Portland, Oregon, in the 1970s. Portland is often called the Rose City, but the denizens that inhabit its underbelly rarely smell so sweet. Dirty cops, dirty robbers. These shady characters and their illicit connections reveal the boiling corruption in Phil Stanford's true crime stories. Only the names have been changed to protect the guilty. Welcome to the City of Roses. Dark Horse is currently publishing archive editions of the 1950's most vile crime comics, Crime Does Not Pay, and is now creating new crime stories under that title. This is the first of them.