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Publisher: DC
Publication Dates: December 1947-January 1948 – December 1958-January 1959
Number of Issues Published: 67 (#1 – #67)
Color: color
Dimensions: standard Golden Age US, latter issues standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock: glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding: saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: was ongoing series

A licensed title based on the radio show. These are general crime stories with no continuing features.

Jack Schiff says that stories were written by France Herron, Bill Finger, Dave Wood, Alvin Schwartz, and others.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Also 2 issues Dell Four Color Comics.

DC hoped it could beat slumping sales with its first entry into the crime comics genre. To minimize risk, DC licensed an established property – the Gang Busters radio program, which had been on the air waves since 1935 (originally under the name of the G-Men). Edited by Jack Schiff, the Gang Busters comic focused on FBI cases and stand alone crime stories. The first issue included tales such as “Murder was my business” and “The case of the Iron-clad alibi.” Later issues featured photo covers, a practice becoming increasingly common in the late 1940’s.

1-10

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11-20

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21-30

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31-30

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41-50

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51-60

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61-67, Four Color Comic 24,v1 23

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