Thursday, November 24, 2011

TRUE CRIME COMICS "Murder, Morphine and Me!" Conclusion

When Last We Left Our Heroin (sorry, couldn't resist)...
Cover for a 3-D reprint of this story from 1992. Art by Michael T Gilbert
Mary Kennedy tells the story of her sordid career as both a morphine pusher and addict, lured into depravity by the charismatic gangster Tony Petrillo, whom she loved even as he beat her and threatened to kill her...

This tawdry tale from True Crime Comics V1N2 was written and illustrated by Jack Cole, who was best-known as the creator of the humorous super-hero Plastic Man!
Besides the "injury to the eye" panel from Page 2 of Part 1 becoming one of the most famous examples of gratuitous violence in comic history thanks to Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent, this story was reprinted in its entirety in the report issued by the New York State Legislative Commission on Censorship in Comics as an example of the "trash" that was corrupting innocent American youth!
Join us next week as we present another tale your grandparents didn't want your parents to see!

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featuring the cover art from the issue this story came from!
(and it wasn't even the cover-featured tale!)

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