There are no new ideas...
It's a quiet day at the detective agency of Young King Cole, when:
Brewster's Millions story!!
It was originally a novel in 1902, then a Broadway play, then adapted into film form at least 10 times, and gosh knows how many sitcoms and other TV shows have borrowed the premise!! And also probably used in 10,000 comics, including this one!
By the time this comic was published, the story had already been filmed 5 times, most recently just 4 years earlier. So you'd be hard pressed to claim our comic creators were unfamiliar with the fact that they were kinda stealing the idea.
Still, it is a fun idea, so let's forgive them, and read along:
Don't worry--our creators have put a twist into the old Brewster story:
Of course, Cole and the cops put the kibosh on the counterfeiters...but there's one more twist left!
Oh, wait, there's still one more final twist!!
And that's how you poach a classic idea and twist it into something (slightly) new!!
From Criminals On The Run V#4 #6 (1949)