“Nothing To Sing About” in this issue is not one of artist Phil Townsend’s best-remembered stories nor one of his most heart-wrenching, but it deals with grief at losing a loved one to an early death a bit more effectively than the rather silly “Stefa’s Heart of Stone” did. Linette Davis’ erratic behaviour is rightly set down to the shock of her dad’s early death, and she has not yet worn out her mother’s (or the readers’!) sympathy.
“The Four-Footed Friends” finishes in this issue: Laura’s mother’s attitude is changed once Riley the mongrel heroically pushes Laura away from a falling brick wall. She explains finally that it was her own grief at losing her baby boy many years ago that made her snobbishly push away Riley and his owner Josie.
Stories in this issue:
- Casey, Come Back! (unknown artist ‘Merry’)
- Bizzie Bet and the Easies (artist Richard Neillands)
- The Forbidden Garden (artist Jim Baikie)
- Alley Cat
- A Girl Called Gulliver (artist Phil Gascoine)
- Nothing To Sing About (artist Phil Townsend)
- The Disappearing Dolphin (artist Trini Tinturé)
- The Four-Footed Friends (artist Peter Wilkes)
- Pandora’s Box (artist Guy Peeters)