(1951)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
116
On-sale Date
1951-10-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Approved Comics, Inc
Brand
Ziff-Davis Comic Group
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior

Issue Notes

Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/index.php.

On-sale date comes from arrival date


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

They Bear Gifts in Other Lands (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Père Noël; The Three Wise Men; La Befana; Jule Nissen; Father Christmas; Lucy
Synopsis
Gift givers in various countries.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Jingle and Bell the Eskimo Twins / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, that's the last nail, Bell...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jingle; Bell; Husky; Santa Claus
Synopsis
Jingle and Bell go sledding, but catch the attention of a wolf.

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

How to Draw Your Own Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

The Miracle of the Snowman (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Miele (credited)
Pencils
Jim Miele (credited)
Inks
Jim Miele (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jan
Synopsis
A snowman is given life and helps a young boy and his grandfather.
Keywords
Christmas

Benny Brown Bear's Christmas Sleep! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walsh ?
Inks
Bill Walsh ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Benny Brown Bear; Mrs. Brown Bear; Billy Black Bear; Rob Rabbit; Sammy Squirrel; Santa Claus; Mother Partridge; Slappy Beaver; Orvie Otter
Synopsis
Benny Brown Bear wants to celebrate Christmas, so he asks his friends to wake him up.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

How the Reindeer Came to Fly (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Peltz ?
Inks
George Peltz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Dancer; Prancer; Donder; Blitzen; Daffy
Synopsis
How Santa's elves accidentally got the reindeer to fly.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Crystal the Snowflake (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Santa Claus; Crystal; North Wind
Synopsis
Santa is thinking of retiring, but Crystal finds a modern way to help Santa deliver gifts.

The Story of Silent Night (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Josef Mohr; Franz Gruber; Mrs. Gruber
Synopsis
The story of how the Christmas carol 'Silent Night' was written.
Keywords
Christmas

All-Reindeer Team (Table of Contents: 9)

Santa's (Snapshot) Album / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Walsh ?
Inks
Bill Walsh ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Dasher; Dancer; Prancer; Vixen; Comet; Cupid; Donder; Blitzen

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Humorous drawings of the reindeer based on their names.

A Christmas Dream (Table of Contents: 10)

Pampas and Poncho / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
David Gantz ?
Inks
David Gantz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Pampas; Poncho; Miguel; Maria
Synopsis
Pampas wants a guitar for Christmas.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

How to Draw Santa's Little Helper -- the Elf (Table of Contents: 11)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Peltz ?
Inks
George Peltz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The Fir Tree (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A young fir tree becomes a Christmas tree.

How to Draw Your Own Reindeer (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Peltz ?
Inks
George Peltz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Jingle Bells (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?; James Lord Pierpont (lyrics)
Pencils
Maurice Del Bourgo ?
Inks
Maurice Del Bourgo ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The chorus of the classic song illustrated.

Christmas Morning at the North Pole (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walsh ?
Inks
Bill Walsh ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus; Jingle; Bell
Synopsis
Santa Claus begins telling his friends about the world outside the North Pole.
Keywords
Christmas; North Pole

Indexer Notes

Used to introduce The Golden Fish sequence, beginning the non-Christmas stories.
Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The Golden Fish (Table of Contents: 16)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A fisherman catches a golden fish who grants him a wish in exchange for being let go.

The Cow That Jumped Over the Moon! (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Gertrude; Fifkin
Synopsis
Gertrude the cow tells another cow how she jumped over the moon and what happened afterward.

The Greedy Dog (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
A dog finds a big bone, then sees his reflection in the river.

Indexer Notes

A rewrite of one of Aesop's Fables.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Cuckoo Clock Princess (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Lucko; Lando; Lorelda
Synopsis
A queen has a woman cursed to become a cuckoo clock for turning down her oldest son's proposal.

The Raven and the Jackal (Table of Contents: 21)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
A thirsty raven and jackal find a pitcher with a little bit of water in it.

The Furry Fishermen (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
Two bears are unable to catch the bigger fish that are farther away from the shore.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Man Who Tried to Please Everybody (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Synopsis
A man follows every suggestion people make.

