(December 1954)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell Comic
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 607." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #607-5412. Copyright 1954 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus Funnies / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mel Crawford ? (painting)
Inks:
Mel Crawford ? (painting)
Colors:
Mel Crawford ? (painting)

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas; clowns; concertinas; drums; jack-in-the-boxes; music; natural horn; pianos; stuffed animals

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and colors credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Presents for Skunks] (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa has trouble finding the right presents for a family of skunks.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Christmas In November (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus; Rufus the Elf
Synopsis:
Rufus the Elf's bad eyesight makes him misread the calendar and think that Santa is not going out on Christmas Eve.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

[The Too-Fat Santa] (Table of Contents)

Stringbean the Worrisome Elf / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley
Inks:
Dan Gormley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus; Stringbean the Elf
Synopsis:
Stringbean worries that Santa is getting too fat to fit in the chimneys, so he puts him on a weight reduction program.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Santa's Surprise (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan Gormley
Inks:
Dan Gormley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis:
Santa can't fit into his old suit, so he has Thimble the Tailor make him a new suit. Two mice advise Thimble that he should make Santa a modern, space-age suit. Mrs. Claus disapproves of the new suit and sends Santa out in his old suit, which she had altered to fit him.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Santa and the Chimney Sweep (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus Funnies / comic story / 11.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters:
Santa Claus; Alan the Chimney Sweep
Synopsis:
For some reason, Alan the Chimney Sweep isn't on Santa's list and never receives any presents. He leaves a note on a chimney, which Santa finds and begins an investigation on who Alan is and how he (Santa) had missed him.

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Don't Miss the Dell Christmas Treasury (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo for Dell's giant comic "A Christmas Treasury," with line-drawn depiction of the painted cover of the comic.

[Christmas Dreams] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Synopsis:
Each member of the household has a different Christmas dream.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; pantomime story.

[Hot Coffee for Santa] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
A sidewalk Santa sets up a stove to fix food and coffee for himself while soliciting.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Presents for Skunks]
    Santa Claus
  3. 2. Christmas In November
    Santa Claus
  4. 3. [The Too-Fat Santa]
    Stringbean the Worrisome Elf
  5. 4. Santa's Surprise
    Santa Claus
  6. 5. Santa and the Chimney Sweep
    Santa Claus Funnies
  7. 6. Don't Miss the Dell Christmas Treasury
  8. 7. [Christmas Dreams]
  9. 8. [Hot Coffee for Santa]
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