Four Color #1063 - Santa Claus Funnies
(December 1959)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell
Editing
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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. 1063." Code number is SANTA C.F.O.S. #1063-5912. Copyright 1959 by Western Printing & Lithographing, Inc.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
? (painting)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas; rockets; sleighs; snow; wreaths

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

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Santa decided to give his reindeer a little rest...
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Illustrations with rebus puzzles for captions.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; black and white.

The Baker's Apprentice (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Fredric, a young boy, works as apprentice for a "crusty old baker" who doesn't bake holiday cookies. When the baker has to leave to visit his brother, he leaves Fredric in charge of the bakery for a week. Fredric gives a loaf of bread to an old woman and in return, the woman teaches him how to bake Christmas cookies. The cookies are a big success and even the Princess orders a tray of cookies. However, the baker returns and flies into a rage when he learns that Fredric has baked cookies and dismisses him. When the Princess returns for the cookies, the baker refuses her and that makes the King angry. He orders the baker to make cookies or be banished. The baker spends the night trying to bake cookies, but fails. Late at night the old woman brings Fredric back to the bakery to bake the cookies that will save the baker from banishment. The baker learns a lesson and both he and Fredric are rewarded by the King.

Indexer Notes

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

Christmas at the Zoo (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Santa comes to the zoo and gives each animal modern gifts.

Indexer Notes

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

Santa's Ninth Reindeer (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Rusty (a dog); Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Rusty, a dog, lives at Santa's Workshop at the North Pole. He stows away and goes with Santa on his Christmas Eve trip to deliver presents. Santa gets stuck in a chimney and Rusty is able to get help.

Indexer Notes

The "Ninth Reindeer" refers to the Clement Moore poem which says "eight tiny reindeer." the dog being the ninth. This story ignores the later addition of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Pencils, inks, and letters credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

Giuseppe's Christmas (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
When Giuseppe the organ grinder becomes ill the week before Christmas, a young boy takes his instrument and monkey and collects enough money to give him a happy Christmas.

Indexer Notes

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

A House for Christmas (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
When two little girls become lost in the forest during a snowstorm, they are rescued by three elves in an oak tree. The elves shrink them with magic wild bluebell pollen and an owl takes them back home where the girls eat a magic sunflower seed to regain their normal size. After the storm the girls return to the elves' tree only to find it blown over by the storm. The girls then give the elves their doll house to use for their home.

Indexer Notes

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

New! "Rocket Club" Movie (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Daisy Manufacturing Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Santa's Riddle Wreath (Table of Contents: 8)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
Ben Oda; typeset

Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A Christmas decoration with word puzzles.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover; black and white. Letters credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007)

New Free Shooting Books! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. ["Santa decided to give his reindeer a little rest..."]
  3. 2. The Baker's Apprentice
  4. 3. Christmas at the Zoo
  5. 4. Santa's Ninth Reindeer
  6. 5. Giuseppe's Christmas
  7. 6. A House for Christmas
  8. 7. New! "Rocket Club" Movie
    Daisy Manufacturing Co.
  9. 8. Santa's Riddle Wreath
  10. 9. New Free Shooting Books!
    Daisy Air Rifles
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