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Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer

Bob Wood  & Various Artists

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Publisher's summary Dark Horse

Gangsters;kidnappers;maniacal killers;and thugs of all stripes had their lurid stories recounted in Crime Does Not Pay! Featuring thrilling;brutal tales;disturbing;despicable characters;Crime Does Not Pay enthralled a nation;was the most popular comic book of its time. The series was a favorite target of Dr. Fredric Wertham;other censors;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;reviled in this unique "best of" primer! * Crime Does Not Pay editor Bob Wood brutally murdered his girlfriend;was later murdered himself! This fascinating sidebar is detailed in an essay by cartoonist;historian;and co-editor Denis Kitchen. * 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.

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Blackjacked;Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer