Jinty 1 February 1975

JInty 1 February 1975

  • The Jinx from St Jonah’s (artist Mike White)
  • Jackie’s Two Lives (artist Ana Rodriguez)
  • Merry at Misery House (writer Terence 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)
  • Do-It-Yourself Dot (artist Alf Saporito)
  • Slave of the Mirror (artist Carlos Freixas)
  • The Hostess with the Mostest

It is part two of Katie the Jinx’s weekend with the sea cadets and how the bullying Petty Officer Piggy Porker is taking revenge when he falls foul of her jinxing. But knowing Katie, it will be Piggy who gets sunk in the end.

The latest trick that “Slave of the Mirror” has been forced to pull on Major Rose fails, thank goodness. But the mirror is soon up to its tricks again and forcing Mia to play another trick on him.

In the penultimate episode of “Jackie’s Two Lives”, Wendy has discovered the full danger to Jackie – the same danger that killed the real Isabella, the daughter she is now impersonating for Mrs Mandell. A premonition in a nightmare has given Jackie the same warning, but neither this nor Wendy are enough to break her free of Mrs Mandell’s clutches.

Merry is still striking back at Misery House with her resolve to win a hockey match, but the Warden is out to make sure they fail. When they win despite her, she smashes the trophy, just to show how much she hates Merry, and takes no pride or delight in the fact that her reformatory won. Go figure.

In “Prisoners of Paradise Island”, Sally is still having no luck in making her hockey players realise what a gilded cage they are in and decides it’s time for a change of tactics. We find out what this means in the next issue, and whether it will turn things around.

Dora Dogsbody” and her dogs demonstrate against Ma Siddons’ mean economics, but a snowstorm is messing it up. The good news is they find refuge with a kindly farming couple. But the farm donkey could pose a problem with one of the dogs, who has been reared to look on donkeys as friends.

In the “Kat and Mouse Game”, Kat fears the game will soon be up and is now plotting to get Mouse expelled before she gets found out. Will her “two wicked tricks” next week succeed?

A chance of a new life comes in “Always Together” when Dad’s old mate Mr Lawson offers them a new home in Canada. Will they take the offer next week and the story end in the same issue as “Jackie’s Two Lives”?

It’s birthday time for “Bird-Girl Brenda”, but Mum forgot to deliver the invitations! The party is that evening and snow is blocking hand delivery. But of course it can’t block Brenda’s flying power.

7 thoughts on “Jinty 1 February 1975

  1. I received this issue of Jinty a couple of days ago, which completed my Jinty collection. So happy! 🙂

  2. It says here there is an episode of ‘The hostess with the mostest’ in this issue of Jinty. My copy (fortunately!) shows no trace of the hostess. Do different copies of this issue exist, or was the story listed here by mistake?

    1. I suspect it was copied from another entry’s text and not noticed until you spotted it. I will check when I can, and advise further! (You’re right, it’s not a cause for specific celebration where that strip was included, it’s not going to be most people’s fave is it…)

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