(December 1959)

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 "Walt Scott's CHRISTMAS STORIES, No. 1062." Code number is W.S.C.S.O.S. #1062-5912. Copyright 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959 by NEA Service, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Walt Scott (painting) (signed)
Inks:
Walt Scott (painting) (signed)
Colors:
Walt Scott (painting) (signed)

Genre:
fantasy
Keywords:
brownies; Christmas; Christmas trees; elves; fairies; footprints; little people; pixies; snow

["Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"] (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Walt Scott (signed)
Inks:
Walt Scott (signed)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Phillip Brooks; Lewis H. Redner
Synopsis:
The story of the writing of the Christmas hymn "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" in 1868. Phillip Brooks wrote the lyrics and Lewis H. Redner set it to music.

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers; black and white.

Jeremy Christmas (Table of Contents)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Spirit of Christmas; Jeremy Christmas; Flash; Rush; Instant; Sudden
Synopsis:
The Spirit of Christmas assigns Jeremy Christmas, an elf, to rehabilitate four lazy men--Flash, Rush, Instant, and Sudden--who live on Slipshod Creek. Jeremy is given a magic star that makes him invisible and gives him magic power.
Reprints:
  • from the NEA 1951 Christmas newspaper strip "Jeremy Christmas."

Indexer Notes

Credits and reprint information for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Music Box Trio (Table of Contents)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Spirit of Christmas (offstage); Melvin Mouse; Holly; Tinsel; Jingle; Packard Ratte
Synopsis:
Melvin Mouse takes Holly, Jingle, and Tinsel, the figures on a music box who have come to life, to the Valley of the Small ones to reform a miser, Packard Ratte, who runs the trading post there.
Reprints:
  • from NEA 1957 Christmas newspaper strip "The Music Box Trio."

Indexer Notes

Feature is credited as "by Walt Scott." Reprint information for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Three Wishes (Table of Contents)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Desmond "Dizzy" Drake; Whitaker "Ticker" Weasel; Shrew; Mister Boggles
Synopsis:
Three neighbors, who are musicians and play together, rescue an elf whose beard is frozen in a creek. In return he grants each of them a wish. The first two wishes are for a house and clothing, which are granted, but the result isn't as satisfying as they hoped.
Reprints:
  • from NEA 1955 newspaper Christmas strip "The Three Wishes."

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Feature is credited as "by Walt Scott." Reprint information for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Handel's Messiah] (Table of Contents)

The Songs of Christmas / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
George Frederick Handel
Synopsis:
Short recap of the life of George Frederick Handel and his writing of "The Messiah" oratorio.

[History of Christmas Songs] (Table of Contents)

The Songs of Christmas / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Walt Scott (signed)
Pencils:
Walt Scott (signed)
Inks:
Walt Scott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Joseph; Mary; St. Francis of Assisi
Synopsis:
Short history of Christmas songs.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  2. 1. ["Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"]
  3. 2. Jeremy Christmas
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  4. 3. The Music Box Trio
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  5. 4. The Three Wishes
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  6. 5. [Handel's Messiah]
    The Songs of Christmas
  7. 6. [History of Christmas Songs]
    The Songs of Christmas
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