All Humor Comics #12

All Humor Comics #12

Quality Comics has churned out several covers that have caught my eye, but none quite like this pristine copy of #12 with the cheeky caption “Your girl friends are really a bunch of cards!” It’s the cream of the crop, boasting the highest grade on the CGC census.

Two other gems in the collection are #8* and #9*, both of which I’m constantly on the hunt for in high-grade condition. While All Humor books might not command top dollar, they’re a rare find indeed.

All Humor Comics #8

All Humor Comics #8

All Humor Comics #9

All Humor Comics #9

The cover art may be unsigned, but the spotlight shines on Irish WWII veteran Kelly Poole in #8*, cozying up next to a “dreamy-eyed” (or perhaps just plain sleepy) girlfriend. Kelly, along with Atomic-tot, was one of the series’ original characters, both masterminded by the talented Gill Fox. And as an added treat, inside you’ll find Harry Sahle‘s Hickory making an appearance.

So here’s to the thrill of the hunt, where every comic holds the potential to be a winning hand.

* Sold copy