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The scan is from colescomics.blogspot.com, an outstanding site for Jack Cole fans. It contains the infamous Murder, Morphine and Me! with its �star� panel from Seduction of the Innocent.
True Crime Comics Magazine Village (Publisher)
llo #11 with caption, "Pity was the keynote when Homer described dragging a dead body behind a chariot. Dragging living people to death is described without pity in children's comics." Also illo #13 with caption, "A sample of the injury-to-the-eye motif.". Also used in text, pp. 81, 82. One story was reprinted in True Crime v2#1, and Wertham saw the story in both places.

12-August-2011 2:02 pm
Username: colescomics
Comment: What a great idea to share these here. Shoulda thunk of it myself! I am the curator of the Cole's Comics blog. I am happy to see these great stories here.Thanks for doing this! For any interested, you can find an article I wrote on Jack Cole's crime comics here: http://colescomics.blogspot.com/search/label/Crime%20comics
16-August-2011 11:12 pm
Username: Yoc
Comment: Thanks very much for scanning and letting us share this here as well 'colescomics'! Everyone should check out the blog, wonderful work being done there! -Yoc

Volume: #1, Issue: #2
Published: May 1947 [1948], Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 52, Editing: Jack Cole
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: All information for this issue supplied by Craig Delich. The year printed in the indicia is 1947, so this issue has always been considered a May 1947 issue. This appears to be incorrect for two reasons. This issue was copyrighted by Magazine Village in 1948 with a publishing date (i.e. on-sale date) of March 2, 1948, making the cover date actually May 1948. Also, this issue includes an ad for a Personal Comics Album. As best as can be determined, these ads did not start appearing until comics cover-dated September 1947, and continued in 1948.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Jack Cole; (photo of Police Office in inset) | Inks: Jack Cole; (photo of Police Office in inset)
Genre: Crime
Characters: James Kent

Comic Story (6 pages) $100.00 Reward for Information Leading to the Capture of James Kent
Credits: Script: Jack Cole? | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (14 pages) Murder, Morphine and Me!
Synopsis: The Johnsons hear the story of Mary Kennedy, a roomer of theirs, who left Kansas City and changed her name to escape the clutches of a drug dealer named Tony, who she was a moll for. He got her plenty of dates.....dates that were actually pushing dope on the side and when she wanted to get out of this racket, Tony reminded her that she was his front for the racket and was just as guilty as he was. Mary later learns from Jacobs, narcotics agent, that he had joined the gang to get the goods on the Big Boss, which he had. The Johnsons, after hearing the story, encouraged Mary to tell her story.
Credits: Script: Jack Cole ? | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Non-fiction Crime
Characters: Mary Kennedy [aka Jane] (villain, Reforms, Narrator) Olsen "Olie" Johnson Mrs. Johnson Joseph Donnici (city Chemist, Death) Jacobs [aka The Professor] (of The Federal Narcotics Bureau) Mac (Jacob's Partner) Mr. Cushing (villain, Dope Peddler) Tony Petrillo (villain, Dope Dealer, Killer, Death) Esther Gordon (villain, Death) Esther Gordon's Mob [Maxie Gordon (Esther's Husband, Death) Gordon (her Son, Death)] (villains, All Die) The Big Boss [Papa Donnici] (villain, Diner Owner, Joseph's Father)

Text Story (3 pages) Murder Is a Short Road
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (6 pages) Demons Dance on Galloway Moor
Credits: Script: Jack Cole? | Pencils: Jack Cole (signed) | Inks: Jack Cole (signed)
Genre: Crime

Comic Story (9 pages) Boston's Bloody Gang War
Credits: Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
Genre: Crime

Cartoon (1 page) Crime on My Hands
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (6 pages) A Match for Satan
Credits: Script: Jack Cole | Pencils: Jack Cole | Inks: Jack Cole
Genre: Crime

Advertisement (1 page)
Featuring: Personal Comic Album; Stravon Publishers

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