(December 1947)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
A Dell Magazine [circle]
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. 175." Code number is S.C.F. #175-4712. Copyright 1947 by Oskar LeBeck.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[A Letter to Santa] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Santa Claus; Trundle; Matilda Doll; Teddy Bear; Blackie (dog); Blitzen (reindeer)
Keywords:
Christmas; elves; reindeer; stuffed animals

Indexer Notes

Cover scene is from first interior story.

["Oh, it's fun to be traveling at Christmastime..."] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
Mice travel in a stagecoach pulled by rabbits in order to get home for Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

A Letter to Santa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Oskar Lebeck [as O. Lebeck]
Pencils:
Morris Gollub [as M. Gollub]
Inks:
Morris Gollub [as M. Gollub]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Santa Claus; Trundle; Matilda Doll; Teddy Bear; Blackie (dog); Blitzen (reindeer)
Synopsis:
Santa receives a letter from Teddy Bear saying that the children to which Santa gave him, Matilda Doll, and Blackie the pup last Christmas have mistreated them. Santa sends Trundle the gnome on Blitzen to retrieve the three. He takes Blackie to an animal hospital and then takes the toys to a doll clinic where they are repaired and given to children at a hospital for convalescent children. The dog had been nursed back to health and given to the hospital, too. The three all go home with a boy and girl and are visited by Santa at the next Christmas.

Santa's Mistake (Table of Contents)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Santa Claus; Snoozle
Synopsis:
Snoozle the elf falls asleep in a doll box and gets taken along on Santa's Christmas trip.

Indexer Notes

Text story with large illustration surrounding the text on each page.

At Christmas Time (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
historical
Characters:
Santa Claus (cameo)
Synopsis:
Waiting for Santa in medieval times.

Indexer Notes

Illustrations with text underneath.

The Great Three-Flavored Blizzard (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Santa Claus; Easter Bunny; Fuzzychin; Twinkle the elf; the Weatherman
Synopsis:
Fuzzychin and the Easter Bunny go to see Santa. They find that Twinkle the elf, the messenger Santa sent to the weatherman to find out why there is no snow, has not returned. The pair go to the weatherman's house and find that Twinkle and the weatherman are trying to repair the "Season Machine," which is stuck on "Summer." The season machine gets fixed but the next problem is that the snow machine is out of raw materials. Santa and the elves bring substitutes that produce snow made of ice cream.

Let's Make Puppets (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

How to make puppets out of cardboard tubes, cotton batting, and papier mache. Also how to make a stage.

A Christmas Play in Three Acts with Two Scenes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa rescues two children from their wicked stepmother.

Indexer Notes

The play is set up to use the puppets from the preceding sequence.

The Christmas Mouse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub ?
Inks:
Morris Gollub ?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa leaves a mouse some cheese for a present.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white; pantomime story.

And Now-Merry Christmas To All! (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Inks:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Colors:
Morris Gollub (painting)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa holding a poster with the title on it.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [A Letter to Santa]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. ["Oh, it's fun to be traveling at Christmastime..."]
  3. 2. A Letter to Santa
  4. 3. Santa's Mistake
  5. 4. At Christmas Time
  6. 5. The Great Three-Flavored Blizzard
  7. 6. Let's Make Puppets
  8. 7. A Christmas Play in Three Acts with Two Scenes
  9. 8. The Christmas Mouse
  10. 9. And Now-Merry Christmas To All!
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