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Blackjacked and Pistol Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer

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!

*Contains a selection of stories from across the series' run in the 1940s, a new cover, an illustrated essay by Denis Kitchen, and an introduction by Brian Azzarello.

• 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.

Crime Does Not Pay

Volume 1


Volumes 1-2+ Bundle