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Welcome on this blog full of information about Crime and Police Comics, and offcourse the comics.

Crime comics is a genre of American comic books and format of crime fiction. The genre was originally popular in the 1940s and 1950s and is marked by a moralistic editorial tone and graphic depictions of violence and criminal activity. Crime comics began in 1942 with the publication of Crime Does Not Pay published by Lev Gleason Publications and edited by Charles Biro. As sales for superhero comic books declined in the years after World War II, other publishers began to emulate the popular format, content and subject matter of Crime Does Not Pay, leading to a deluge of crime-themed comics. Crime and horror comics, especially those published by EC Comics, came under official scrutiny in the late 1940s and early 1950s, leading to legislation in Canada and Great Britain, the creation in the United States of the Comics Magazine Association of America and the imposition of the Comics Code Authority in 1954. This code placed limits on the degree and kind of criminal activity that could be depicted in American comic books, effectively sounding the death knell for crime comics and their adult themes. crimeaj

Although petty thieves, grifters and outright crooks have existed in American comic books and strips since their inception, books and strips actually devoted to criminals and criminal activity are relatively rare. The comic strip Dick Tracy was perhaps the first to focus on the character and plots of a vast array of gangsters. Chester Gould’s strip, begun in 1931, made effective use of grotesque villains, actual police methods, and shocking depictions of violence. Dick Tracy inspired many features starring a variety of police, detectives, and lawyers but the most memorable devices of the strip would not be featured as prominently until the publication of Crime Does Not Pay in 1942.

You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.

The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.

You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.

Most comics are from the 50’s-80’s with some 90’s.

I did not scan the comics myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.

This blog is purely ment to preserve the comics and to enjoy them, no financial meanings are involved, if you like the comics buy them as long as they are availabe, because nothing can beat the feeling of reading a real comic.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.

Thanks to the following sites for the information :

Grand Comics Database

Wikipedia

 

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11 responses »

  1. Burbank says:

    URL forwarded to the Usual Suspects

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  2. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 18-05-2016

    The next titles are updated.

    Crime and punishment
    Crime detective comics
    Crime does not pay
    Danger
    Dick Tracy
    Justice traps the guilty
    Keen detective funnies
    Kerry Drake
    Northwest Mounties (new title)
    Perfect crime
    Police Lineup (new title)
    Prison break
    Real clue crime stories
    Sergeant Preston of the Yukon
    Various

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  3. John says:

    You’re GOD!!!

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  4. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 19-08-2016

    Charlie Chan (6)
    Crime Detective Comics (1)
    Crime Detector (3) – New title
    Danger (1)
    Detectives Inc. (6) – New title
    Mike Barnett (4) – New title
    Special Agent (5)
    True Crime Comics (5)
    Where in the world is Carmen San Diego (4) – New title
    Young King Cole (1)
    Jane Arden (1) – In Various

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  5. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 31-10-2016

    Chain Gang War (12) – New Title
    Crime Does Not Pay (2)
    Dick Tracy (43)
    Kerry Drake (3)
    Man From U.N.C.L.E. (13)
    Mr. District Attorney (16)
    Sherlock Holmes (4)
    Tales Of Justice (1)
    Various (5)

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  6. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 07-04-2017

    Crime Detective Comics (9)
    Lawbreakers Suspense Stories (1)
    Perfect Crime (21)
    Private Eye (7) – New Title
    Real Clue Crime Stories (4)
    Vic Flint (1)

    Various (3)

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  7. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 10-06-2017

    Dick Tracy (6)
    Kerry Drake (1)
    Perfect Crime (2)
    Private Eye (1)
    Real Clue Crime Stories (1)
    Wanted (2)

    Various (2)

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