Number 1729: The tiny space girl and the crazy space plot
I think we all agree that most comic book plots could not be transferred to the real world: the doings in a comic book could not possibly happen in real life. But at ACG they often upped the ante on disbelief, asking us to accept extraordinary craziness in the plots. Such is the case of “The Tiny Space-Girl,” illustrated by Kenneth Landau. This 1955 tale piles one unlikely event on top of another. Entertaining story, but bizarre.
[SPOILER] I assume it was written by editor Richard E. Hughes. The ending seems downbeat for Hughes, whose stories usually ended up with the characters achieving their goals of removing obstacles until they find their personal bliss. In other words, a happy ending. Not so this time. [END OF SPOILER]
Nice cover by Ogden Whitney. From Adventures Into the Unknown #63 (1955):