(April 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 Rhoda Lewis.


[The Green Lama Dive Bombs Japan] (Table of Contents)

Green Lama / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)

Indexer Notes

[Cover story notes are the same as the issue notes (see Issue Notes above). This may mean that one or both set of notes need editing as a result of our recent migration to having separate issue and cover notes.]

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:
Table of contents page promoting, with illustration, the features and story titles (with brief synopses) in this issue.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)

The Green Lama Bombs Tokyo! (Table of Contents)

The 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]; Tsarong; the Japanese (villains, some die); Emperor Hirohito (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
The Lama decides to intervene when he learns that the Japanese have learned how to make Hitler's robot bombs, and they are using them against U.S. forces in the Pacific.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)
  • in Golden-Age Greats (AC, 1994 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Green Lama's magic phrase is discussed in this issue. "Om Mani Padme Hum" means "Hail, the Jewel in the Lotus Flower". And separated, the letters also stand for the sacred colors of Tibet: "Om" means white, "Ma" means green, "Ni" means yellow, "Pad" means blue, "Me" means Red and "Hum" means black. Writer credit and notes added by Craig Delich 2008-10-12.

A Bull in a China Shop! (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. Chen; "Betcha" Benny (villain); Mr. Krat (villain)
Synopsis:
The Champions are hired to settle a bet between two men re taking a bull into a china shop to see if it would do any damage, unknown to them that it's a ploy to steal valuable jade.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)

Peters Rings the Bell (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:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Old Peters; Callaghan; three un-named Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Old Peters smells a rat when late one night three men, maintaining they are crew members aboard the "Arriba", ask for directions as to where their ship is docked.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)
Keywords:
Arriba

The Right Bottle! (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:
adventure
Characters:
Angus Mac Erc; John Hamitmore
Synopsis:
An aging actor tells Mac Erc that he wished could be forever young and live forever......Angus decides to grant the request to him and two others, but with a bit of a twist.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)

Indexer Notes

Rhoda Lewis is listed as the book's letterer but the lettering in this story looks different.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Green Lama Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]
Synopsis:
Illustrated promotional house advertisement encouraging readers to join the Green Lama Club.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Pop Flys / filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Mike; Pop
Synopsis:
Pop takes Mike hunting because he had been over-training, but ends up battling a bear!
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)

The Sky's the Limit! (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 Eagles [aka Mike]; Dan (villain); Dan's gang members (villains)
Synopsis:
Masters becomes involved with a gambler who has just lost his gambling ship, due to a fire, but invites others to play a high stakes card game, intending to kidnap them and hold them for ransom.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)

In Comic Land! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Lieutenant Hercules [Wilbur Klutz]; Merlin; Detective Trick Dacy; Petunia Mae; The Chin (villain)
Synopsis:
Wilbur offers Merlin 10% of his take if he agrees to take Klutz to comic land.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Green Lama Featuring the Art of Mac Raboy (Dark Horse, 2008 series) #1 (April 2008)
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Green Lama Dive Bombs Japan]
    Green Lama
  2. 1. Green Lama Contents
    Green Lama
  3. 2. The Green Lama Bombs Tokyo!
    The Green Lama
  4. 3. A Bull in a China Shop!
    The Boy Champions
  5. 4. Peters Rings the Bell
  6. 5. The Right Bottle!
    Angus Mac Erc
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The Green Lama Club
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Pop Flys
  9. 8. The Sky's the Limit!
    Rick Masters
  10. 9. In Comic Land!
    Lieutenant Hercules
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich