(May 1945)

Spark Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Joseph Greene; Mac Raboy (Art Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

Layouts are by Rhoda Lewis.


The Four Freedoms (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 [Jeffrey Dumont]
Reprints:

Green Lama (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
The Green Lama [Jeffrey Dumont]
Synopsis:
Illustrated table of contents of all features, story titles, etc. for this issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits added by Craig Delich 2008-12-25. Contents page lists layouts by Rhoda Lewis, Joseph Greene as Editor and Mac Raboy as Art Editor.

The Four Freedoms! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Ken Crossen [as Richard Foster] (signed)
Pencils:
Mac Raboy (pages 1-5) (signed); Harry Anderson (pages 6-12)
Inks:
Mac Raboy (pages 1-5) (signed); Harry Anderson (pages 6-12)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rhoda Lewis

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Green Lama [Jethro Dumont]; Tsarong; Pvt. Joe Johnson; Pvt. Jones; the Nazis (villains); Adolf Hitler (villain); Hermann Göring (villain); Joseph Goebbels (villain)
Synopsis:
A letter from a Private in the Army brings the Green Lama to an Army camp, wherein resides a resident bigot. In order to bring the man to his senses, The Lama takes the soldier on a little trip to Nazi Germany.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Although this story is signed by Raboy, only the first five pages are by him. Anderson takes over the rest, which can be easily seen by the faces with more lines than Raboy's very "economic" use of lines. He never makes more than necessary, while Anderson have some short inklines under the outer corner of the eyes, and also his special mouth with two lines that don't meet in the middle. Also the sleek Raboy-figure of Green Lama is missing in these pages, he is not as long legged as his. The faces on the last page gives Anderson most away, with round eyes, very thin eyebrows higher up than Raboy, and those peculiar small lines under the outer eye corners. No two-lined mouth here, since everybody are smiling. Compare with the signed Anderson story in "Mr. Scarlet and Pinky", Wow Comics #34. Anderson is credited on Green Lama by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but none credits are found on any of the Green Lama features in Green Lama. Information added by Steinar Ådland 2011-9-11.

Tuffy Becomes a Papa! (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

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
The Boy Champions [Tuffy; Mickey; Wellington Smith]; Prentiss Hicks; "Ace" Ryan (villain); Windy (villain)
Synopsis:
"Ace" Ryan sends out one of his aides to case a store for a robbery, and then discovers that an Easter display for children may interfer with those plans. Unfortunately for Ryan, his plans for the robbery also hit a snag with his aide is offered a contract to perform his magic act in the movies.
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:
humor
Characters:
Mike McTigg; Pop
Synopsis:
Mike and Pop are on a hunting trip, not having much luck, when a freak accident occurs and brings the hunt to an unfortunate end.
Reprints:

Little Coughin' Fannie! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lt. Hercules [Wilbur Klutz]; Merlin; Little Coughin' Fanny; Necessary Smith; Johnny (villain); Maw (villain)
Synopsis:
Still in comic land, Lt. Hercules helps put an end to a smuggling operation.
Reprints:

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

Characters:
The Green Lama [Jeffrey Dumont]
Synopsis:
Promotional illustrated advertisement for the Green Lama Club, featuring a secret code to be deciphered and a membership blank.
Reprints:

Smart Enough (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Joseph Greene [as Lawrence Vert] (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Tom Jenkins; Erich (villain); Schultz (villain)
Synopsis:
Tom Jenkins outsmarts a couple of Nazi saboteurs who are trying to dynamite a huge factory turning out war supplies.
Reprints:

A Twist of Time! (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

Genre:
adventure; aviation
Characters:
Rick Masters; Twin Eagles [aka Mike]; Mr. Gibson (villain)
Synopsis:
Rick and Mike find themselves 100,000 years in the past after being hired to fly "blind" to San Francisco using only a televisor invention.
Reprints:

Sauce for the Sorcerer! (Table of Contents)

Angus McErc / 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:
?

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Angus McErc [aka Mac Erc]; Oberon
Synopsis:
Angus decides that his peculiar talents are better suited in Great Britain than in the United States, so he boards a ship for Europe, not realizing he will battle head to head with another sorcerer.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Four Freedoms
    Green Lama
  2. 1. Green Lama
  3. 2. The Four Freedoms!
    The Green Lama
  4. 3. Tuffy Becomes a Papa!
    The Boy Champions
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Pop Flys
  6. 5. Little Coughin' Fannie!
    Lieutenant Hercules
  7. 6. The Green Lama Club
  8. 7. Smart Enough
  9. 8. A Twist of Time!
    Rick Masters
  10. 9. Sauce for the Sorcerer!
    Angus McErc
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich