(February 1945)

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

Layouts for this issue are by Al Jetter.


Forward To Victory In 1945 (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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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 each story.
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Willie the Sleeper! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ken Crossen
Pencils:
Mac Raboy
Inks:
Mac Raboy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]; Tsarong; Lieutenant Caraway; Willie the Sleeper (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Willie, the President of the Chamber of Criminal Commerce, offers a grand prize of $10,000 to anyone who sends them the best idea for a successful crime wave in the postwar underworld.
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Indexer Notes

The last 1/3 of the last page of the story is an illustrated ad for the Green Lama Club. Letterer credit added by Craig Delich 2008-10-5.

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

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Illustrated ad encouraging Americans to join the war effort and buy War Bonds.
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A Genius in the Family! (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:
superhero
Characters:
The Boy Champions [Tuffy; Mickey; Wellington Smith]; Horace Higginbottom (villain); Higginbottom's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
Tuffy writes what he thinks is a masterpiece and sees a man about publishing it, which he agrees to do. But Tuffy is not aware the man plans to use the publishing of the book as a cover for a crime!
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-5.

Murder on Water (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Inspector McGabe; Professor Sam Hoyle; Mrs. Sterling; John Gardner (villain)
Synopsis:
Inspector McCabe asks Professor Hoyle help him solve the murder of James Sterling, a man strangled to death on a life raft in the water while half a dozen people watched.
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Youth Is a Curse! (Table of Contents)

Angus Mac Erc / comic story / 7 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 Mc Erc]; Time; Mr. Magdelene; Chumley Sister Maudlin; Paracelsus
Synopsis:
While at a library, Mac Erc runs into a student of the dark arts who plans to release one Paracelsus from his imprisonment in a tree for the last few centuries.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-5.

none (Table of Contents)

Pop Flys / comic story / 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:
sports
Characters:
Mike McTigg; Pop; Joe Clutch (villain)
Synopsis:
Mike gets nervous before his big fight, but his pop is equally scared of the fight he has waiting at home: with his wife!
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-5.

Censor Trouble (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Rick Masters; Twin Eagle; F. X. MacIntyre (death); Peeves (villain, death); Big Casino (villain, death); Little Casino (villain, death)
Synopsis:
When Rick Masters and his sidekick set up their commercial air operations, they thought it would be smooth sailing. And it would have been, except for a dictionary, a dying man, a stolen safe and the power of static electricity.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-5.

It Pays to Advertise (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lieutenant Hercules [Wilbur Klutz]; Merlin; un-named gang members (villains)
Synopsis:
Wilbur decides that the job of bookkeeper is beneath the dignity of a superhero, so he decides to use his super powers to cash in.
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Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-10-5. Story title taken from the contents page.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Forward To Victory In 1945
    Green Lama
  2. 1. Green Lama Contents
    Green Lama
  3. 2. Willie the Sleeper!
    The Green Lama
  4. 3. Smith? Kelly? Cohen? Svoboda?
    War Bonds
  5. 4. A Genius in the Family!
    The Boy Champions
  6. 5. Murder on Water
  7. 6. Youth Is a Curse!
    Angus Mac Erc
  8. 7. none
    Pop Flys
  9. 8. Censor Trouble
    Rick Masters
  10. 9. It Pays to Advertise
    Lieutenant Hercules
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich