(December 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell
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. 867". Code number is SANTA.C.F.O.S. #867-5712. Thirteenth of seventeen Santa Claus Funnies Four Color issues.


Santa Claus Funnies (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas; microphones; toys

Indexer Notes

Cover painting is alleged to be a swipe of a photograph of Fidel Castro (needs confirmation)

Christmas Eve (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, continued on inside back cover; black and white. Poem with one large illustration on each page.

Santa's Suit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda?
Job Number:
SANTA C..F.O.S. #867-5712

Characters:
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis:
Santa's red suit blows off the clothesline where Mrs. Claus put it to air out before Santa's big Christmas trip. The suit blows to the door of Pete Polar Bear who assumes it's a Christmas present for him.

Indexer Notes

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

[Stocking word scramble] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa crawls out of a chimney to find eight stockings with scrambled letters on them. The object is to rearrange the letters on each stocking to form a sentence.

Indexer Notes

Large illustration with typeset text.

Santa's Helper (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Santa enlists Kenny to help him when his address book gets wet in a blizzard and the ink runs.

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Christmas in Many Lands (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Facts about Christmas celebrations in many countries.

Indexer Notes

Text with six illustrations on the outside margins.

Sooky's First Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Sooky the pup slips out the front door of his house and gets caught in a snowstorm on Christmas eve.

Indexer Notes

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

[Christmas Tree Connect-the-Dots] (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Black and white. Connect-the-dots puzzle of a Christmas tree.

A Christmas Present for Betsy Mouse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Betsy Mouse's father scavenges a Christmas tree (and eludes a cat) to find material to make his daughter a golden cradle for a present.

Indexer Notes

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

[Charge It] (Table of Contents)

The Bright Twins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
The Bright Twins; Mr. Bright
Synopsis:
The twins buy their father a coat and charge it to his account.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Continuing feature?

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Santa Claus Funnies
    Santa Claus
  2. 1. Christmas Eve
  3. 2. Santa's Suit
  4. 3. [Stocking word scramble]
  5. 4. Santa's Helper
  6. 5. Christmas in Many Lands
  7. 6. Sooky's First Christmas
  8. 7. [Christmas Tree Connect-the-Dots]
  9. 8. A Christmas Present for Betsy Mouse
  10. 9. [Charge It]
    The Bright Twins
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