Four Color #525 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1953)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
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. 525." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #525-5312. Copyright 1953 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; reindeer; sleighs; stuffed animals

[Christmas Break in Hibernation] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Stanley ?
Inks
John Stanley ?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
Two bear cubs set their alarm clock to wake them from hibernation at Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside front cover.

Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

Santa Claus and the Cuckoo Bird (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A cuckoo bird comes to the North Pole to visit Santa. The bird gets the best of Santa's mean cat and gets to live in Santa's cuckoo clock.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Hames Ware and Michael Barrier (March 2010).

The Kindly Cobbler (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; historical
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A kindly cobbler in a mountain village fixes poor children's shoes for free. He is behind on the rent and the landlord gives him one day to pay or be evicted. That night three elves appear and give him instructions to make a special pair of boots by morning. After making the boots, the cobbler falls asleep. Later he is awakened by an elf to come and meet the wearer of the boots: Santa Claus. The cobbler refuses payment for the boots, but Santa makes him his official bootmaker and the resultant publicity lets the cobbler pay off his debts and continue to fix the poor children’s shoes for free.

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

Cottontail Christmas (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A rabbit family has to figure out a way to make a sign large enough for Santa to see from the sky.

The End of the Christmas Ghost (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Humphrey (a mouse); Christopher Muffin (a teddy bear); Sir George (a ghost)
Synopsis
Humphrey the mouse takes refuge from a snowstorm in an old house that is inhabited by a teddy bear and Sir George the ghost. Sir George is fated to stay in the house forever because he can't find the key that locked the chimney and Santa can't come to visit. But Humphrey finds the key, the chimney unlocked and Santa comes down it, and gives Sir George a special Christmas gift!

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

[The Right-Size Santa] (Table of Contents: 6)

Sammy Smart / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
Sammy Smart
Synopsis
Sammy measures street-corner Santas to find one that will fit in his chimney.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Continuing feature?

[Taking Santa's Photo] (Table of Contents: 7)

Kathy / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Stanley ?
Inks
John Stanley ?
Colors
?

Genre
children
Characters
Kathy
Synopsis
Kathy stays up to take a photo of Santa. She falls asleep and Santa takes a photo of her instead.

Indexer Notes

Back cover; pantomime story. Continuing feature? Art identification by Michael Barrier (March 2011).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. [Christmas Break in Hibernation]
  3. 2. Santa Claus and the Cuckoo Bird
  4. 3. The Kindly Cobbler
  5. 4. Cottontail Christmas
  6. 5. The End of the Christmas Ghost
  7. 6. [The Right-Size Santa]
    Sammy Smart
  8. 7. [Taking Santa's Photo]
    Kathy
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