([2012])

Dark Horse, 2012 Series
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Price
49.99 USD; 54.99 CAD
Pages
288
On-sale date
2012-03-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
978-1-59582-289-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781595822895
Editing
Philip Simon
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.0" x 10.5"
Paper Stock
Glossy
Binding
Hardcover; Dustjacket
Publishing Format
Collected Editions

Issue Notes

On sale date from www.amazon.com. Reprints entire contents of Crime Does Not Pay (Lev Gleason, 1942 Series) #'s 22-25 including covers and most advertisements.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Charles Biro (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Front cover of dustjacket.

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

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Look at What All these Bloody Little Dimes Can Get You (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Fraction
Pencils
? (spot illustrations)
Inks
? (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Charles Biro
Pencils
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Inks
Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
bars; gambling; machine guns; playing cards; poker chips; revolvers

Crime Does Not Pay a Completely New Kind of Magazine (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Lev Gleason (signed)
Letters
typeset

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The Real Story Behind Lepke, Mad Dog of the Underworld (Table of Contents: 6)

Crime Kings / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood ? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lucey [as Lucey] (signed)
Inks
Harry Lucey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Louis "Lepke" Buchalter (1897-1944); Nathan "Kid Dropper" Kaplin (1891-1923); Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro (1899-1947); Jacob "Little Augie" Orgen (1893-1927); I. "Danny Field" Friedman (died 1939); Irving Penn (c1897-1939); Louis Cohen (1904-1939)(unnamed in story)
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Indexer Notes

Story is noted as "Disgrace to the Human Race" #1. Baby Faced Nelson is announced as "Disgrace to the Human Race" #2 appearing in the next issue.

Wild Bill Hickok (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Wood? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed)
Inks
Bob Wood? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Characters
Wild Bill Hickok (1837-1876); Tom Smith (1830-1870); John Wesley "Wes Harding" Hardin (1853-1895); Ben Thompson (1843-1884); Phil Cole (1839-1871); Mike Williams (died 1871)(appears here as Mike McWilliams)
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Indexer Notes

signature in lower right hand corner of splash page. Next issue blurb promises the story of Pancho Villa.

Officer Edward Maher and the Mad Dog Killers of Fifth Avenue (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Volp
Inks
Frank Volp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
The Esposito Brothers
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Indexer Notes

Volp is credited on this series by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork here, with marked, bony cheeks and mouth often rendered in two short lines, can be found in his signed London stories in Daredevil Comics #9 and 10 (Lev Gleason).

The Saga of Harpshead Road (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell [as Hub] (signed)
Inks
Carl Hubbell [as Hub] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton ?

Genre
crime
Characters
Big Harp (dies)
Reprints

Two-Legged Rats (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Pencils
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Jon Overs (dies)
Reprints

The Mad Musician and His Tunes of Doom (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood ?
Pencils
George Tuska ?
Inks
George Tuska ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ed Hamilton ?

Genre
crime
Characters
Zilla (dies)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This volume certain about Tuska being the artist.

Hollywood's Panther Man, the Jersey Devil (Table of Contents: 12)

Crime Corner / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood? [as Woody Hamilton] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Case of the Twisted Cigarettes (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Pencils
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Inks
Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Dick Williams
Reprints

The Blackout Murder Mystery (Table of Contents: 14)

Be a Detective / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Maurer ?
Inks
Norman Maurer ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The solution appears on the last page of the War Eagle story. This volume certain about Maurer being the artist.

[The Bond Drive] (Table of Contents: 15)

Dickie Dean / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana (signed)
Inks
Bob Montana (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Bob Montana cameo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

War Bond promo

Cilicia (Table of Contents: 16)

Stamps / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Stamp page, including advertisements.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

The War Eagle / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel (signed)
Inks
Alan Mandel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Steel Grey Wings Over America..
Genre
superhero
Characters
The War Eagle [Bill Reed] (introduction); Mrs. Reed (Bill's mother); Bonnie (Bill's sweetheart); Roger Currians; Klein (crew member on S.S. Atlantic, death); Kelly (watchman); Mike (Policeman); The Wrench (villain, introduction, death); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Although struck down with infantile paraylsis, wealthy Bill Reed, after being put down by a college rival for his sweetheart's hand, develops a set of wings, and, over a period of two years, perfects them and is able to walk again. He dedicates his life to serving mankind: foiling hijackers, rounding up public enemies, and so on until a foe emerges called the Wrench, who had suffered injuries from grabbing an incendiary bomb in the 1st World War, and who threatens the S.S. Atlantic.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Express; S.S. Atlantic; The Tabloid

Indexer Notes

Only appearance of the War Eagle. The solution to the "Blackout Murder Mystery", found elsewhere in the issue, is found at the bottom of page 10.

We Have Never Lost a War! (Table of Contents: 18)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (signed "Kinn")
Inks
? (signed "Kinn")
Letters
?

