Four Color #126 - Christmas With Mother Goose
(November 1946)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Magazine [circle]
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 "CHRISTMAS WITH MOTHER GOOSE, No. 126." Code number is M.G.O.S. #126-4611. Copyright 1946 by Oskar LeBeck.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Christmas With Mother Goose / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Tag on cover says "Illustrated by Walt Kelly."

How Many Miles to Babylon? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa asks some children how far it is to Babylon.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

On the Way to the Christmas Fair (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Characters from Mother Goose rhymes on their way to the fair.

The Christmas Fair (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Jack Spratt; Old King Cole; Tommy Tucker; Queen of Hearts; Majorie Daw; the Pied Piper
Synopsis
Mother Goose characters at the fair.

Riddles (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Old Mother Hubbard; Peter Piper; Betty Blue; Tommy Stout
Synopsis
Mother Hubbard lets the children read riddles from a book.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Answers to the riddles are on the inside back cover (Sequence 15).

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Clement C. Moore (original story); Walt Kelly ? (framing sequence)
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
An old man recites "A Visit from St. Nicholas" to some children.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from the poem "A Visit from St. Nicolas" by Clement C. Moore.

Mistress Mary (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
A sequel of sorts to the "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" nursery rhyme.

Pie for a King (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Simple Simon
Synopsis
Simple Simon brings pie to the elves that work for Santa Claus.

Hey Diddle Diddle and Little Jack Horner (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Little Jack Horner
Synopsis
A short story combining the "Hey Diddle Diddle" and "Little Jack Horner" nursery rhymes.

Old King Cole and the Limerick Game (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ? (framing sequence); Edward Lear (limericks)
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Old King Cole; Tom Tucker; Betty Blue; Georgie Porgie; Marjorie Daw; Tom Tom, the piper's son; Tommy Snooks; Betsy Brooks; Humpty Dumpty
Synopsis
Characters from nursery rhymes recite limericks for King Cole.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Limericks are credited as being from "Edward Lear's Works."

To Market (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional poem]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Illustrating the nursery rhyme "To Market, To Market."

Thimble Thatch (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional poem ?]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Thimble Thatch
Synopsis
Illustrating the nursery rhyme "Thimble Thatch."

Hickory Dickory (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional poem]
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Illustrating the nursery rhyme "Hickory Dickory Dock."

The Last Arrival at the Fair (Table of Contents: 13)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus; Old King Cole; the Crooked Man
Synopsis
Prologue to the next sequence.

Santa's Story (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus; Winky; Pinky; Tinkle; Hoots
Reprints

Answers to Riddles (Table of Contents: 15)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Peter Piper; Betty Blue; Tommy Stout; Mother Hubbard
Synopsis
Answers to the riddles from Sequence 4.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white.

[Rub a Dub, Dub] (Table of Contents: 16)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly ?
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
The nursery rhyme "Rub a Dub, Dub" given a Christmas twist.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Christmas With Mother Goose
  2. 1. How Many Miles to Babylon?
  3. 2. On the Way to the Christmas Fair
  4. 3. The Christmas Fair
  5. 4. Riddles
  6. 5. The Night Before Christmas
  7. 6. Mistress Mary
  8. 7. Pie for a King
  9. 8. Hey Diddle Diddle and Little Jack Horner
  10. 9. Old King Cole and the Limerick Game
  11. 10. To Market
  12. 11. Thimble Thatch
  13. 12. Hickory Dickory
  14. 13. The Last Arrival at the Fair
  15. 14. Santa's Story
  16. 15. Answers to Riddles
  17. 16. [Rub a Dub, Dub]
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