(November 2018)

IDW, 2018 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
24.99 USD; 33.99 USD
Pages
180
On-sale date
2018-10-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Idea and Design Works, LLC
Brand
Yoe Comics; IDW
ISBN
978-1-68405-009-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
978168102009352499
Editing
Craig Yoe
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.75 x 9.75
Paper Stock
Bond
Binding
Trade Paperback
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

The brand is on the spine. Exists in hard cover as well. Pages 1,2,6,8,10 and 176 in this 2018 edition are blank.

The indicia includes a list crediting each story and the art snippets to the original publications. The story and art credits are in the table of contents. Additionally there are a list of acknowledgements for people who contributed to researching the credits. In a few cases the credits conflict with or update the credits in the GCD.


[Sleepwalking fakers] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Stanley
Inks
John Stanley
Colors
?

Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Four toddlers appear to be sleepwalking down stairs as Santa is setting out presents. However, one of the children is peeking.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; sleepwalking

Indexer Notes

One inch red snowy border added at left, with the full art shrunk to fit in the remaining space. The dedication on the title page dedicates the publication to "our cover artist John Stanley." This conflicts with the indexing of the source material in the GCD, wihch had "Irving Tripp (?)".

The Carolers (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Kelly
Pencils
Walt Kelly
Inks
Walt Kelly
Colors
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Synopsis
An elf, a mouse, and a grasshopper go caroling. They are joined by a frog, who can't sing.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black, red, and white; pantomime story. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007), as noted in the source record in GCD.

[Three New Toys] (Table of Contents: 2)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Santa presents three musical clown toys.

Indexer Notes

From record "Sleepy Santa" (Belda Record & Publishing Co., 1948).

[Publication Information] (Table of Contents: 3)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This cover is dedicated to the memory of our cover artist, John Stanley...

Indexer Notes

Indicia. Note that the extensive credits block at the bottom of the page references content from the 2010 edition and is not necessarily accurate for this 2018 softcover edition.

[Old Santa Can Do Anything] (Table of Contents: 4)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Synopsis
A boy and a girl read a life size comic book of Santa winking.

Indexer Notes

From record "Sleepy Santa" (Belda Record & Publishing Co., 1948).

Hey Kids, Christmas Comics! (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Craig Yoe
Pencils
Mel Millar
Inks
Mel Millar
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I was a little kid, as opposed to the big kid I am now...
Genre
children
Synopsis
Editor, Craig Yoe, introduces this publication. The text is presented as a letter that Santa reads in front of the fireplace.

Indexer Notes

Credit to Mel Millar from the table of contents.

[Contents from Santa's Bag!] (Table of Contents: 6)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
A spotlight illustration appears above the table of contents. In it, Santa appears to be unpacking a lot of toys into a firelit living room while music plays from the other room.

Indexer Notes

From record "Sleepy Santa" (Belda Record & Publishing Co., 1948).

How Santa Got His Red Suit (Table of Contents: 7)

Santa Claus Funnies / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many, many centuries ago, Santa was just as kind and generous as he is today--but--there was one big difference.
Genre
children
Characters
Santa Claus; Jack Frost; Bundle-Crunch; Pinkywink; Timbertop the Giant
Synopsis
Years ago, Santa did not always wear a red suit. One Christmas eve, Jack Frost steals his sleigh and toys and leaves Santa stranded. He finds refuge at a tiny house full of elves. The elves make toys for the children of the forest and Santa tries to make clothes for the elves from his own garments. The elves convince a passing giant to let them cut out an outfit for Santa from the giant's red coat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Blitzen Jr. / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Hubie Karp [as H. R. Karp] (credited)
Pencils
Jack Bradbury (signed)
Inks
Jack Bradbury (signed)
Letters
Tubby Millar

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's getting close to that day, Winkie!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Blitzen Jr.; Santa Claus; Winkie Elf
Synopsis
Blitzen wants his son to take his spot on Santa's sleigh, but Blitzen Jr. is not a flying reindeer. He goes out into the world and tries to find another profession. At the end, with the aid of a government surplus rocket, he helps Santa make his Christmas deliveries.
Reprints

Santa and the Pirates (Table of Contents: 9)

Jimmy and Debby / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Join in the Christmas treasure hunt with Jimmy and Debby
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Jimmy; Debby; Santa Claus
Reprints

Santa and the Pirates (Table of Contents: 10)

Jimmy and Debby / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Klaus Nordling
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the night before Christmas and Jimmy and his sister Debby are seated on the sofa in front of the fireplace.
Genre
adventure; children
Characters
Jimmy; Debby; Santa Claus; Captain Bruto; Jolly Roger
Reprints

Indexer Notes

(c) 1953, Promotional Publishing Co., NTC.

Santa's Problem (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus; Willy Bear; Wally Bear; Whitey Bear
Synopsis
The Arctic Polar Bears League gives Santa a petition requesting him to use polar bears instead of reindeer to pull his sleigh this Christmas. Santa tries to find other ways for them to be helpful.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This book assigns script and art to Stanley.

A Christmas Carol (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?; original story by Charles Dickens
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Sekowsky
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is Christmas Eve in London, 1843!
Genre
children; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ebenezer Scrooge; Jacob Marley's ghost; Ghost of Christmas Past; Ghost of Christmas Present; Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come; Bob Cratchit; Tiny Tim; nephew Fred
Synopsis
Retelling of the Dickens Christmas classic
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; ghost; holiday; London; Victorian

Indexer Notes

For art, the GCD index of the 1954 issue lists "Mike Sekowsky." The GCD index of the 2010 reprint lists "Alberto Gioletti ?". This 2018 reprint edition credits Mike Sekowsky in the table of contents page.

A Mouse in the House (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My sakes, that was a long night's work.
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus; Singing Mouse
Synopsis
Christmas night, Santa heads to bed, but finds a mouse in his beard. He lets him spend the night. In the morning, they make a musical ruckus, tooting and squeaking out of tune to old standards. Then it's time for breakfast.
Reprints

The Helpful Snowman (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas morn, the best day of the year, next to the day that summer vacation begins!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Synopsis
Christmas Eve Santa crashes in a sleet storm. In the morning a snowman steals a helicopter to go rescue him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The indicia credits this to From Here Comes Santa (K.K. Publications, 1960), which is Boys' and Girls' March of Comics (Western, 1946 series) #213

The Shoemaker and the Elves (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Elsa Jane Werner
Pencils
Richard Scarry
Inks
Richard Scarry
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Christmas next week and I haven't a penny to buy my good wife a gift, and only leather enough for one pair of shoes.
Genre
children
Characters
An unnamed shoemaker; the shoemaker's wife; four elves
Synopsis
Through an exchange of good deeds, Santa's elves and the shoemaker meet. The shoemaker and his wife move to the North Pole to be shoemaker and suit-maker to the elves.
Reprints

Christmas Comes to the Wood Land (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S.C.F. 91-4512
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus; Rumple; Bunson Bunny
Synopsis
The animals of the southern woodland decide to have a Christmas party and invite Santa to attend.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ten or eleven panels on most pages. Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence listed in the table of contents and agree with notes by Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Santa's Return Trip (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley
Inks
Irving Tripp
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scamper! I need another pot of glue!
Genre
children
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Scamper the elf falls asleep in a box in Santa's workshop. The box is gift-wrapped and Santa delivers it. When he returns, Santa has one doll left over and has to return to a girl's house to trade the doll for Scamper.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The indexing for the source material states pencils are Irving Tripp. However, this book assigning the pencils to John Stanley.

A Letter for Santa (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Stanley (storyboards); Dan Gormley (finished art)
Inks
Dan Gormley (finished art)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S.C.F.A.-#1-5211
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There we are children, your letter is finished.
Genre
children
Characters
Mom; Dad; David; Kathy; Officer Callahan
Synopsis
David and Kathy have left their list to Santa to the last minute. They try to break into the toy department thinking Santa may still be there. The local police convince them to go home to sleep. There they dream of pursuing their quest to the North Pole, only to find that Santa has already left for rounds. When they return home, they go down the chimney after him. They find Santa already in progress and give him the letter personally and then go to bed. All's well in the morning, because they believe their dream was real.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The index for the source material credits pencils and inks to Dan Noonan (?). However this publication's table of contents attributes scripts and storyboards to John Stanley, and finished art to Dan Gormley.

Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the North Pole, on Santa Claus's farm there lives a little reindeer.
Genre
children
Characters
Santa Claus; Ticky Tack (reindeer); Shortbread (elf); Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Ticky Tack, a tiny reindeer, is too small to pull Santa's sleigh. One Christmas Santa forgets a toy sleigh and Ticky Tack and Shortbread the elf deliver it to its destination.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The source index indicates Script, pencils, and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). Illustrations with text underneath.

Sooky's First Christmas (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Stanley
Pencils
John Stanley (storyboarder); Dan Gormley (finished art)
Inks
Dan Gormley (finished art)
Colors
?
Letters
Dan Gormley

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sooky is eight weeks old today.
Genre
children
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

The source index for this story indicates Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007). However, the table of contents here credit John Stanley (writer and storyboarder); Dan Gormley (finished art).

