([December] 1953)

DC, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
On-sale date
1953-10-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Lawrence Nadle ? (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia: "RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER. Copyright 1953, by Robert L. May. Published by National Comics Publications, Inc., Whitney Ellsworth, Editor. Except for those who have authorized use of their names, the stories, characters and incidents mentioned in this book are entirely imaginary and fictitious, and no identification with actual persons, living or dead, is intended or should be inferred. Printed in U.S.A."

Credits are from Jerry Bails' Who's Who site. On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of October 9 in Peter Porkchops #25.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rube Grossman ?
Inks
Rube Grossman ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You're my star toy-maker, Rudolph!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus; Grover Groundhog; Winky; Blinky

Indexer Notes

No number or year on the cover.

A Letter from Rudolph (Table of Contents: 1)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A picture letter. Inside front cover. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

[The King That Outlawed Christmas] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Sy Reit ?
Pencils
Rube Grossman ?
Inks
Rube Grossman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus; Winky; Blinky; Grover Groundhog; Blitzen; King of Gorgonzola
Synopsis
The King of Gorgonzola has outlawed Christmas in his country so that his people will have more monry to pay taxes. Rudolph and Grover travel there to try to persuade the King to change his mind, but they are arrested. Later, they escape and help rescue the King, who fell down a mine shaft, and Christmas is restored to Gorgonzola.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The title is made up by the indexer. First line in the story: "Christmas is coming, boys and girls-- and letters are pouring into Santa's Workshop from every corner of the Earth!"

Only pages 1, 3, 5-10, 12-17, 19-20, and 22-26 are included in the Limited Collectors' Edition reprint.

Funland (Table of Contents: 3)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus; Winky; Blinky; Grover Groundhog; Caspar the Postman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A maze to Funland. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

Magic! (Table of Contents: 4)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Winky; Blinky
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Optical illusions and a brain teaser. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

Scrambled Squares (Table of Contents: 5)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus; Winky; Blinky; Grover Groundhog
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Scrambled art, plus a find-the-words-using-letters-in-Rudolph puzzle. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

3 in a Row (Table of Contents: 6)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

A game played with buttons. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

More Magic! (Table of Contents: 7)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Grover Groundhog
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A brainteaser. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

The Santa Claus Reindeer Game (Table of Contents: 8)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Santa Claus
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A game played using a button. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

Scrambled Crosswords (Table of Contents: 9)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Letters
?

Genre
children

Indexer Notes

Crossword puzzle with scrambled words. Inside back cover. Writing and art credits provided by Bob Hughes.

[Poster] (Table of Contents: 10)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rube Grossman ?
Inks
Rube Grossman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; children
Characters
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer; Santa Claus; Winky; Blinky; Grover Groundhog

Indexer Notes

Poster on the back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["You're my star toy-maker, Rudolph!"]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  2. 1. A Letter from Rudolph
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  3. 2. [The King That Outlawed Christmas]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  4. 3. Funland
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  5. 4. Magic!
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  6. 5. Scrambled Squares
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  7. 6. 3 in a Row
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  8. 7. More Magic!
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  9. 8. The Santa Claus Reindeer Game
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  10. 9. Scrambled Crosswords
  11. 10. [Poster]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
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