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I have been looking for a particular comic for years now.  I remember that it had a host such as Cain, Able, Mr. Dedd, etc.  Should be between the years between 1978 and 1984.  A couple of the stories that stick out in my mind. May be from multiple issues, but I keep thinking it is just one.

1. A child with the ability to make things happen with the toys he is playing with - (for example playing with a plane and making it crash causes a real plane crash. At the end he is on television and playing with a globe.

2. Some gangsters are digging a grave and must have it a gas pipe because one of them who is a chain smoker blows himself up a the end while lighting one up.

3. A group of army ants are laying waste to the jungle eating everything in their path.

4. Two escapees are on a makeshift raft in the sea dying of thirst.  One drinks the water while the other tells him not to because it will make him go mad and then proceeds to drown the man.  We find out at the end that the water was fresh the whole time.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Hi Randy,

I looked into it, and I believe the first story you mention is in House of Mystery #292. But the other stories must be in other issues, unless (which is possible) you read some kind of multi-issue reprint. But as of now, I haven't been able to identify the three other stories. I'll send you a follow-up answer if I find out more.

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- Tue Sorensen

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I can answer questions about the *contents* of most superhero and sci-fi comics (and also fantasy/sword'n'sorcery like Elfquest and Conan the Barbarian) and also about the writers and artists, but not about the *condition* of your comics (i.e. I will not grade your comics or evaluate their value). I am very knowledgable about American comics in general, esp. Marvel, but also DC and indies. I cannot answer questions about Japanese manga comics, which I know very little about. The majority of my expertise spans from comics published between 1960 and 2000, but if you have questions about before or after those dates, I probably know enough to find the info you need.

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I was an avid comic book collector from the early 1980s to around 2000 (and have still been buying little bits and pieces thereafter), and I still have my collection of 18,000+ comics, incl. some European ones (I hail from Denmark). I have been an active participant in comics fandom; I have written about comics in fanzines, APAzines, magazines and letter columns, and worked briefly in a comic shop (would love to have done that as a career, but here in Denmark we only have a couple of shops, so that opportunity is hard to come by). I have also attempted to write scripts for comics based on my own ideas - projects which I'm still working on.

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I have studied Biology, English and history at university level.

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