Amph 1001 Comic Books You Must Read: 280. "Superboy" #49

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  1. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    271. "Mad #24"

    [image=http://www.lewiswaynegallery.com/terricomics/mad24.jpg]

    Writers: Harvey Kurtzman, Ernie Kovacs

    Artists: Will Elder, Wally Wood

    EC (July 1955)

    "With the Comics Code stacked against them, Publisher Bill Gaines and Editor Kurtzman turned their most successful comics into an even more successful magazine, recruiting such celebrity writers as Kovacs, Stan Freberg, Bob and Ray, and even Eli Wallach."

    Eli Wallach?
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    The issue where Mad becomes a Magazine, huh? Interesting. You definitely can't overstate Mad's impact.
  3. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    I wish I had my old collection...
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    272. "Aces High" #4

    [image=http://www.comicconnect.com/data/Image/gallery425/ace1.63a.jpg]

    Writers: Carl Wessler, Uncredited

    Artists: Wally Wood, Jack Davis

    E. C. (September-October 1955)

    "Devoted to tales of WWI aerial combat, though WWII stories ran in its fifth and final issue. This issues' "The Novice and the Ace" is a cautionary yarn about fear and preception with a cunning twist ending."

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    273. "Little Dot" #13

    [image=http://www.tomorrowstreasures.com/images/g_image/issue-002611.jpg]

    Writers: Uncredited

    Artists: Uncredited

    E. C. (September 1955)

    "No disrespect to Dot, but the "From Richie to Rags" backup is what makes this issue special. When Rickie poor pals think his family is broke, they help him earn money..."
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    274. "Incredible Science Fiction" #31

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/ec/images/f/fb/Incredible_Science_Fiction_Vol_1_31.jpg]

    Writers: Jack Oleck

    Artists: Roy G. Krenkel, Wally Wood

    E. C. (September-October 1955)

    "Under a new name, E. C.'s science-fiction tradition was drawing to a close. In this issue appear fantasy artist Roy G. Krenkel's only solo E.C. work, two stories drawn by Wood, and one by Bernard Krigstein. The title would end with #33."


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    275. "Caspar, the Friendly Ghost" #37

    [image=http://www.wwcomics.com/images/large/Casp_37_85.jpg]

    Writers: Uncredited

    Artists: Uncredited

    E. C. (October 1955)

    "When Wendy struggles to clean her aunt's run-down house, Caspar asks "The Witch Widow" for a magical home makeover. thesexy widow flies on a vacuum cleaner and could be a dar-haired ringer for Elizabeth Montgoemry in TV's "Bewitched," which made its debut in 1964."
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    276. "Candy" #39

    [image=http://media.comicvine.com/uploads/0/4/58622-10784-91617-1-candy_super.jpg]

    Writers: Uncredited

    Artists: Uncredited

    Quality Comics (January 1956)

    "Sassy Candy was like Archie's Betty in that she came from a typical middle-class people and like Veronica in her determination to get what she wants without regard to her long-suffering boyfriend, Ted. Her title would end with #64."
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    277. "Uncle Scrooge" #13

    [image=http://img.newkadia.com/Covers/L/U/Uncle%20Scrooge/UncleScrooge13.jpg]

    Writers: Carl Barks

    Artists: Carl Barks

    Dell (March-May 1956)

    "When earthquakes threaten Scrooge's money bin, Donald and the boys, and he investigate and learn that the quakes are the result of a sporting competition between underground dwellers known as "Terries" and "Fermies." "Land Beneath the Ground" is a Barks classic."
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    278. "Sugar and Spike" #1

    [image=http://images.wikia.com/marvel_dc/images/6/6f/Sugar_and_Spike_Vol_1_1.jpg]

    Writers: Sheldon Mayer

    Artists: Sheldon Mayer

    DC (April-May 1956)

    "Toddlers Sugar Plumm and Cecil "Spike" Wilson can talk with each other and to other infants. Their attempts to figure out the adult world around them are unfailingly hilarious, making this comic book Mayer's greatest masterpiece."
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    279. "Little Lulu and her Friends" #4

    [image=http://www.comicconnect.com/data/Image/gallery425/lit56.1a.jpg]

    Writers: John Stanley

    Artists: John Stanley, Irving Tripp

    Dell (May 1956)

    "This 100-page spectacular is felled with Lulu getting the better of Tubby and the boys, Lulu teling stories to Alvin as she babysits him, and master detective Tubby proving, once again, that the crime du jour was committed by Lulu's father."
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    280. "Superboy" #49

    [image=http://www.wtv-zone.com/silverager/supb/supb49h.jpg]

    Writers: Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder

    Artists: John Sikela

    DC (June 1956)

    "Superboy is stranded on an asteroid surrounded by kryptonic dust; an ancient robot from Krypton is Friday to his Robinson Crusoe. "The Loneliest Boy in Town" finds new respect for his doorman father after he helps Superboy on a case."