Jinty #39, 22 February 1975

JInty 39

  • The Jinx from St Jonah’s (artist Mike White)
  • Tricia’s Tragedy (artist Ana Rodriguez)
  • Merry at Misery House (writer Terry Magee)
  • The Kat and Mouse Game (artist Jim Baikie)
  • Prisoners of Paradise Island (artist Trini Tinturé)
  • Dora Dogsbody (artist José Casanovas)
  • Bird-Girl Brenda (artist Phil Gascoine)
  • Always Together… (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie)
  • The Hostess with the Mostest
  • Slave of the Mirror (artist Carlos Freixas)

This is another newly-arrived Jinty for my collection.

The Jinx from St Jonah’s uncovers a man running a pony-selling racket and turns to an ancient gun to stop him. But knowing our Katie, the crook has more to fear from her jinxing than an ancient gun!

The latest arrival in “Dora Dogsbody” is eating everyone out of house and home, and for once Dora sides with Ma Siddons.

In “Tricia’s Tragedy“, Tricia would have done well to heed the old adage, “beware the Greeks, even when they offer gifts” when her estranged relatives suddenly offer her a surprise invitation to train in their pool, especially when her father has a premonition that something horrible will happen if she accepts the invitation. But she does not heed the warning any more than the Trojans did. So we can pretty much guess where that is going to lead, and it starts with the final panel where cousin Diana is diving dangerously on top of Tricia.

Merry at Misery House” is getting the blame when someone plays tricks on Miss Ball the sadistic guard. Even her fellow inmates find it hard to believe she is innocent. But then a weird masked figure appears in the final panel, and it can’t be Merry.

In the “Kat and Mouse Game”, Kat hurts her leg. It’s her own fault, but Mouse thinks it’s hers, and of course Kat is taking full advantage of this.

Miss Lush is full steam ahead on making her “Prisoners of Paradise Island” unfit to win the hockey championship. Sally, the only person to realise, is at a dead end, and we are told that next week she is going to be “lost at sea”.

Bird-Girl Brenda” gets more than she bargained for when she uses her flying power to map a canal – she finds an unexploded WWII bomb and must find a way to alert the authorities without giving herself away!

“Always Together” is on its penultimate episode. Beth has fallen dangerously ill. Jill has little choice but to take her to hospital and risk giving themselves up to social welfare.

And in “Slave of the Mirror”, we get a hint that the mirror may not be all that bad when it leads Mia to what looks like an accident involving Major Rose. Or does it have some hidden agenda? We shall have to wait and see.

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One thought on “Jinty #39, 22 February 1975

  1. Tricia should have heeded that adage even more when she finds her relatives are not all that nice. They come across as a hard lot and not likeable. So why bother inviting her over at all? And Dad is like the Cassandra figure from the Trojan story – having premonitions of disaster that go unheeded.

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