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"If there existed a more bizarre pulp superhero than the Green Lama, no researcher has ever unearthed him." -Will Murray. The first of its kind, the complete adventures of pulp hero The Green Lama follows the adventures of Jethro Dumont and his aides as they battle the forces of evil in the western world. Written by Kendell Foster Crossen, it’s non-stop action in the vein of The Shadow! This 14-story series is finally collected in two deluxe, oversized volumes. Each contains an introduction focusing on a different aspect of the character’s life across several forms of popular media by authors Will Murray, Michelle Nolan and Martin Grams, Jr. Each story includes all of the original pulp story illustrations as well, which are quite good.
Note the tiny limitation, so this may not last long at all. This is one of those exceedingly scarce pulp titles, so unless you are made of money, this is the best way to read these classics. "The Green Lama enjoyed a storied career--pulp novelettes, comic books galore, and even a radio program. All through it, Crossen himself kept a firm grip on his character, writing him every step of the way in every medium."
From Michelle Nolan's introduction to Volume 2: "With the Axis powers in retreat and less than a year to go in World War II, one of the most unusual comics of the wartime era popped up unexpectedly on the stands in the fall of 1944. The Green Lama, seeming destined for the dustbin of forgotten heroes after his apparent demise in both comics and pulps in 1943, was given a new, albeit a brief life, in the comics."
"Pulp writer Kendall Foster Crossen, having acquired a paper allowance during wartime rationing, started a short-lived company. He called it Spark Publications and named his first comic book after the pulp character he created in 1940 for the Munsey line of [pulp] magazines."
"One strange character worked with the Green Lama, but was not part of his inner circle of crimefighters. The mysterious Lady Lhasa, "Magga" operated behind the scenes, her true identity eluding even the Lama..."
The Lama's adventures ran through Double Detective for 14 issues, then jumped over into Prize Comics with #7. Mac Raboy drew the first adventure there.
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Item Code GRLD Publisher Altus Publish Date 2016 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 8x11 # Pages 632pg Color Text/b&w
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