*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: Our Atlas Explosion mega event turns to crime this week. The crime genre mushroomed in the mid-to-late 1940s, with gats, gunsels and dangerous dames abounding from every publisher, inspired largely by the success of Gleason’s Crime Does Not Pay, the series most famously condemned for its excessive violence. Ever vigilant for a new trend, Timely/Atlas was an early adopter, with All-True Crime taking over the numbering of the sadly defunct Sub-Mariner series in 1948. For 24 issues, until 1952, All-True Crime hypocritically lectured the youth of America on the delinquent practices that they should avoid – while showing them, often in great detail, how to pull of the heists and con tricks! We have 12 issues between #31 (pictured GD £12) to the final issue #52, newly arrived; grades ranging from FA to VG.