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CRIME DOES NOT PAY ARCHIVES
Crime Does Not Pay Archives Hardcover Volume 1
Uncut and uncensored, the infamous pre-Code Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a
series of archival hardcovers! With brutal, realistic tales focusing on vile criminals, Crime Does Not Pay
was one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric
Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code
Authority. Now revered and mythic, this collection of the first four hard-to-find Crime Does Not Pay
comics features a fine roster of Golden Age creators and a new introduction by Matt Fraction (Iron Man,
Casanova)! 6 5/8" x 10 3/16" Format. 272 PGS. Rated Ages 14 +

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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Hardcover Volume 2
The celebrated pre-Code Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of unflinching
and uncensored deluxe hardcovers! The infamous Crime Does Not Pay stories, focusing on criminal
scum, nefarious mobsters, and urban legends, made Crime Does Not Pay one of the most popular
comics of the 1940s. This series was a favorite target of censors and is partially responsible for the
creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority! Revered, influential, and very hard to find, Crime Does Not
Pay issues #26 to #29 are collected for your enjoyment and education! 6 5/8” x 10 3/16” Format. 264
PGS. Rated Ages 16 +
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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Hardcover Volume 3
Written by Dick Wood, Lev Gleason, Milton Kramer; Art by Alvin Hollingsworth, Charles Biro, Carmine
Infantino, Dick Briefer, Alan Mandel, R. W. Hall, Jack Alderman and Louis Trakis
One of the best-selling comics of the 1940s, Crime Does Not Pay focused on violent mobsters and
murderous lowlifes who machine-gunned their way through the urban underworld . . . until justice
landed them in the chair! In 1954, the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency targeted this
comic series for its graphic violence, eventually leading to the creation of the repressive Comics Code
Authority. Issues #30 to #33 of Crime Does Not Pay are finally collected in this deluxe hardcover, which
includes “Million Dollar Robbery”—perhaps the first story in US comics history drawn by an African-
American artist—and features a new introduction by comic-book giant Howard Chaykin (Marked Man,
American Flagg!).  6 5/8” x 10 3/16” Format. 240 PGS.Rated Ages 16 +
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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Hardcover Volume 4
Written by Dick Wood, Lev Gleason; Art by Rudy Palais, Charles Biro, Bob Q. Siegel, Richard “Dick”
Briefer, R. W. Hall, Art Gates, Art Mann and Alan Mandel
Crime Does Not Pay—the true-crime comic that enjoyed massive circulation throughout the forties and
fifties—was a hit with readers. Issues #34-#37 of this visceral, provocative series are now collected into
one fine, head-walloping hardcover. New foreword by David Lapham (Stray Bullets, The Strain)! 6 5/8” x
10 3/16” Format. 264 PGS.
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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Hardcover Volume 5
Written by Dick Wood , Lev Gleason; Art by Charles Biro, Robert Sale, Richard “Dick” Briefer, Al Fagaly,
Rudy Palais, Jack Alderman, Art Mann , Norman Maurer , and C.L. Hartman; Cover by Charles Biro
Issues #38–#41 are collected into one hardcover with a new foreword by comics journalist Paul Gravett
(Comics International)! 6 5/8” x 10 3/16” Format. 216 PGS.
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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Hardcover Volume 6
Written by Dick Wood & Various; Art by Jack Alderman & Various
Tommy-gun-toting toughs roar across the pages of Crime Does Not Pay, the sensational 1940s comic
that enraptured millions with its scandalous stories of criminal scum, ripped right from the headlines!
This hardcover collects issues #42-#45 of this infamous series and features a new foreword by
Goosebumps author R.L. Stine! Collects Crime Does Not Pay #42-#45.
Nearly seventy years later, CRIME still has the power to thrill and shock! 6 5/8” x 10 3/16” Format. 248
PGS.
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Crime Does Not Pay Archives Hardcover Volume 7
Written & Illustrated by Various
A crooked path of theft, extortion, and murder can only lead one place: the electric chair! When will these
no-good mugs learn? The latest volume of the Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated archival series
collects issues #46-#49 of the wildly popular 1940s true-crime comic series, with a new foreword by
Lorenzo Carcaterra (Sleepers).
-2013 Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated series!
-Foreword by Lorenzo Carcaterra (New York Times best-selling author of Sleepers)! 280 PGS.
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