"One of the lost comic book private eyes, and a surprisingly successful one, at that, was YOUNG KING COLE, JR., the 'detective agency master mind.' Cole appeared in his won comic book for several years, and appeared sporadically in other publications as well. Mild-mannered, bespectacled, sporting a bow tie, it wasn't hard to think of Cole as the CLARK KENT of private eyes.
"However, Cole didn't slip into a conventional phone booth and come out slugging. His adventures tended to be as mild-mannered [as] Cole himself, avoiding violence and bloodshed. And, like most private eyes of the time, Cole was assisted in his adventures by a faithful secretary/Gal Friday. Iris was her name and she stuck by Cole through thick and thin."
A masked bandit has been robbing banks in Prairie City. A photograph dropped at the scene of the latest robbery leads Cole to Windy Grove, Texas (population 90 people, 2000 cows), where he faces death with a young beauty queen wannabe.
Also in this issue are adventures of Toni Gayle ("glamourous detective model"), Larry Broderick ("city detective"), Inspector Klooz (comic relief detective), Dr. Drew the Zoo Man (with the power to make animals understand him), and a one-page filler with Boitram the Boiglar.
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