Four Color #205 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1948)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
A Dell Comic
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. 205." Code number is S.C.F. #205-4812. Copyright 1948 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; elves; shoe polishing

Indexer Notes

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

[Santa as a Present] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A little boy decides he wants a store Santa Claus as his present.

Indexer Notes

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

Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus; Ticky Tack (reindeer); Shortbread (elf); Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Ticky Tack, a tiny reindeer, is too small to pull Santa's sleigh. One Christmas Santa forgets a toy sleigh and Ticky Tack and Shortbread the elf deliver it to its destination.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Illustrations with text underneath.

Jingle Bells (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional song]
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Illustrated lyrics to the song "Jingle Bells."

Indexer Notes

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

The Three Kings (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (credited)
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Melchior; Gaspar; Balthasar; Mary of Nazareth; the Christ child
Synopsis
How the three kings brought gifts to the newborn Christ child.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's New Suits (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Jupo
Pencils
Frank Jupo
Inks
Frank Jupo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus; Nimble Needle
Synopsis
Nimble Needle, Santa's tailor, convinces Santa that he should wear the national dress of the various countries he visits. Reluctantly, he accepts the suggestion, only to find that people do not recognize him when he is not dressed in his red suit.

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas in Many Lands (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Christmas customs in different cultures.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Petey Parrot's Christmas (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Petey Parrot; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Petey Parrot decides to play Santa for the mice children in his house.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The First Nowell [The First Noel] (Table of Contents: 8)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
[Traditional song]
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Lyrics to the Christmas carol, "The First Noel."

Indexer Notes

The archaic spelling of "Noel" ("Nowell") is used throughout. Text and illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

A Sled from Santa (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Gunn
Inks
Don Gunn
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Tommy saves a little boy who had fallen through the ice, but in the process loses the new sled he had just received for Christmas.

Indexer Notes

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

Dear Santa (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa has to devise a way to deliver presents undersea to Willie and Billie Octopus.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pantomime story.

Santa's Sea Trip (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
In the early 1800s, a storm threatens to keep a frigate from reaching port for Christmas. Santa investigates, but is thrown from his sled by the storm and has to be rescued by the crew of the ship.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Little Angels and Their Reflections] (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Morris Gollub
Inks
Morris Gollub
Colors
?

Synopsis
A little angel is frightened by its distorted reflection in a Christmas tree ornament.

Indexer Notes

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

Merry Christmas (Table of Contents: 13)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis
A poem about angels.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Santa as a Present]
  3. 2. Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer
  4. 3. Jingle Bells
  5. 4. The Three Kings
  6. 5. Santa's New Suits
  7. 6. Christmas in Many Lands
  8. 7. Petey Parrot's Christmas
  9. 8. The First Nowell [The First Noel]
  10. 9. A Sled from Santa
  11. 10. Dear Santa
  12. 11. Santa's Sea Trip
  13. 12. [Little Angels and Their Reflections]
  14. 13. Merry Christmas
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