All True Crime

 ALTU   (Leading, 1948-1952)

©1951 Leading Comic Corp
Series continued from Official True Crime Cases #25

Formerly known as Official True Crime Cases, this series ran under the name All True Crime from 1948 until 1952. During its run, it turned out a rather respectable collection of crime stories claiming simultaneously to be “all true” yet carrying this disclaimer: “All names and places in these true-to-life stories are fictitious. Any similarity between actual persons or places and those used in these stories in purely coincidental.” Which is a comic reader to believe?

Regardless of their basis in actual life, the stories were full of the sort of ruthless gangster action and criminal cunning that made crime comics such a hit in the early 1950s. Here, doctors swindle money from widows and murder the people who might expose them; gunmen engage in an endless series of backstabbings and double crosses; and nervous hoods continually outsmart themselves by pulling stunts such as hiding their loot in self-destructing places, or unwittingly murdering the people meant to be their alibi.

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#26

  2/1/1948
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#27

  4/1/1948
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  Gene Colan

#28

  6/1/1948
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#29

  9/1/1948
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#30

  11/1/1948
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#31

  1/1/1949
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 Allen BellmanAllen Bellman, Carmine Infantino, Syd Shores

#32

  3/1/1949
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  John Buscema

#33

  5/1/1949
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  John Severin, Gene Colan

#34

  7/1/1949
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 Allen BellmanAllen Bellman

#35

  9/1/1949
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#36

  11/1/1949
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  Pierce Rice

#37

  2/1/1950
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#38

  5/1/1950
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  John Severin

#39

  7/1/1950
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#40

  9/1/1950
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 Stan LeeJoe Maneely

#41

  11/1/1950
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  Werner Roth, Vernon Henkel, Joe Maneely

#42

  1/1/1951
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  Werner Roth, Bernie Krigstein, Ed Moore

#43

  3/1/1951
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  Vernon Henkel, Bill LaCava, Myron Fass, Mike Becker, Ed Moore

#44

  5/1/1951
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  John Romita, Larry Lieber, Jay Scott Pike, Ed Moore, Sol Brodsky

#45

  7/1/1951
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 Hank ChapmanRobert Sale, John D’Agostino, Dan Loprino, Ann Brewster, Jack Keller, Chic Stone

#46

  9/1/1951
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  Dan Loprino, Gene Colan, Jay Scott Pike, Robert Sale, Marion Sitton, Tony Di Preta, Jack Keller

#47

  11/1/1951
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  Jerry Robinson, Marion Sitton, Dan Loprino, Jim Mooney, Ed Moore, Mike Sekowsky

#48

  1/1/1952
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 Hank ChapmanGeorge Tuska, Allen Bellman, Fred Kida, Sol Brodsky, Dan Loprino

#49

  3/1/1952
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 Hank ChapmanVernon Henkel, Jack Keller, Bernie Krigstein, Marion Sitton

#50

  5/1/1952
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  Jerry Robinson, Jack Keller, Dan Loprino

#51

  7/1/1952
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  Dan Loprino, Marion Sitton, George Tuska, Jack Keller

#52

  9/1/1952
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Final Issue Carl Hubbell, Jay Scott Pike, Vernon Henkel