; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Strangler's Ballet. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 14

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    Cover by A. C. Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Max Plaisted, and H. C. Kiefer. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. The Hollywood Detective faces yet another on-set murder; the twist is that the victim was dressed in a gorilla suit at the time. Gail Ford investigates a crooked lottery using "punchboards," a popular pre-digital gaming system. Sally The Sleuth is on the case when a pin-up artist is stalked by a shapely killer in a cat's mask. Gail Ford, Girl Friday; Ray Hale: Terror on the Highway; Sally the Sleuth: Prowling Cat; Death on the Lam; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: The Case of the Slain Gorilla. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Crime Smashers (1950-53 Trojan) 15

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Robert Leslie Bellem, Tony Tallarico, Ray McClelland, Pierre Charpentier, John C. Mitchell, Bill Fraccio, William Grew and H. C. Kiefer. Despite the title, not true "crime" comics, but mystery comics featuring detective heroes. The ol' "injury-to-the-eye motif" returns, as Dan Turner seeks a killer who fires poison darts into his female victims' eyes! This story also features a deadly Punch & Judy show, hilarious Dan Turner tough-guy dialogue, and a villainous puppet-master who resembles Marvel's Puppet Master. Gail Ford goes undercover at a costume party to catch a wealthy man's killer, in a story with plentiful action-girl art. Sally the Sleuth and "The Chief" are mystified when an executed killer seemingly returns from the dead...for revenge. Gail Ford, Girl Friday; Ray Hale: Murder at First Base; Sally the Sleuth: Back From the Dead; Steve Wilder: Stuck With Murder; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: The Poisoned Puppet. Final issue under this title; series continues as Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) #7, while the numbering continues with Secret Mysteries (1954) #16. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.