Shocking Mistery Cases
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In 1942 a new comic book hit the stands, it was titled Crime Does Not Pay. It was created by two comic book legends Charles Biro and Bob Wood. Crime Does Not Pay was the first 'true crime comic book published. Sales slowly rose until at the end of World War II 800,000 copies of each issue were being published. At the same time sales of superhero comics were on the decline, and the time of the costumed avenger fighting the Nazi hordes drew to a close.
With sales of Crime Does Not Pay increasing other publishers sought to gain a piece of the market and soon they were launching their own titles. This competition led to an increase in violence and gore, as they each tried to grab the public's attention.
Eventually, these titles became the target of parents, moral crusaders and other groups and were blamed, in part, for the the rise of juvenile delinquency and illiteracy. Following the publication of Dr. Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent and investigations by the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Delinquency, the industry adopted a strict code administered by the Comics Code Authority. This meant that the comic books were highly sanitized and many soon folded.
Lev Gleason Publications
Lev Gleason Publications, founded by Leverett Gleason, was the publisher of a number of popular comic books during the 1940s and early 1950s, including Daredevil, Crime Does Not Pay, and Boy Comics.
Gleason was based in New York, and was among the first to produce comic books aimed at an adult audience. He labeled some of his books "illustories" to suggest that they were a new, different form.
Gleason was behind the first and most successful crime comic, Crime Does Not Pay (1942), which spawned dozens of imitators. Gleason's titles (along with those produced by EC Comics) became targets of increasing criticism of the influence of comic books. This pressure led to the formation in 1948 of the Association of Comics Magazine Publishers (ACMP) in an effort to avoid external regulation. Gleason was a founding member. The ACMP was the first step towards the establishment of the Comics Code Authority in 1954.
Selected list of Lev Gleason Publications titles
Black Diamond Western (1949–1956)
Boy Comics (1942–1956)
Boy Loves Girl (1952–1956)
Boy Meets Girl (1950–1952)
Crime and Punishment (1948–1955)
Crime Does Not Pay (1942–1955)
Lovers' Lane (1949–1954)
Silver Streak Comics (1939–1946)
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