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Home Hillman Periodicals Crime Must Stop 01 (one-shot)
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Uploader: Yoc
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Oct 1952 - one-shot crime book.
A Soothsayr scan,
Yoc edits.
Part of the DCM Hillman Spotlight!

24-January-2014 4:46 am
Username: dandra
Comment: I've been withholding this comment for some time, but I need to finally ask: why are these scans frequently so pale looking, as if the scanner toned down the blacks for some reason? I have to disassemble these scans, up the blacks, and re-compress them. I'm just curious to know the cause or the reasoning.
24-January-2014 5:21 am
Username: eubiecat
Comment: These are badly printed comics, and the black was usually under-inked at the press. Add to the mix cheap, porous pulp paper, and you're not going to get optimal print quality. That's just the way most old comics look. If you got one of the first copies that came off the press, the blacks are likely to be more vibrant.
24-January-2014 6:29 pm
Username: Yoc
Comment: If you saw them before I did any editing you'd find them far more yellow. I've bumped the contrast slightly while lessening the yellow. Ultimately I don't want them over bleached our too garish a colouring. I'm trying to be closer to original printing than not. Not everyone agrees on how far to go with an edit. I believe less is more when I edit.
24-January-2014 10:31 pm
Username: dandra
Comment: Personally, I'd rather they be more yellow than more pale.
25-January-2014 3:00 am
Username: revry
Comment: Try experimenting with the "Curves" tool. Truly remarkable...

Volume: #1, Issue: #1
Published: October 1952, Price: 0.15 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Ed Cronin
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Binding: Publishing Format:
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Crime Must Stop!
Synopsis: The evil femme orders the thugs to hurl the victim into a grave with quicklime (to dissolve the body faster).
Genre: Crime
Characters: Femme Fatale With A Gun Monstrous Thugs Victim

Comic Story (5 pages) A Trigger in the Family
Synopsis: A criminal on the lam takes a chance to see his long-lost daughter, with tragic results.
Credits: Pencils: Mort Lawrence | Inks: Mort Lawrence ? | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Crime
Characters: Doc Mantell Eddie Harper A Daughter

Comic Story (7 pages) Rusty Bullets
Synopsis: Chopper Benson is set free after 20 years as "a guest of the state", but finds the world has changed - and he can't adapt.
Credits: Pencils: ?; Paul Reinman | Letters: typeset
Genre: Crime
Characters: Chopper Benson Tommy Garden Hobos A Retired Cop/shopkeeper

Comic Story (5 pages) The Sunshine Courier
Synopsis: Someone is leaking secrets from the office in Washington, DC, but everyone's too busy gawking at the sunbathing secretaries to figure it out.
Credits: Pencils: Bernie Krigstein | Inks: Bernie Krigstein | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Spy
Characters: US Investigator Paul Martin Colonel Blair Sunbathing Secretaries

Comic Story (7 pages) The Black Chain
Synopsis: A coal miner who survives a cave-in quits mining and falls into being a getaway driver.
Credits: Pencils: Bernie Krigstein | Inks: Bernie Krigstein ? | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Crime
Characters: Johnny Kopeck Al Hubans

Text Story (2 pages) The Loaded Dutchman
Synopsis: A sharp smuggler uses innocent women to smuggle jewels on an ocean liner.
Genre: Crime
Characters: The Humble Dutchman

Comic Story (7 pages) The Cardboard Lamb
Synopsis: A twin brother sneaks aboard an ocean liner as a steward to kill his rich cousin and take his place.
Genre: Crime
Characters: George And Charlie Randolph Elaine Morse Treasury Agents

Comic Story (4 pages) The Stone Net
Synopsis: In a small town in the French countryside, two burglars target a manor house - that the local gendarmes call "The Chateau of Regret".
Credits: Pencils: John Prentice ? | Inks: John Prentice ? | Letters: Ben Oda
Genre: Crime
Characters: Anton Papa Leon Gendarmes

Comic Story (8 pages) The Gypsy Water Curse
Synopsis: In the American desert, Frankie loves to swim at every opportunity. But when they plan an armored car robbery, Gypsy warns Frankie to "stay away from water."
Genre: Crime
Characters: Frankie Gus "Gypsy"

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Home Hillman Periodicals Crime Must Stop 01 (one-shot)
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