Number 1599: “I’m a lumberjack, and I’m not okay...”
There should be a lesson in this crime story from Boy Comics #32 (1947) but I'm darned if I know exactly what it is. Regarding the two college dropouts who ride the rails to a logging camp looking for a meal and end up with jobs, it could be there is danger there, and not just because being a lumberjack is a really dangerous job. It also has to do with not messing with the boss's wife, especially a blonde who dresses in nylons and high heels in a logging camp and longs to see the sights of New York. Or it could be the lesson that some people — like the boss's wife — will stab someone in the back. Literally. Finally, it could be that an executed prisoner should be checked for signs of life before putting him in a coffin.
Crimebuster, the titular hero of the tale, pops up here and there throughout most of it. He doesn’t show up until page 7.
This is a tale of a wrongful conviction, and there is probably a lesson there, also. Police should always take a closer look, and not just the word of the hot blonde and a guy about to run off with her. It is nicely illustrated by Norman Maurer.