Classic Crime & Horror Covers


Horror comics of the 1940s and early 1950s are often called 'pre-Code' horror in reference to the Comics Code Authority, a censoring board that was created in response to Dr. Fredric Wertham's book Seduction of the Innocent and the subsequent public outcry against crime and horror comics. Since violent, gory and lurid content were what made pre-Code horror comics great, the stifling effect of censorship resulted in bland comics that didn't sell. The horror comic market was dead, killed by the Code.
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Adventures Into Weird Worlds 3
Adventures Into Weird Worlds 3

 
Adventures Into Weird Worlds 6
Adventures Into Weird Worlds 6

 
Astonishing 30, 1954
Astonishing 30

 
Baffling Mysteries 7
Baffling Mysteries 7

 
Baffling Mysteries 8
Baffling Mysteries 8

 
Beware 10, 1954
Beware 10

 
Beware Terror Tales 4, 1952
Beware Terror Tales 4

 
Beware Terror Tales 6, 1953
Beware Terror Tales 6

 
Black Cat 45, 1953
Black Cat 45

 
Black Cat 50, 1954
Black Cat 50

 
Black Magic 18, 1950
Black Magic 18

 
Blue Bolt 111, 1951
Blue Bolt 111

 
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders 14, 1952
Bobby Benson's B-Bar-B Riders 14

 
Chamber of Chills 19, 1953
Chamber of Chills 19

 
Chamber of Chills 21, 1954
Chamber of Chills 21

 
Chamber of Chills 23, 1954
Chamber of Chills 23

 
Chilling Tales 17, 1953
Chilling Tales 17

 
Crime Detective 6
Crime Detective 6

 
Crime Does Not Pay 35, 1942
Crime Does Not Pay 36

 
Crime Does Not Pay 58, 1947
Crime Does Not Pay 58

 
Crime Does Not Pay 61, 1948
Crime Does Not Pay 61

 
Crimes By Women 7, 1947
Crimes By Women 7

 
Crime SuspenStories 19, 1953
Crime SuspenStories 19

 
Crime SuspenStories 20, 1954
Crime SuspenStories 20

 
Crime SuspenStories 22, 1954
Crime SuspenStories 22

 
Crime SuspenStories 24, 1954
Crime SuspenStories 24

 
Exposed 1, 1948
Exposed 1

 
Fight Against Crime 6
Fight Against Crime 6

 
Fight Against Crime 16
Fight Against Crime 16

 
Fight Against Crime 19, 1954
Fight Against Crime 19

 
Fight Against Crime 21
Fight Against Crime 21

 
Ghostly Weird 122
Ghostly Weird 122

 
Haunt of Fear 8
Haunt of Fear 8

 
Horrific 3
Horrific 3

 
Horror Stories Jun-July 1936
Horror Stories Jun-July 1936

 
Justice 7
Justice 7

 
Law Against Crime 1
Law Against Crime 1

 
Lawbreakers Suspense Stories 11
Lawbreakers Suspense Stories 11

 
Marvel Tales 100
Marvel Tales 100

 
Marvel Tales 130
Marvel Tales 130

 
Mister Mystery 11
Mister Mystery 11

 
Mister Mystery 12
Mister Mystery 12

 
Mistery Mystery 14
Mister Mystery 14

 
Mistery Mystery 16
Mister Mystery 16

 
Mysterious Adventures 19
Mysterious Adventures 19

 
Mysterious Adventures 21, 1954
Mysterious Adventures 21

 
Mystery Tales 9, 1953
Mystery Tales 9

 
Official True Crime Cases 25
Official True Crime Cases 25

 
Spellbound 17
Sensation Comics 109

 
Spellbound 17
Shock SuspenStories 12

 
Spellbound 3
Spellbound 3

 
Spellbound 14
Spellbound 14

 
Spellbound 17
Spellbound 17

 
Startling Terror Tales 4
Startling Terror Tales 4

 
Startling Terror Tales 11
Startling Terror Tales 11

 
Strange Fantasy 2
Strange Fantasy 2

 
Strange Fantasy 9
Strange Fantasy 9

 
Strange Tales 73, 1960
Strange Tales 73

 
Suspense Detective 4
Suspense Detective 4

 
Terrifying Tales 11
Terrifying Tales 11

 
Terrifying Tales 13
Terrifying Tales 13

 
Terrors of the Jungle 17, 1952
Terrors of the Jungle 17

 
The Thing! 15
The Thing! 15

 
Thrilling Crime Cases 49
Thrilling Crime Cases 49

 
Underworld Crime 7
Underworld Crime 7

 
Vault of Horror 30
Vault of Horror 30

 
Vault of Horror 32, 1953
Vault of Horror 32

 
Vault of Horror 35
Vault of Horror 35

 
Vault of Horror 36
Vault of Horror 36

 
Weird Chills 1
Weird Chills 1

 
Weird Chills 2
Weird Chills 2

 
Weird Mysteries 5
Weird Mysteries 5

 
Witches Tales 25
Witches Tales 25

 
Worlds of Fear 3
Worlds of Fear 3

 
Worlds of Fear 6
Worlds of Fear 6