(Winter 1956)

Pines, 1956 Series
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
100
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Hall-Den Comics, Inc.
Brand
Pines Comics [circular text]
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interiors
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "Dennis the Menace Giant Christmas Issue."


Giant Christmas Issue (Table of Contents)

Dennis the Menace / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell

[4 Cartoons] (Table of Contents: 1)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Letters
Hank Ketcham

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Reprints of 4 daily Dennis the Menace cartoons.

Dennis...A Christmas Angel (Table of Contents: 2)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Reprints

Shopping Secrets (Table of Contents: 3)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; George Wilson; Martha Wilson
Reprints

[Christmas Tree Puzzle] (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A crossword puzzle within a Christmas tree.
Keywords
Christmas tree

A Ruff Christmas (Table of Contents: 5)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Ruff
Reprints

No Christmas for Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
drama
Characters
George Shaw; Mrs. Shaw; Kenneth Shaw; Kathryn Shaw; Mr. Primrose; Mr. Dolman
Synopsis
An out-of-work actor takes a job as a department store Santa Claus in hope of earning enough money to buy presents for his children. He gives an impromptu talk about it being "better to give than receive" to a spoiled little boy, which leads to some unexpected consequences.
Keywords
Christmas; Jesus

Indexer Notes

Text story with decorative title and one small illustration.

Let's Sing Carols with Dennis! (Table of Contents: 7)

Dennis the Menace / activity / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Traditional
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dennis the Menace; Margaret; Tommy; Ruff
Synopsis
Lyrics to six Christmas carols with many spot illustrations. The carols are Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, O Christmas Tree (O Tannenbaum), Good King Wencelas, The Twelve Days of Christmas, and The First Nowell (The First Noel).

Indexer Notes

The first page of this sequence is an Al Wiseman pinup of Dennis, Margaret, Tommy and Ruff caroling.

Sing a Song of Christmas, a Pocket Fulla Pie! (Table of Contents: 8)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Margaret Wade; Tommy Anderson; George Wilson; Martha Wilson
Reprints

Guess Who This Is!?! It's Santa Claus! (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Synopsis
A cut-out mask of Santa.
Keywords
Santa Claus

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 10)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Reprints

Here Is Your Own Dennis Christmas Tree Ornament! (Table of Contents: 11)

Dennis the Menace / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dennis the Menace; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Ruff
Synopsis
Two drawings to be cut out and pasted on opposite sides of a cardboard circle to create a Christmas tree ornament.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas tree

C'mon! Get Your Crayons Out... Let's Go! (Table of Contents: 12)

Dennis the Menace / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Pencils
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Inks
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dennis the Menace; Mrs. Wilson
Synopsis
Dennis wants to borrow one of Mrs. Wilson's large stockings for Christmas Eve.
Reprints
  • from Dennis the Menace newspaper strip
Keywords
Christmas stocking; clothesline; laundry

Indexer Notes

A full page black and white Dennis the Menace cartoon to color.

Santa's Reindeer (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A puzzle rhyme with each stanza ending with the name of one of Santa's reindeer.
Keywords
reindeer; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Text with title illustration.

Here's a Christmas Crib You Can Make! (Table of Contents: 14)

activity / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A nativity diorama craft to cut out and paste on cardboard.
Keywords
Christmas; Nativity Scene

Indexer Notes

Oops, they printed both of the cut-out pages on the same sheet (front and back) so you'd have to buy two copies of the comic to do this craft.

[Dear Santa] (Table of Contents: 15)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dennis the Menace
Synopsis
A letter to Santa presented as though Dennis had written and illustrated it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dennis' letters to Santa were a semi annual event. A few additional letters were printed over the years.

[Fireplace Puzzle] (Table of Contents: 16)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A crossword puzzle within the brickwork of a fireplace.
Keywords
fireplace

Coloring Time! (Table of Contents: 17)

Dennis the Menace / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Pencils
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Inks
Hank Ketcham [as Ketcham] (signed)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dennis the Menace
Synopsis
Dennis tells a department store Santa to lose some weight so he'll be able to fit in their chimney.
Reprints
  • from Dennis the Menace newspaper strip
Keywords
Christmas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

A full page black and white Dennis the Menace cartoon to color.

Too Many Santas (Table of Contents: 18)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Reprints

He's Been Here! (Table of Contents: 19)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Toole
Pencils
Al Wiseman
Inks
Al Wiseman
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; humor
Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell; Ruff
Reprints

[Christmas Cartoons] (Table of Contents: 20)

Dennis the Menace / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham
Pencils
Hank Ketcham
Inks
Hank Ketcham
Letters
Hank Ketcham

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Reprints of 4 daily Dennis the Menace cartoons (Christmas themed).

Is This All? (Table of Contents: 21)

Dennis the Menace / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Hank Ketcham (signed)
Pencils
Hank Ketcham (signed)
Inks
Hank Ketcham (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Hank Ketcham

Characters
Dennis Mitchell; Henry Mitchell; Alice Mitchell
Synopsis
Dennis receives a large number of toys for Christmas, but still wants more.
Reprints
  • from Dennis the Menace newspaper strip ?

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Giant Christmas Issue
    Dennis the Menace
  2. 1. [4 Cartoons]
    Dennis the Menace
  3. 2. Dennis...A Christmas Angel
    Dennis the Menace
  4. 3. Shopping Secrets
    Dennis the Menace
  5. 4. [Christmas Tree Puzzle]
  6. 5. A Ruff Christmas
    Dennis the Menace
  7. 6. No Christmas for Santa Claus
  8. 7. Let's Sing Carols with Dennis!
    Dennis the Menace
  9. 8. Sing a Song of Christmas, a Pocket Fulla Pie!
    Dennis the Menace
  10. 9. Guess Who This Is!?! It's Santa Claus!
  11. 10. The Night Before Christmas
    Dennis the Menace
  12. 11. Here Is Your Own Dennis Christmas Tree Ornament!
    Dennis the Menace
  13. 12. C'mon! Get Your Crayons Out... Let's Go!
    Dennis the Menace
  14. 13. Santa's Reindeer
  15. 14. Here's a Christmas Crib You Can Make!
  16. 15. [Dear Santa]
    Dennis the Menace
  17. 16. [Fireplace Puzzle]
  18. 17. Coloring Time!
    Dennis the Menace
  19. 18. Too Many Santas
    Dennis the Menace
  20. 19. He's Been Here!
    Dennis the Menace
  21. 20. [Christmas Cartoons]
    Dennis the Menace
  22. 21. Is This All?
    Dennis the Menace
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Andrew Krieg
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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