Stories

A

  • Alice in a Strange Land (artist Terry Aspin; summary page): Bizarre adventures of Alice Jones when she becomes part of a group to survive a plane crash in South America and finds a mysterious Incan temple. (1979)
  • Alley Cat (artist Rob Lee): long-running single page gag strip. (1976-1981)
  • Almost Human (artist Terry Aspin; summary page): Xenia is an alien who looks entirely human – but her touch is deadly. (1979)
  • Always Together… (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie; summary page): after the death of their mother, oldest daughter Jill and her two younger siblings run away and live rough to prevent the authorities from breaking them up. (1974)
  • Angela Angel-Face (artist Rodrigo Comos; summary page): sneaky, sweet-faced Angela Palmer becomes embroiled in a plot to kidnap a Meringarian princess. (This story is reprinted from Sandie.) (1980)
  • Angela’s Angels (artist Leo Davy; summary page): realism/slice of life strip with nursing students. (1974, 1981)

B

  • Badgered Belinda (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Belinda Gibson is being bullied at a boarding school. On the brink of running away, she chooses to stay and secretly care for a set of orphaned badgers. (1981)
  • Barracuda Bay (artist Santiago Hernandez; summary page): James Bond-esque adventure story – Susan Steven finds herself on the wrong side of some crooks when she goes on a treasure hunt in the Bahamas. (1975)
  • Battle of the Wills (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): a girl discovers a scientist with a duplicating machine that enables her to continue with her gymnastics while her double is forced to do ballet. (1977)
  • Bet Gets The Bird! (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Bet’s pet bird has been enrolled as a pupil at the same school. Hijinks ensue in this humour strip as Bet covers up for the mistake. (1975)
  • The Big Cat (artist Ana Rodriguez): Ruth protects a cheetah from a cruel circus owner by disappearing with it, hiding it in an abandoned warehouse while she works at a nursery to pay for its food. But the owner is not pleased. (1976-77)
  • Bird-Girl Brenda (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Brenda can fly, with often humorous results. (1974-75)
  • The Birds (artist Keith Robson, writer Len Wenn; summary page): the Jinty version of the Hitchcock classic. (1978)
  • Bizzie Bet and the Easies (artist Richard Neillands): humour strip with energetic Bet and her friends the Easies, who are very lazy. (1979)
  • Black Sheep of the Bartons (artist Guy Peeters, writer Alison Christie; summary page): judo sports story. (1979)
  • Blind Ballerina (artist Ana Rodriguez): A girl is determined to become a ballerina, even though she is blind. (1975)
  • Blind Faith (artist Phil Townsend): beloved showjumping horse turns blind but his rider is determined to prevent him from being put down, and so continues to train him to win an important competition. (1980)
  • A Boy Like Bobby (artist Phil Townsend): chaos when Tessa befriends two brothers. (1977)
  • Bound for Botany Bay (artist Roy Newby; summary page): Betsy Tanner and her father are transported to Australia. (1976)
  • The Bow Street Runner (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie; summary page): Beth Speede has been the errand girl of Bow Street since she could walk. Then a gypsy’s prophecy, which Beth interprets to mean that her father’s life depends on her running up to speed, has her take up cross country running. But there is a spiteful rival out to spoil things for her. (1981)
  • Bridey Below the Breadline (artist Ken Houghton; summary page): Bridey’s father has been imprisoned after being wrongly accused of starting the Great Fire of London. Can Bridey’s breadmaking help to clear him? (1976)

