(November 1949)

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 "CHRISTMAS WITH MOTHER GOOSE, No. 253." Code number is C.M.G. #254-4911. (No "O.S." in code number. Note that code number does not match issue number.) Copyright 1949 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Christmas with Mother Goose / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus; The Cat and the Fiddle; Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe
Keywords:
cat; Christmas; Christmas stockings; dogs; mice; nursery rhymes; reindeer; sleighs; violins

Indexer Notes

Cover says "by Walt Kelly" on it.

Advice (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Poem about Christmas.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

The Three Blind Mice Play Santa (Table of Contents)

The Three Blind Mice / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Three Blind Mice; Jack Horner
Synopsis:
A cat chasing the Three Blind Mice upsets a mailman, causing him to lose a letter. The mice (who aren't blind) find the letter, which is from Jack Horner to Santa Claus. The mice go to Jack's house to play Santa for him.

Little Boy Blue and Little Girl Green (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Little Boy Blue; Little Girl Green; Rabbit Red; Parrot Pink; Yak Yellow; Owl Orange; Pup Purple
Synopsis:
Little Girl Green recruits colorful toys to wake Little Boy Blue on Christmas morning.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Jenny Wren (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Jenny Wren; Mr. Fox
Synopsis:
Mr. Fox tries to trick Jenny Wren into becoming his dinner.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Simple Simon and the Wiseman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Wise Man of Gotham; Simple Simon
Synopsis:
The Wise Man of Gotham bakes a hat full of pies to take to the fair. On the way he meets Simple Simon and the two talk and eat until all the pies are gone.

Indexer Notes

Expanded version of the nursery rhyme "Simple Simon." Text and illustrations.

3 Christmas Bears (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Goldilocks; The Three Bears
Synopsis:
The Goldilocks and the Three Bears story with a Christmas Day setting.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

All Around the Christmas Tree (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The song "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush" is given Christmas lyrics.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

See Saw - Sacar a Down (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A nursery rhyme.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Miss Cross Patch on Christmas Eve (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Miss Cross Patch
Synopsis:
A young girl has a change of heart on Christmas eve.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

Jeminy's Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Willie Winkie; Goosey Gander; Jeminy Groundhog; Little Red Hen; Jack Rabbit; Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Jeminy Groundhog asks Willie Winkle to wake him up for Christmas. When he wakes, Jeminy thinks it's time for Easter, instead of Christmas.
Reprints:

Who's In What? (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Nursery rhyme with Christmas ending.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Christmas Grace (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional ]
Pencils:
Walt Kelly
Inks:
Walt Kelly
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Traditional English Christmas prayer.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Text and Illustrations. This same poem appears in the Pogo newspaper strip on December 24, 1951.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Christmas with Mother Goose
  2. 1. Advice
  3. 2. The Three Blind Mice Play Santa
    The Three Blind Mice
  4. 3. Little Boy Blue and Little Girl Green
  5. 4. Jenny Wren
  6. 5. Simple Simon and the Wiseman
  7. 6. 3 Christmas Bears
  8. 7. All Around the Christmas Tree
  9. 8. See Saw - Sacar a Down
  10. 9. Miss Cross Patch on Christmas Eve
  11. 10. Jeminy's Christmas
  12. 11. Who's In What?
  13. 12. Christmas Grace
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