IDW Publishing's "Crime Comics Confidential", available May 5, 2021, with 20 fully restored vintage stories, is edited by Steven Brower and illustrated by 'Golden Age' comic book artists John Buscema, Alex Toth, Gene Colan, Bernie Krigstein, Reed Crandall, Everett Raymond Kinstler and a whole lot more:
"...relive the days when ruthless, moronic gangsters ruled the streets, in this gripping collection of notorious vintage 'pre-Code' crime comics.
"True life degenerate criminals including 'Al Capone', 'Legs Diamond', 'Pretty Boy Floyd', 'Dutch Schultz', 'Lucky Luciano' and 'John Dillinger' are featured alongside colorful pulp fiction characters with rods ablaze.
"These mobsters flaunted their sexy gun molls and ill-gotten gains of big cars and fancy suits...
"...living outside the law until getting their just desserts in the end."
Illustrators include Charles Biro, Dick Briefer, John Buscema, Gene Colan, Jack Cole, Reed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Everett Raymond Kinstler, Bernie Krigstein, Mort Meskin, Bob Powell, John Prentice, Mike Sekowsky, Leonard Starr, Marvin Stein and Alex Toth.
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