C

  • Casey, Come Back! (unknown artist ‘Merry’; summary page): Orphan Josie Stanton feels unloved by her stern grandfather, who shatters her world completely when he sells her beloved dog, Casey. (1979)
  • Cathy’s Casebook (artist Terry Aspin): country doctor’s daughter gets her own caseload of people she helps. (1978)
  • Champion in Hiding (artists Mario Capaldi, Hugh Thornton-Jones): Mitzi Morris discovers a champion sheepdog. (1976)
  • The Changeling (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Katy Palmer lives with a cruel uncle and her only solace is riding. Fate intervenes when Katy runs away and she discovers another means of escape: stealing another girl’s identity. But will living a lie really bring her happiness and permanent escape from her horrible uncle? (1978)
  • Child of the Rain (artist Phil Townsend): After a trip to the Amazon rainforest, Gemma West (who had previously hated rain), finds that she is filled with a mysterious energy when it rains. (1980)
  • Children of Edenford (artist Phil Townsend; summary page): an obsessive headmistress is brainwashing and drugging her pupils in order to bring about a perfect world. (1979)
  • Clancy on Trial (artist Ron Lumsden): After an accident, nobody expects Clancy Clarke to walk again. When she does (with her cousin’s help) her grandfather decides to test her determination to see if she will make a worthy heir. (1978)
  • Cinderella Smith (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): hapless girl is ill-treated by her horrible aunts, but with the help of friends she finds her own way out of her predicament. (1975)
  • Combing Her Golden Hair (artist Phil Townsend; summary page): Tamsin finds a mysterious comb which leads her to her mother – a mermaid. (1979)
  • Come Into My Parlour (artist Douglas Perry): Jody Sinclair is trapped by a witch into being her cat’s-paw, to bring revenge against a local family. (1977-78)
  • Concrete Surfer (writer Pat Mills; summary page): Jean is a rebel, oppressed by her well-to-do cousins, but she can beat the odds by doing what she does best – radical skateboarding. (1978)
  • Creepy Crawley (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): top girl Jean Crawley finds herself under threat from a new girl. Jean unleashes the power of an Egyptian scarab brooch to get rid of her rival. Before long, however, the brooch is using Jean to launch an invasion of insects. (1977)
  • Cursed to be a Coward! (artist Mario Capaldi, writer Alison Christie; summary page): Marnie Miles is being harassed by a deranged gypsy woman who foretells that she will “end up in blue water”. Marnie takes this to mean she will drown someday – and the gypsy woman is determined to make sure that she does. (1977)
  • Curtain of Silence (artist Terry Aspin; summary page): Cycling star Yvonne Berridge thinks of nothing but winning – until the day she becomes mute and a prisoner in an Iron Curtain country. She is forced to cycle for the country under another identity but is determined to escape. (1977)

D

  • Daddy’s Darling (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie): Lee Simons has been living a sheltered life with her overprotective father. Then wartime forces Lee’s father to send her to the village school and he finds he must take in evacuees. (1975)
  • Daisy Drudge and Milady Maud (artist Ken Houghton; summary page): Through mischance, a Victorian skivvy and a spoilt heiress swop lives. (1976-77)
  • Dance Into Darkness (artist unknown, same as ‘Concrete Surfer’; summary page): spooky story about your heart’s desire not being what you expect – with disco dancing. (1978)
  • The Darkening Journey (artist José Casanovas): Thumper the dog has been separated from his blind mistress and sets out in search of her, suffering from bouts of blindness himself after a head injury. (1977)
  • Darling Clementine (artist Richard Neillands, writer Alison Christie): Promising water-skier Clementine “Clem” is in hospital in a coma. Uncle Dave, having witnessed the accident from the wrong vantage-point, thinks Clem’s cousin Ella deliberately caused Clem’s accident, but the true culprit is Clem’s snooty arch-rival, Val Lester. (1977-78)
  • Daughter of Dreams: Sally Carter is the school wallflower until a mysterious girl befriends her. Is the girl real or Sally’s fantasies come to life? NB has a sequel, “Miss Make-Believe”. (1979)
  • Desert Island Daisy (artist Robert MacGillivray; summary page): humour strip. Victorian maidservant Daisy finds that class distinctions still apply, even when she and her employers become castaways on a desert island. (1974)
  • Destiny Brown (artist Rodrigo Comos): Destiny Brown is the seventh child of a seventh child. When she turns 14, Destiny develops powers of precognition. (1977)
  • The Disappearing Dolphin (artist Trini Tinturé): an underwater archaeological dig becomes a dolphin attraction. (1979)
  • Diving Belle (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): highdiver Belle McBain loses her nerve after her father is presumed killed following an ocean diving accident. Then a gypsy diving instructor tells Belle she must learn to dive again as fast as possible, because an important mission depends on it. (1981)
  • Do-It-Yourself Dot (artist Alf Saporito; summary page): single page gag strip. (1974-76)
  • Dora Dogsbody (artist José Casanovas; summary page): Dora is adopted by the Siddonses – to be the dogsbody in their dog hotel. But Dora always ends up having the last laugh on the Siddonses. (1974-76)
  • Dracula’s Daughter (artist Mario Capaldi; summary page): Mr Graves, an authoritarian grammar school master, disapproves of the free-and-easy methods at his daughter’s school. So when Mr Graves becomes the headmaster, he forces his strict grammar-school methods down its throat in an over-zealous crusade to reform it into a strict grammar school. (1981)
  • A Dream for Yvonne (artist Miguel Quesada; summary page): Yvonne comes from a circus family and is expected to carry on the family tradition, but she longs to be a ballerina instead. (1974)

