(November 1996)

DC, 1996 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price:
14.95 USD; 20.95 CAD
Pages:
196
On-sale date:
1996
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Suggested for Mature Readers
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Paradox Press
Brand:
Factoid Books; [Paradox Press]
ISBN:
1-56389-285-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
9781563892851 51495
Editing:
Bronwyn Carlton Taggart; Jim Higgins (assistant editor)
Color:
Color Covers; Black and White Interior
Dimensions:
8 1/2 inches by 10 7/8 inches
Paper Stock:
Cardstock cover; Matte interior
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Letterers for interior sequences are listed as a group on page below indicia: Bob Lappan, Roxanne Starr, Agnes Pinaha, Kevin Cunningham, Hugh Monhan, and Michael DeLepine.

One of the seventeen Paradox Press series of Big Books:
1994 - The Big Book of Urban Legends
1995 - The Big Book of Death; The Big Book of Weirdos; The Big Book of Conspiracies;
1996 - The Big Book of Freaks; The Big Book of Little Criminals; The Big Book of Hoaxes; The Big Book of Thugs
1997 - The Big Book of Losers; The Big Book of The Unexplained; The Big Book of Martyrs; The Big Book of Scandal
1998 - The Big Book of Bad; The Big Book of the Weird Wild West
1999 - The Big Book of Vice; The Big Book of Grimm
2000 - The Big Book of the '70s


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Pencils:
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
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Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
Colors:
Tom Taggart (mixed media photo)
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The Big Book of Thugs (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
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Indexer Notes

Title page with illustration.

Introduction (Table of Contents)

The Original Thugs / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
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Thuggees (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Tayyar Ozkan
Inks:
Tayyar Ozkan
Letters:
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Street Gangs (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Joel Rose
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter One: Street Gangs.

The Bowery Boys (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Roger Langridge
Inks:
Roger Langridge
Letters:
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The Dead Rabbits (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Karen Platt
Inks:
Karen Platt
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The Whyos (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Randy DuBurke
Inks:
Randy DuBurke
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The Midnight Terrors (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Bill Alger
Inks:
Bill Alger
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The Crazy Butch Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
James Romberger
Inks:
James Romberger
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The Molasses Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Kim Deitch
Inks:
Kim Deitch
Letters:
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The Gangs of Old New York (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Joe Staton
Inks:
Joe Staton
Letters:
?

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Plug Uglies (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
David Bluestein
Inks:
David Bluestein
Letters:
?

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Yellow Henry Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Gordon Purcell
Inks:
Gordon Purcell
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The Sydney Ducks (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Batton Lash
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Batton Lash
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The Car Barn Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Kieron Dwyer
Inks:
Kieron Dwyer
Letters:
?

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The Eastmans (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Gray Morrow
Inks:
Gray Morrow
Letters:
?

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The We Boys Mob (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Fred Harper
Inks:
Fred Harper
Letters:
?

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Early Americans (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Letters:
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Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Two: Early Americans.

The Doane Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Chris McLoughlin
Inks:
Chris McLoughlin
Letters:
?

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The Secret Band of Brothers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Rafael Kayanan
Inks:
Rafael Kayanan
Letters:
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The Loomis Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Rick Geary
Inks:
Rick Geary
Letters:
?

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Devil Ance and the Hatfield Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Robin Smith
Inks:
Robin Smith
Letters:
?

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Mother Marm Mandelbaum (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
Inks:
D'Israeli D'Emon Draughtsman
Letters:
?

The White Family Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Glenn Barr
Inks:
Glenn Barr
Letters:
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The Highbinder Society (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Gahan Wilson
Inks:
Gahan Wilson
Letters:
?

Mock Duck & the Hip Sing Tong (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Val Semeiks
Inks:
Val Semeiks
Letters:
?

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The Valley Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Alex Wald
Inks:
Alex Wald
Letters:
?

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Pirates, River Rats, and Railroad Robbers (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
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Indexer Notes

Introduciton to Chapter Three: Pirates, River Rats, and Railroad Robbers.

Bully Wilson and the Cave-in Rock Pirates (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Shepard Hendrix
Inks:
Shepard Hendrix
Letters:
?

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Colonel Plug's River Rats (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Robbie Busch
Inks:
Robbie Busch
Letters:
?

Genre:
history
Characters:
colonel Plug
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The Swamp Angels (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Tom Sutton
Inks:
Tom Sutton
Letters:
?

The Bayonne-Abriel Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Larry Daley
Inks:
Larry Daley
Letters:
?

Reprints:

Sadie the Goat and Her Pirate Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Rick Parker
Inks:
Rick Parker
Letters:
?

The Hook Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Steve Liealoha
Inks:
Steve Liealoha
Letters:
?

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Railroad-Robbing Gangs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Dick Giordano
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
?

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The White Hand Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
George Freeman
Inks:
George Freeman
Letters:
?

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Wild, Wild West (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Four: Wild, Wild West.

The Doolin Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Letters:
?

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The Buck Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Steve Smith
Inks:
Steve Smith
Letters:
?

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The Red Sash Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Kirk-Albert Etienne
Inks:
Kirk-Albert Etienne
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Nate Champion; Ella Watson [Cattle Kate]; Jim Averill; Colonel Frank Wolcott; Frank Canton; Nick Ray; Sheriff Red Angus; Asa Mercer
Reprints:

Old Man Harvey's Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
?

