Four Color #666 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1955)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
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. 666." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #666-5512. Copyright 1955 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
humor; children; domestic
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
books; Christmas; Christmas tree; dolls; gifts

Indexer Notes

Credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (2007-5-14).

Poor Prancer is Lost! (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Prancer
Synopsis
A maze game featuring Santa's reindeer.

Indexer Notes

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

A Message To Santa (Table of Contents: 2)

Santa Claus / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus; Prancer
Synopsis
Kevin and Judy, the woodcutter's children, go on a journey to deliver a letter to Santa Claus. The forest animals find shelter for them and deliver the letter to Santa.

Indexer Notes

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

Tiny's Christmas Pack (Table of Contents: 3)

Santa Claus / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; children; domestic
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Manuel, a Mexican peasant boy, has to take his pet burro and set him free outside of the canyon where he lives with his parents. Santa is unable to negotiate the air currents over the mountains and sends the boy's burro back to the canyon, loaded with gifts and supplies.

Indexer Notes

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

Santa and the Magician (Table of Contents: 4)

Santa Claus / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
An elf, who is a magician, helps Santa finish making the Christmas toys.

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas Comes To Mars (Table of Contents: 5)

Santa Claus / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
adventure; humor; children
Characters
Santa Claus; Teena (Martian girl); Tam (Martian boy)
Synopsis
Tam and Teena, two Martian children, come to Earth in a flying saucer and observe Christmas celebrations, and they wish that Martian people were as happy and friendly as Earth people seem to be. They meet Santa Claus, who tells them they should appoint their own Santa on Mars, since he has too much work to do on Earth, even providing them with one of his red suits for their Santa to wear.
Keywords
The Story of Christmas (book)

Indexer Notes

Pencils, inks, and letterer credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (2007-5-14).

[Crossword Puzzle] (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A holiday-themed crossword puzzle.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Crossword puzzle in shape of Christmas tree, with decorative illustration.

[The Hobo Mice] (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A pair of hobo mice are ready to board a toy train when they are scared away by a toy policeman.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story. Dell's "A Pledge to Parents" appears in the lower left corner of the last panel. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. Poor Prancer is Lost!
  3. 2. A Message To Santa
    Santa Claus
  4. 3. Tiny's Christmas Pack
    Santa Claus
  5. 4. Santa and the Magician
    Santa Claus
  6. 5. Christmas Comes To Mars
    Santa Claus
  7. 6. [Crossword Puzzle]
  8. 7. [The Hobo Mice]
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