Four Color #867 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1957)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
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. 867". Code number is SANTA.C.F.O.S. #867-5712. Thirteenth of seventeen Santa Claus Funnies Four Color issues.


Santa Claus Funnies (Table of Contents)

Santa Claus / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas; microphones; toys

Indexer Notes

Cover painting is alleged to be a swipe of a photograph of Fidel Castro (needs confirmation)

Christmas Eve (Table of Contents: 1)

filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Letters
typeset

Characters
Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, continued on inside back cover; black and white. Poem with one large illustration on each page.

Santa's Suit (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
SANTA C..F.O.S. #867-5712
Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Santa's red suit blows off the clothesline where Mrs. Claus put it to air out before Santa's big Christmas trip. The suit blows to the door of Pete Polar Bear who assumes it's a Christmas present for him.

Indexer Notes

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

[Stocking word scramble] (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa crawls out of a chimney to find eight stockings with scrambled letters on them. The object is to rearrange the letters on each stocking to form a sentence.

Indexer Notes

Large illustration with typeset text.

Santa's Helper (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa enlists Kenny to help him when his address book gets wet in a blizzard and the ink runs.

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas in Many Lands (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Facts about Christmas celebrations in many countries.

Indexer Notes

Text with six illustrations on the outside margins.

Sooky's First Christmas (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Sooky the pup slips out the front door of his house and gets caught in a snowstorm on Christmas eve.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[Christmas Tree Connect-the-Dots] (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Black and white. Connect-the-dots puzzle of a Christmas tree.

A Christmas Present for Betsy Mouse (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Betsy Mouse's father scavenges a Christmas tree (and eludes a cat) to find material to make his daughter a golden cradle for a present.

Indexer Notes

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

[Charge It] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Bright Twins / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
children
Characters
The Bright Twins; Mr. Bright
Synopsis
The twins buy their father a coat and charge it to his account.

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Continuing feature?

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Santa Claus Funnies
    Santa Claus
  2. 1. Christmas Eve
  3. 2. Santa's Suit
  4. 3. [Stocking word scramble]
  5. 4. Santa's Helper
  6. 5. Christmas in Many Lands
  7. 6. Sooky's First Christmas
  8. 7. [Christmas Tree Connect-the-Dots]
  9. 8. A Christmas Present for Betsy Mouse
  10. 9. [Charge It]
    The Bright Twins
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