Four Color #361 - Santa Claus Funnies
(November 1951)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
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. 361." Code number is S.C.F. O.S. #361-5111. Copyright 1951 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Irving Tripp ?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; sleepwalking

Jingle Bells (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [traditional song]
Pencils
Sid Check ? (see notes)
Inks
Sid Check ? (see notes)
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Lyrics to the Christmas carol "Jingle Bells."

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover in black and white. Song lyrics and illustrations.

Art could be either Sid Check or Angelo Torres. Check, however, had been a pro since the late 1940s while Torres was still working as an assistant to Frank Frazetta & Al Williamson in the early 1950s, so it is most likely Check.

Christmas in the Circus (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Hall ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
The circus animals have never celebrated Christmas before. Whiskers, a little tiger, somehow learns about the Christmas traditions and tells the other circus animal children. Their parents have to figure out a way to keep them from being disappointed.

Santa's First Christmas Trip (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus (origin)
Synopsis
Santa works in a village of toymakers high in the mountains. He loves children, but doesn't have the skill to make toys. At Christmas time, he is chosen to take the load of toys to the city for the children. On the way, he is jumped by bandits, who take his clothes and dump his sleigh and scatter the toys. He struggles to gather and repair the toys despite freezing weather. An angel, impressed by his dedication, appears and gives him the skills of toy-making, his red suit, and the sleigh with flying reindeer. She declares he will bring joy to all children forever.

The Big Christmas Robbery (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Two mice, who are traveling salesmen selling shoe polish, foil an attempt by two thugs to rob a train of presents intended for Santa Claus.

Santa's Surprise (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa's elves surprise him with a party when he returns from his Christmas gift-giving trip.

Ting-A-Ling (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Christmas poem.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover in black and white. Poem and illustrations.

[Not Ready for Santa] (Table of Contents: 7)

Jack and Jill / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan Gormley ?
Inks
Dan Gormley ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Jack; Jill
Synopsis
Jack and Jill build a fire in the fireplace. Santa blows out the fire and the ensuing smoke conceals his visit to the home.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. Jingle Bells
  3. 2. Christmas in the Circus
  4. 3. Santa's First Christmas Trip
  5. 4. The Big Christmas Robbery
  6. 5. Santa's Surprise
  7. 6. Ting-A-Ling
  8. 7. [Not Ready for Santa]
    Jack and Jill
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