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Boy Comics #3 (April 1942) - CGC Universal Grade VF- 7.5, with Off-White to White pages. First issue of this title. Origin of Crimebuster and first appearances of his pet monkey, Squeeks and his classic villain, Iron Jaw. Biro art. At the time of this writing, the CGC Census reports that this copy is the second highest graded copy that they have reviewed. The success of the Lev Gleason line of books was due to the efforts of artist Charles Biro and writer Bob Wood, both of whom started working for Gleason as creator/editors. Gleason had offered them a share in the profits if they could turn the failing company around, so they immediately set out to do just that. They succeeded beyond their wildest dreams, turning Daredevil Comics from a standard superhero title into a very popular and long-running kid gang adventure book, producing the first and most successful of all the crime comics with Crime Does Not Pay, and introducing Boy Comics, a popular title that featured the often gory adventures of a young hero named Crimebuster. Taking over the numbering of the company's failed Captain Battle with the third issue, Boy Comics proceeded with 104 memorable issues in total. Offered here is the second highest graded of the title's first issue that CGC has reviewed.
"Boy Comics" #3 (#1) - 1942
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