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  • Item #53399093
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    Published Apr 1944 by Lev Gleason.
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    • Label #3763441002

    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Lev Gleason, Dick Briefer, Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Alan Mandel, Frank Volp and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Rat-powered Nazi agent The Rodent battles Crimebuster's foe Iron Jaw to the death. Young Robin Hood seeks saboteurs who are targeting gunpowder and explosive plants vital to the war effort. Swoop Storm uses his new Magnetic Glider to take on Axis forces during WWII. Also featuring a vintage PSA for wartime paper salvaging, an early recycling program. Crimebuster; Young Robin Hood; Boy Comics Hero of the Month; A Song For Victory; Swoop Storm; Little Dynamite; Yankee Longago; A Crimebuster Special. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #53401228
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    Published Dec 1944 by Lev Gleason.
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    • Pedigree: Davis Crippen "D" Copy
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    • Label #0745263007
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, R.W. Hall, Dick Briefer, Alan Mandel, Dick Wood and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Crimebuster tries to protect a disabled man from thugs who want to disrupt his plans for a homeless shelter. Yankee Longago meets Anthony Van Leuwenhoek, Father of the Microscope, featuring art by Dick Briefer. Young Robin Hood and his band battle the Phantom Archer, whose skill with a bow is even greater than Robin's. Crimebuster; Swoop Storm; Daredevil: The Case of the Lone Killer; Little Dynamite; Young Robinhood: Phantom Archer Strikes Again; Yankee Longago. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #48526655
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    Published Feb 1945 by Lev Gleason.
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, R.W. Hall, Dick Briefer, Alan Mandel, Dick Wood and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Little Dynamite takes on The River Bandits. Yankee Longago meets Captain Bligh, whose cabin includes a huge stack of Lev Gleason comics, featuring art by Dick Briefer. Swoop Storm uses his new Dive Bomber to take on Axis forces during WWII, featuring art possibly by Archie creator Bob Montana. Crimebuster; Swoop Storm; Boy Comics Hero of the Month; It Wasn't Funny; Little Dynamite; Young Robinhood: The Clueless Killing; Yankee Longago. 52 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #51913337
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    Published Feb 1946 by Lev Gleason.
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    • Label #2127167005
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Sidney Mason, Alan Mandel, Jack Alderman, Norman Maurer, Dick Briefer, Dick Wood and Charles Biro. An anthology title from publisher Lev Gleason and his primary creator, Charles Biro, featuring teen hero Crimebuster and his nemesis Iron Jaw. Crimebuster tries to rescue a man marked for death by mobsters. Yankee Longago meets Haroun Al-Raschid, the caliph at the center of the Arabian Nights tales, featuring art by Dick Briefer. Young Robinhood tries to figure out how to cope after Friar Tuck falls in love, complicating their crimefighting. Crimebuster; Swoop Storm; Boy Comics Hero of the Month; Daredevil: Death In a White Suit; Little Dynamite: The Clever Crime; Young Robinhood; Yankee Longago. 68 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #53244505
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    Cover by Don Rico. Stories and art by Lev Gleason, Joe Greene, Carl Hubbell, Bob Wood, and Don Rico. Aviator hero Captain Battle Jr. carries on his father's battles against fascism in WWII Europe. Captain Battle, Jr. is sent behind enemy lines to capture the Nazi military genius Field Marshal von Teufel. Sniffer and his criminal pals in the Deadly Dozen search for a prospector's lost gold mine, and destroy the entire surrounding area. Claw, Adolf Hitler and hero the Ghost battle each other again. The Kidnap Flight to Berlin (Chapter 1); The Secret of the Gruesome Room (Chapter 2); The Ghost Guerillas (Chapter 3); The Day Arrives! (Chapter 4); Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen; Told in Blood; Extra! Extra! Claw and Hitler Disagree Again! 60 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #53684563
