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Capone, Al (I). Al Capone (1899-1947) was the most famous American gangster of the 1920s, and was one of the most powerful men in Chicago during that decade. In 1932 Capone was the protagonist of the German Celebrity Pulp Al Capone, der König der Gangster #1-50 (1932-1933); the series was reprinted in Czechoslovakia and Spain in 1933. The fictionalized Capone was portrayed as both a criminal and as someone who fights men and women worse than he, including the Ku Klux Klan, rival Irish crime boss O’Banion, and the Gun Moll Eveline. against Capone appears in stories with titles like “Guilty of a Curse,” “The Brilliant Empress,” and “Is Eveline a Gun Moll?”

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