(December 1944)

Spark Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Ken Crossen
Format:
standard color comic. 10 cents

Issue Notes

Story titles by Al Jetter.


The Green Lama - The Man Who Defeats Death! (Table of Contents)

Green Lama / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mac Raboy
Inks:
Mac Raboy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Ken Crossen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]
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Indexer Notes

Cover title by Al Jetter.

Green Lama Contents (Table of Contents)

Green Lama / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mac Raboy
Inks:
Mac Raboy
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]
Synopsis:
Contents page featuring illo of the Green Lama, features, story titles and brief synopses of stories.
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The Court of Crime (Table of Contents)

Green Lama / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Crossen [as Richard Foster] (signed)
Pencils:
Mac Raboy (signed)
Inks:
Mac Raboy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont](origin recap); Tsarong; Lt. Caraway; Foxey (villain); un-named boss (villain); Slug (villain)
Synopsis:
After the death of a small child at the hands of mobsters, Jethro Dumont takes on the guise of the Green Lama to battle crime. After visiting a Police Lieutenant, Dumont discovers that criminals, after being released from prison, are disappearing, and so he poses as a crook to discover the fate of those men: they are being organized into a "Navy of Crime"!
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Keywords:
"Oh Mani Padme Hum" (oath)

Indexer Notes

The Green Lama's last appearance was in Prize Comics #34. Final 1/3 of the last page is a promotional illustrated ad encouraging readers to join the Green Lama Club.

The Witch of Times Square (Table of Contents)

The Boy Champions / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene (signed)
Pencils:
Al Bare (signed)
Inks:
Al Bare (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Boy Champions [Tuffy; Mickey; Wellington Smith] (introduction); a Witch (villain); Shifty (villain); other un-named criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
The Boy Champions are hired on their first case by a Witch, who wants them to gather a large crowd in Times Square while she puts on an exhibition, not realizing the show is a front for a robbery.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-3.

Enough Rope (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bennett Barley (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Johnny Lawrence; Honey; Henry Talcomb; Turner Markas (villain)
Synopsis:
Bloodhound Johnny Lawrence discovers that Turner Markas has used his near blind dog to help set a fire in his library that would destroy his stamp collection and would allow him to collect the insurance money for their loss.
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["How would you like to be all the comic heroes rolled into one?"] (Table of Contents)

Lieutenant Hercules / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Horace L. Gold [as Horace Gold] (signed)
Pencils:
Irving Tirman
Inks:
Irving Tirman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lieutenant Hercules [Wilbur Klutz](introduction, origin); Mr. MacGregor; Merlin (wizard, mythical character); un-named boss (villain); his gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Wilbur's boss is being blackmailed by gangsters, so he wants Wilbur to take his place so that a trap can be set to nab the bad guys. If the plan succeeds, Wilbur gets a lifetime job with the company. Wilbur wishes he had powers to help him out on this assignment, and the great wizard, Merlin appears to grant that request.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-4.

Smith? Kelly? Cohen? Svoboda? (Table of Contents)

War Bonds / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Synopsis:
Patriotic PSA encouraging Americans to buy War Bonds, because if our boys are good enough to die for us, then the American people should support that effort by purchasing bonds.
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["That's enough bag punchin'..."] (Table of Contents)

Pop Flys / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Liederman [as L] (signed)
Pencils:
Al Liederman [as L] (signed)
Inks:
Al Liederman [as L] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Liederman

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mike McTigg; Oscar
Synopsis:
Mike takes on a patsy sparring partner to prepare for the big fight, then is told that evening to take it easy and be ready for the big fight the next day. But a beautiful girl, spoken for by another guy, throws a monkey wrench into that plan.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-4.

Frozen Asset (Table of Contents)

Rick Masters / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Bruce Elliott [as Walter Gardner] (signed)
Pencils:
Ira Turner (signed)
Inks:
Ira Turner (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Rick Masters; Twin Eagles [aka Mike]; Fats (villain); Slicky (villain)
Synopsis:
Rick smells a rat when a group of men approach and pay him $1000 to fly their equipment to Alaska, unaware that they are trying to get a stash of gold away from a dead man's niece.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-4.

The Three Wishes (Table of Contents)

Angus Mac Erc / comic story / 6.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bruce Elliott (signed)
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson [as Perry Williams] (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson [as Perry Williams] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Angus Mac Erc [aka McErc]; King Oberon; un-named Private
Synopsis:
Mac Erc grants a soldier three wishes, but he doesn't use any of them very well.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-4.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Green Lama - The Man Who Defeats Death!
    Green Lama
  2. 1. Green Lama Contents
    Green Lama
  3. 2. The Court of Crime
    Green Lama
  4. 3. The Witch of Times Square
    The Boy Champions
  5. 4. Enough Rope
  6. 5. ["How would you like to be all the comic heroes rolled into one?"]
    Lieutenant Hercules
  7. 6. Smith? Kelly? Cohen? Svoboda?
    War Bonds
  8. 7. ["That's enough bag punchin'..."]
    Pop Flys
  9. 8. Frozen Asset
    Rick Masters
  10. 9. The Three Wishes
    Angus Mac Erc
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Craig Delich