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From the JVJ Collection,
Scan by Rangerhouse,
Edit by Yoc.

Part of the DCM SMALL PUBLISHER SPOTLIGHT of 2014
Volume: #1, Issue: #5
Published: October-November 1948, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing:
Color: Color Cover Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
Notes: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York; Richard Davis, President; V. C. Albus, Vice-President; ANC distribution; cover blurb says "True stories from the archives of crime"; indicia says, "Because innocent people might be involved, the names of some of the characters in this true magazine are fictitious. If the name of any living person or institution is used, it is a coincidence."; no back cover on copy indexed
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Genre: Crime

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Sydnie Nathan
Synopsis: Earn premiums by selling double-edge razor blades

Comic Story (8 pages) Dead Men Don't Drown
Synopsis: The night before a big yacht race, Paul Wayne was murdered. Inspector Dan Foster solved the case with evidence from a forged suicide note found on the body.
Credits: Pencils: Schroeder [first name unknown, per Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware via Steven Rowe]
Genre: Crime
Characters: Johnny Talbot Betty Kenton Bill Manley Paul Wayne Inspector Dan Foster

Advertisement (1 page)
Synopsis: Bodybuilding ad.

Comic Story (7 pages) The Mystery of the Disappearing Diamonds
Synopsis: Valuable diamonds and newly valuable gold mine stock are stolen from the safe of formerly wealthy widow, Mrs. Van Upgraff. Stepson Walter Van Upgraff is convicted of the crime, but Lieutenant Tim Allen exonerates him.
Credits: Pencils: Al Cammarata [per Frank Motler] or Al Camy [per Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware via Steven Rowe]
Genre: Crime
Characters: Mrs. Van Upgraff Brenda Van Upgraff [daughter] Walter Van Upgraff [stepson] Alice Flint [secretary] "Pierre Ronsard" [fake Artist] Lieutenant Tim Allen

Comic Story (3 pages) The P.I. and.. the Clocks!
Synopsis: Postal Inspector H. J. Morgan captures clock repairman/extortionist John Rogers based on a chipped 'M' on his typewriter.
Credits: Pencils: Graham Ingels [unsigned; per Frank Motler]
Genre: Crime
Characters: Inspector H. J. Morgan James Harvey Charles Rogers Valerie Kirk John Rogers

Text Story (2 pages) Short Vacation
Synopsis: Pop Collins accidentally captures fugitive killer Moxie Markle, who is boarding at his house.
Credits: Letters: [typeset]
Genre: Crime
Characters: Moxie Markle Pop Collins

Comic Story (9 pages) Trail of Terror
Featuring: Sky Sheriff
Synopsis: Escaped Killer Madden kidnaps Laura Timmins. Sky Sheriff Breeze finds them and captures Madden.
Credits: Pencils: Edmond Good (signed) | Inks: Edmond Good ?
Genre: Crime
Characters: Tenny Loop Killer Madden Breeze Lawson Tim Timmins Laura Timmins

Comic Story (8 pages) Beauty and the Book
Synopsis: A rare book containing a valuable map, donated by Clarence Barkey, is stolen from the library. Inspector Moore deduces that shady businessman Eddie Calvin's secretary, Corky Tobin, is the crook.
Credits: Script: Bud Willard (signed) | Pencils: Al McWilliams (signed) | Inks: Al McWilliams ?
Genre: Crime
Characters: Inspector Moore Mr. Perkins Eddie Calvin Richard Barnell Corky Tobin Clarence Barkley

Comic Story (2 pages) The Mystery of the Speaking Alibi
Synopsis: Zorra dies during an emergency operation by her brother. Her husband Veno kills the doctor and tries to make it look like a suicide.
Credits: Pencils: [unknown artist called "Puppetface" per Jim Vadeboncoeur via Steven Rowe]
Genre: Crime
Characters: Veno The Ventriloquist Zorra [his Wife And Assistant] Doctor [Zorra's Brother]

Comic Story (6 pages) Jailbreak
Synopsis: Six murderers escape from prison. Three are captured by an old farm couple, two spotted by police while lighting a cigarette in a trailer, one by allowing a woman to call a doctor for her sick baby.
Credits: Pencils: Lawrence Dressler [per Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware via Steven Rowe]
Characters: Warden John Crane Trimble Grant Selby Mac Pete Tom Black [escaped Prisoners]

Advertisement (1 page)
Synopsis: Ad for flexible shaft tools

Advertisement (1 page)
Synopsis: Ad for Protam diet plan

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