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Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 1
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, affects art and story. Cover detached, tape along interior cover spine.

    Stories and art by Ken Battefield and Pierre Charpentier. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. "Crime psychologist" Jim Phillips investigates a crime wave that seems to be masterminded by a hypnotist who died in prison. Private eye Jerry Jasper is hired by gang boss Mike Bullen to find out who is trying to take over his racket. Showgirl Babe Dawson hires master of disguise Don Grady to protect her from her ex-con ex-husband, Spider Webb. Bondage cover may be the work of Adolphe Barreaux. Jim Phillips: Death Is the Victor; Jerry Jasper: Murder Backfires; Don Grady: The Hidden Clue; Hate Backfires; Queenie Starr: Death Directs. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 2

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    Cover by Alvin Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and others. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm battles mad scientist Dr. Zarno, who has discovered how to turn people into radiation-powered zombies. Chinese scientist Dr. Foo helps Don Grady solve crimes, in his debut. Plus a classic anti-marijuana story. Lance Storm: The Nightmare Monster; Jerry Jasper; The Fantastic Dr. Foo; Queenie Starr. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 3

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    Cover by Alvin Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Mo Marcus, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Tony Tallarico, Cerrone, Keats Petree, and Newt Alfred. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm seeks the connection between evil psychic Senhor Karnoc and attacks on democratically elected leaders around the world. Chinese-American scientist Dr. Foo seeks the mysterious leader of a gang of warehouse robberies. Hollywood starlet and amateur detective Queenie Starr investigates after a movie star is killed while filming Joan of Arc's death scene. Plus a classic religious PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. The Seance of Horror!; Jerry Jasper: The Hanging Corpse; The Fantastic Dr. Foo; Operation Double-Cross; Queenie Starr: Death Scene. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 4

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    Stories and art by Frank Frazetta, Keats Petree, and Newt Alfred. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm's old enemy Dr. Zarno surprises him on a pleasure cruise, and tries to feed him to Zarno's monstrous "pets." Chinese-American scientist Dr. Foo investigates a plot to torture and hypnotize the mayor. Hollywood starlet Queenie Starr gets stuck in the middle of a gang war while working as a carhop. A classic religious PSA featuring early art by fantasy and comics legend Frank Frazetta. Pre-Code blood-draining bondage cover by an unknown artist. Ship of the Damned!; The Fantastic Dr. Foo: The Campaign of Horror; Trap for a Killer; Queenie Starr: Drive in to Danger; Jerry Jasper: Murder Goes Backstage! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 5

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    Lance Storm and the cunning Professor Zarno match wits in "Claws of the Green Girl!" Also features "The Fantastic Dr. Foo," Queenie Starr in "Death on Tour," by Gene Leslie, and Jerry Jasper in "The Murder in the Club Chair," by Newt Alfred. Two page text story, "The Voice of the Dead." If the violent, creepy stories in this pre-code gem don't wow ya, there's also a scantily-clad Queenie Starr! Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 6

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm seeks an escaped convict who is loose in the wax museum. Chinese-American scientist Dr. Foo investigates the strange case of the fluttering death. Hollywood starlet and amateur detective Queenie Starr uncovers a crime of passion in Tinseltown. Mark of the Doomed; The Fantastic Dr. Foo: Fluttering Death; Jerry Jasper: Death Comes To Tea; Queenie Starr: Primeval Passions. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 7
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #1996097014
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    • Cover detached at one staple and loose at the other.

    Cover by Harry Harrison. Stories and art by Richard Kahn, Mo Marcus, Al Gordon, Paul S. Newman, Tony Tallarico, Cerrone, Al Tyler, John Belfi, Ray McClelland and Pierre Charpentier. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm's arch enemy Professor Zarno gets his hands on an atomic bomb. A hunted man seeks help from Chinese-American scientist Dr. Foo and gets him involved in international intrigue. Sally the Sleuth uncovers the secret of the mysterious House of Death. Good-girl mummy cover by future sci-fi author Harry Harrison. Sons of Satan!; Dead at the Wheel!; The Fantastic Dr. Foo: The Case of China's Stolen Funds!; Terror in the Dark; Sally the Sleuth. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 8

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    Cover by William Zeller. Stories and art by Richard Kahn, Mo Marcus, Robert Leslie Bellem, Bill Fraccio, Art Gates, Jack Miller, Ray McClelland and Mike Esposito. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm's arch enemy Professor Zarno sets his sights on the British Crown Jewels during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (a hot topic at the time). To solve a murder at the United Nations, Chinese-American scientist Dr. Foo employs his natural deductive skills, and perhaps even his supernatural skills. Wax figures confuse the clues in a case for Dan Turner, Hollywood Detective (the most famous sleuth in the pages of Crime Mysteries). Bondage-themed cover by William Zeller is an homage to (or swipe from) an early Jack Kirby cover, for Champion Comics (1939-1940 Worth Publishing) #10. Lance Storm: Death Stalks the Crown; Dan Turner Hollywood Detective: Murder in Wax; Kitty Vale: Picture of Death; Murder is a Skin Game; The Fantastic Dr. Foo: Prayer of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 9

