(December 1948)

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 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. 205." Code number is S.C.F. #205-4812. Copyright 1948 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Morris Gollub
Inks:
Morris Gollub
Colors:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas; elves; shoe polishing

Indexer Notes

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

[Santa as a Present] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
A little boy decides he wants a store Santa Claus as his present.

Indexer Notes

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

Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus; Ticky Tack (reindeer); Shortbread (elf); Mrs. Claus
Synopsis:
Ticky Tack, a tiny reindeer, is too small to pull Santa's sleigh. One Christmas Santa forgets a toy sleigh and Ticky Tack and Shortbread the elf deliver it to its destination.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Illustrations with text underneath.

Jingle Bells (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional song]
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrated lyrics to the song "Jingle Bells."

Indexer Notes

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

The Three Kings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (credited)
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Melchior; Gaspar; Balthasar; Mary of Nazareth; the Christ child
Synopsis:
How the three kings brought gifts to the newborn Christ child.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's New Suits (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Jupo
Pencils:
Frank Jupo
Inks:
Frank Jupo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus; Nimble Needle
Synopsis:
Nimble Needle, Santa's tailor, convinces Santa that he should wear the national dress of the various countries he visits. Reluctantly, he accepts the suggestion, only to find that people do not recognize him when he is not dressed in his red suit.

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas in Many Lands (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Christmas customs in different cultures.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Petey Parrot's Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Petey Parrot; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Petey Parrot decides to play Santa for the mice children in his house.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The First Nowell [The First Noel] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
[Traditional song]
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Lyrics to the Christmas carol, "The First Noel."

Indexer Notes

The archaic spelling of "Noel" ("Nowell") is used throughout. Text and illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

A Sled from Santa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Gunn
Inks:
Don Gunn
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Tommy saves a little boy who had fallen through the ice, but in the process loses the new sled he had just received for Christmas.

Indexer Notes

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

Dear Santa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa has to devise a way to deliver presents undersea to Willie and Billie Octopus.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Santa's Sea Trip (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
In the early 1800s, a storm threatens to keep a frigate from reaching port for Christmas. Santa investigates, but is thrown from his sled by the storm and has to be rescued by the crew of the ship.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[Little Angels and Their Reflections] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A little angel is frightened by its distorted reflection in a Christmas tree ornament.

Indexer Notes

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

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A poem about angels.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Santa as a Present]
  3. 2. Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer
  4. 3. Jingle Bells
  5. 4. The Three Kings
  6. 5. Santa's New Suits
  7. 6. Christmas in Many Lands
  8. 7. Petey Parrot's Christmas
  9. 8. The First Nowell [The First Noel]
  10. 9. A Sled from Santa
  11. 10. Dear Santa
  12. 11. Santa's Sea Trip
  13. 12. [Little Angels and Their Reflections]
  14. 13. Merry Christmas
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