Jinty 24 March 1979

Cover Jinty 19790324

The two new stories in this issue are “The Forbidden Garden” (which takes up the whole of this beautiful cover, combining two images from the story inside in a neat shorthand for the dystopian science fiction theme) and “Daughter of Dreams”, a story about shyness and wish-fulfillment with a fantastical twist. Long-running humour strip “Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag!” finishes this week, to make way next week for another episodic humour strip, “Bizzy Bet and the Easies” (similarly-styled but, I think, done by a different artist). And lead story “Alice in a Strange Land” is moving on apace – timid schoolgirl Alice is forced to try to beat her outgoing cousin in a test that includes scaling the walls of a maze so as to quickly get to the centre (meaning that some years later when I saw the film Labyrinth I already knew the trick of it).

Stories in this issue:

  • Alice in a Strange Land (artist Terry Aspin)
  • Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag! (artist Hugh Thornton-Jones) – last episode
  • Rinty ‘n’ Jinty
  • The Forbidden Garden (artist Jim Baikie)
  • Prisoner of the Bell (artist Phil Gascoine)
  • I’ll Make Up for Mary (artist Guy Peeters)
  • Daughter of Dreams
  • Alley Cat
  • The Four-Footed Friends (artist Peter Wilkes)
  • Children of Edenford (artist Phil Townsend)

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