(April 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 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

Indexer Notes

Layouts by Rhoda Lewis.

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
Table of contents page promoting, with illustration, the features and story titles (with brief synopses) in this issue.
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The Green Lama Bombs Tokyo! (Table of Contents: 2)

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.
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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: 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. 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.
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Peters Rings the Bell (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
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.
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Keywords
Arriba

The Right Bottle! (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
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.
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Indexer Notes

Rhoda Lewis is listed as the book's letterer but the lettering in this story is totally different from the other stories she did in the issue, so revised lettering credit from her to ?.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

The Green Lama Club / advertisement / 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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can see it, Mike - you're over-trained...
Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Mike; Pop
Synopsis
Pop takes Mike hunting because he had been over-training, but ends up battling a bear!
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The Sky's the Limit! (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 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.
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In Comic Land! (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
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. ["I can see it, Mike - you're over-trained..."]
    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:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Gregory Fischer
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich