Crime & Mystery Comic Books
No Good Guys Here. Everyone is a Suspect and No One is Innocent.
These Comic Books Cover Everything from Street Level Criminals to Corporate Spies.

Crime and Mystery comic books have been around since the introduction of comic books themselves. The crime and mystery genre became popular in the nineteen forty’s and fifty and has had a turbulent past.

After World War II sales for superhero based comic books declined, with people looking for a different type of entertainment, crime and mystery comic books sales started skyrocketing. At the same time there were a handful of the public that  was concerned about the material in crime and mystery comic books, they were under the assumption that criminal activity was being enhanced and encouraged in young readers of there lurid tales in comic books. This lead to the birth of the Comics Code Authority, this code placed limits on the degree and kind of criminal activity that could be depicted in American comic books.

Although petty thieves, grifters and crooks have existed in Crime and Mystery comic books since their inception, many are not actually devoted to criminals and criminal activity. The comic strip Dick Tracy was perhaps the first to focus on the character and plots of a vast array of gangsters. Chester Gould's (creator of Dick Tracy) strip, begun in 1931, made effective use of grotesque villains, actual police methods, and shocking depictions of violence. Dick Tracy inspired many features starring a variety of police, detectives, and lawyers but the most memorable devices of the strip would not be featured as prominently until the publication of Crime Does Not Pay in 1942.

Crime Does Not Pay was a 64-page (later 52-page) anthology comic book, and each issue of the series featured several stories about the lives of actual criminals taken from newspaper accounts, history books, and occasionally, as advertised, "Actual police files." The stories provided details of actual criminal activity and, in making the protagonists of the stories actual criminals, albeit criminals who were eventually caught and punished, usually in a violent manner, by story's end. This seemed to glorify criminal activity, according to critics. An immediate success, the series remained virtually unchallenged in the field of non-fiction comic books for several years until the post-World War II decline in other genres of comic books, including superhero comic books, made it more viable to publish new genres.

Beginning in 1947, publishers began issuing new titles in the crime and mystery comic book genre, changing the direction of existing series and often-creating new books. Many of these titles were direct imitations of the format and content of Crime Does Not Pay. This new direction led to a rise of crime and mystery comic books.
The last few years have offered comic book readers a wide variety of work everything is on paper again, the press are the police, and citizens walk the story of mystery and intrigue in a society on the brink of collapse. In other words, comic books of all genres, but especially crime and mystery comic books are not looked at with a critical eye and suspect of contributing to delinquency.

White Dragon Comics loves a mystery too. That’s why we have a huge selection of the latest crime and mystery comic books for sale in our on line comic book store. 

4 Kids Walk Into A Bank # 1 second printing (Black Mask Comics 2016)4 Kids Walk Into A Bank # 1 second printing (Black Mask Comics 2016)
4 Kids Walk Into A Bank # 2 (Black Mask Comics 2016)4 Kids Walk Into A Bank # 2 (Black Mask Comics 2016)
A Voice In The Dark # 1 (Image Comics 2013)A Voice In The Dark # 1 (Image Comics 2013)
A Voice in the Dark # 2 (Image Comics 2013)A Voice in the Dark # 2 (Image Comics 2013)
A Voice in the Dark # 4 (Image Comics 2014)A Voice in the Dark # 4 (Image Comics 2014)
A Voice In The Dark # 5 (Image Comics 2014)A Voice In The Dark # 5 (Image Comics 2014)
