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first issue of this ground breaking series - With WAREAGLE's only appearance to boot!
Quietriot scans

29-October-2010 10:20 pm
Username: glammazon
Comment: Ironically, the man who created CRIME DOES NOT PAY went to jail later on for manslaughter.
12-March-2011 4:22 pm
Username: Yoc
Comment: Ouch! That's gotta hurt a hand!
28-March-2013 1:05 am
Username: gperez
Comment: the actual story is nuts, some guy tried to pay him to have sex with a girl he had tied up in a room he said no, and when he got up the next day the guy had been arrested

Issue: #22
Published: July 1942, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 68, Editing: Charles Biro; Bob Wood
Color: Four Color Interiors; Full Color Covers Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filing, 1942, page 316, registration number B541075.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Script: Charles Biro | Pencils: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed) | Inks: Charles Biro [as Biro] (signed)
Genre: Crime

Text Article (1 page) Crime Does Not Pay a Completely New Kind of Magazine
Credits: Script: Lev Gleason (signed) | Letters: typeset

Comic Story (12 pages) The Real Story Behind Lepke, Mad Dog of the Underworld
Featuring: Crime Kings
Credits: Script: Bob Wood ? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed) | Pencils: Harry Lucey [as Lucey] (signed) | Inks: Harry Lucey
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)

Comic Story (10 pages) Wild Bill Hickok
Credits: Script: Bob Wood ? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Wood ? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed) | Inks: Bob Wood ? [as Woody Hamilton] (signed)
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)

Comic Story (7 pages) Officer Edward Maher and the Mad Dog Killers of Fifth Avenue
Credits: Pencils: Frank Volp | Inks: Frank Volp
Genre: Crime
Characters: The Esposito Brothers

Comic Story (3 pages) The Saga of Harpshead Road
Credits: Script: Charles Biro ? | Pencils: Carl Hubbell [as Hub] (signed) | Inks: Carl Hubbell [as Hub] (signed) | Letters: Ed Hamilton ?
Genre: Crime
Characters: Big Harp (dies)

Comic Story (2 pages) Two-Legged Rats
Credits: Script: Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed) | Pencils: Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed) | Inks: Bob Montana [as Montana] (signed)
Genre: Crime
Characters: Jon Overs (dies)

Comic Story (5 pages) The Mad Musician and His Tunes of Doom
Credits: Script: Bob Wood ? | Pencils: George Tuska ? | Inks: George Tuska ? | Letters: Ed Hamilton ?
Genre: Crime
Characters: Zilla (dies)

Text Story (2 pages) Hollywood's Panther Man, the Jersey Devil
Featuring: Crime Corner
Credits: Script: Bob Wood ? [as Woody Hamilton] (credited) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (5 pages) The Case of the Twisted Cigarettes
Credits: Script: Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed) | Pencils: Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed) | Inks: Dick Briefer [as Richard Norman] (signed)
Genre: Crime
Characters: Dick Williams

Comic Story (5 pages) The Blackout Murder Mystery
Featuring: Be a Detective
Credits: Pencils: Norman Maurer ? | Inks: Norman Maurer ?
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (2 pages) The Bond Drive
Featuring: Dickie Dean
Credits: Script: Bob Montana ? | Pencils: Bob Montana (signed) | Inks: Bob Montana (signed)
Genre: Humor
Characters: Bob Montana Cameo

Text Article (1 page) Cilicia
Featuring: Stamps
Credits: Script: Sidney M. Elias

Comic Story (10 pages)
Featuring: The War Eagle
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.
Credits: Script: Alan Mandel ? | Pencils: Alan Mandel (signed) | Inks: Alan Mandel (signed)
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)

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