Crime Does Not Pay Archives (2012) – TPB vol. 02


The celebrated pre-Code Crime Does Not Pay comics are finally collected into a series of unflinching and uncensored deluxe hardcovers! The infamous Crime Does Not Pay stories, focusing on criminal scum, nefarious mobsters, and urban legends, madeCrime Does Not Pay one of the most popular comics of the 1940s. This series was a favorite target of censors and is partially responsible for the creation of the stifling Comics Code Authority! Revered, influential, and very hard to find, Crime Does Not Pay issues #26 to #29 are collected for your enjoyment and education!


  • Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #26
  • Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #27
  • Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #28
  • Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #29


Foreword by Greg Rucka.

Written by

Art by

Cover Artist(s):
Charles Biro

Cover Date: July 2012

Cover Price: US $ 49.99

Format: Color; Hardcover; 264 pages

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