Evidently the long time editor of CRIME DOES NOT PAY, Bob Wood, did indeed forget it. In the 1950's he took a clothes iron and beat to death a woman in a NYC hotel during a drunken orgy. He went to jail for several years and upon his release was soon murdered.I remember as a kid reading the NYC newspapers and being impressed at the lurid scandal about this comicbook editor. Now is that a hardboiled, toughguy story or what?
That cover art on first issue looks a lot like Eisner's work.
Apparently, Charles Biro was the cover artist, but there is a definite similarity to Eisner. Those hands in the foreground resemble "the Octopus" in "The Spirit."
Thanks for these great covers! I have started reading some of the (Lev Gleason) comics online.
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