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Criminals on the Run (1948) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 1
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Bob Plate, Harvey K. Fuller, Milt Hammer, and Art Helfant. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 04 #1; technically, continued from Young King Cole Vol. 3 (1947-48) #12. The former Young King Cole series is not changed substantially, except for a title more suggestive of the crime comics that were popular at the time. A note from the Editors acknowledges the new title, and asks readers if they'd like true-crime stories. Young King Cole encounters a man who turns to crime because everything else in life is boring. Doctor Drew, who can talk to animals, must prove a tame baby crocodile has not grown into a killer. Detective Young King Cole follows the trail of a missing rare bird and finds himself facing down a rogue lion at the zoo. Another great big-cat cover by L. B. Cole. Young King Cole; Dr. Drew the Zoo Man: Case of the Bullet-proof Crocodile!; Homer K. Beagle; Secret Ambition; Jolly Jokes and Corn; Crack Shot; Heathcliff the Hobo. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 2

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Bob Plate, Harvey K. Fuller, Milt Hammer, Allen M. Mortimer, Al McWilliams and Art Helfant. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 04 #2. Bespectacled, eccentric detective "King" Cole Jr. takes over his father's detective agency. A note from the Editors emphasizes that the comic has no "gory or morbid crime stories." Young King Cole investigates The Case of the Polka Dot Bandit while visiting the West. Doctor Drew, who can talk to animals, investigates when a trained pelican becomes an accomplice in a robbery gang. Bumbling detective Homer K. Beagle traces musical mayhem to a master violinist who has turned to evil. Young King Cole; Hammertoones; Dr. Drew the Zoo Man: The Case of the Homing Pelican; Homer K. Beagle; Sunburned; Boitram the Boiglar; Heathcliff the Hobo. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 3

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Bob Plate, Harvey K. Fuller, Milt Hammer, John Meditz, Al McWilliams and Art Helfant. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 04 #3. Bespectacled, eccentric detective "King" Cole Jr. takes over his father's detective agency. A millionaire dog and his greedy heirs feature in The Case of the Pampered Pooch. Doctor Drew, who can talk to animals, investigates a Baskerville-style family curse, except the deadly creature is...a pink elephant. Hired to protect a visiting ambassador, bumbling detective Homer K. Beagle mistakes the ambassador for an assassin and abducts him. Whimsical Alpine horn cover by L. B. Cole. Young King Cole: The Case of the Pampered Pooch; Hammertoones; Dr. Drew the Zoo Man: The Pink Elephant Murders; Homer K. Beagle; The Hidden Witness; Trail of Salt; Jolly Jokes and Corn. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 4

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Bob Plate, Harvey K. Fuller, Milt Hammer, Bill Allison, B. G. Guth, Al McWilliams and Art Helfant. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 04 #4. Bespectacled, eccentric detective "King" Cole Jr. takes over his father's detective agency. Young King Cole probes the connection between a mob war and the mysterious Green Death. Goatee'd criminologist Doctor Doom (no relation to Victor) investigates the puzzling murder of travel writer Wilfred Trotter. Also featuring a vintge ad for the Slinky spring toy, then a new concept. Nice shark cover by L. B. Cole. Young King Cole: The Mystery of the Green Death; Hammertoones; Merkin Gerkin; Dr. Doom: The Case of the Decoy Parrot; Homer K. Beagle; Boitram the Boiglar; Move Fast Doctor; The Case of the Suspicious Fisherman. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 5
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    • 1" Spine split from top of comic.
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    Cover by Al McWilliams. Stories and art by Bob Plate, Harvey K. Fuller, Milt Hammer, and Al McWilliams. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 04 #5. Bespectacled, eccentric detective "King" Cole Jr. takes over his father's detective agency. A note on the cover insists that the comic is "without gore, without morbidness, without suggestiveness." Young King Cole and Iris Norland investigate a murder on a steamer ship. Bumbling detective Homer K. Beagle seeks the stolen worms needed by the zoo to feed the platypus. Doctor Drew, who can talk to animals, investigates snakebite deaths on a snake farm. Young King Cole: Murder on a Steamer; End of the Line; Homer K. Beagle: The Missing Worms!; Dr. Drew: Fangs of Death. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 6

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Art Helfant, Milt Hammer, and Al McWilliams. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 04 #6. Bespectacled, eccentric detective "King" Cole Jr. takes over his father's detective agency. Young King Cole is hired to help a man spend a million dollars. Bumbling detective Inspector Klooz must prove whether a house is actually haunted. Goatee'd criminologist Doctor Doom (no relation to Victor) sets a trap for cabbies who are gassing and robbing their passengers. Young King Cole: The Case of the Wild Spending Spree; Dead Giveaway; Heathcliff the Hobo; Dr. Doom; Boitram the Boiglar; The Pardner; Jolly Jokes and Corn; Inspector Klooz. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 7

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    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Art Helfant, Milt Hammer, and Al McWilliams. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 05 #1. Bespectacled, eccentric detective "King" Cole Jr. takes over his father's detective agency. Young King Cole and his team are marked for death as a result of their latest investigation. Boitram the Burglar goes to the beach. Doctor Drew, who can talk to animals, investigates a murder at the zoo after the hippos go berserk. Young King Cole: The Shocking Murders; Murder at the Rodeo; Men to the Right; Dr. Drew the Zoo Man; Boitram the Boiglar; Inspector Klooz. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 8

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  • Issue #9
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 9

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    Volume 5 #2 Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 10
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($4.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom of comic. Staple rust. Chew.

    Cover by L. B. Cole. Stories and art by Nina Albright and Al McWilliams. Sometimes listed as Criminals on the Run Vol. 05 #3. Bespectacled, eccentric detective "King" Cole Jr. takes over his father's detective agency. Young King Cole investigates the arsonist who is causing forest fires. Sergeant Spook and Jerry try to prove that a corrupt mayor is swindling the city over a playground for impoverished kids. A reprint of the first adventure of goatee'd criminologist Doctor Doom (no relation to Victor), as he and his students investigate deadly accidents at a skyscraper. Final issue under this title; series continues as Crime-Fighting Detective (1950) #11. Young King Cole; Criminal Lawyer's Medicine; Sergeant Spook; Dr. Doom. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.