(December 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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. 525." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #525-5312. Copyright 1953 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas; reindeer; sleighs; stuffed animals

[Christmas Break in Hibernation] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Stanley ?
Inks:
John Stanley ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis:
Two bear cubs set their alarm clock to wake them from hibernation at Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

Santa Claus and the Cuckoo Bird (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
A cuckoo bird comes to the North Pole to visit Santa. The bird gets the best of Santa's mean cat and gets to live in Santa's cuckoo clock.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware and Michael Barrier (March 2010).

The Kindly Cobbler (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy; historical
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
A kindly cobbler in a mountain village fixes poor children's shoes for free. He is behind on the rent and the landlord gives him one day to pay or be evicted. That night three elves appear and give him instructions to make a special pair of boots by morning. After making the boots, the cobbler falls asleep. Later he is awakened by an elf to come and meet the wearer of the boots--Santa Claus. The cobbler refuses payment for the boots, but Santa makes him his official bootmaker and the resultant publicity lets the cobbler pay off his debts and continue to fix the shoes of the poor children for free.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

Cottontail Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
A rabbit family has to figure out a way to make a sign large enough for Santa to see from the sky.

The End of the Christmas Ghost (Table of Contents)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy
Characters:
Santa Claus; Humphrey (a mouse); Christopher Muffin (a teddy bear); Sir George (a ghost)
Synopsis:
Humphrey the mouse takes refuge from a snowstorm in an old house that is inhabited by a teddy bear and Sir George the ghost. Sir George is fated to stay in the house forever because he can't find the key that locked the chimney and Santa can't come to visit. But Humphrey finds the key, the chimney unlocked and Santa comes down it, and gives Sir George a special Christmas gift!

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

[The Right-Size Santa] (Table of Contents)

Sammy Smart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Sammy Smart
Synopsis:
Sammy measures street-corner Santas to find one that will fit in his chimney.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Continuing feature?

[Taking Santa's Photo] (Table of Contents)

Kathy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Stanley ?
Inks:
John Stanley ?
Colors:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Kathy
Synopsis:
Kathy stays up to take a photo of Santa. She falls asleep and Santa takes a photo of her instead.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story. Continuing feature? Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Christmas Break in Hibernation]
  3. 2. Santa Claus and the Cuckoo Bird
  4. 3. The Kindly Cobbler
  5. 4. Cottontail Christmas
  6. 5. The End of the Christmas Ghost
  7. 6. [The Right-Size Santa]
    Sammy Smart
  8. 7. [Taking Santa's Photo]
    Kathy
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