Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay

Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer ❰Read❯ ➮ Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer Author Bob Wood – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Gangsters, kidnappers, maniacal killers, and thugs of all stripes had their lurid stories recounted in Crime Does Not Pay, a seminal s comic book series Bob Wood, its editor, brutally murdered his gir Gangsters, kidnappers, maniacal Pistol-Whipped: A ePUB ´ killers, and thugs of all stripes had their lurid stories recounted in Crime Does Not Pay, a seminal s comic book series Bob Wood, its editor, brutally murdered his girlfriend, did prison time, and was then murdered himself This fascinating sidebar is described in an essay by cartoonist, historian, and co editor Denis Kitchen Featuring thrilling, disturbing, and brutal tales and despicable characters, Crime Does Not Pay enthralled a nation With a claimed readership of overmillion it was the most popular comic book of its day The series was a favorite target Blackjacked and PDF or of Dr Frederic Wertham and other censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the Comics Code Authority, yet it was an inspiration for Harvey Kurtzman s reality based EC Comics See why this series was revered and reviled.


10 thoughts on “Blackjacked and Pistol-Whipped: A Crime Does Not Pay Primer

  1. Jeff Jeff says:

    This volume contains the best of the stories from Crime Does Not Pay, which, unlike most of the crime comics of the era, were true stories Most of the stories are about lesser known criminals of the 20s, 30s and 40s The same writers went on to do War Against Crime for EC.


  2. Kipp Poe Kipp Poe says:

    I have always been interested in True Crime books my Kindle is filled with them, I love looking into the mind of the criminal,Killer, and how the authorities finally crack the case.I also love nostalgic art work from True Detective pulp magazines and comic book art Then one day cruising thestore I came across this interesting book and thought I would give it a try Wow so glad I did It s like the combinations of both of my favorite things The art work is a lot of fun looking into the d I have always been interested in True Crime books my Kindle is filled with them, I love looking into the mind of the criminal,Killer, and how the authorities finally crack the case.I also love nostalgic art work from True Detective pulp magazines and comic book art Then one day cruising thestore I came across this interesting book and thought I would give it a try Wow so glad I did It s like the combinations of both of my favorite things The art work is a lot of fun looking into the days past when radio shows, and books were our main form of entertainment.The stories based on true crimes even with the stories originally printed in the 40 s all of the cases are from late 1800 s up to the 1930 s The stories are about 8 pages long they cover a lot of details and facts through the txt and artwork The book contains 24 stories from a few years of the publication.It is nice to see now the series is being released in volumes and number 1 was just released in March Crime Does Not Pay Archives Volume 1 True Crime Graphic and I just received it and it looks like a lot of fun Very happy with my purchase of both books This one is a nice introduction without the pricey cost of the new book that just came out.Listing of the stories September 1942 Two Legged RatSeptember 1942 The Fire Fiends Of MissouriJanuary 1943 So Mean He d Kill His Own MotherMarch 1943 The True Life Of Charles Lucky LucianoNovember 1943 The Patent Leather KillerJanuary 1944 The Horror HobbyMarch 1944 The Man Who Loved MurderSeptember 1945 The Monster of CrimeNovember 1945 Million Dollar BurglarNovember 1946 Mutiny On The RockMarch 1947 The Kill Cazy Fleagle BrothersMarch 1947 Danny Iamascia, Dutch Schultz s TriggermanJuly 1947 Dr Holmes, The Master Of Murder CastleJuly 1947 The Beast Of BrooklynAugust 1947 Crime s Dumbest Wise Guy, Peter TreadwaySeptember 1947 Leo Lepke BuchalterNovember 1947 The Wild Spree Of The Laughing Sadist Herman DukerJanuary 1948 Vic Everhart The Kill Crazy ScoundrelFebruary 1948 The Crooks Who Couldn t Get TogetherMarch 1948 The Electric Chair and the MurderessJune 1948 A True Crime Story Robert JamesJuly 1948 A True Crime Story Machine Gun KellyAugust 1948 A True Crime Story The FerociousSeptember 1948 A True Crime Story Once There Were Three Killers From Brooklyn Called Shapiro Now There Are None


