Pretty Boy Floyd, On The Spot

Fawcett comics, 1948

Most of the material is factual, with some names changed. This goes into his birth and his growing up. He got married, needed money, and turned to crime. The entire comic goes over the criminal life of Pretty Boy Floyd and how he and various partners robbed numerous banks and killed whenever they wanted to.

Floyd managed to escape numerous police drag-nets, even ones involving members of the National Guard. Because of the vicious nature of his actions the police were determined to get him and, eventually, Floyd's luck ran out. The entire story is very interesting, although one thing I can't understand is why Floyd and the others did all the crimes without even attempting to disguise themselves. It seems that Floyd took some kind of perverse pride in the robberies and killings and wanted everyone to know it was him doing them.


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