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The McCarty Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Ted Slampyak
Inks:
Ted Slampyak
Letters:
?

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The Reynolds Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Hunt Emerson
Inks:
Hunt Emerson
Letters:
?

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The Dodge City Peace Commission (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Bob Smith
Inks:
Bob Smith
Letters:
?

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The Black Jack Ketchum Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Phil Foglio
Inks:
Phil Foglio
Letters:
?

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The McCanles Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Dan Burr
Inks:
Dan Burr
Letters:
?

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Vigilantes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chapter Five: Vigilantes.

The East Texas Regulator Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Ward Sutton
Inks:
Ward Sutton
Letters:
?

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The Slickers: Spanking Vigilantes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Michael Kupperman
Inks:
Michael Kupperman
Letters:
?

The Stranglers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Linda Medley
Inks:
Linda Medley
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?

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Regulators of the Carolinas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Mick McMahon
Inks:
Mick McMahon
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?

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Tobacco Night Riders (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Chas Truog
Inks:
Chas Truog
Letters:
?

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The Hounds (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Leslie Sternbergh
Inks:
Josef Rubinstein
Letters:
?

Reprints:

American Protective League (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Steve Lieber
Inks:
Steve Lieber
Letters:
?

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The Mollie Maguires (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Jim Fern
Inks:
Jim Fern
Letters:
?

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Political Gangs (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduction to Chaper Six: Political Gangs.

Ragen's Colts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Hilary Barta
Inks:
Hilary Barta
Letters:
?

The Rich Men's Coachmen's Club (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Paul Guinan
Inks:
Paul Guinan
Letters:
?

The Anarchist Bonnot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Wm. Marshall Rogers
Inks:
Wm. Marshall Rogers
Letters:
?

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College Kidnappers Club (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Alfredo Alcala
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala
Letters:
?

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The Ohio Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Joe Sacco
Inks:
Joe Sacco
Letters:
?

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The Bliss Bank Ring (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Jeff Parker
Inks:
Jeff Parker
Letters:
?

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The Brady Gang (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
Graham Manley
Inks:
Graham Manley
Letters:
?

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The Bloody Tubs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Joel Rose
Pencils:
S. M. Taggart
Inks:
S. M. Taggart
Letters:
?

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Biographies (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

Short biographies on the writer and artists featured in the book.

Bibliography (Table of Contents)

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?
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Indexer Notes

List of sources.

Copyright Information (Table of Contents)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Big Book of Thugs
  3. 2. Introduction
    The Original Thugs
  4. 3. Thuggees
  5. 4. Street Gangs
  6. 5. The Bowery Boys
  7. 6. The Dead Rabbits
  8. 7. The Whyos
  9. 8. The Midnight Terrors
  10. 9. The Crazy Butch Gang
  11. 10. The Molasses Gang
  12. 11. The Gangs of Old New York
  13. 12. Plug Uglies
  14. 13. Yellow Henry Gang
  15. 14. The Sydney Ducks
  16. 15. The Car Barn Gang
  17. 16. The Eastmans
  18. 17. The We Boys Mob
  19. 18. Early Americans
  20. 19. The Doane Gang
  21. 20. The Secret Band of Brothers
  22. 21. The Loomis Gang
  23. 22. Devil Ance and the Hatfield Gang
  24. 23. Mother Marm Mandelbaum
  25. 24. The White Family Gang
  26. 25. The Highbinder Society
  27. 26. Mock Duck & the Hip Sing Tong
  28. 27. The Valley Gang
  29. 28. Pirates, River Rats, and Railroad Robbers
  30. 29. Bully Wilson and the Cave-in Rock Pirates
  31. 30. Colonel Plug's River Rats
  32. 31. The Swamp Angels
  33. 32. The Bayonne-Abriel Gang
  34. 33. Sadie the Goat and Her Pirate Gang
  35. 34. The Hook Gang
  36. 35. Railroad-Robbing Gangs
  37. 36. The White Hand Gang
  38. 37. Wild, Wild West
  39. 38. The Doolin Gang
  40. 39. The Buck Gang
  41. 40. The Red Sash Gang
  42. 41. Old Man Harvey's Gang
  43. 42. The McCarty Gang
  44. 43. The Reynolds Gang
  45. 44. The Dodge City Peace Commission
  46. 45. The Black Jack Ketchum Gang
  47. 46. The McCanles Gang
  48. 47. Vigilantes
  49. 48. The East Texas Regulator Gang
  50. 49. The Slickers: Spanking Vigilantes
  51. 50. The Stranglers
  52. 51. Regulators of the Carolinas
  53. 52. Tobacco Night Riders
  54. 53. The Hounds
  55. 54. American Protective League
  56. 55. The Mollie Maguires
  57. 56. Political Gangs
  58. 57. Ragen's Colts
  59. 58. The Rich Men's Coachmen's Club
  60. 59. The Anarchist Bonnot
  61. 60. College Kidnappers Club
  62. 61. The Ohio Gang
  63. 62. The Bliss Bank Ring
  64. 63. The Brady Gang
  65. 64. The Bloody Tubs
  66. 65. Biographies
  67. 66. Bibliography
  68. 67. Copyright Information
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