(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 US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was on-going series

Issue Notes

MURDEROUS GANGSTERS, March 1952 -- Vol. 1, No. 3. Published quarterly by REALISTIC COMICS, INC., 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, N.Y. Index revised based on a scan from http://goldenagecomics.co.uk/.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

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Indexer Notes

On inside front cover. Preview of the issue's stories.

Killer Bait! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Michael Becker (signed)
Inks
Vince Alascia (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Hank Terlo (convict)
Synopsis
"The prison authorities knew that treacherous Hank Terlo was greedy...and this enabled them to capture the gangster's entire mob in one showdown dragnet that was full of terror, danger, and---death!" (from table of contents)
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Blind Man's Buff! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Brothers in Crime! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gerald McCann
Inks
Gerald McCann
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Tony Fenner; Bud Fenner (criminal brothers and rivals)
Synopsis
"Tony Fango could control an entire underworld syndicate of crime, but not his vicious and resentful brother, Bud! Tony and Bud Fenner--- 'Brothers in Crime!'" (from table of contents)
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Indexer Notes

Tony's last name is also given as Sango and Fango in the intro. Art identification from Gary Watson, June 2009. In GCD Error Report 12055, Christoph Melchert notes that the script for "Blabbermouth" in Crime and Punishment (Lev Gleason, 1948 series) #70 (December 1954) is identical to this story.

Jed Hawkins -- Cold-Blooded Killer! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
"The glitter of gold affected Jed Hawkins strangely. he desired the precious metal enough to kill for it! But Justice in the form of Sheriff Gregg caught up with Jed, when a strange trick of science showed that he had committed-- murder!" (from table of contents)
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Indexer Notes

Cold-Blooded Killer is in lower case in the title.

The Imperfect Crime! (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Nick Marek -- Shakedown Racketeer! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Goldfarb (signed)
Inks
Bob Baer (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Nick Marek (racketeer)
Synopsis
"A little guy with bloody ideas wanted a racket that would make him a big man in the underworld! So Marek picked the most dangerous business of all -- shaking down the crooks themselves!" (from table of contents)
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Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Killer Bait!
  4. 3. Blind Man's Buff!
  5. 4. Brothers in Crime!
  6. 5. Jed Hawkins -- Cold-Blooded Killer!
  7. 6. The Imperfect Crime!
  8. 7. Nick Marek -- Shakedown Racketeer!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dan Stevenson
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Len Wolinsky