Tuesday, August 14, 2012

JOHNNY DANGER "Chinatown Caper"

The Shamus with the Name That Spells DOOM to the Underworld is back...
Art by Ross Andru and Mike Esposito
...in an adventure that may be NSFW due to racial stereotypes common to the pre-Civil Rights era!
Originally published in 1954 by Toby Press, with art by Jack Sparling.
The writer is unknown.
The cover at the top of the post is from a 1963 reprint by IW Publishing of this one-shot comic.

With only one HTF issue (and one even harder-to-find reprint) ever published, Johnny Danger is something of an urban legend in comic books.
Though the photo cover of his original publication shows him as a young, James Dean-type, the stories portray him as a typical 30-ish gumshoe of the period with little to define him from his peers.

BTW, with this post, Crime and Punishment™ is shifting to a less-frequent schedule due to a low hit count.
It'll continue to be published at least monthly, and all the existing posts will remain in place and searchable.
If more people visit, we'll be able to restore it to weekly status.
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info, I'm from the Netherlands and was searching for this as i have in my possesion the hard to find reprint. It came with some dutch comic books. if interested feel free to drop me an email. any idea about the value..:-)