Never Underestimate A New Idea!


Adventure Comics 215 August 1955 Never underestimate a new idea rsz.jpg
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Never Underestimate A New Idea!


Binky says: "Never Underestimate A New Idea!"

Comic description: Allergy enters a soap-box derby and tells Binky that he was going to try something new and different with his car but decided against it because he was afraid that the other boys would laugh at him. Binky tells Allergy that the Wright brothers were also laughed at for having new ideas and today, they are world renoened inventors. Binky's story gives Allergy the courage to try out his new ideas on his soap-box car.

[Image description: The comic book cover shows three students sitting at desks and working on their hobbies. One is making miniature ships, the other is sculpting animals, and another is admiring a stamp collection. All three look up and stare at Superboy who is flying above a desk with a sign on it that says 'reserved for superboy'. Over his shoulder he has a giant bag that appears to be holding something large and heavy. As Superboy lowers it onto the desk, one of the students says, "Here comes Superboy now! Gosh, I wonder what his hobby can be?"]

Public service comic published as a part of the National Social Welfare Assembly Comics Project. The Comics Project lasted from August 1949 - July 1967 and produced over 200 pages promoting citizenship and social values.

Publisher's Note: "Published as a public service in cooperation with The National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S."


Adventure Comics: Superboy no.215 AUG 1955 James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


DC Comics


1955 August


Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


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