Crime Detective 6, 1947

Crime Detective 6, 1947

This comic certainly features one of the most oddball covers in the history of crime comics. As is often the case, it's also an entirely misleading cover, as none of the stories contained herein features a scene even remotely similar to a gorilla bursting in to interrupt a burglary in progress. And of course none of those stories even comes close to being as entertaining as the cover image.

I suspect this cover was originally drawn as a gag for the amusement of the staff which then got pulled into production by a lazy editor who needed a cover and had a close deadline!

P.S. I no longer own this comic, it was sold in Nov of 2002.