I had a hard time coming up with a title for this one, because this pulp genre includes mysteries, thrillers, detective stories, true crime, suspense, police procedural, the mob, and a number of other weird categories involving murder and mayhem. I chose "crime" as the closest to an all-embracing rubric. But be assured, this is a broad theme that doesn't even have to include a murder—just some sort of crime or criminal(s). Comic books in this genre had titles like "Strange Suspense Stories," "Crime Smashers," "Murder Incorporated," "Crime and Justice," "Crime Does Not Pay," "Crime Must Pay the Penalty," "Scotland Yard," "Law Breakers," "Public Defender in Action," "Badge of Justice," "Racket Squad," "Underworld," and simply, "Danger." I think you get the picture.... Have fun!
This will be the last of the four pulp genres I decided to explore this month. There are more: horror, men's adventure (don't ask), war =bleah=, jungle, and so on. But since next week we enter the month of March, I figure that would be a good time to return to our usual mode of all kinds of mixed-up arcane themes. That is, if you guys don't mind my doing another month of themes.... please lemme know!