Four Color #1274 - Santa Claus Funnies
([January-March] 1962)

Dell, 1942 Series
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Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1961-11-02
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Dell [stamp]
Printer
Printed in U.S.A.
Editing
?

Issue Notes

Indicia title is "SANTA CLAUS FUNNIES, No. 1274." Code number is S.C.F.O.S. #1274-6112. Copyright 1961 by Western Printing & Lithographing Co.

No month is given on the cover or in the indicia. Based on the copyright dates of this issue and others in the series released around the same time, one can determine that this issue was published with other Four Color issues bearing a "January-March 1962" cover date.

On sale date is Library of Congress copyright record publication date.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mel Crawford (painting)
Inks
Mel Crawford (painting)
Colors
Mel Crawford (painting)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas; Christmas trees; gifts; toys

Christmas Eve (Table of Contents: 1)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
A poem about Santa and his Christmas Eve trip.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover and inside back cover; black and white. Typeset text with illustrations. Pencils credit for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Christmas Eve Space Trip (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
S.C.F.O.S. #1274-6112
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Two brothers fly a popcorn-fueled rocket to the Moon, where they find that Santa doesn't visit the moon people.

Indexer Notes

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

The Unsuitable Suit (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Mrs. Claus
Synopsis
Buttons the elf brings Santa a new, updated suit to replace his old frayed one. However, no one recognizes him in his new clothes.

The Guiding Gleam (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A lighthouse keeper rescues a puppy from a storm and gives it to his children as a Christmas present.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted on March 2, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Santa's Return Trip (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
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.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit by Ed Buchman (e-mail, August 5, 2008). Pencils and inks credit from Steven Rowe (GCD-main list, August 3, 2008) and Ed Buchman (e-mail, August 5, 2008).

Woodland Christmas (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gaylord Du Bois
Pencils
Mel Crawford
Inks
Mel Crawford
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus
Synopsis
Some food and gifts fall out of Santa's sleigh when it hits rough weather over a forest. The goods help give a hungry hunter and forest creatures a merry Christmas.

Indexer Notes

Script submitted as "What the Pine Tree Saw" on February 28, 1961. Script credit provided by David Porta from "Gaylord Du Bois's Account Books Sorted by Title / compiled from the original account books by Randall W. Scott" (1985). Pencils and inks credits for this sequence from Alberto Becattini (May 14, 2007).

Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Arnold, Schwinn & Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Santa Claus Funnies
  2. 1. Christmas Eve
  3. 2. Christmas Eve Space Trip
  4. 3. The Unsuitable Suit
  5. 4. The Guiding Gleam
  6. 5. Santa's Return Trip
  7. 6. Woodland Christmas
  8. 7. Schwinn 5-Speed Corvette
    Arnold, Schwinn & Company
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