A Voice in the Dark # 6 (Image Comics 2014)A Voice in the Dark # 6 (Image Comics 2014)
A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun # 1 (Image Comics 2014)A Voice in the Dark: Get Your Gun # 1 (Image Comics 2014)
Absolution: Rubicon #  1 (Avatar Comics 2013)Absolution: Rubicon # 1 (Avatar Comics 2013)
Absolution: Rubicon #  2 (Avatar Comics 2013)Absolution: Rubicon # 2 (Avatar Comics 2013)
Absolution: Rubicon #  4 (Avatar Comics 2014)Absolution: Rubicon # 4 (Avatar Comics 2014)
Activity # 15 (Image Comics 2014)Activity # 15 (Image Comics 2014)
All Crime # 2 (Art of Fiction 2013)All Crime # 2 (Art of Fiction 2013)
Apocalypse Al # 1 (Image Comics 2014)Apocalypse Al # 1 (Image Comics 2014)
Apocalypse Al # 2 (Image Comics 2014)Apocalypse Al # 2 (Image Comics 2014)
Apocalypse Al # 3 (Image Comics 2014)Apocalypse Al # 3 (Image Comics 2014)
Art Ops # 10 (Vertigo Comics 2015)Art Ops # 10 (Vertigo Comics 2015)
Assignment #  1 (Titan Comics 2016)Assignment # 1 (Titan Comics 2016)
Assignment #  2 (Titan Comics 2016)Assignment # 2 (Titan Comics 2016)
Assignment #  3 (Titan Comics 2017)Assignment # 3 (Titan Comics 2017)
Bad Kitty One-Shot (Dynamite Comics 2014)Bad Kitty One-Shot (Dynamite Comics 2014)
Bedlam #  2 (Image Comics 2012)Bedlam # 2 (Image Comics 2012)
Bodies # 2 (Vertigo Comics 2014)Bodies # 2 (Vertigo Comics 2014)
Chew # 33 (Image Comics 2013)Chew # 33 (Image Comics 2013)
Chew # 35 (Image Comics 2013)Chew # 35 (Image Comics 2013)
Chew # 36 (Image Comics 2013)Chew # 36 (Image Comics 2013)
Chew # 37 (Image Comics 2013)Chew # 37 (Image Comics 2013)
Chew # 38 (Image Comics 2013)Chew # 38 (Image Comics 2013)
Chew # 39 (Image Comics 2013)Chew # 39 (Image Comics 2013)
Chew # 40 (Image Comics 2013)Chew # 40 (Image Comics 2013)
Chew # 41 (Image Comics 2014)Chew # 41 (Image Comics 2014)
Chew # 42 (Image Comics 2014)Chew # 42 (Image Comics 2014)
Chew # 43 (Image Comics 2014)Chew # 43 (Image Comics 2014)
Chew # 47 (Image Comics 2015)Chew # 47 (Image Comics 2015)
Chew/Revival  # 1 (Image Comics 2014)Chew/Revival # 1 (Image Comics 2014)
Chin Music # 1 (Image Comics 2013)Chin Music # 1 (Image Comics 2013)
Cloaks # 1 (Boom Comics 2014)Cloaks # 1 (Boom Comics 2014)
Cloaks # 2 (Boom Comics 2014)Cloaks # 2 (Boom Comics 2014)
Cloaks # 3 (Boom Comics 2014)Cloaks # 3 (Boom Comics 2014)
Cloaks # 4 (Boom Comics 2014)Cloaks # 4 (Boom Comics 2014)
Clown Fatale # 2 (Dark Horse Comics 2013)Clown Fatale # 2 (Dark Horse Comics 2013)
Clown Fatale # 3 (Dark Horse Comics 2013)Clown Fatale # 3 (Dark Horse Comics 2013)
Clown Fatale # 4 (Dark Horse Comics 2013)Clown Fatale # 4 (Dark Horse Comics 2013)
Clue #  1 (IDW Publishing 2017)Clue # 1 (IDW Publishing 2017)
Clue #  2 (IDW Publishing 2017)Clue # 2 (IDW Publishing 2017)
Clue #  3 (IDW Publishing 2017)Clue # 3 (IDW Publishing 2017)
Clue #  4 (IDW Publishing 2017)Clue # 4 (IDW Publishing 2017)
Clue #  5 (IDW Publishing 2017)Clue # 5 (IDW Publishing 2017)
Clue #  6 (IDW Publishing 2017)Clue # 6 (IDW Publishing 2017)
Coffin Hill #  4 (Vertigo Comics 2014)Coffin Hill # 4 (Vertigo Comics 2014)
Crosswind #  1 (Image Comics 2017)Crosswind # 1 (Image Comics 2017)
Crosswind #  2 (Image Comics 2017)Crosswind # 2 (Image Comics 2017)
Crosswind #  3 (Image Comics 2017)Crosswind # 3 (Image Comics 2017)
Crosswind #  4 (Image Comics 2017)Crosswind # 4 (Image Comics 2017)
Crosswind #  5 (Image Comics 2017)Crosswind # 5 (Image Comics 2017)
Crosswind #  6 (Image Comics 2017)Crosswind # 6 (Image Comics 2017)
Day Men #  1 (Boom Studios 2013) second printDay Men # 1 (Boom Studios 2013) second print
Day Men #  2 (Boom Studios 2013)Day Men # 2 (Boom Studios 2013)
Day Men #  3 (Boom Studios 2013)Day Men # 3 (Boom Studios 2013)
Day Men #  4 (Boom Studios 2013)Day Men # 4 (Boom Studios 2013)
Dead Body Road # 2 (Image Comics 2013)Dead Body Road # 2 (Image Comics 2013)
Dead Body Road # 3 (Image Comics 2014)Dead Body Road # 3 (Image Comics 2014)
Dead Body Road # 4 (Image Comics 2014)Dead Body Road # 4 (Image Comics 2014)
Dead Body Road # 5 (Image Comics 2014)Dead Body Road # 5 (Image Comics 2014)
Dead Body Road # 6 (Image Comics 2014)Dead Body Road # 6 (Image Comics 2014)
Dead Inside #  1 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)Dead Inside # 1 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)
Dead Inside #  2 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)Dead Inside # 2 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)
Dead Inside #  3 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)Dead Inside # 3 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)
Dead Inside #  4 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)Dead Inside # 4 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)
Dead Inside #  5 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)Dead Inside # 5 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2017)
Dead Letters # 1 (Boom Studios 2014)Dead Letters # 1 (Boom Studios 2014)
Dead Letters # 2 (Boom Studios 2014)Dead Letters # 2 (Boom Studios 2014)
Dead Letters # 3 (Boom Studios 2014)Dead Letters # 3 (Boom Studios 2014)
Dead Letters # 4 (Boom Studios 2014)Dead Letters # 4 (Boom Studios 2014)
Dead Letters # 5 (Boom Studios 2014)Dead Letters # 5 (Boom Studios 2014)
Dead Letters # 6 (Boom Studios 2014)Dead Letters # 6 (Boom Studios 2014)
Dead Letters # 7 (Boom Studios 2014)Dead Letters # 7 (Boom Studios 2014)
Dead Letters # 9 (Boom Studios 2015)Dead Letters # 9 (Boom Studios 2015)
Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child #  1 (Vertigo Comics 2012)Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child # 1 (Vertigo Comics 2012)
Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child #  2 (Vertigo Comics 2012)Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child # 2 (Vertigo Comics 2012)
Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child #  3 (Vertigo Comics 2012)Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child # 3 (Vertigo Comics 2012)
Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child #  4 (Vertigo Comics 2012)Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child # 4 (Vertigo Comics 2012)
Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child #  6 (Vertigo Comics 2012)Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child # 6 (Vertigo Comics 2012)
Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child #  7 (Vertigo Comics 2012)Dominique Laveau, Voodoo Child # 7 (Vertigo Comics 2012)
Dream Police #  1 (Image Comics 2014)Dream Police # 1 (Image Comics 2014)
Dream Police #  2 (Image Comics 2014)Dream Police # 2 (Image Comics 2014)
Dream Police #  3 (Image Comics 2014)Dream Police # 3 (Image Comics 2014)
Dream Police #  4 (Image Comics 2014)Dream Police # 4 (Image Comics 2014)
Dream Police #  5 (Image Comics 2014)Dream Police # 5 (Image Comics 2014)
Effigy #  2 (Vertigo Comics 2014)Effigy # 2 (Vertigo Comics 2014)
Effigy #  3 (Vertigo Comics 2015)Effigy # 3 (Vertigo Comics 2015)
Empty Man #  2 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)Empty Man # 2 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)
Empty Man #  3 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)Empty Man # 3 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)
Empty Man #  4 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)Empty Man # 4 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)
Empty Man #  5 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)Empty Man # 5 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)
Empty Man #  6 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)Empty Man # 6 of 6 (Boom Studios 2014)
Fade Out # 3 (Image Comics 2014)Fade Out # 3 (Image Comics 2014)
Fade Out # 5 (Image Comics 2014)Fade Out # 5 (Image Comics 2014)
Fatale # 15 (Image Comics 2013)Fatale # 15 (Image Comics 2013)
Fatale # 16 (Image Comics 2013)Fatale # 16 (Image Comics 2013)
Fatale # 17 (Image Comics 2013)Fatale # 17 (Image Comics 2013)
Fatale # 18 (Image Comics 2013)Fatale # 18 (Image Comics 2013)
Fatale # 19 (Image Comics 2013)Fatale # 19 (Image Comics 2013)
Fatale # 22 (Image Comics 2013)Fatale # 22 (Image Comics 2013)
