Would you fall for a scam in which you were promised a money making invention?
CRIME COMIC REVIEW JOE SIMON AND JACK KIRBY THE MONEY MAKING MACHINE SWINDLERS 1948 Mammoth Press.
A lightweight and plausible crime story from the creators of Captain America.
An opportunistic and beautiful woman stumbles on a small gang of confidence tricksters who claim to have a machine at their disposal that can literally make money. It looks like a small photocopier, but merely swaps blank paper for dollar bills already concealed inside it, duping the gullible into thinking it creates the money so that they buy the machine off them.
A sale goes wrong when their mark sees through the scam, and a woman vital to the gang leaves, refusing to try it all out again.
The lady observing this steps in, volunteering to take her place, and assists in the next job, on a man with severe gambling debts and an obvious need to make some quick money, but the cops are closing in and everything seems too good to be true.
A smart, sassy tale, with a genuine sense of heart for its heroine, dealing with a World where the con man is as dumb as the people he cons – a world not unlike that of the present day.
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