Justice Traps the Guilty

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Justice Traps the Guilty
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Publication information
PublisherPrize Comics
ScheduleMonthly; Bimonthly; Monthly
FormatStandard Golden Age
Publication dateOctober/November 1947 – April-May 1958
No. of issues92
Creative team
Created byJoe Simon
Jack Kirby

Justice Traps The Guilty was an American comic book title, a publication of the crime comics genre created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby and published by Prize Comics from 1947–1958. It followed the successful revamping of Headline Comics (For The American Boy) by Simon and Kirby, beginning in March 1947.[1]

Publication history[edit]

Justice Traps The Guilty began with an October/November 1947 issue. It returned to newsstands in the first part of 1948. Simon and Kirby accounted for the majority of the covers, along with one or two stories in each issue.

The last issue was #92, which was published in May 1958.[2]

Story and character[edit]

"Queen of the Speed Ball Mob" in issue #4 (May 1948) tells the story of Belle Munson in flashback form, as told from her bed in a prison hospital. She confesses to the police who captured her.[3]


  1. ^ Jack Kirby, Sue L. Hamilton, ABDO, 2006, Pg. 18.
  2. ^ M. Keith Booker (28 October 2014). Comics through Time: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas [4 volumes]: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas. ABC-CLIO. p. 535. ISBN 978-0-313-39751-6. Retrieved 22 February 2016.
  3. ^ Collected Jack Kirby Collector, John Morrow and Jack Kirby, TwoMorrows Publishing, 2004, Pg. 28.