E

F

  • Face the Music, Flo! (artist Jim Baikie; summary page): Flo Carroll is afraid her brother’s pursuit of a singing career will ruin him as it did their father, and sets out after him. (1975)
  • Fancy Free! (artist Phil Townsend; summary page): Fancy Cole is the most difficult pupil at Stockbotham Comprehensive. When Fancy runs away in search of a better life, she meets an old man who helps her discover caring, responsibility, and to grow up considerably. (1981)
  • Finleg the Fox (artist Barrie Mitchell; summary page): Una has family difficulties but her animal companion, wild fox Finleg, helps her to resolve them. Story transferred over in the Lindy merger. (1975)
  • Food for Fagin (artist Trini Tinturé): Olivia Twist is allowed to have a dog – on condition that it doesn’t cost much to feed. But Olivia soon finds she has seriously underestimated the appetite of her new dog, Fagin. (1981)
  • For Peter’s Sake! (artist Ana Rodriguez, writer Alison Christie; summary page): Corrie Lomax is on a quest to save her sick baby brother. (1976)
  • The Forbidden Garden (artist Jim Baikie; summary page): Laika Severn is determined to grow a flower for her dying sister in a future world where pollution has killed all plant life. Unfortunately growing the flower requires breaking the stern laws of the period. If Laika is discovered, she will be sent to a detention centre. (1979)
  • The Four-Footed Friends (artist Peter Wilkes, writer Alison Christie; summary page): Snobby and germ-obsessed Mrs Marshall keeps coming between Riley the mongrel and Winston the peke, who want to be friends. (1979)
  • Fran of the Floods (artist Phil Gascoine; writer Alan Davidson; summary page): the earth gets hotter and Britain is flooded. Fran must journey over the flooded countryside to find her family. (1976)
  • Fran’ll Fix It! (artist Jim Baikie) summary page: A parody of Jim’ll Fix It. (1977-79)
  • Freda, False Friend (artist Phil Gascoine): Freda is torn by conflicting loyalties when her policeman father orders her to spy on a friend’s father, who is suspected of criminal activities. (1977)
  • Freda’s Fortune (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): Freda Potter thinks her dreams have come true when she wins a pony, but then come two big problems: finding places to keep the pony and snobby Susan Hamlin, who can’t stand competition. (1981)
  • Friends of the Forest (unknown artist ‘Merry’): Sally Harris is trying to save a deer from being put in a circus. (1975-76)

G

  • Gail’s Indian Necklace (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Gail falls under the thrall of an evil necklace. (1974)
  • Gaye’s Gloomy Ghost (artist Hugh Thornton-Jones): a funny regular feature with Gaye and Sir Roger, the ghost of a medieval knight who has problems with understanding modern times. (1979-81)
  • Gertie Grit, the Hateful Brit! (artist Paul White; summary page): In the days of Roman Britain, ghastly Gertie Grit steals a druid’s talisman that can send her through time. Wherever Gertie lands, she changes the course of history. (1976)
  • The Ghost Dancer (artist Phil Townsend): Ferne Ashley pretends to be crippled to punish her father for causing (as she believes) her mother’s death. (1981)
  • A Girl Called Gulliver (artist Phil Gascoine): Gwenny Gulliver is looking after the last of the Lilliputians. (1979)
  • Girl in a Bubble (artist Phil Gascoine, writer Pat Mills; summary page): the sinister Miss Vaal is keeping Helen Ryan in a plastic bubble. This is supposedly because Helen has no immunity to germs, but in reality she is the victim of an experiment. (1976)
  • Girl the World Forgot (artist and writer Veronica Weir; summary page): After an accident at sea, Shona Owen lives the life of a castaway on a remote Scottish island. (1980)
  • The Girl Who Never Was (artist Terry Aspin; summary page): Conceited Tina Williams learns a humility lesson when she is cast into a parallel world ruled by magic. Then disaster strikes when Tina unwittingly casts a forbidden spell. She must return to her own world, or face a sentence of eternity as a statue. (1978-79)
  • Golden Dolly, Death Dust! (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Miss Marvell the witch is threatening all green things with her “death dust”. So two girls, along with their corn dolly (which comes to life), must find all the ingredients to make a counter spell. (1975-76)
  • Go on, Hate Me! (artist Keith Robson; summary page): Hetty Blake becomes the target of a hate campaign when she is wrongly blamed for a girl’s death. (1976-77)
  • The Goose Girl (artist Keith Robson, writer Alison Christie: summary page): Glenda Noble is at constant war at her mother over birds – the former is a born ornithologist and the latter has a pathological hatred of birds. (1977)
  • The Green People (artist Phil Gascoine): the protagonist fights against plans to build a new road, which will endanger her newly acquired telepathic friends from a forgotten green and subterranean race. (1975)
  • Guardian of White Horse Hill (artist Julian Vivas): life is hard for orphan Janey Summers, but things change for the better when she meets a mysterious white horse. (1977)
  • Gwen’s Stolen Glory (artist unknown, writer Alan Davidson; summary page): Gwen Terry steals the credit for her classmate’s heroism. (1974)
  • Gypsy Rose’s Tales of Mystery and Magic (various artists; summary page): supernatural tales with storyteller Gypsy Rose. (1977-81)

H

  • The Haunting of Form 2b (artist Rodrigo Comos; summary page): Form 2b is mysteriously reverting to a Victorian pattern. (1974)
  • The Haunting of Hazel (artist Santiago Hernandez; summary page): When Hazel arrives in the village of Black Crag, she finds that the Black Crag in question has been casting a shadow over the village for centuries. Then Hazel finds she has a connection with the Crag that might put an end to its evil. (1975-76)
  • Her Guardian Angel (artist Peter Wilkes; summary page): laughs galore with reckless Roz and her overzealous guardian angel, Gabbi. (1980-81)
  • Hettie High-and-Mighty (unknown artist ‘Merry’; summary page): snobbish hockey player Hettie learns to become less snobbish after the other hockey girls knock her down a peg or two. Story transferred over in the Lindy merger. (1975)
  • Holiday Hideaway (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Mr Jones has had to cancel his holiday because his business collapsed, but is too embarrassed to admit it to his neighbours. So he hides his entire family in the house and pretends they are on holiday. (1981)
  • Holly and the Ivy (artist Phil Gascoine): complete seasonal story. Prickly Holly moves into an ivy-covered cottage and discovers the plant has a will of its own. (1976)
  • Horse from the Sea (artist Rodrigo Comos): a story of lost heirs, cruel relatives, and a mysterious horse from the sea that comes to protect a girl in dire need. (1976)
  • The Hostess with the Mostest: single-page gag strip featuring real-life tv presenter Anne Aston. (1974-75)
  • House of the Past (artist Ken Houghton; summary page): a large house which seems to be stuck in 1933. (1976)
  • The Human Zoo (artist Guy Peeters; summary page): twin girls and their classmates are kidnapped by telepathic aliens to whom humans are mere animals. The treatment the humans receive parallels the treatment meted out to animals on Earth (zoos, circuses, slaughterhouses, bloodsports, vivisection and beasts of burden). (1978-79)

I

  • I’ll Make up for Mary (artist Guy Peeters, writer Alison Christie; summary page): after her outgoing twin sister is drowned in an accident, the remaining twin vows she will overcome her shyness and make up for Mary’s loss. (1979)
  • Is This Your Story? (various artists; summary page): short-lived “true life problems” in comics form. (1976-77)

J

  • Jackie’s Two Lives (artist Ana Rodriguez; summary page): Mrs Mandel lures Jackie Lester away and turns her into a double of her late daughter, Isabella. Isabella had died because of her mother’s obsession with her winning a riding trophy, and now that same obsession is putting Jackie’s life in danger. (1974-75)
  • Jassy’s Wand of Power (artist Keith Robson; summary page): this time, climate change has led to a drought. Jassy has a quasi-supernatural power of dowsing for water. (1976)
  • Jenny – Good Or Bad Friend? (artist unknown; summary page): a sort of ‘agony aunt’ column about how a friendship has gone wrong, done in comics form with discussion from the editor. (1974)
  • The Jinx From St Jonah’s (artists Mario Capaldi, Mike White) Katie Jinx is jinx by name, jinx by nature. (1974-76)

K

  • The Kat and Mouse Game (artist Jim Baikie; summary page): Set in a ballet school, Letitia “Mouse” doesn’t realise that “Kat” is taking advantage of her. (1974-75)
  • Kerry in the Clouds (artist Cándido Ruiz Pueyo/Emilia Prieto, writer Alan Davidson; summary page): Kerry dreams of becoming an actress. But does she have what it takes or is she just a dreamer? (1977)
  • Knight and Day: grim social realism story with kind foster parents and abusive birth parents. (1978)

L

  • Land of No Tears (artist Guy Peeters, writer Pat Mills; summary page): a girl with a limp travels to a dystopian future in which she is a second-class citizen, but nevertheless she encourages her peers to fight against this. (1977-78)
  • Left-Out Linda (artist Jim Baikie): Linda is a spoilt only child whose life is turned upside down when her mother first sends her to boarding school and then gets married unexpectedly. (1974)
  • Life’s a Ball for Nadine (artist Mario Capaldi): rare story with a non-white protagonist. Nadine is excellent at netball and at disco dancing. Her team colleagues want her to do more sports and less dancing; eventually a happy medium is reached. (1980-81)

M

  • Make-Believe Mandy (artist Ana Rodriguez; summary page): Mandy is a fantasist, but a fantastic life really does await her. (1974)
  • Made-Up Mandy: Mandy is a whiz at make-up and can transform herself to look very different; a skill she uses to thwart the manageress of the beauty salon at which she works as a humble caretaker. (1976-77)
  • Mark of the Witch! (artist Phil Townsend; summary page): Emma Fielding is persecuted as a witch because of the “black streak” that has made her family the village outcasts for generations. (1977)
  • Merry at Misery House (unknown artist ‘Merry’, writer Terence Magee; summary page): Merry Summers is wrongly convicted of theft and is sent to a reformatory dubbed “Misery House”, for the cruel, heartless and brutal personnel. But however harsh they may be, they have met their match in Merry Summers, who refuses to let their cruelty change her chirpy ways or stop her smiling. (1974-75)
  • Mike and Terry (artist Peter Wilkes): A daredevil private detective and his girl helper go on the trail of criminal extraordinaire, the Shadow. (1979)
  • Mimi Seeks a Mistress (artist Trini Tinturé): complete short story. (1980)
  • Minnow (artist Peter Wilkes; summary page): For some strange reason, Minna’s mother is against her learning to swim. Furthermore, Minna begins to experience terrifying visions of drowning, but despite it, she defies her mother and has secret swimming lessons. (1980)
  • Miss Make-Believe (unknown artist ‘Merry’): sequel to “Daughter of Dreams”. (1979)
  • Miss No-Name (artist Jim Baikie): amnesic Lori Mills becomes slave to the horrible Ma Crabb. (1976)
  • My Heart Belongs to Buttons (artist Peter Wilkes): Julie is devastated when her dog Buttons dies. Her parents get a guide dog in training to help her get over it, but the new puppy is also called Buttons… (1979)
  • The Mystery of Martine (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): when Martine Freeman starts playing the part of a deranged, obsessive woman in a play called “the Demon Within”, her behaviour changes and she starts behaving like the deranged woman in real life. Almost as if …there WAS a demon within. (1976-77)

N

  • No Cheers for Cherry (artist Phil Gascoine): stage-struck teen Cherry goes away with her aunt to try to make a career as an actress; her aunt is not as kind or as well-set-up as she seemed. (1978-79)
  • No Medals for Marie (artist Phil Gascoine, writer Alison Christie): Marie Smart is being blackmailed into losing deliberately by her jealous godmother. (1981)
  • Nothing to Sing About (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie): when singing idol Gary Davis dies, his daughter Linette vows to shut all singing out of her life. Of course, expelling singing from her life isn’t as easy as that. (1979)