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    Stories and art by Mo Marcus, Al Gordon, Art Gates, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm's latest case involves three beautiful but deadly women, his arch enemy Professor Zarno, and a killer robot. Chinese-American scientist Dr. Foo learns the thief at the museum's Egyptian ward is a mummy - or so it seems - in a story featuring early art by future Marvel legends Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. A yogi with the power to put people in a deathlike state becomes a stage sensation, until his Hollywood agent and his wife begin an affair and scheme to get rid of him. Cover by an unknown artist is an homage to (or swipe from) H. J. Ward's cover for pulp magazine Spicy Mystery Stories (1934-1942 Culture Publications) Pulp, Nov 1937. Lance Storm: Revenge of Professor Zarno!; You Are the Murderer!; Susan and the Devil; One Last Bullet; The Fantastic Dr. Foo: The Ancient Thief. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 10

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    Cover by Myron Fass. Stories and art by Mo Marcus, Al Gordon, Art Gates, Alvin Hollingsworth and H. C. Kiefer. Crime and adventure comics featuring detective heroes. Dr. Lance Storm probes the riddle of a deadly hoax. Ray Hale, star reporter of the Midvale Clarion, proves that the press is an ally to police and ordinary citizens alike. Lighthearted werewolf/vampire cover by Myron Fass. Lance Storm: The Hoax of Death; Death Rides High; Frozen Fear; Second Attempt; Ray Hale-News Ace. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 11
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #3698479001

    Stories and art by Art Gates, Alvin Hollingsworth and H. C. Kiefer. Crime and horror comics featuring detective heroes. The series begins edging toward pre-Code horror with this issue. Novelist Gene rents the deserted home of eccentric Simeon Graves to work on his next book, but it comes with a mysterious blonde, a dire warning, and a rumor of hidden treasure. A serial killer dares the police to stop him before he strikes again. An actor uses his skills to get away with the murder of his wife, but reliving the murder for a TV drama pushes him over the edge. Cash for a Corpse; The Strangler; Murder - and You Die!; Deadly Rendezvous; Bounty for Varmints; Dance of the Devil. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 12

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    Cover by Alvin Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Doug Wildey, Myron Fass, Alvin Hollingsworth and Mo Marcus. Crime and horror comics featuring detective heroes. A monster is preying on female college students, which could have something to do with the giant leeches the school's biology teacher is growing in the nearby swamp. Inspector Bennet learns the horrifying truth behind the Jabberwocky poem, in a story with early art by Doug Wildey. Detective Brenn investigates after a woman is murdered by costumed characters near a TV studio, in a story featuring the line, "Your hillbillies just croaked a cupcake out in the alley!" Bondage cover by Alvin Hollingsworth. Dead Woman's Swamp; Curse of the Jabberwock; The Television Kill; The Strange Avenger; The Fantastic Dr. Foo: The Vanishing Jewels. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 13

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    Cover by Alvin Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Art Gates, Myron Fass, Alvin Hollingsworth, Sid Check and Angelo Torres. Crime and horror comics featuring detective heroes. Paul becomes convinced that to save his dying wife, he must murder six women on the streets of Paris. A magician's wife and her lover plot the murder of her husband, but it's hard to trick a magician. Detective Rhodes investigates a series of cat-like murders, in a story that features the first published work of future Mad magazine artist Angelo Torres, inking the pencils of Syd Check. Also featuring a vintage ad for "Sportsman's Paradise," offering crossbows, throwing daggers and other weapons by mail. (!) Bad-girl cover by Alvin Hollingsworth. Six Lives For One!; Turnabout!; The Mystery of the Cross-Eyed Cat; The Corpse in the Car; Suicide Ship. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 14
    • .5" Spine split from top. Cover oxidation.
    • 3.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Alvin Hollingsworth. Stories and art by Art Gates, Alvin Hollingsworth, and Myron Fass. Crime and horror comics featuring detective heroes. When redheaded heiress Jane marries struggling artist Roy, her disapproving guardian gives them a wedding present: a haunted house where an eccentric artist once murdered his model. Inspector Kent investigates reports of a zombie murdering the members of an adventurer's club that's seeking a lost treasure. A private eye is hired to escort a murder witness back to the city, but a gangster wants her dead. Painted in Blood; Cross a Gypsy's Palm; The Murdered Murderer; Fact into Fiction; The Road Back. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Crime Mysteries (1952-1954 Trojan Magazines) 15
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #3815300001

    Stories and art by H. C. Kiefer and others. Crime and horror comics featuring detective heroes, an unusual mix. Detectives seeking grave-robbers wonder if it's just a case of larceny - or something more horrifying. Husband-and-wife killers on the run trust a plastic surgeon to change their faces, but the results are terrible for all concerned. Private eye Don Grady investigates a murder in a TV studio. Plus a vintage PSA, "A Bright Future with the Junior Red Cross." Feast of the Dead!; Skin Deep; Death in Room 13; Point of Death; Death Stars on TV. Final issue under this title; series continues as Secret Mysteries (1954) #16. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.