Uncut and uncensored, the infamous precode 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.
The Eisner and Harvey Award-nominated series continues to recount the criminal deeds of the bandits, bank robbers, serial killers, and gangsters of yesteryear while reprinting some of the most notorious pre-Code comics of all time! Our latest deluxe hardcover--including every uncensored page from Crime Does Not Pay
issues #58 to #61--is packed with timeless true-crime tales by artists George Tuska, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer, Dan Barry, Charles Biro, and others! This volume also features an enlightening new foreword by Eisner Award-winning writer Jeff Jensen (Green River Killer
"Even in today's more jaded times, the guilt-free exuberance the creators poured into every bullet and blood spatter is infectious. This Crime
pays, with hours of fun." -The Seattle Times