- Emma in the Shade (artist Juan Solé)
- Oh, Tinker! (artist Trini Tinturé)
- Angie’s Angel (artist Carlos Freixas)
- The Spice of Life! (feature)
- Gymnast Jinty (artist Jim Baikie)
- Dotty Doogood (cartoon)
- Bijli: The Rescue (By Denise Wackrill) – text story
- Bessie Bunter
- Sindy’s Scene: Her Diary and Club Page
- Showdate Shirley tells The Wonderful Beatrix Potter Story
- Lucky’s Living Doll (artist Robert MacGillivray)
- Wicked Lady Melissa – the Strange Story (artist Shirley Bellwood)
- My Brother’s a Nut!
- Orphans Alone (artist Tom Kerr?)
- Star Special – feature
Leading off the 2020 entries on the Jinty Resource Site is another entry on older girls’ titles. This time it is June and School Friend. This issue dates from when June was going through a merger with School Friend, which brought the Storyteller and Bessie Bunter to June and later to Tammy.
Many of the Gypsy Rose stories in Jinty were repackaged Strange Stories from June and Tammy, substituting Gypsy Rose for the Storyteller. This issue contains the original print of a Strange Story that was repackaged as a Gypsy Rose story in Jinty 4 November 1978: “Wicked Lady Melissa”. As the title suggests, Lady Melissa was known for her wickedness and some even said she was possessed by the Devil. Anthea Gordon is cast as Lady Melissa in a pageant but can’t really get into the part. Then Anthea is given Lady Melissa’s whip and…what was that people said about being possessed by the Devil? The original print appears below for the interest of Jinty readers, not to mention the beautiful Shirley Bellwood art.
Owing to time constraints, potted summaries of the stories have been eschewed in favour of art samples from the stories. This is also to give more insight into what some of our Jinty artists got up to in June before they moved over to Jinty. One is Jim Baikie, who is illustrating Gymnast Jinty. I can never go past this one without wondering if Gymnast Jinty was where Jinty the comic got her name from. Phil Townsend’s artwork appears as the illustrator of Sindy (based on the doll). Other artists here did not appear in Jinty, but featured elsewhere, such as Tammy.