It Was the Day Before Christmas... (Table of Contents: 21)

Li'l Tomboy / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Johnson
Pencils
Frank Johnson
Inks
Frank Johnson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
3021
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold it still, Mom!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Tomboy; Dan Dapper
Synopsis
Li'l Tomboy has trouble getting into the Christmas spirit. She eventually catches the robber, Dan Dapper.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 22)

'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Clement C. Moore
Pencils
Dan Gormley
Inks
Dan Gormley
Colors
Dan Gormley ?
Letters
?

Job Number
C.T.A. #1-5411 (33)
Genre
children
Characters
Mama; Papa; children; Saint Nicholas
Synopsis
The classic Christmas poem, illustrated
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas; holiday; poem; poetry; reindeer; Saint Nicholas; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

The poem is attributed in this issue to Clement Clark Moore, but its authorship has been disputed. It is, however, most generally considered to be his work. Source indexing has no credits for art.

The Night Before Christmas (Table of Contents: 23)

Atomic Mouse / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Al Fago; Clement C. Moore (based on the poem)
Pencils
Al Fago
Inks
Al Fago
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
S3038
First Line of Dialogue or Text
'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Atomic Mouse; Count Gatto; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Gatto poses as Santa Claus.
Reprints
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Script is a paraphrase of Clement C. Moore's poem. This book assigning script and art to Fago.

The Great Three-Flavored Blizzard (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My sakes, Easter Bunny. You're working early!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus; Easter Bunny; Fuzzychin; Twinkle the elf; the Weatherman
Synopsis
Fuzzychin and the Easter Bunny go to see Santa. They find that Twinkle the elf, the messenger Santa sent to the weatherman to find out why there is no snow, has not returned. The pair go to the weatherman's house and find that Twinkle and the weatherman are trying to repair the "Season Machine," which is stuck on "Summer." The season machine gets fixed but the next problem is that the snow machine is out of raw materials. Santa and the elves bring substitutes that produce snow made of ice cream.
Reprints

The Wonderful Snowhouse (Table of Contents: 25)

Joe and Jennifer / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Klaus Nordling
Pencils
Klaus Nordling [as Nordling] (signed)
Inks
Klaus Nordling
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
People didn't used to buy Christmas trees from stores--they used to go out an' get 'em themselves!
Genre
children
Characters
Joe; Jennifer
Synopsis
Joe and Jennifer speak to a snowman about finding trees, only to discover a portal to a place where multiple Santa Clauses send the two on a quest.
Reprints

Teddy Bear in Toyland (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, what's that coming?
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
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

The index for the source material indicates pencils credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007) as being Mel Crawford (?). However, the table of contents here credits Dan Noonan.

The Christmas Story (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
St. Matthew
Pencils
Alberto Giolitti
Inks
Alberto Giolitti
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C.T.A. #1-5411
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled.
Genre
religious
Characters
Mary; Joseph; innkeeper; angels; shepherds; King Herod; Gaspar; Melchior; Balthasar
Synopsis
Retelling of the birth of Jesus, as related in the Gospels of Luke and Matthew
Reprints
Keywords
Bible; Christmas; Gospel; Jesus; Nativity; New Testament

The Christmas Mouse (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus; The Christmas Mouse
Synopsis
Santa leaves a mouse some cheese for a present.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black, red, and white; pantomime story. The source indexing attributes this to Dan Noonan (?)". A 2010 reprint attributes art as "Mo Gollub ?"

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sleepwalking fakers]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. The Carolers
  3. 2. [Three New Toys]
  4. 3. [Publication Information]
  5. 4. [Old Santa Can Do Anything]
  6. 5. Hey Kids, Christmas Comics!
  7. 6. [Contents from Santa's Bag!]
  8. 7. How Santa Got His Red Suit
    Santa Claus Funnies
  9. 8. ["It's getting close to that day, Winkie!"]
    Blitzen Jr.
  10. 9. Santa and the Pirates
    Jimmy and Debby
  11. 10. Santa and the Pirates
    Jimmy and Debby
  12. 11. Santa's Problem
  13. 12. A Christmas Carol
  14. 13. A Mouse in the House
  15. 14. The Helpful Snowman
  16. 15. The Shoemaker and the Elves
  17. 16. Christmas Comes to the Wood Land
  18. 17. Santa's Return Trip
  19. 18. A Letter for Santa
  20. 19. Ticky Tack the Littlest Reindeer
  21. 20. Sooky's First Christmas
  22. 21. It Was the Day Before Christmas...
    Li'l Tomboy
  23. 22. The Night Before Christmas
    'Twas the night before Christmas when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.
  24. 23. The Night Before Christmas
    Atomic Mouse
  25. 24. The Great Three-Flavored Blizzard
  26. 25. The Wonderful Snowhouse
    Joe and Jennifer
  27. 26. Teddy Bear in Toyland
  28. 27. The Christmas Story
  29. 28. The Christmas Mouse
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