(March 1952)

Avon, 1951 Series
Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Realistic Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Realistic Comic
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

GANGSTERS AND GUNMOLLS. March 1952-Vol. 1, No. 3. Published quarterly by REALISTIC COMICS, INC., 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, N.Y. Cover painting from the paperback Flash Casey, Hard-Boiled Detective by George Harmon Coxe, Avon #143. Index created from a scan of the issue at http://goldenagecomics.co.uk/.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (painted)
Inks
? (painted)
Colors
? (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[Illustrated Table of Contents] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

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Indexer Notes

Four illustrated summaries of the main stories in this issue. Includes the indicia at the bottom of the page. On inside front cover.

Juanita Perez The Gypsy Killer! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann ?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Synopsis
Gypsy thief, embezzler, dance-hall girl, gun-toting gang lookout, dope pusher, underworld queen -- the activities of this thrill-crazed murderess led her straight to the penitentiary and eventually to -- death! "Juanita Perez -- The Gypsy Killer!" (from Table of Contents)
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Indexer Notes

It appears that only the word balloons in the splash panel are hand-lettered.

Insurance for Death! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Rocky Lewis was a skilled butcher who was out to make a fast buck! he grubbed around until he uncovered a racket that filled his victims with terror and bathed then in blood! "Insurance for Death!" (from Table of Contents)
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Habit Traps a Killer! (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

The title is written entirely in lower case letters.

Crime's Homicide Squad! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
John Scalisi and Albert Anselmi were Al Capone's trigger-men! Theirs was the bloodiest alliance in the history of crime! So fierce was their appetite for slaughter that the underworld called them -- "Crime's Homicide Squad!" (from Table of Contents)
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Marie Swain, "Rod-Baby!" (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Rosenberger
Inks
Vince Alascia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A brutal, hardened criminal at the age of eighteen, pretty Marie Swain led her two-man gang on a crime wave all her own! The combination of her innocent face and her itchy trigger finger caused the police to tag her with the label -- "Rod-Baby!" (from Table of Contents page)
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [Illustrated Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Juanita Perez The Gypsy Killer!
  4. 3. Insurance for Death!
  5. 4. Habit Traps a Killer!
  6. 5. Crime's Homicide Squad!
  7. 6. Marie Swain, "Rod-Baby!"
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Van Dore