Jinty 12 October 1974

Jinty 12 October 1974

Stories in this issue:

  • The Jinx From St Jonah’s (artist Mike White)
  • Jackie’s Two Lives (artist Ana Rodriguez)
  • Merry at Misery House (writer Terence Magee)
  • Left-Out Linda (artist Jim Baikie)
  • Do-It-Yourself Dot (artist Alf Saporito)
  • Angela’s Angels (artist Leo Davy) – last episode
  • Dora Dogsbody (artist José Casanovas)
  • Wild Horse Summer
  • Always Together… (artist Phil Townsend)
  • Wenna the Witch (artist Carlos Freixas)

A new Katie Jinks story started in the previous issue, all about her swimming ability – yes, klutzy Katie is also a swimming champion, which helps round out her character a bit. Poor girl, she also has a secret enemy, turning her reputation for clumsiness against her. Things all start looking much less humorous in this normally-silly strip.

In “Angela’s Angels”, tea-girl Crystal has been identified as the jealous enemy who played mean tricks on Jo – but a good turn that nurse Sharon does to wheelchair-bound tennis star Neil turns out well for both Neil and Crystal! And at this ‘all’s well that ends well’ point, the story ends – “Gosh, it’s hard work training to be a nurse, and we’ve got a long way to go yet – but it’s so rewarding!”

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One thought on “Jinty 12 October 1974

  1. Alf Saporito was a top artist at Fleetway Publications in the 1960s and 70s and very prolific. I watched with astonishment the talent of Alf at work and at an incredible speed. He drew a small picture-strip cartoon called Hocus Pocus(a naughty witch girl) that I wrote for June & School Friend around 1970, Alf Saporito, a Londoner of Italian parents, was full of humour – a person well-liked and well-known in the world of comics.

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