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The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics (2008) - TPB
Constable & Robinson Ltd


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Cover Date: June 2008
Cover Price: UK £ 12.99

Issue Tagline: None.

Format: Black & White; Trade Paperback; 480 pages

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Reprints/Collects:
Comic Book Section (1940) 1946/12/01
Crime And Punishment (1948) #31
Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #64
Crime SuspenStories (1950) #5
el Borbah (1999) TPB
Escape (1983) #8
Four Color Comics (1942) #1309
It's Dark In London (1996) OGN SC
Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) #6
Kane (1993) #6
Ms. Tree Quarterly (1990) #8
Sinner (1987) #1
Who Is Next? (1953) #5

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US Edition published by Running Press Book Publishers in 2008, US $17.95

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"Every Shade of Noir" - Edit this story

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Introduction

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Originally published with the vinyl 7'': March of the Sinister Ducks.

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"Torpedo 1936: The Switch" - Edit this story

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Translation by David H. Rosenthal and Karol Blazer.

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Ben Oda

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Originally published in Justice Traps the Guilty (1947) #6.

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Originally published in Four Color Comics (1942) #1309.

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Originally published in L'Echo des Savanes (1972) #84bis. English translation originally published in Escape (1983) #8.

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"Murder, Morphine and Me!" - Edit this story

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Originally published in True Crime Comics (1947) Vol. 1, #2.

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"El Borbah: Love in Vein" - Edit this story

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Charles Burns

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Originally published in Raw Book (1987) OGN 03 - Hard-Boiled Defective Stories.

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"The Spirit: The Portier Fortune" - Edit this story

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Originally appeared in Comic Book Section (1940) 1946/12/01. Later Reprinted in The Spirit (1974) #33.

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Daily strips April 25th, 1934 - September 11th, 1934.

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"Commissario Spada: Strada [Street]" - Edit this story

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Originally published in Il Giornalino (1979) #36.

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Originally published in Real Clue Crime Stories (1947) #57.

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Originally published in Who Is Next? (1953) #5.

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Originally published in Ms. Tree Quarterly (1990) #8.

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Originally published in Adventure Annual (1953) #1.

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Originally published in Crimes By Women (1948) #5.

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Originally published in Linus (1975) #??. English translation originally published in Sinner (1987) #1.

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Originally published in Crime And Punishment (1948) #31.

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Originally published in Kane (1993) #6.

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Originally published in Crime Does Not Pay (1942) #64.

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"Mike Lancer and the Syndicate of Death!" - Edit this story

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Originally published in Green Hornet Comics (1942) #10.

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"Mike Hammer: Dark City" - Edit this story

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Unknown Sunday newspaper strip circa 1954.

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Originally published in It's Dark In London (1996) OGN SC.

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Originally published in Crime SuspenStories (1950) #5.

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Originally published in It's Dark In London (1996) OGN SC.

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