Four Color #254 - Santa Claus Funnies
(November 1949)

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. 254." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #256-4911. (Note that code number does not match issue number.) Copyright 1949 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas trees

Christmas in the Heart (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional Christmas carol]
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's First Helper (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus; Puggy Pink (dwarf); Reddy Fox; Hubert (dog); Mary Contrary
Synopsis
Puggy Pink, a dwarf, volunteers to be Santa's first helper in making toys. Santa leaves him at a little girl's house to be a temporary fill-in for the doll that isn't ready at Christmas.
Reprints

A Visit from Saint Nicholas (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Clement Moore (credited)
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Saint Nicholas [Santa Claus]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated version of the 1823 poem by Clement Clarke Moore, sometimes titled "The Night Before Christmas." Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

The Land Without Christmas (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Brainy; Dasher; Dancer; King Pepy
Synopsis
Santa uses a rocket to take a test trip to a distant star and a land ruled by the bad-humored King Pepy. The inhabitants knew of Santa but the land had been too far away for Santa to visit previously. When Santa doesn't have any presents for them, they become angry and Santa is forced to hitch a ride home on a shooting star.

Indexer Notes

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

Visit Santa Game (Table of Contents: 5)

activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gondor (signed)
Inks
Gondor (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gondor ?

Synopsis
A game to advance on a trip to see Santa.

Santa Claus and Timothy's Horse (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus; Timothy Tucker; Sparkie (elf); Flash (elf); Dash (elf)
Synopsis
Selfish Timothy Tucker redeems himself in Santa's eyes by giving away his prized (but broken) rocking horse to firemen who are repairing toys to give as Christmas gifts.

Baby Reindeeer Cut-Out (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gondor (signed)
Inks
Gondor (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gondor ?

Indexer Notes

A drawing of a reindeer to cut-out and fold into a standing figure.

Albert and Pogo's Christmas (Table of Contents: 8)

Albert and Pogo / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly (signed)
Pencils
Walt Kelly (signed)
Inks
Walt Kelly (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pogo; Albert; Mrs. Rackety Coon; Dee-licious; Churchy La Femme (cameo); Howland Owl (cameo)
Synopsis
Albert dresses up to play Santa Claus for the swamp's children.
Reprints

Long, Long Ago (Table of Contents: 9)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional Christmas Carol]
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Letters
?

Characters
Joseph; Mary; the Christ child

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Text and illustrations.

Christmas Carol [As Joseph Was A-Walking] (Table of Contents: 10)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
[Traditional English Christmas Carol]
Pencils
Arthur E. Jameson
Inks
Arthur E. Jameson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Joseph; Mary; the Christ child
Synopsis
The story of Christ's birth in a stable.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; text and illustrations. An abridged version of the traditional English Christmas carol "As Joseph Was A-Waukin' " as printed in The Home Book of Verse, Volume 1 (New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1912.) One stanza is omitted and the spelling is slightly modified.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. Christmas in the Heart
  3. 2. Santa's First Helper
  4. 3. A Visit from Saint Nicholas
  5. 4. The Land Without Christmas
  6. 5. Visit Santa Game
  7. 6. Santa Claus and Timothy's Horse
  8. 7. Baby Reindeeer Cut-Out
  9. 8. Albert and Pogo's Christmas
    Albert and Pogo
  10. 9. Long, Long Ago
  11. 10. Christmas Carol [As Joseph Was A-Walking]
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