Fatale # 23 (Image Comics 2014)Fatale # 23 (Image Comics 2014)
Five Ghosts #  7 (Image Comics 2013)Five Ghosts # 7 (Image Comics 2013)
Five Ghosts #  8 (Image Comics 2013)Five Ghosts # 8 (Image Comics 2013)
Five Ghosts #  9 (Image Comics 2014)Five Ghosts # 9 (Image Comics 2014)
Five Ghosts # 10 (Image Comics 2014)Five Ghosts # 10 (Image Comics 2014)
Five Ghosts # 11 (Image Comics 2014)Five Ghosts # 11 (Image Comics 2014)
Five Ghosts # 12 (Image Comics 2014)Five Ghosts # 12 (Image Comics 2014)
Five Ghosts # 16 (Image Comics 2014)Five Ghosts # 16 (Image Comics 2014)
Five Weapons # 1 (Image Comics 2013)Five Weapons # 1 (Image Comics 2013)
Five Weapons # 2 (Image Comics 2013)Five Weapons # 2 (Image Comics 2013)
Five Weapons # 4 (Image Comics 2013)Five Weapons # 4 (Image Comics 2013)
Five Weapons # 5 (Image Comics 2013)Five Weapons # 5 (Image Comics 2013)
Five Weapons # 6 (Image Comics 2014)Five Weapons # 6 (Image Comics 2014)
Fuse #  2 (Image Comics 2013)Fuse # 2 (Image Comics 2013)
Fuse #  3 (Image Comics 2013)Fuse # 3 (Image Comics 2013)
Fuse #  4 (Image Comics 2013)Fuse # 4 (Image Comics 2013)
Fuse #  6 (Image Comics 2014)Fuse # 6 (Image Comics 2014)
Fuse #  7 (Image Comics 2014)Fuse # 7 (Image Comics 2014)
Fuse #  9 (Image Comics 2014)Fuse # 9 (Image Comics 2014)
Fuse # 10 (Image Comics 2014)Fuse # 10 (Image Comics 2014)
Fuse # 11 (Image Comics 2015)Fuse # 11 (Image Comics 2015)
Fuse # 13 (Image Comics 2015)Fuse # 13 (Image Comics 2015)
Fuse # 14 (Image Comics 2015)Fuse # 14 (Image Comics 2015)
Fuse # 15 (Image Comics 2015)Fuse # 15 (Image Comics 2015)
Fuse # 16 (Image Comics 2015)Fuse # 16 (Image Comics 2015)
Hit 1957 # 1 (Boom Ciomics 2015)Hit 1957 # 1 (Boom Ciomics 2015)
Jazz Maynard vol. 2 #  1 (Magnetic Collection 2017)Jazz Maynard vol. 2 # 1 (Magnetic Collection 2017)
Jazz Maynard vol. 2 #  2 (Magnetic Collection 2018)Jazz Maynard vol. 2 # 2 (Magnetic Collection 2018)
Jazz Maynard vol. 2 #  3 (Magnetic Collection 2018)Jazz Maynard vol. 2 # 3 (Magnetic Collection 2018)
Jazz Maynard vol. 2 #  4 (Magnetic Collection 2018)Jazz Maynard vol. 2 # 4 (Magnetic Collection 2018)
Joe Hill’s Thumbprint # 2 (IDW Comics 2013)Joe Hill’s Thumbprint # 2 (IDW Comics 2013)
Kick-Ass Three # 2 (Marvel Comics 2013)Kick-Ass Three # 2 (Marvel Comics 2013)
Kill or be Killed #  1 (Image Comics 2016) third printingKill or be Killed # 1 (Image Comics 2016) third printing
Kill or be Killed #  3 (Image Comics 2016)Kill or be Killed # 3 (Image Comics 2016)
Kill or be Killed #  4 (Image Comics 2016)Kill or be Killed # 4 (Image Comics 2016)
Kill or be Killed #  6 (Image Comics 2017)Kill or be Killed # 6 (Image Comics 2017)
Kill or be Killed #  8 (Image Comics 2017)Kill or be Killed # 8 (Image Comics 2017)
Kill or be Killed # 10 (Image Comics 2017)Kill or be Killed # 10 (Image Comics 2017)
Kill or be Killed # 11 (Image Comics 2017)Kill or be Killed # 11 (Image Comics 2017)
Kill or be Killed # 12 (Image Comics 2017)Kill or be Killed # 12 (Image Comics 2017)
Kill or be Killed # 13 (Image Comics 2017)Kill or be Killed # 13 (Image Comics 2017)
Kill or be Killed # 14 (Image Comics 2017)Kill or be Killed # 14 (Image Comics 2017)
Kitchen # 1 - 8 (Vertigo Comics 2014)Kitchen # 1 - 8 (Vertigo Comics 2014)
Kitchen # 2 (Vertigo Comics 2014)Kitchen # 2 (Vertigo Comics 2014)
Kitchen # 3 (Vertigo Comics 2014)Kitchen # 3 (Vertigo Comics 2014)
Kitchen # 4 (Vertigo Comics 2014)Kitchen # 4 (Vertigo Comics 2014)
Kitchen # 5 (Vertigo Comics 2015)Kitchen # 5 (Vertigo Comics 2015)
Kitchen # 6 (Vertigo Comics 2015)Kitchen # 6 (Vertigo Comics 2015)
Kitchen # 7 (Vertigo Comics 2015)Kitchen # 7 (Vertigo Comics 2015)
Kitchen # 8 (Vertigo Comics 2015)Kitchen # 8 (Vertigo Comics 2015)
Lady Killer # 4 (Dark Horse Comics 2015)Lady Killer # 4 (Dark Horse Comics 2015)
Lazarus #  4 (Image Comics 2013)Lazarus # 4 (Image Comics 2013)
Lazarus #  5 (Image Comics 2013)Lazarus # 5 (Image Comics 2013)
Lazarus #  7 (Image Comics 2014)Lazarus # 7 (Image Comics 2014)
Lazarus #  8 (Image Comics 2014)Lazarus # 8 (Image Comics 2014)
