Crimes by Women #14* from Fox Feature Syndicate is dated August 1950.
“Crimes By Women was maybe the purest example of the Fox pulp trash aesthetic. Geared toward the audience that was devouring pulp novels and the never-ending series of crime pictures rolling out of the Hollywood B-units, the comic privileged movement and violence over plot.”
The femme fatales in film noir served as a seedy underbelly to the “perfect housewife” portraits of women exemplified by June Cleaver and Harriet Nelson in the mainstream media of the 1950’s.
Quick and cost efficient, the use of a “swipe” image of the same guy in the same story helped to churn out art fast and cheap.
As an “added bonus” to the degenerate behavior filled-rag mag, our “swiped guy” (Donald) sneaks a blonde “Harriet” (Mary) a marijuana cigarette.
*sold copy of #14 but purchased cover only of #7