The next best thing to a great cover is a great SPLASH!
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When you see some of the more gory and violent & explicit splashes (and I love 'em), you can kinda see where Wertham was comin' from. 2c

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From  PEP COMICS # 34     1942

 

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From  SUSPENSE COMICS # 3     1944

 

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I started the thread off with this splash which is all kinds of awesome for all the wrong reasons, but I have a question after studying it. A guy has obviously just been beheaded, but where is the body?

 

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2 hours ago, Grantley Goddard said:

I started the thread off with this splash which is all kinds of awesome for all the wrong reasons, but I have a question after studying it. A guy has obviously just been beheaded, but where is the body?

 

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hauled away by some of the lackeys...

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21 hours ago, fifties said:

MYSTERIOUS ADVENTURES 12, 1953

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I recently reread all my Dark Mysteries. Seems I should do the same with this title!

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29 minutes ago, Robot Man said:

I recently reread all my Dark Mysteries. Seems I should do the same with this title!

Yup, just like other publishers' similar themed books, Dark Mysteries and Mysterious Adventures are sisters.  Fight Against Crime was similar, as this little splash displays;

FIGHT AGAINST CRIME #6, 1952

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From TERRIFIC COMICS # 4     1944

 

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From THRILLING COMICS # 44     1944

 

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From WEIRD COMICS # 20     1942

 

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World War III

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