Four Color #1062 - Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
(December 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
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 "Walt Scott's CHRISTMAS STORIES, No. 1062." Code number is W.S.C.S.O.S. #1062-5912. Copyright 1951, 1955, 1957, 1958, 1959 by NEA Service, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Walt Scott (painting) (signed)
Inks
Walt Scott (painting) (signed)
Colors
Walt Scott (painting) (signed)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Keywords
brownies; Christmas; Christmas trees; elves; fairies; footprints; little people; pixies; snow

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Walt Scott (signed)
Inks
Walt Scott (signed)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
Genre
history
Characters
Phillip Brooks; Lewis H. Redner
Synopsis
The story of the writing of the Christmas hymn "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem" in 1868. Phillip Brooks wrote the lyrics and Lewis H. Redner set it to music.

Indexer Notes

Inside front and back covers; black and white.

Jeremy Christmas (Table of Contents: 2)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Scott
Pencils
Walt Scott
Inks
Walt Scott
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Scott

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Spirit of Christmas; Jeremy Christmas; Flash; Rush; Instant; Sudden
Synopsis
The Spirit of Christmas assigns Jeremy Christmas, an elf, to rehabilitate four lazy men--Flash, Rush, Instant, and Sudden--who live on Slipshod Creek. Jeremy is given a magic star that makes him invisible and gives him magic power.
Reprints
  • from the NEA 1951 Christmas newspaper strip "Jeremy Christmas."

Indexer Notes

Credits and reprint information for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Music Box Trio (Table of Contents: 3)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Scott
Pencils
Walt Scott
Inks
Walt Scott
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Scott

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Spirit of Christmas (offstage); Melvin Mouse; Holly; Tinsel; Jingle; Packard Ratte
Synopsis
Melvin Mouse takes Holly, Jingle, and Tinsel, the figures on a music box who have come to life, to the Valley of the Small ones to reform a miser, Packard Ratte, who runs the trading post there.
Reprints
  • from NEA 1957 Christmas newspaper strip "The Music Box Trio."

Indexer Notes

Feature is credited as "by Walt Scott." Reprint information for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

The Three Wishes (Table of Contents: 4)

Walt Scott's Christmas Stories / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Walt Scott
Pencils
Walt Scott
Inks
Walt Scott
Colors
?
Letters
Walt Scott

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Desmond "Dizzy" Drake; Whitaker "Ticker" Weasel; Shrew; Mister Boggles
Synopsis
Three neighbors, who are musicians and play together, rescue an elf whose beard is frozen in a creek. In return he grants each of them a wish. The first two wishes are for a house and clothing, which are granted, but the result isn't as satisfying as they hoped.
Reprints
  • from NEA 1955 newspaper Christmas strip "The Three Wishes."

Indexer Notes

Last panel is Dell's "A Pledge to Parents". Feature is credited as "by Walt Scott." Reprint information for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

[Handel's Messiah] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Songs of Christmas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Scott
Pencils
Walt Scott
Inks
Walt Scott
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
George Frederick Handel
Synopsis
Short recap of the life of George Frederick Handel and his writing of "The Messiah" oratorio.

[History of Christmas Songs] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Songs of Christmas / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walt Scott (signed)
Pencils
Walt Scott (signed)
Inks
Walt Scott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Joseph; Mary; St. Francis of Assisi
Synopsis
Short history of Christmas songs.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  2. 1. ["Oh Little Town of Bethlehem"]
  3. 2. Jeremy Christmas
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  4. 3. The Music Box Trio
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  5. 4. The Three Wishes
    Walt Scott's Christmas Stories
  6. 5. [Handel's Messiah]
    The Songs of Christmas
  7. 6. [History of Christmas Songs]
    The Songs of Christmas
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