What if a science fiction writer was the hero of a sci-fi tale?
And, what if the science fiction writer was, initially, just as dumb as any other protagonist in such a tale?
This tale from Standard's Fantastic Worlds #5 (1952) was drawn by Alex Toth and John Celardo, though the writer is unknown.
BTW, though it's #5, this is actually the first issue of the title!
There was no #1-#4!