(December 1961)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price:
0.15 USD
Pages:
36
On-sale date:
1961-11-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Dell [stamp]
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. 1274." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #1274-6112. Copyright 1961 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mel Crawford (painting)
Inks:
Mel Crawford (painting)
Colors:
Mel Crawford (painting)

Characters:
Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas; Christmas trees; gifts; toys

Christmas Eve (Table of Contents)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
A poem about Santa and his Christmas Eve trip.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover; black and white. Typeset text with illustrations. Pencils credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Christmas Eve Space Trip (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S.C.F.O.S. #1274-6112

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Two brothers fly a popcorn-fueled rocket to the Moon, where they find that Santa doesn't visit the moon people.

Indexer Notes

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

The Unsuitable Suit (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis:
Buttons the elf brings Santa a new, updated suit to replace his old frayed one. However, no one recognizes him in his new clothes.

The Guiding Gleam (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A lighthouse keeper rescues a puppy from a storm and gives it to his children as a Christmas present.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on March 2, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Santa's Return Trip (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
John Stanley
Pencils:
Irving Tripp
Inks:
Irving Tripp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Scamper the elf falls asleep in a box in Santa's workshop. The box is gift-wrapped and Santa delivers it. When he returns, Santa has one doll left over and has to return to a girl's house to trade the doll for Scamper.

Indexer Notes

Script credit by Ed Buchman (e-mail, August 5, 2008). Pencils and inks credit from Steven Rowe (GCD-main list, August 3, 2008) and Ed Buchman (e-mail, August 5, 2008).

Woodland Christmas (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils:
Mel Crawford
Inks:
Mel Crawford
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Santa Claus
Synopsis:
Some food and gifts fall out of Santa's sleigh when it hits rough weather over a forest. The goods help give a hungry hunter and forest creatures a merry Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted as "What the Pine Tree Saw" on February 28, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette (Table of Contents)

Arnold, Schwinn & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Schwinn Bicycles. Featured is Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette model for $79.95. Arnold, Schwinn & Co., Chicago, Ill.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. Christmas Eve
  3. 2. Christmas Eve Space Trip
  4. 3. The Unsuitable Suit
  5. 4. The Guiding Gleam
  6. 5. Santa's Return Trip
  7. 6. Woodland Christmas
  8. 7. Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette
    Arnold, Schwinn & Company
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