(March 1945)

Spark Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Joseph Greene
Format:
standard color comic. 10 cents

Issue Notes

Layouts by Al Jetter.


The Riddle of Toys (Table of Contents)

Green Lama / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mac Raboy [as M. Raboy] (signed)
Inks:
Mac Raboy [as M. Raboy] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset
Editing:
Joseph Greene (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]; Falstaff
Reprints:

Green Lama Contents (Table of Contents)

The 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]; Falstaff
Synopsis:
Illustrated contents page listing story titles, characters and brief plot synopsis for each story.
Reprints:

The Riddle of Toys! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ken Crossen [as Richard Foster] (signed)
Pencils:
Mac Raboy (pages 1-8, 10-11); Harry Anderson (pages 9 and 12)
Inks:
Mac Raboy (pages 1-8, 10-11); Harry Anderson (pages 9 and 12)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]; Tsarong; Lieutenant Caraway; Mr. Jerome; Bobby Stout; Jimmy Starr; Falstaff (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
Green Lama begins to investigate what is behind the strange thefts of children's playthings, playthings that were autographed by famed pitcher, Robby Steller.
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Indexer Notes

Page 9 is drawn by Harry Anderson, as can be seen by the faces both of Green Lama and the villains. Anderson's faces have a special mouth with two lines that don't meet at the center, and more open eyes than Raboy, and also some lines on the cheek, which never appear in faces by Raboy, who is very "economic" with lines. Compare with the signed Anderson story in "Mr. Scarlet and Pinky", Wow Comics #34. Also page 12 has Anderson faces in panel 1 and 3, so this page is most probably by Anderson too. Anderson is credited on Green Lama by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but he is not found credited in any of the Green Lama features in GCD. Anderson also has several pages in Green Lama #5.

Music for Geraldine! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Joseph Greene [as Joseph Verdy] (signed)
Pencils:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Robinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis (signed)

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Boy Champions [Tuffy; Mickey; Wellington Smith]; Mr. Van Plump; Shridni the Great; Geraldine (a snake); a phony Great Shridni (villain); Shridni's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The acquisition of a flute by Tuffy from an ad in Green Lama Comics leads the Boy Champions into a case involving Geraldine, a snake!
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Cobwebs of Death (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene [as Joseph Verdy] (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Inspector McGabe; Dr. Sam Hoyle; Mr. Sanders (villain)
Synopsis:
When Dr. Hoyle wants to visit the haunted Old Mill, because of the fact Jim Sanders burned to death in the cellar there years before, he discovers the culprit was his partner, with whom they had created an invention to improve a radar defense system that could spot German rocket bombs. Now he wants the money from that invention.
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Holiday in Hollywood! (Table of Contents)

Angus Mac Erc / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Angus Mac Erc [aka McErc]; Sir Alexander Stringer; Algernon; Whetstone Sharp
Synopsis:
Angus heads for Hollywood to see how a real horror film is produced, but discovers he is not the only one who wants to know: a real vampire does, too!
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Indexer Notes

Rhoda Lewis is listed as letterer for the book. The lettering for this story looks different from the rest.

The Green Lama Club (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional ad encouraging readers to join the Green Lama Club.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pop Flys / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Liederman (signed)
Pencils:
Al Liederman (signed)
Inks:
Al Liederman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Liederman

Genre:
sports; humor
Characters:
Mike McTigg; Pop
Synopsis:
Pop is talked into getting Mike to train the fellas down at the club.
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The Case of the Concrete Impossibility! (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:
aviation
Characters:
Rick Masters; Twin Eagles; Barry O'Rourke; Sandy; un-named boss (villain, death); Sandy (signed) Goggles (villain)
Synopsis:
Barry O'Rourke pleads with the Skyway Transport Company to help him in his construction business to try and overcome work delays, mysterious accidents and more that's preventing him from finished a bridge on time.
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The Three Impossible Tasks! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Lieutenant Hercules [Wilbur Klutz]; Mortimer Bux
Synopsis:
An eccentric millionair offers to pay Lt. Hercules $10,000 if he will complete three seemingly impossible tasks.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Riddle of Toys
    Green Lama
  2. 1. Green Lama Contents
    The Green Lama
  3. 2. The Riddle of Toys!
    The Green Lama
  4. 3. Music for Geraldine!
    The Boy Champions
  5. 4. Cobwebs of Death
  6. 5. Holiday in Hollywood!
    Angus Mac Erc
  7. 6. The Green Lama Club
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Pop Flys
  9. 8. The Case of the Concrete Impossibility!
    Rick Masters
  10. 9. The Three Impossible Tasks!
    Lieutenant Hercules
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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  • James Ludwig
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