Friday, February 03, 2006

(Pre-Code) Crime Fighting Detective 18

i really love Pre-Code crime comics, and i'll tell you why.... i honestly think that after the advent of the Code, the horror slowly seeped out into the Black and White magazines of the 60's and 70's (Warren, SKYWALD et al.), while the SF material made a neat sideways transition into the classic TV SF of The Outer Limits and Twilight Zone, to name just two examples. With the exception of some examples of B movie film noir (and books of course), the gritty (un)reality portrayed by Pre-Code crime comics was lost to us forever, - but hey, check out this great Star comic from another age with a really nice L. B. Cole cover and some super-seamy stories inside. Even though it's called Crime Fighting Detective, it has more to do with the crims than the cops. i got it for $7 on Saturday, and it's scanned and up only 6 days later... now do i rock or what!
Crime Fighting Detective #18 or here too!
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