Four Color #128 - Santa Claus Funnies
(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 "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 128". No code number. Copyright 1946 by Oskar Lebeck.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Santa Claus Funnies (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub ?
Colors
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

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

[Elf in Jack-in-Box] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Noonan ?
Inks
Dan Noonan ?
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa mistakenly puts an elf in a jack-in-the-box.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Santa and the Angel (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Oskar Lebeck
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Santa's Reindeer (Donner; Dasher; Prancer; Vixen; Comet; Cupid; Dancer; Blitzen) (cameo)
Synopsis
A group of angel babies are busy polishing the stars in preparation for Christmas. The littlest one becomes tired and falls asleep on a cloud that slowly drifts to Earth and lands in the middle of a snow-covered forest. The angel baby, who is naked, is cold and frightened and starts to cry. This attracts the animals of the forest who huddle around him to keep him warm. The animals decide to take him to the cabin of a woodchopper and his wife, who live at the edge of the forest. It is Christmas Eve and just as the animals reach the house, Santa and his reindeer arrive. The forest animals scatter, but it turns out that Santa knows who the angel is, because "Everybody in heaven has been looking for you." After climbing down the chimney and giving the woodchopper's family its gifts, Santa takes the little angel back to Heaven as the forest animals watch in wonder.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The first verse of the Christmas hymn "Silent Night" is part of the last page of the story. Forest animals are realistically drawn. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Panels with text beneath them, no panel borders.

Christ is Born: A Christmas Play (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Noonan ?
Inks
Dan Noonan ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Short play of the Nativity story.

Indexer Notes

Text and illustrations.

To Santa's Rescue (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Noonan (signed)
Pencils
Dan Noonan (signed)
Inks
Dan Noonan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Tom Felding
Synopsis
Tom Felding drives the "Dover Mail" stagecoach from London in a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. Along the way he is flagged down by Santa Claus, whose sled has a broken runner. Tom and six passengers from the stagecoach help Santa fix the sled runner and be on his way.

Indexer Notes

Illustrations with text beneath them. Text is written in rhyme.

Santa's Reindeer (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Noonan
Inks
Dan Noonan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Donner; Dasher; Prancer; Vixen; Comet; Cupid; Dancer; Blitzen
Synopsis
While waiting for Santa to make a delivery, one of his reindeer talks through a window to a child in his bed.

Indexer Notes

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

A Mouse in the House (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Returning from his night's work, Santa finds a mouse in his beard while getting ready for bed. He lets the mouse stay for the evening.
Reprints

[Santa's torn sack] (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Noonan ?
Inks
Dan Noonan ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa's bag has torn and the toys have spilled. The reader is to find the toys hidden in the illustration and list them.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, white, and red.

O Come, Little Children (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Poem with illustrations of angel babies.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Elf in Jack-in-Box]
    [Santa Claus]
  3. 2. Santa and the Angel
  4. 3. Christ is Born: A Christmas Play
  5. 4. To Santa's Rescue
  6. 5. Santa's Reindeer
  7. 6. A Mouse in the House
    [Santa Claus]
  8. 7. [Santa's torn sack]
  9. 8. O Come, Little Children
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