Green Lama Archives HC (2008 Dark Horse) comic books 2008
Volume 1 - 1st printing. Collects Green Lama (1944-1946) #1-4. Art by Mac Raboy. Chanting "Om Mani Padme Hum," the wealthy Jethro Dumont transformed into the Green Lama - a flying freedom fighter made famous in comics by the distinguished and imaginative artist Mac Raboy (Captain Marvel Jr., Flash Gordon). A unique 1940s Buddhist superhero, the Green Lama used special powers gained in a pilgrimage to Tibet to fight master criminals, monstrous dictators, and inequality across the globe. He made his debut in April 1940 in the pulp fiction anthology Double Detective, but he is most well known in his comic book incarnation - especially the stories drawn by Raboy in the eight-issue Green Lama series. Dark Horse Archives presents the entire Green Lama run in two high-quality hardcovers, starting with these first four issues. In addition to Raboy's classic covers and stories, these issues contain entertaining and adventurous bonus stories following the adventures of Lieutenant Hercules, Rick Masters, Angus McErc, and others! Our first volume also features an introduction by free speech activist and patron saint of comics collecting Chuck Rozanski! Long-deserving archival treatment, these enchanting, historic Golden Age tales are now available to fans who can't spend thousands of dollars on original issues! Hardcover, 208 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.
Volume 2 - 1st printing. Collects Green Lama (1944-1946) #5-8. Written by Joseph Greene. Art by Mac Raboy. Dark Horse Archives completes the entire Green Lama series with this second high-quality hardcover of the Golden Age classic! The emerald-clad freedom fighter returns to mete out further justice courtesy of famed artist Mac Raboy and writer/editor Joseph Greene! In fact, the pair even makes an appearance in this volume, join us as millionaire playboy Jethro Dumont once again chants "Om Mani Padme Hum!" And, while this 1940s anthology series is best known for its eponymous Buddhist superhero, it featured an astonishing variety of short comics and prose pieces. Daring do-gooders the Boy Champions, Merlin-powered Lieutenant Hercules, flying ace Rick Masters, and the mischievous sprite Angus McErc together show off the creative experimentation that caught fire in the wake of Action Comics #1! Hardcover, 208 pages, full color. Cover price $49.95.