Gang War in Brooklyn!
"Gang War In Brooklyn" is a curiously titled story, since the gang "war" is internal to the gang, not a going-to-the-mattresses war between beer barons or Mafia families. It's a fair but typical crime comics heist story; nothing exceptional about it except for the fine artwork of Joe Maneely. Maneely, one of the top Atlas bullpen artists, could handle his assignments with ease. He did horror, crime, adventure, Western...he covered the genres. He was also said to be extremely fast, handling 6 or 7 pages a day, while other artists were lucky to finish one.
Maneely died young, before the so-called "Marvel Age." I've wondered what Maneely's part in that Marvel Age would have been. I'm sure whatever he'd have done for Stan Lee during the '60s would have been great.
From Crime Cases Comics #27, 1951:
Also from the issue: I'm guessing these guys are eager to see what she does with that Tootsie Roll in her mouth.