*Miscellaneous 1940-1959: Continuing its numbering from distaff Archie-clone Cindy Smith, Crime Can’t Win launched with issue #41 in 1951, and would have marked quite a departure for loyal readers. A shameless imitation, down to the logo and layout, of Gleason’s hugely successful Crime Does Not Pay, the first issue offered the cover come-on, ‘The Girl Who Planned Her Own Murder’, and things only got more lurid from there, with an early horror story in #43, the third issue. After that, the title switched back to conventional numbering with #4, before running afoul, like all other Crime series, of the newly established Comics Code Authority, and closing with #12. We have all but #6, for a virtually complete run. Depicted is said final issue, #12 FN £34 – say hello to ‘The Sewer Rat!’ (Don’t get too attached…) Details of the others in our online catalogue.