Monday, February 4, 2013

Art Gallery: CRIME DOES NOT PAY ... and don't you forget it!

No. 22 (first issue) 1942


5 comments:

Walker Martin said...

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?

Evan Lewis said...

Yikes!

RkR said...

That cover art on first issue looks a lot like Eisner's work.

Anonymous said...

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."

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

Thanks for these great covers! I have started reading some of the (Lev Gleason) comics online.