09 November 2011

Comicbook Short story-Gang Busters

 Gang Busters was an American dramatic radio program that premiered as G-Men, sponsored by Chevrolet, on July 20, 1935. After the title was changed to Gang Busters on January 15, 1936, the show had a 21-year run through November 20, 1957. It was once narrated by Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr., former head of the New Jersey State Police

This comicbook adaption is from Dell Four Color First series #23, 1941. It's a reprint of a story in Dell's Popular Comics #56. This story is by Dick Fletcher.

DC published 67 issues of the title beginning in 1947.


  1. Great post! "Gang Busters" was also a 13-chapter 1942 serial from Universal. Though it was based on the radio show and has a certain gritty reality, the screenwriters decided to incorporate macabre elements (such as having convicts come back to life to commit untraceable crimes) that would have been more at home in "Inner Sanctum." Still, it's an exciting serial, one of Universal's best.

  2. Both the 1950s TV show and the 1942 serial is availble via Netflix.