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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.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($2.85) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover oxidation.

    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 #5
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 5
    • 1" Spine split from top of comic.

    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 #10
    Criminals on the Run (1948) 10
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    • 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.