On this quirky headlight cover of All Top #14 Rulah Jungle Goddess boldly decides to “take the bull by the horns.” Published by Fox Feature Syndicate in November 1948, this gem even made it to the infamous Seduction of the Innocent. Apparently, a well-intentioned public service announcement (PSA) on gun safety for WWII veterans wasn’t enough to earn it a gold star from Dr. Wertham.

Illustrated by Jack Kamen, the maestro of “Kamen girls” – those generously endowed maidens that strutted across his canvases. And here’s a fun fact: Jack’s son, Dean Kamen, is the genius behind the Segway scooter. So, next time you glide past on a Segway, thank the Kamen legacy.

Issue #14* doesn’t stop at Rulah’s escapades; it also throws in Phantom Lady for good measure. A dynamic duo of daring debutantes, if you will.

All Top Comics #18

All Top Comics #18*

Issue #18* was the elusive treasure that played hard to get. After a couple of years on the hunt, I had to settle for a copy that’s seen better days. This one’s got more tape than wrap on a mummy, especially in the bottom right corner – a battle-scarred warrior of the comic world.  This issue marked All-Top’s swan song (July 1949). The cover artist remains unknown, but the real mystery lies in the uncanny resemblance between the distressed brunette threatened by a snake and the one on Jungle Jo‘s cover a year later. Coincidence or swipe? You be the judge. Inside, tales are spun by the Good Girl Art (GGA) maestros Matt Barker and Jack Kamen.

All Top Comic #11

All Top Comic #11

All Top Comic #9

All Top Comic #9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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