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Promoting the purchase of war bonds and stamps.

Boy Comics Is Your Magazine (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

New Sensational Features Added to Daredevil Comics (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Charles Biro
Inks
Charles Biro
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
John Dillinger; Baby Face Nelson; Jim Hamilton
Reprints
Keywords
cells; convicts; prison guards; prison riots; prisons; straight razors

Free! 50 Original Hand Colored Drawings ... (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The True Story of John Dillinger (Table of Contents: 23)

Crime Kings / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Woody Hamilton?
Pencils
Woody Hamilton (signed)
Inks
Woody Hamilton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
John Dillinger (introduction, death); Melvin Purvis (introduction)
Reprints

[John Crandon] (Table of Contents: 24)

Cop Hero of the Month / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
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Baby Face Nelson and the Mason City Bank Robbery (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
George "Baby Face" Nelson
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Pancho Villa (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Pancho Villa (introduction, death)
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Postal Tax Stamps (Table of Contents: 27)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias (credited)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Stamp page, including advertisements.

The Ridiculous Riddle of the Murdered Major (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Maurer
Inks
Norman Maurer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

The White-Masked Terror (Table of Contents: 29)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Woody Hamilton
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Two thirds of last page consists of the solution to "The Ridiculous Riddle of the Murdered Major" earlier in the book.

Three Isolated Murders (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Briefer?
Pencils
Dick Briefer (Richard Norman)
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One page missing?

Crime Facts (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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The Comic Magazine That Dared to Be Different (Table of Contents: 32) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Two-Legged Rats (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Montana ?
Pencils
Bob Montana
Inks
Bob Montana
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; crime
Characters
Joshua the Second [Franz Creffield]; George Mitchell; Esther Mitchell
Synopsis
Creffield starts a religious cult among the women of Corvalis, Oregon.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Franz Creffield (1871 - 1906), George Mitchell (1883 - 1906) and Esther Mitchell (1888 - 1914).
The years of Joshua's group "The Church of the Bride of Christ" was 1903 - 1906.

The Monster of Munsterberg (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Hubbell
Inks
Carl Hubbell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Pop Klein (introduction, death)
Reprints

The Fire Fiends of Missouri (Table of Contents: 35)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alan Mandel (signed)
Inks
Alan Mandel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
A hotel arson results in seven deaths.
Reprints

It's a Hit (Table of Contents: 36) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Free with This Amazing Offer (Table of Contents: 37) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free 150 Power Microscope (Table of Contents: 38) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Characters
Mr. Crime
Reprints
Keywords
kitchen stoves; policemen

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

Mr. Crime / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Wood ?
Pencils
Bob Wood ?
Inks
Bob Wood ?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ha - there you are! I see your smiling face ...
Genre
humor; crime
Characters
Mr Crime.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Presentation of Mr. Crime.

The True Story of Jack "Legs" Diamond (Table of Contents: 41)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mr. Crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This volume attributes the art as well as the story to Bob Wood.

The Mystery of Indian Dick and the Phantom Gold Mine (Table of Contents: 42)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bart Tumey [as Tumey]
Inks
Bart Tumey [as Tumey]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime; western-frontier
Reprints

His Mother's Ghastly Vision (Table of Contents: 43)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Burlockoff
Inks
Sam Burlockoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Death Works Overtime!! The True Story of Philadelphia's Poison Ring (Table of Contents: 44)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Ivy
Pencils
Al Mandel
Inks
Al Mandel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Amazing Mystery of the Murders of Maltese Mansion (Table of Contents: 45)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman Maurer
Inks
Norman Maurer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Strange Case of the Four-Legged Witness (Table of Contents: 46)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood ? [as Woody Hamilton]
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

80 % of last page consists of solution to "The Amazing Mystery of the Murders of Maltese Mansion" earlier in the book, plus a comic advertisement for the purchase of war stamps. Reproduced from original comic book but not included in GCD listing?

Canada's New Stamps (Table of Contents: 47)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sidney M. Elias (credited)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Stamp page, including advertisements.

Billy the Kid (Table of Contents: 48)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
historical; western-frontier
Reprints

Corpses for Sale (Table of Contents: 49)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Millen-Faber Case (Table of Contents: 50)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Frank Giacoia
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

One more page in this reprint than in original version.

Amazing Gift Offer to "Comic" Readers! (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Choose Your Prize! (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 53)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
crime
Reprints
Keywords
machine guns; telephone booths

Dare Is a Small Word (Table of Contents: 54) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.8 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 55)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Get Tiger Power Now. It's Easy! (Table of Contents: 56) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The True Life Story of Dutch Schultz (Table of Contents: 57)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Dick Wood ?
Inks
Dick Wood ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Characters
Mr. Crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This book attributes both story and art to Dick Wood.

Dixie Davis (Table of Contents: 58)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Wood
Pencils
Bob Wood
Inks
Bob Wood
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

So Mean He'd Kill His Mother (Table of Contents: 59)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Briefer
Inks
Dick Briefer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

India (Table of Contents: 60)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Stamp page, including advertisements.

