(March 1948)

Lev Gleason, 1942 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Lev Gleason Publications
Editing:
Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color:
Four color interiors; full color covers
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["Go ahead, Clay!"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks:
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Clay Fogelman
Keywords:
convicts; escapees; steaks

Clay Fogelman Meanest Man of Crime (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mr. Crime (host)

Mother Knows Best (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (illustration)
Inks:
George Tuska (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Letters from Moms promoting Crime Does Not Pay Comic.

The Rise and Fall of Johnny "Socks" Lazia King of the Alky Rackets (Table of Contents)

A True Crime Story / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Barry
Inks:
Dan Barry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; crime
Characters:
Mr. Lee (supervisor of a reformatory); Johnny "Socks" Lazia (villain); Hank (villain); Reynolds (villain); Crumbs (villain); Baron Bentley (villain); Linda (villain, the Baron's girl, death); Monte Rogers (villain, death); Broda (villain); Georgie (villain); Griff (villain); Riley (villain); Sam (villain); Joe Trumper (villain, lawyer)
Synopsis:
The story is told of the rise of Johnny Lazia, a bad egg from the time of his youth to the over-throw of Baron Bentley, taking over racket after racket, then dying at the hands of the Baron in revenge.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bill Black confirms the pencils are by Barry, so ? removed.

On the Level (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; crime

["He says his wife won't believe he was robbed!"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Killers' Payoff (Table of Contents)

text story / 2.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (illustrations)
Inks:
George Tuska (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["What makes you think I did it?"] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Moore
Pencils:
Bob Moore
Inks:
Bob Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Who Murdered Beautiful Mary Lawson? (Table of Contents)

Who Dunnit? / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Inks:
Fred Guardineer (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What's On Your Mind? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Electric Chair and the Murderess (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Bob Fujitani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art ID from reprint.

["But I don't talk to strangers!"] (Table of Contents)

This'll Kill You / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bert Bushell; Bob Moore
Pencils:
Bert Bushell; Bob Moore
Inks:
Bert Bushell; Bob Moore
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Go ahead, Clay!"]
  2. 1. Clay Fogelman Meanest Man of Crime
  3. 2. Mother Knows Best
  4. 3. The Rise and Fall of Johnny "Socks" Lazia King of the Alky Rackets
    A True Crime Story
  5. 4. On the Level
  6. 5. ["He says his wife won't believe he was robbed!"]
  7. 6. Killers' Payoff
  8. 7. ["What makes you think I did it?"]
  9. 8. Who Murdered Beautiful Mary Lawson?
    Who Dunnit?
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    What's On Your Mind?
  11. 10. The Electric Chair and the Murderess
  12. 11. ["But I don't talk to strangers!"]
    This'll Kill You
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