  3. Paul Paul says:

    A sampler of the pulpy crime comic that dominated the post war newsstands.This book cherry picks selections from a six year span, 1942 1948 Accordingly, the book opens with the usually shaky WWII era material Early work by later masters like Carmine Infantino was likely included for historical interest his contribution from 1943 is disjointed and sketchy.The pieces get stronger in the post war era and you can see why it garnered some of its legend these stories were pulpy and violent in a wa A sampler of the pulpy crime comic that dominated the post war newsstands.This book cherry picks selections from a six year span, 1942 1948 Accordingly, the book opens with the usually shaky WWII era material Early work by later masters like Carmine Infantino was likely included for historical interest his contribution from 1943 is disjointed and sketchy.The pieces get stronger in the post war era and you can see why it garnered some of its legend these stories were pulpy and violent in a way that surpassed other comics of the day Nevertheless, over the long haul of the book, the true crime tales get repetitive Without much to distinguish the characters aside from evil , the many murders and robberies take on a depressing monotony The stories are crisply illustrated by artists like Dan Barry and George Tuska, but it takes a real talent to make true crime tales intriguing For the most part, the writers just went for titillation


  4. Gayle Francis Moffet Gayle Francis Moffet says:

    This book houses a good collection of Crime Does Not Pay comics that aren t quite as shocking today in the Post Preacher world as they were then, but it s clear why people got up in arms about the violence and the themes in the comics and why CDNP was one of the first books to start getting banned when the hammer came down.This collection includes a very interesting opening essay that explains the origin of the book one of the bestsellers in modern comics to this day and briefly discusses th This book houses a good collection of Crime Does Not Pay comics that aren t quite as shocking today in the Post Preacher world as they were then, but it s clear why people got up in arms about the violence and the themes in the comics and why CDNP was one of the first books to start getting banned when the hammer came down.This collection includes a very interesting opening essay that explains the origin of the book one of the bestsellers in modern comics to this day and briefly discusses the men behind the book, including Bob Wood The essay actually serves as a detriment to the rest of the collection because it s so interesting and so within the themes of CDNP that to have it first and then see no further reference to it, no further detail on the particular comics or how they came about, it feels like its in the wrong book.It s a fun collection if you re into comics history, and the art still has some pop Beyond that, I can t say there s much to it, but I found myself turning page after page to see the next violent story, so there s some unquestionable appeal if that s your bag


  5. Andy Andy says:

    If the Classics Illustrated bullpen got into the true crime magazine racket they d probably produce something as lurid as this, which is to say that the art work is fairly journeyman style, with the exception of Dick Frankenstein Briefer who injects a little cartoony style to his story I thought the tale of Dutch Schultz s triggerman, who perpetually messed up every time he dropped his glasses, was a pretty funny story Caveat emptor if you find images of infants or children being stabbed to If the Classics Illustrated bullpen got into the true crime magazine racket they d probably produce something as lurid as this, which is to say that the art work is fairly journeyman style, with the exception of Dick Frankenstein Briefer who injects a little cartoony style to his story I thought the tale of Dutch Schultz s triggerman, who perpetually messed up every time he dropped his glasses, was a pretty funny story Caveat emptor if you find images of infants or children being stabbed to death disturbing then this book isn t for you This is one of those comics that was responsible for the not so secret origin of the Comics Code Authority It didn t help that one of the editors was a real life murderer, as depicted on the cover of this book


  6. Ryan Ryan says:

    Such a great idea for the time About half of the art is pretty good for a third rate publisher in the 50 s Unfortunately, the writing is pretty dull I think that they were reading newspaper articles and making up the rest This too is a good idea if only some of the dialogue was a bitbelievable But if the writers would be imagining the details, they could have gone so far as to make the charactersrealistic Unfortunately, most 50 s comic publishers did not have this skill I rea Such a great idea for the time About half of the art is pretty good for a third rate publisher in the 50 s Unfortunately, the writing is pretty dull I think that they were reading newspaper articles and making up the rest This too is a good idea if only some of the dialogue was a bitbelievable But if the writers would be imagining the details, they could have gone so far as to make the charactersrealistic Unfortunately, most 50 s comic publishers did not have this skill I really wanted this to be better While reading it I couldn t help thinking about how Rick Geary has taken a similar idea, althoughbased upon fact, and come up with a much better story based upon facts


  7. Robby Robby says:

    Four stars for historical interest, three stars for content A little of this collection goes a long way I recommend reading only a couple of stories at a time, or else it might lose its charm.Some great Golden age art, though the writing traffics in substandard pulp cliches The titles are usually the best written parts.


  8. John John says:

    These are probably better remembered for their pre Comics Code depictions of graphic violence than art or writing quality Still, there is plenty of grisly entertainment to be found in these pages.


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