(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 "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 254." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #256-4911. (Note that code number does not match issue number.) Copyright 1949 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas trees

Christmas in the Heart (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional Christmas carol]
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's First Helper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus; Puggy Pink (dwarf); Reddy Fox; Hubert (dog); Mary Contrary
Synopsis:
Puggy Pink, a dwarf, volunteers to be Santa's first helper in making toys. Santa leaves him at a little girl's house to be a temporary fill-in for the doll that isn't ready at Christmas.
Reprints:

A Visit from Saint Nicholas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Clement Moore (credited)
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Saint Nicholas [Santa Claus]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated version of the 1823 poem by Clement Clarke Moore, sometimes titled "The Night Before Christmas." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Land Without Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus; Brainy; Dasher; Dancer; King Pepy
Synopsis:
Santa uses a rocket to take a test trip to a distant star and a land ruled by the bad-humored King Pepy. The inhabitants knew of Santa but the land had been too far away for Santa to visit previously. When Santa doesn't have any presents for them, they become angry and Santa is forced to hitch a ride home on a shooting star.

Indexer Notes

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

Visit Santa Game (Table of Contents)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gondor (signed)
Inks:
Gondor (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gondor ?

Synopsis:
A game to advance on a trip to see Santa.

Santa Claus and Timothy's Horse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus; Timothy Tucker; Sparkie (elf); Flash (elf); Dash (elf)
Synopsis:
Selfish Timothy Tucker redeems himself in Santa's eyes by giving away his prized (but broken) rocking horse to firemen who are repairing toys to give as Christmas gifts.

Baby Reindeeer Cut-Out (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gondor (signed)
Inks:
Gondor (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gondor ?

Indexer Notes

A drawing of a reindeer to cut-out and fold into a standing figure.

Albert and Pogo's Christmas (Table of Contents)

Albert and Pogo / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Walt Kelly (signed)
Pencils:
Walt Kelly (signed)
Inks:
Walt Kelly (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Pogo; Albert; Mrs. Rackety Coon; Dee-licious; Churchy La Femme (cameo); Howland Owl (cameo)
Synopsis:
Albert dresses up to play Santa Claus for the swamp's children.

Long, Long Ago (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional Christmas Carol]
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Letters:
?

Characters:
Joseph; Mary; the Christ child

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas Carol [As Joseph Was A-Walking] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
[Traditional English Christmas Carol]
Pencils:
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks:
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Joseph; Mary; the Christ child
Synopsis:
The story of Christ's birth in a stable.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; text and illustrations. An abridged version of the traditional English Christmas carol "As Joseph Was A-Waukin' " as printed in The Home Book of Verse, Volume 1 (New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1912.) One stanza is omitted and the spelling is slightly modified.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. Christmas in the Heart
  3. 2. Santa's First Helper
  4. 3. A Visit from Saint Nicholas
  5. 4. The Land Without Christmas
  6. 5. Visit Santa Game
  7. 6. Santa Claus and Timothy's Horse
  8. 7. Baby Reindeeer Cut-Out
  9. 8. Albert and Pogo's Christmas
    Albert and Pogo
  10. 9. Long, Long Ago
  11. 10. Christmas Carol [As Joseph Was A-Walking]
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