The Uncanny Mystery of the Jewel of Death (Table of Contents: 61)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro ?
Pencils
Norman Maurer
Inks
Norman Maurer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Belle Starr (Table of Contents: 62)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Pencils
Dick Wood ?
Inks
Dick Wood ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This volume attributes the art to Dick Wood, as well as the story.

The Deadly Fox of the Mohawk (Table of Contents: 63)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bart Tumey
Inks
Bart Tumey
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Death in Dreamland (Table of Contents: 64)

Dick Wood / text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Wood
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Two thirds of last page contains winners of the contest in Silver Streak Comics (Lev Gleason, 1939 Series) #21, as well as solution to "The Uncanny Mystery of the Jewel of Death" earlier in the book.

The Mail-Box Thief (Table of Contents: 65)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

The Oklahoma Prison Break (Table of Contents: 66)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Charles Biro ?
Pencils
Manuel (signed)
Inks
Dan Barry (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Reprints

Now! You Can Own a Genuine Professional Type Reflex Camera ... (Table of Contents: 67) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Free with This Offer. 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit (Table of Contents: 68) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 69) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

All True Crime Stories! (Table of Contents: 70) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Look at What All these Bloody Little Dimes Can Get You
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. Crime Does Not Pay a Completely New Kind of Magazine
  7. 6. The Real Story Behind Lepke, Mad Dog of the Underworld
    Crime Kings
  8. 7. Wild Bill Hickok
  9. 8. Officer Edward Maher and the Mad Dog Killers of Fifth Avenue
  10. 9. The Saga of Harpshead Road
  11. 10. Two-Legged Rats
  12. 11. The Mad Musician and His Tunes of Doom
  13. 12. Hollywood's Panther Man, the Jersey Devil
    Crime Corner
  14. 13. The Case of the Twisted Cigarettes
  15. 14. The Blackout Murder Mystery
    Be a Detective
  16. 15. [The Bond Drive]
    Dickie Dean
  17. 16. Cilicia
    Stamps
  18. 17. ["Steel Grey Wings Over America.."]
    The War Eagle
  19. 18. We Have Never Lost a War!
  20. 19. Boy Comics Is Your Magazine
  21. 20. New Sensational Features Added to Daredevil Comics
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
  23. 22. Free! 50 Original Hand Colored Drawings ...
  24. 23. The True Story of John Dillinger
    Crime Kings
  25. 24. [John Crandon]
    Cop Hero of the Month
  26. 25. Baby Face Nelson and the Mason City Bank Robbery
  27. 26. Pancho Villa
  28. 27. Postal Tax Stamps
  29. 28. The Ridiculous Riddle of the Murdered Major
  30. 29. The White-Masked Terror
  31. 30. Three Isolated Murders
  32. 31. Crime Facts
  33. 32. The Comic Magazine That Dared to Be Different
  34. 33. Two-Legged Rats
  35. 34. The Monster of Munsterberg
  36. 35. The Fire Fiends of Missouri
  37. 36. It's a Hit
  38. 37. Free with This Amazing Offer
  39. 38. Free 150 Power Microscope
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
  41. 40. ["Ha - there you are! I see your smiling face ..."]
    Mr. Crime
  42. 41. The True Story of Jack "Legs" Diamond
  43. 42. The Mystery of Indian Dick and the Phantom Gold Mine
  44. 43. His Mother's Ghastly Vision
  45. 44. Death Works Overtime!! The True Story of Philadelphia's Poison Ring
  46. 45. The Amazing Mystery of the Murders of Maltese Mansion
  47. 46. The Strange Case of the Four-Legged Witness
  48. 47. Canada's New Stamps
  49. 48. Billy the Kid
  50. 49. Corpses for Sale
  51. 50. The Millen-Faber Case
  52. 51. Amazing Gift Offer to "Comic" Readers!
  53. 52. Choose Your Prize!
  54. 53. [no title indexed]
  55. 54. Dare Is a Small Word
  56. 55. [no title indexed]
  57. 56. Get Tiger Power Now. It's Easy!
  58. 57. The True Life Story of Dutch Schultz
  59. 58. Dixie Davis
  60. 59. So Mean He'd Kill His Mother
  61. 60. India
  62. 61. The Uncanny Mystery of the Jewel of Death
  63. 62. Belle Starr
  64. 63. The Deadly Fox of the Mohawk
  65. 64. Death in Dreamland
    Dick Wood
  66. 65. The Mail-Box Thief
  67. 66. The Oklahoma Prison Break
  68. 67. Now! You Can Own a Genuine Professional Type Reflex Camera ...
  69. 68. Free with This Offer. 33 Power Telescope Lens Kit
  70. 69. ["Gangsters, kidnappers, maniacal killers ..."]
  71. 70. All True Crime Stories!
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