Jethro Dumont has two alter egos, the crime fighting superhero Green Lama and the Buddhist priest Dr. Pali. Jethro Dumont being a very rich resident of New York City decided to go to Tibet for ten years to study to become a Lama (Buddhist guru). It was in Tibet where he learned many mystical and magical secrets, which he used in conjunction with his scientific knowledge of how to use radioactive salts in his favor. He used these powers, along with his strong Buddhist beliefs, to fight crime and help the Superpowers team in WWII.
Major Story Arcs
After the war, the Fighting Yank is commissioned by the government and his ancestor to capture all of his heroic allies in the Urn of Pandora. The Green Lama however, was unaware of this and was not trapped in the Urn as he retired to Tibet. During his long sabbatical, the Green Lama heightened his powers by becoming more in-tuned with the meta-natural world, allowing him to manipulate plant life to the point where he can use it to transport himself around the globe.
After 60 years of sabbatical, the Fighting Yank shows up with the American Spirit and pleads with the Green Lama to help him free the heroes he had wrongly captured from the Urn. After listening to the American Spirit, the Green Lama agrees and teleports him and the Fighting Yank to New York to take the Urn from the Dynamic Family, who has it on display.
After shattering the Urn and freeing the Heroes the Fighting Yank engages the Dynamic Family only to be joined by one of the freed heroes, the Black Terror. A brief battle ensues and is broken up by the Green Lama who takes over New York with his Nature Powers and transports them both to his land, Shangri-La. The sanctuary is short lived however when the Dynamic Family follows the group back to Shangri-la by way of a tracer that has been placed in the Black Terrors neck. Shangri-la is shortly destroyed and the Green Lama's close friend and assistant Tsarong is killed.
The Superpowers are forced to flee to New York, which had been covered in vegetation by Green Lama in its last encounter, is dubbed the New Shangri-la.
In the Green lamas latest endeavor he encounters the descendant of his long time assistant, Tsarong, who calls herself Bloodlust. The Green Lama and Bloodlust then have a long drawn out battle in which at many points Bloodlust badly wounds the Green Lama, enough so that he has to teleport her away in order to win. After being teleported she ends up on a beach where she swear revenge on the man who she thinks let her ancestor die.
Green Lama Unbound
The Green Lama's first full-length novel in nearly 70 years, Green Lama: Unbound, was originally released July 28, 2010. Written by Adam L. Garcia, it displayed interior and cover art by Mike Fyles. The novel takes place roughly six months after Garcia's Unbound pitted the Green Lama against Lovecraft's Great Old Ones and Cthulhu, as well as featured — for the first time ever — details of Dumont's ten years in Tibet.
In 2011, the book, Garcia, and Fyles were nominated for several awards including Best Novel, Best Interior Art, and Best Exterior Art in the Pulp Factory Awards;[ as well as Best Book, Best Cover Art, Best Interior, Best Pulp Revival, and Best Author in the 2011 Pulp Ark Awards. It won for Best Pulp Revival in the Pulp Ark Awards, and Best Pulp Novel and Best Interior Art in the Pulp Factory Awards.
The Green Lama is a member of Dynamite Entertainment's vigilante team Masks. Set in 1938 when The Justice Party has been elected power of New York State, it soon conspires the newly-elected officials are controlled by powerful criminals, who quickly corrupt the law to their own advantage. A fascist police state is instituted and ordinary citizens are brutalised, oppressed and crushed into submission. The only ones who stand up to protect the innocent are masked vigilantes like The Shadow, The Green Hornet, The Spider and Black Bat.
Powers & Abilities
Green Lama's powers come from two different sources, one part of Green Lama's powers comes from his magical knowledge of studying the ways of the Buddhist guru, giving him levitation and flight and the other part of his powers come from his knowledge on how to manipulate radioactive salts in his favor. The radioactive salts give him the powers of super-speed, super-strength, invulnerability, the ability to shoot blasts of energy-enhanced strikes out of his hands, the ability to control Nature, Teleportation via nature power, enhanced stamina and agility. He can also perform mass resurrections , though these greatly weaken him and cause him to age for a time.