(February 1945)

Spark Publications, 1944 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Spark Publications
Editing
Ken Crossen
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.

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]
Reprints

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 each story.
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Willie the Sleeper! (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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
?

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.

Letterer credit revised from Rhoda Lewis to ? by Craig Delich. Lettering on this story totally different from Lewis' work on the other stories.

[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

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: 8)

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: 9)

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
Related Scans
Series Information
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. [no title indexed]
    Pop Flys
  9. 8. Censor Trouble
    Rick Masters
  10. 9. It Pays to Advertise
    Lieutenant Hercules
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich