Author Archives: Jac

Mirror, Mirror

There are a lot of mirrors in girls’ comics. Lots and lots of them. A new mirror-related story seemed to pop up every few months back in the 1970s and 1980s.   Yes, of course I’ve chosen these two panels … Continue reading

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Comics in the Guardian

When you write a blog on girls’ comics and then get asked to write an article on girls’ comics for the Guardian, it might seem a good idea to mention the article on your blog. But I didn’t. D’oh! So … Continue reading

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Land of No Tears

Jinty 5th  Nov 1977 – 11th Feb 1978. Reprinted Jinty and Penny 1980/1. “Disabled Cassy Shaw was used to getting her way by playing on people’s sympathy. But she was in for the biggest shock of her life when she … Continue reading

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Slaves of the Candle

Slaves of the Candle (Jinty and Lindy) Twelve parts 8/11/75-24/1/76 My cunning plan was (and still is) to try to do at least one of all the standard girls’ comic genres near the beginning of this blog. Tragic Victorians have … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Uncle Gideon

Thought that I really ought to do a photostory at some point. Unfortunately due to some comic-box-access issues, this seemed unlikely to happen in the near future. But a cunning solution presented itself, to wit, grabbing one of the ‘Monthly’ … Continue reading

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Slave of the Mirror

Slave of the Mirror (Jinty) 20 parts, 9/11/74- 12/4/75 (Issues 27-46) – you may spot that these figures don’t add up. That’s because there was a three-issue break due to ‘Production Troubles’ and so no issues on 28/12/74, 4/1/75 or … Continue reading

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Thursday’s Child

Thursday’s Child (Tammy) 11 parts, 20/1/79 – 31/3/79 Writer/artist: unknown It wasn’t just Misty that had nasty things happening to nice people in the late Seventies, but elsewhere things were much more likely to turn out well. Thursday Brown in … Continue reading

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Winner Loses All!

Winner Loses All! (Misty) 17 parts, 4/8/79-24/11/79 Writer: unknown Artist: Mario Capaldi? This is a comic-strip aimed at pre-teen girls about selling your soul to the Devil. Yes, it could only be from Misty. Misty is one of the most … Continue reading

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Boyfriend from Blupo

Boyfriend from Blupo (Bunty) 8 parts: 13/5/95-1/7/95 Writer/artist: unknown Lee is desperate for a boyfriend. Her wish is granted when hunky alien Morgan crashes his spaceship near her house and agrees to go to the disco with her. Morgan’s faux … Continue reading

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