Lazarus #  9 (Image Comics 2014)Lazarus # 9 (Image Comics 2014)
Lazarus # 11 (Image Comics 2013)Lazarus # 11 (Image Comics 2013)
Lazarus # 15 (Image Comics 2014)Lazarus # 15 (Image Comics 2014)
Lazarus # 16 (Image Comics 2015)Lazarus # 16 (Image Comics 2015)
Let’s Play God # 1 (IDW Comic 2012)Let’s Play God # 1 (IDW Comic 2012)
Loose Ends #  1 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)Loose Ends # 1 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)
Loose Ends #  2 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)Loose Ends # 2 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)
Loose Ends #  3 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)Loose Ends # 3 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)
Loose Ends #  4 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)Loose Ends # 4 of 4 (Image Comics 2017)
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys #  1 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys # 1 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys #  2 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys # 2 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys #  3 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys # 3 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys #  4 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys # 4 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys #  5 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys # 5 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)
Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys #  6 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)Nancy Drew And The Hardy Boys # 6 of 6 (Dynamite Comics 2017)
No Angel #  2 (Black Mask Comics 2016)No Angel # 2 (Black Mask Comics 2016)
No Angel #  3 (Black Mask Comics 2017)No Angel # 3 (Black Mask Comics 2017)
No Angel #  4 (Black Mask Comics 2017)No Angel # 4 (Black Mask Comics 2017)
One Hit Wonder # 5 (Image Comics 2014)One Hit Wonder # 5 (Image Comics 2014)
Painkiller Jane Price of Freedom # 3 (Marvel Comics 2014)Painkiller Jane Price of Freedom # 3 (Marvel Comics 2014)
Peepland #  3 (Titan Comics 2016)Peepland # 3 (Titan Comics 2016)
Peepland #  4 (Titan Comics 2016)Peepland # 4 (Titan Comics 2016)
Peepland #  5 (Titan Comics 2016)Peepland # 5 (Titan Comics 2016)
Postal #  8 (Top Cow Comics 2015)Postal # 8 (Top Cow Comics 2015)
Postal: FBI Dossier # 1 (Top Cow Comics 2015)Postal: FBI Dossier # 1 (Top Cow Comics 2015)
Red City # 1 (Image Comics 2014)Red City # 1 (Image Comics 2014)
Red City # 2 (Image Comics 2014)Red City # 2 (Image Comics 2014)
Red City # 3 (Image Comics 2014)Red City # 3 (Image Comics 2014)
Red City # 4 (Image Comics 2014)Red City # 4 (Image Comics 2014)
Rise Of The Black Flame #  1 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)Rise Of The Black Flame # 1 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)
Rise Of The Black Flame #  2 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)Rise Of The Black Flame # 2 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)
Rise Of The Black Flame #  3 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)Rise Of The Black Flame # 3 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)
Rise Of The Black Flame #  4 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)Rise Of The Black Flame # 4 of 5 (Dark Horse Comics 2016)
Rumble #  1 (Image Comics 2014)Rumble # 1 (Image Comics 2014)
Rumble #  2 (Image Comics 2014)Rumble # 2 (Image Comics 2014)
Rumble #  3 (Image Comics 2014)Rumble # 3 (Image Comics 2014)
Rumble #  4 (Image Comics 2015)Rumble # 4 (Image Comics 2015)
Scarlett Couture # 1 (Titan Comics 2015)Scarlett Couture # 1 (Titan Comics 2015)
Scarlett Couture # 2 (Titan Comics 2015)Scarlett Couture # 2 (Titan Comics 2015)
Scarlett Couture # 3 (Titan Comics 2015)Scarlett Couture # 3 (Titan Comics 2015)
Scarlett Couture # 4 (Titan Comics 2015)Scarlett Couture # 4 (Titan Comics 2015)
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