The Funny Nest (Table of Contents: 25)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Peltz ?
Inks
George Peltz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Quack; Hoot
Synopsis
Quack the duck wants to nest in a tree.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Little Red Hen (Table of Contents: 27)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Peltz ?
Inks
George Peltz ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Synopsis
No one helps the little red hen.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

Christmas Night at the North Pole (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walsh ?
Inks
Bill Walsh ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus; Boswell

Indexer Notes

Serves as introduction to Boswell the Brat story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 29)

Boswell the Brat / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Miele
Inks
Jim Miele
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boswell, I'd like you to meet a dear friend of mine...
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Boswell; Mrs. Van Snob
Synopsis
Boswell sneaks out of the house and causes an accident.

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 30)

Alley the Cat and Li'l Arthur / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What are you doin', Li'l Arthur?
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Alley the Cat; Li'l Arthur
Synopsis
Marooned on a desert island, Arthur sends a message in a bottle to request many frivolous things, but not a TV set - he's waiting for a color model.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Mouse Who Played Santa Claus (Table of Contents: 32)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walsh ?
Inks
Bill Walsh ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Musty Mouse; Cotton; Cosy; Cindy
Synopsis
Musty takes in three orphan kittens on Christmas Eve.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Art credits identified by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.

The Sparrow Who Came for Christmas (Table of Contents: 33)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
drama
Characters
Jimmy Bonner; Martha Bonner; Mr. Bonner; Cheer-Up
Synopsis
Jimmy is recovering from a sickness, but has no interest in anything.
Keywords
Christmas

The Legend of St. Nicholas (Table of Contents: 34)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?; Clement C. Moore (poem)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
St. Nicholas; Dr. Clement C. Moore; Santa Claus; Dasher; Dancer; Prancer; Vixen; Comet; Cupid; Donder; Blitzen
Synopsis
A history of the life of Saint Nicholas and how it translated into the legend of Santa Claus.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Includes the classic poem A Visit From St. Nicholas.

Merry Christmas in Other Lands (Table of Contents: 35)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Collection of ways to say 'Merry Christmas' in other languages.
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Christmas Morning at Santa's House (Table of Contents: 36)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Lou Myers (signed)
Inks
Lou Myers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Santa Claus
Keywords
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. They Bear Gifts in Other Lands
  3. 2. ["Well, that's the last nail, Bell..."]
    Jingle and Bell the Eskimo Twins
  4. 3. How to Draw Your Own Santa Claus
  5. 4. The Miracle of the Snowman
  6. 5. Benny Brown Bear's Christmas Sleep!
  7. 6. How the Reindeer Came to Fly
  8. 7. Crystal the Snowflake
  9. 8. The Story of Silent Night
  10. 9. All-Reindeer Team
    Santa's (Snapshot) Album
  11. 10. A Christmas Dream
    Pampas and Poncho
  12. 11. How to Draw Santa's Little Helper -- the Elf
  13. 12. The Fir Tree
  14. 13. How to Draw Your Own Reindeer
  15. 14. Jingle Bells
  16. 15. Christmas Morning at the North Pole
  17. 16. The Golden Fish
  18. 17. The Cow That Jumped Over the Moon!
  19. 18. The Greedy Dog
  20. 19. ["Could this be the story of your Romantic Marriage"]
  21. 20. The Cuckoo Clock Princess
  22. 21. The Raven and the Jackal
  23. 22. The Furry Fishermen
  24. 23. ["Here he is! Kid Cowboy boy marvel of the wild west!"]
  25. 24. The Man Who Tried to Please Everybody
  26. 25. The Funny Nest
  27. 26. ["Read! See! Beanbags"]
  28. 27. The Little Red Hen
  29. 28. Christmas Night at the North Pole
  30. 29. ["Boswell, I'd like you to meet a dear friend of mine..."]
    Boswell the Brat
  31. 30. ["What are you doin', Li'l Arthur?"]
    Alley the Cat and Li'l Arthur
  32. 31. ["Nursery Rhymes no. 2 now on sale!"]
  33. 32. The Mouse Who Played Santa Claus
  34. 33. The Sparrow Who Came for Christmas
  35. 34. The Legend of St. Nicholas
  36. 35. Merry Christmas in Other Lands
  37. 36. Christmas Morning at Santa's House
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