(March 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
Joseph Greene
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.

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
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Green Lama Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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.
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The Riddle of Toys! (Table of Contents: 2)

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: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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
?

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, BUT the lettering for this story looks entirely different from the rest of the stories she lettered in the book, so removed her as possible letterer.

The Green Lama Club (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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: 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
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: 9)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
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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Keywords
Daily Blah

Indexer Notes

On page 2, panel 3, a newspaper ad pokes fun at writer Ken Crossen.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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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  • Craig Delich
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