Four Color #302 - Santa Claus Funnies
(November 1950)

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. 302." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #302-5011. Copyright 1950 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
? (painting)
Inks
? (painting)
Colors
? (painting)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas; lollipops

[Bells of Christmas] (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
religious
Characters
Joseph; Mary; Christ child

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, white, and red. Uncredited Christmas poem by Eugene Field, originally entitled "Song" in "The Poems of Eugene Field" (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1924). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

No Presents for Christmas (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa loses his toys when they fall out of his bag while traveling in his airborne sleigh.

Santa's Surprise (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A 19th century circus stops near a small village in the mountains on Christmas Eve. They are the last ones on Santa's list and when he stops to deliver the presents, he is mistaken for a prowler. Amused, Santa decides to deliver the presents as part of the circus show.

Indexer Notes

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

Color Jolly Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 4)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

A drawing of Santa Claus to color. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Teddy Bear in Toyland (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Teddy Bear; Tiger Cat
Synopsis
Teddy Bear wants to be chosen as one of Santa's gifts to children, but isn't. Tiger Cat is chosen, but he doesn't want to go with Santa and plots with others to hijack the train and escape from Toyland.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's First Visit (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Ole Young sends his young son off to the North Pole to tell Santa Claus that there are settlers in America. With help from some friendly Indians and a magic arrow, Peter and Little White Owl, an Indian girl, go to meet Santa, right before as he is readying to leave on his Christmas trip.

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's Christmas Presents (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa decides to deliver his presents with an airplane, but it crashes. He then tries using a helicopter, but that doesn't work either. Santa's reindeer find Santa and he finishes his trip in traditional fashion.

Indexer Notes

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

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

text story / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, white, and red. Lyrics to a Christmas carol with five illustrations. Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Kitten and Christmas Stocking] (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A kitten gets more than it bargained for when it snags a loose thread on a Christmas stocking.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Pantomime story. 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. [Bells of Christmas]
  3. 2. No Presents for Christmas
  4. 3. Santa's Surprise
  5. 4. Color Jolly Santa Claus
  6. 5. Teddy Bear in Toyland
  7. 6. Santa's First Visit
  8. 7. Santa's Christmas Presents
  9. 8. O Come, Little Children
  10. 9. [Kitten and Christmas Stocking]
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