Four Color #175 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1947)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
On-sale date
1947-10-28
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. 175." Code number is S.C.F. #175-4712. Copyright 1947 by Oskar LeBeck.

On sale date is date of publication per Copyright Entries 1947.


[A Letter to Santa] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mo Gollub (painting)
Inks
Mo Gollub (painting)
Colors
Mo Gollub (painting)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Trundle; Matilda Doll; Teddy Bear; Blackie (dog); Blitzen (reindeer)
Keywords
Christmas; elves; reindeer; stuffed animals

Indexer Notes

Cover scene is from first interior story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, it's fun to be traveling at Christmas...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
Mice travel in a stagecoach pulled by rabbits in order to get home for Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white.

A Letter to Santa (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Oskar Lebeck [as O. Lebeck]
Pencils
Mo Gollub [as M. Gollub]
Inks
Mo Gollub [as M. Gollub]
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Trundle; Matilda Doll; Teddy Bear; Blackie (dog); Blitzen (reindeer)
Synopsis
Santa receives a letter from Teddy Bear saying that the children to which Santa gave him, Matilda Doll, and Blackie the pup last Christmas have mistreated them. Santa sends Trundle the gnome on Blitzen to retrieve the three. He takes Blackie to an animal hospital and then takes the toys to a doll clinic where they are repaired and given to children at a hospital for convalescent children. The dog had been nursed back to health and given to the hospital, too. The three all go home with a boy and girl and are visited by Santa at the next Christmas.

Santa's Mistake (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Snoozle
Synopsis
Snoozle the elf falls asleep in a doll box and gets taken along on Santa's Christmas trip.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with large illustration surrounding the text on each page.

At Christmas Time (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
historical
Characters
Santa Claus (cameo)
Synopsis
Waiting for Santa in medieval times.

Indexer Notes

Illustrations with text underneath.

The Great Three-Flavored Blizzard (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Easter Bunny; Fuzzychin; Twinkle the elf; the Weatherman
Synopsis
Fuzzychin and the Easter Bunny go to see Santa. They find that Twinkle the elf, the messenger Santa sent to the weatherman to find out why there is no snow, has not returned. The pair go to the weatherman's house and find that Twinkle and the weatherman are trying to repair the "Season Machine," which is stuck on "Summer." The season machine gets fixed but the next problem is that the snow machine is out of raw materials. Santa and the elves bring substitutes that produce snow made of ice cream.
Reprints

Let's Make Puppets (Table of Contents: 6)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

How to make puppets out of cardboard tubes, cotton batting, and papier mache. Also how to make a stage.

A Christmas Play in Three Acts with Two Scenes (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa rescues two children from their wicked stepmother.

Indexer Notes

The play is set up to use the puppets from the preceding sequence.

The Christmas Mouse (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa leaves a mouse some cheese for a present.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white; pantomime story.

And Now-Merry Christmas To All! (Table of Contents: 9)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mo Gollub (painting)
Inks
Mo Gollub (painting)
Colors
Mo Gollub (painting)
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa holding a poster with the title on it.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [A Letter to Santa]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. ["Oh, it's fun to be traveling at Christmas..."]
  3. 2. A Letter to Santa
  4. 3. Santa's Mistake
  5. 4. At Christmas Time
  6. 5. The Great Three-Flavored Blizzard
  7. 6. Let's Make Puppets
  8. 7. A Christmas Play in Three Acts with Two Scenes
  9. 8. The Christmas Mouse
  10. 9. And Now-Merry Christmas To All!
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