Four Color #756 - Santa Claus Funnies
([December] 1956)

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. 756." Code number is S.C.O.F. #756-5612. (It is O.F., not O.S.) Copyright 1956 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co. Twelfth of 17 Santa Claus Funnies Four Colors.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus

[Maze] (Table of Contents: 1)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Letters
typeset

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa must find his way through a maze to pick up his bag of toys and then find a way to get them to the Christmas tree.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

Mr. Bear's Reward (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
S.C.O.F. #756-5612
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
When Santa's beard is accidentally burned off, the animals go to the polar bear to have him donate some of his white fur to make a replacement beard.

Indexer Notes

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

The Christmas Cricket (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A cricket living in Mr. Foote's house leaves because he feels he's not wanted. He takes up residence in a nearby home and meets Santa Claus. Santa tells the cricket he'll take him along to his next stop. That happens to be Mr. Foote's house and the cricket decides to move back in when he finds that Mr. Foote has missed him.

The Music Box (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
An old man tells his grandson about Santa bringing him the music box he wanted when he was a boy. Later Santa comes to the house and brings the present the young boy wanted most--a portable radio. The man decides that the radio is a "modern music box" and that things really don't change very much.

Christmas In the Zoo (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
The animals at the zoo are sad because everyone is too busy with Christmas activities to come visit them. The monkeys get out of the their cage and try to cheer up the rest of the animals.

The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Santa (Table of Contents: 6)

Santa Claus / comic story / 6.75 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Three Little Pigs (not Disney); Big Bad Wolf (not Disney); Santa Claus
Synopsis
The Big Bad Wolf pretends to be Santa in order to get into the Three Pigs' brick house.

"For all the excitement of a white Christmas..." (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[Crossword Puzzle] (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Illustration with simple crossword puzzle as part of the drawing. Dell's "A Pledge to Parents" is also part of the page.

[Stocking Cut-Ups] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
children
Characters
The Bright Twins
Synopsis
The twins sneak downstairs on Christmas Eve to cut the toes out of their stockings so they'll get more presents.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Maze]
  3. 2. Mr. Bear's Reward
    Santa Claus
  4. 3. The Christmas Cricket
    Santa Claus
  5. 4. The Music Box
    Santa Claus
  6. 5. Christmas In the Zoo
    Santa Claus
  7. 6. The Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Santa
    Santa Claus
  8. 7. "For all the excitement of a white Christmas..."
    The Littlest Snowman
  9. 8. [Crossword Puzzle]
  10. 9. [Stocking Cut-Ups]
    The Bright Twins
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