Four Color #607 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1954)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
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. 607." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #607-5412. Copyright 1954 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[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)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas; clowns; concertinas; drums; jack-in-the-boxes; music; natural horn; pianos; stuffed animals

Indexer Notes

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

[Presents for Skunks] (Table of Contents: 1)

Santa Claus / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa has trouble finding the right presents for a family of skunks.

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas In November (Table of Contents: 2)

Santa Claus / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Rufus the Elf
Synopsis
Rufus the Elf's bad eyesight makes him misread the calendar and think that Santa is not going out on Christmas Eve.

Indexer Notes

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

[The Too-Fat Santa] (Table of Contents: 3)

Stringbean the Worrisome Elf / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Stringbean the Elf
Synopsis
Stringbean worries that Santa is getting too fat to fit in the chimneys, so he puts him on a weight reduction program.

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's Surprise (Table of Contents: 4)

Santa Claus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Santa can't fit into his old suit, so he has Thimble the Tailor make him a new suit. Two mice advise Thimble that he should make Santa a modern, space-age suit. Mrs. Claus disapproves of the new suit and sends Santa out in his old suit, which she had altered to fit him.

Indexer Notes

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

Santa and the Chimney Sweep (Table of Contents: 5)

Santa Claus Funnies / comic story / 11.75 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Santa Claus; Alan the Chimney Sweep
Synopsis
For some reason, Alan the Chimney Sweep isn't on Santa's list and never receives any presents. He leaves a note on a chimney, which Santa finds and begins an investigation on who Alan is and how he (Santa) had missed him.

Indexer Notes

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

Don't Miss the Dell Christmas Treasury (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

[Christmas Dreams] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?

Synopsis
Each member of the household has a different Christmas dream.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white; pantomime story.

[Hot Coffee for Santa] (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A sidewalk Santa sets up a stove to fix food and coffee for himself while soliciting.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Presents for Skunks]
    Santa Claus
  3. 2. Christmas In November
    Santa Claus
  4. 3. [The Too-Fat Santa]
    Stringbean the Worrisome Elf
  5. 4. Santa's Surprise
    Santa Claus
  6. 5. Santa and the Chimney Sweep
    Santa Claus Funnies
  7. 6. Don't Miss the Dell Christmas Treasury
  8. 7. [Christmas Dreams]
  9. 8. [Hot Coffee for Santa]
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