(May 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; 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]
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Green Lama (Table of Contents: 1)

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.
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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: 2)

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.
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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 no 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: 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

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.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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.
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Little Coughin' Fannie! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Smart Enough (Table of Contents: 7)

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.
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A Twist of Time! (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

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.
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Sauce for the Sorcerer! (Table of Contents: 9)

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.
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Editing
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Series Information
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:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Steinar Ådland
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • James Ludwig
  • Craig Delich