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    Cover by Don Rico. Stories and art by Basil Wolverton, Jack Cole, Kane Miller, Bob Wood, and Don Rico. Aviator hero Captain Battle Jr. carries on his father's battles against fascism in WWII Europe. The Green Claw returns with an army of robots to conquer the Earth, in a story by Plastic Man creator Jack Cole. Rhyming reporter Scoop Scuttle follows a lead, in a story by comics legend Basil Wolverton. Ranger Bill Wayne, better known as the Texas Terror, rides after cattle rustlers. The Man Who Didn't Believe in Ghosts!; Behind the Enemy Lines!; Code in Blood!; Scoop Scuttle; Slow Drawin' Fool; The Green Claw; Bill Wayne. Final issue of the series. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #53481957
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Bob Fujitani, Mike Roy, John Belfi, Leonard Starr, George Tuska, Tony DiPreta, Joe Certa and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. Joe Bologna's double-dealing and knack for exaggerating his accomplishments earns him the mob nickname Baloney Bender. Lesley's drinking and gambling ruin his marriage and life and eventually turn him into a criminal. In the early 1900s, rural nurse Bertha Gifford becomes one of the first female serial killers. This issue was mentioned in the text of the classic anti-comics tome Seduction of the Innocent. Emil (the Terrible) Reck; Joe Bologna; Lesley Ketchell; They Muffed Their Murder; Frank Budnik and John Baker; Bertha Gifford Killer of 19 People! 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #49007537
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    Cover by Alex Toth. Stories and art by Ben Brown, Bill Finger and Charles Biro. A companion series to Crime Does Not Pay from the same publisher, slightly less violent and with more emphasis on police work. All the stories in this issue attempt to simulate a 3-D effect (without glasses) through the use of page-wide panels with curved borders, a process called "Deep Dimension" in the promotional copy. A trick motorcycle rider decides to use his skill sets for stealing jewelry. An article on the Food and Drug Safety Dept., written by Batman co-creator Bill Finger! A gang decides to attempt a modern-day train robbery after their femme-fatale member cases the station. Death on Wheels; The Show-Off; Are You Being Poisoned?; Murder in the Bathtub; The Gang War Murders. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Dick Briefer, Woody Hamiilton, Norman Maurer, Richard Norman, Bob Montana, Carl Hubbell, Alan Mandel and Charles Biro. Issue #22 was mistakenly listed as #23 on cover; this issue features issue #23 on both the cover and indicia. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The FBI plants a trap for notorious outlaw John Dillinger outside a Chicago movie theater. Dillinger's cohort Baby Face Nelson is part of the gang that robs the First National Bank in Mason City, Iowa. In 1903, religious leader Edmund Creffield starts a religious cult among the women of Corvalis, Oregon that soon spirals into a series of notorious murders. Crime Kings: The True Story of John Dillinger; Cop Hero of the Month; Baby Face Nelson and the Mason City Bank Robbery; Pancho Villa; The Ridiculous Riddle of the Murdered Major!; The White-Masked Terror; Three Isolated Murders; Two-Legged Rats; The Monster of Munsterburg; The Fire Fiends of Missouri! 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    • Pedigree: Pennsylvania
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino, Dick Wood, R. W. Hall, Dick Briefer, Milton Kramer, Bob Wood, Jack Alderman and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The Eastman Gang becomes the ruling underworld organization in New York in the period between the 1890s and the 1910s. A killer's shoes identify him among Texans' cowboy boots, in a story with early art by comics legend Carmine Infantino. Crime Does Not Pay editors Charles Biro and Bob Wood investigate a murder and find the trail leads right back to their own office, in a whimsical whodunit with art by Dick Briefer. Crime Kings: The True Story of Monk Eastman; The Killer the Law Couldn't Kill; The Texas Terrors; Mirthful Murder and the Crazy Killers; The Praying Corpse; Sing Sing Prison Break; Crime Close-Ups; The Patent Leather Killer!; Whodunnit? Be a Detective. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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  • Item #47814301
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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Carmine Infantino, Dick Wood, R. W. Hall, Dick Briefer, Milton Kramer, Bob Wood, Jack Alderman and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The Eastman Gang becomes the ruling underworld organization in New York in the period between the 1890s and the 1910s. A killer's shoes identify him among Texans' cowboy boots, in a story with early art by comics legend Carmine Infantino. Crime Does Not Pay editors Charles Biro and Bob Wood investigate a murder and find the trail leads right back to their own office, in a whimsical whodunit with art by Dick Briefer. Crime Kings: The True Story of Monk Eastman; The Killer the Law Couldn't Kill; The Texas Terrors; Mirthful Murder and the Crazy Killers; The Praying Corpse; Sing Sing Prison Break; Crime Close-Ups; The Patent Leather Killer!; Whodunnit? Be a Detective. 56 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Dick Briefer, Robert Q. Sale, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. A criminal gang becomes known in the press as the Suede Glove Bandits. An Alcatraz inmate distinguishes himself as being tougher than the rest. A Hollywood murder mystery dares the reader to figure out who killed a movie star, in a whimsical whodunit with art by Dick Briefer. Also featuring an ad for the following issue's Jimmy Durante Murder Case. Career of Walter Cahill and the Suede Glove Bandits; 27 Years of Murder!; The Grave Gamble; Terror on the Tracks; The Man in Wolf's Clothing; Four Steps to Doom; Tough Guy of Alcatraz; Whodunnit? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover pencils by Charles Biro. The Case of the Armored Car starring Mr. Crime, script by Dick Wook, pencils by Robert Sale (as Bob Q. Siege) - man being electrocuted in an electric chair panel. The Meek Murderer, penciled by Al Fagaly. Murder by Night penciled by Rudy Palais. Crime in Concrete, 2 pages text story by by Dick Wood. Who Dunnit, script by Dick Wood, penciled by Dick Briefer - Charles Biro, Dick Wood, & Dick Briefer's comic book counterparts appear to introduce this story. Crime Cries Out, script by Dick Wood, penciled by Dick Alderman. Wild Beasts of Paris, penciled by Art Mann - last panel has a hanging of three men. Solution to Who Dunnit, Wood & Briefer, 52 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by C.C. Beck, Rod Reed, Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Milt J. Kramer, Robert Sale and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The feud between New Jersey neighbors turns violent when they both become involved in illegal cockfighting, gambling and mobsters. Also featuring a vintage Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Bumbershoot Jump!," with art by C.C. Beck and Rod Reed. Plus a vintage PSA for the American war effort. An Important Message to the American People; Little Adam; The Feud of Happy McNulty and Fancy Campbell; The Last Laugh of the Lone Wolf Bandit; Alibi Murderer; Francesco the Terrible; This'll Kill You!; Whodunnit. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Jack Alderman, Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Norman Maurer, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Leonard Scamici makes a name for himself as a killer for hire, but a New York bank job proves his undoing. The brilliant and well-mannered "Western George" Leslie masterminded robberies down to the tiniest detail. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed an embezzler during a costume party at Mardi Gras. Also featuring a famous and oft-reprinted cover by Charles Biro. Willie the Actor; Million Dollar Burglar; Murder Will Out; The Saga of Sir Charles; The True Story of Leonard Scamici, Killer For Hire; The Case of the Phony Count Chivano; Whodunnit: Can You Solve the Murder at the Mardi Gras? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Jack Alderman, Rudy Palais, Dick Wood, Norman Maurer, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Leonard Scamici makes a name for himself as a killer for hire, but a New York bank job proves his undoing. The brilliant and well-mannered "Western George" Leslie masterminded robberies down to the tiniest detail. A story that dares the reader to figure out who killed an embezzler during a costume party at Mardi Gras. Also featuring a famous and oft-reprinted cover by Charles Biro. Willie the Actor; Million Dollar Burglar; Murder Will Out; The Saga of Sir Charles; The True Story of Leonard Scamici, Killer For Hire; The Case of the Phony Count Chivano; Whodunnit: Can You Solve the Murder at the Mardi Gras? 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Fred Guardineer, Mike Roy, Sam Burlockoff, Rudy Palais, George A. Marko, Arne Arntzen, Jack Alderman, Red Woodbury, Harley M. Griffiths and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. The Schroeder gang robs and kills its way across 1920s America, led by bereted blonde Irene, featuring some classic bad-girl art by Fred Guardineer. Mr. Crime narrates the story of killers Steve and Tony, featuring a lurid image of an electric chair high atop the pile of their victims' bodies. The true story of violent criminal Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll. Also featuring a vintage ad for Pepsi starring Pepsi the Pepsi-Cola Cop, and a photo of the Lev Gleason creative staff: Bob Wood, Lev Gleason and Charles Biro. Thug's Throne; Fingers of Death; The Tri-State Terror; Mad Dog Vincent Coll; Triple Death and the Trail of Terror; The Terror Down Under; The Horrible Halzingers; Whodunnit. 68 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Ken Fitch, Fred Guardineer, George Tuska, Dick Wood, Rudy Palais, Bert Bushell, Jack Alderman, and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. With the encouragement of Mr. Crime and the Devil himself, Denvil Dotson works his way up from petty theft to killing cops. Police suspect a swindle when a painter's highly insured studio burns down and takes his art with it. Infamous Ma Barker births a criminal gang that includes her four sons, in a different story than the previous issue's Barker bio. Also featuring a vintage ad for Pepsi starring Pepsi the Pepsi-Cola Cop, and a classic bad-girl cover by Charles Biro. Devil's Diary; Mother of Murderers; On the Level; Brother Rats; Two-Timing Trio; Crime Quiz; Gyp Artist; The Case of the Voodooed Hangars; Whodunnit: Murder in the Penthouse. 64 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Fred Guardineer, George Tuska, Lee Teaford and Charles Biro. The title that launched the crime comics genre, Crime Does Not Pay was noted for its violent pre-Code content and lurid tales of underworld life. Criminal brothers Bud and Don Hoover have a lifelong feud that escalates into murder. The story of notorious real-life gunman Pretty Boy Floyd. Bloodshed results when neighborhood laundries fight back against Johnny Spanish's protection racket. The Hoover Brothers; Pretty Boy Floyd The Two-Faced Terror; Killers' Jinx; Washed in Blood; The Telltale Scar; Whodunnit. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    Cover by Charles Biro. Stories and art by Charles Biro, Norman Maurer, Dick Wood, Carl Hubbell, and Dick Briefer. This early superhero title was one of the comics that made publisher Lev Gleason a major player during the Golden Age. Daredevil and The Little Wise Guys get involved in backstage drama during a visit to a circus. The Pirate Prince and Droopy encounter Droopy's long-lost twin brother on a pirate vessel, in a story by Dick Briefer. Teen inventor Dickie Dean battles a saboteur in the Home of Tomorrow. Daredevil; Sniffer and the Deadly Dozen; Dickie Dean; Crimebuster and the Crackshot Killer; The Pirate Prince: These Are Twins; The Claw. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    • Paper: Off white
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    • Label #0298288012
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    Ringmaster's Guide was distributed in 1956 by Norge Appliances and published by Lev Gleason. This was produced by Charles Biro, the creator of Crime Does Not Pay, Airboy, the original Daredevil, and many other classic Golden Age comic books. Standard dimension comic, full color, 20-pages, slick cover with newsprint interior, no cover price. The story: A group of children put on their own circus. The children choose a yard in which to have the circus, practice their tricks and acts, and build the stages, games, and props. This comic book story reads like a story from the Little Wise Guys, another vintage comic created by the Biro studio. There is also an offer from Norge Appliance: A complete cardboard life size circus set given free with the purchase of a Norge appliance.

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