(December 1944)

Spark Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale Date
1944-11-03
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
Ken Crossen
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Story titles by Al Jetter.

The on-sale date is from the publication date recorded in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Part 2, Periodicals, 1944, New Series, Vol. 39, No. 4.


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: 1)

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: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How would you like to be all the comic heroes rolled into one?
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: 6)

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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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
That's enough bag punchin'...
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: 8)

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: 9)

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
?

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.

Letterer credit revised from Rhoda Lewis to ? by Craig Delich. The lettering on this story, in comparison to her other work in this issue, is totally different, thus we have another letterer here.

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Series Information
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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  • Lou Mougin
  • Valmiki Annamanthadoo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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