Publisher: Alval Publishers
Publication Dates: November 1948 – December 1949
Number of Issues Published: 6 (#4 – #v2#9)
Color: Four Color interiors; full color cover
Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock: Newsprint interior; glossy cover
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing Series

Canadian comics reprints of U.S. series: True Crime (Magazine Village, 1947 series) with page-count reduced to 36 (from 52) and other alterations as indicated:
The Canadian issues are shifted up by two (#4, reprints U.S. #2 etc); with Canadian issue #8 switching to Vol.2 (reprinting U.S. #6); hence, vol. 2 #9 is a reprint of U.S. Vol. 2 #1; the final issues for both series (The Canadian edition had limited distribution within U.K).

The U.S. covers to #2 and #3, by Jack Cole were redrawn with violence lessened; the remaining Alval issues reuse their corresponding U.S. covers.

Both countries had ‘True Crime’ magazines, but these are unconnected to comics series, except visually (both U.S. series came from the same publishing house); the missing early numbers are unaccounted for.

Publisher: Magazine Village
Publication Dates: May 1947 – August-September 1949
Number of Issues Published: 6 (#v1#2 – #v2#1)
Color: color
Dimensions: standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock: glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding: saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: was ongoing series

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database


UPDATE 19-08-2016

v1 3-6, v2 1



4, v1 2, v2 9



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