When collectors think of the best crime books ever printed, this particular book is always in the discussion. Crime Does Not Pay #24 is considered one of the top, if not THE top crime book ever published. It has so many things going for it: classic cover, first appearance of Mr. Crime, hanging panels, a Billy the Kid story and on and on. And no one can ignore the awesomeness of the cover by Charles Biro. Published by Lev Gleason Publications, Crime Does Not Pay was known as a graphic magazine that took readers to the edge with exciting stories and graphic depictions. Many of the issues published have classic (and unforgettable) covers, only adding to the desirability!
With a classic "fiery" redhead cover and FANTASTIC eye appeal, this beautiful Golden Age book has been graded CGC 5.5 with amazing Off-White pages. While we feel the book is undergraded, it represents an opportunity to add a significant book to any collection!