O

P

  • Pam of Pond Hill (artist Bob Harvey, writer Jay Over; summary page): realistic and humorous story about a girl at a mixed-sex comprehensive school. (1979-84)
  • Pandora’s Box (artist Guy Peeters): vain, self-centred Pandora Carr is confident she has acting talent, but her witchy guardian insists on giving her a box of magic potions to help her along. (1979)
  • Paula’s Puppets (artist Julian Vivas): Paula Richards’ father is convicted of burning down his toy factory for the insurance. The Phillipses, the foster-family Paula is staying with, are wonderful, but the townsfolk ostracise Paula because their jobs depended on the factory. At the burnt-out factory Paula finds some mysterious wax puppets and finds they act like voodoo dolls, and she can make things happen to whoever she makes the puppets resemble. At first the bitter Paula uses them to exact revenge, but eventually she realises she can use them to help her father. (1978)
  • Penny Crayon: gag strip. Penny has some magic crayons and the things she draws with them come to life, until they are rubbed or washed out. Just as well! (1975-76)
  • The Perfect Princess (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): Princess Victoria of Burmania is such a horror that her father disinherits her and has four British girls competing for her crown. Naturally, a heated rivalry ensues. (1980)
  • Ping-Pong Paula (artist Jim Baikie, writer Alison Christie; summary page): table tennis player Paula Pride is a real-life ping pong ball between her separated parents. Worse is to follow when rival Myra Glegg starts playing dirty tricks on Paula. (1975-76)
  • Prisoner of the Bell (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Susie Cathcart is a brilliant gymnast and not interested in schoolwork – but her grandmother is determined she will apply herself to her studies, even if she has to be made to do this via hypnotism. (1979)
  • Prisoners of Paradise Island (artist Trini Tinturé, writer unknown; summary page): Sally Tuff applies tough training on her hockey team to ensure they win the International Schoolgirl Championship. Then the girls are kidnapped and taken to a luxury island, where their captors spoil their hockey form with rich food and over-indulgence to make sure they lose. (1974-75)

Q

R

  • Race for a Fortune (unknown artist ‘Concrete Surfer’; summary page): light-weight amusing comedy story with a scruffs-vs-snobs theme: Katie is up against her two posh cousins in a race to get to the Scottish ancestral land of their late grandfather, starting off with nothing in their pockets. Whoever wins inherits from their skinflint ancestor! (1977-78)
  • Rinty ‘n’ Jinty: gag strip taking up a third of a page; Rinty is Jinty’s pet dog. (1977-80)
  • The Robot Who Cried (artist Rodrigo Comos, writer Malcolm Shaw; summary page): robot KT-5 is built in the shape of a human girl; she escapes to find her freedom and to discover human emotions. (1977)
  • Rose among the Thornes (artist Jim Baikie): Rose Smith and her grandmother are the only people who know their relatives, the Thornes, are planning to redevelop the village and make a fortune. (1976)

S

  • Save Old Smokey! (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie): the battle to save a steam engine that is the home for an old train driver and his granddaughter. (1976)
  • Sceptre of the Toltecs (artist Emilia Prieto): Jenny Marlow’s archaeologist parents return from Mexico with a strange, golden eyed girl named Malincha, who possesses strange powers – and powerful enemies. (1977)
  • Sea-Sister (artist Peter Wilkes): Helen is a spirit from the drowned village of Ullapond, sent to reclaim a stone unthinkingly used by an artist family. Initially she is accepted as a sister in the family, but she has her own task to complete. (1978-79)
  • Seulah the Seal (artist Veronica Weir; summary page): animal story from Penny and concluded in Jinty & Penny merger. (1980)
  • 7 Steps to the Sisterhood (artist Ron Smith; summary page): Shelley, a student at a prestigious international language school, is thrilled to be invited into a secret sisterhood; she is told she needs to complete seven tasks in order to be accepted. However, behind this challenge lies a very nasty rival who is prepared to harm or even kill! (1978)
  • Shadow on the Fen (artist Douglas Perry; summary page): spooky tale of a girl who is accused of witchcraft by the evil witchfinder Matthew Hobley, and who travels through time to the present day where she finds a friend who can help her. (1978)
  • She Shall Have Music (artist Ron Smith; summary page): selfish snobby rich girl Lisa Carstairs tries to continue her piano playing, despite tumbling into poverty. (1978-79)
  • Sisters at War! (artist Trini Tinturé): sibling rivalry. (1976)
  • The Slave of Form 3B (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): domineering Stacey realises she can hypnotise a weaker girl. (1976)
  • Slave of the Mirror (artist Carlos Freixas; summary page): Mia Blake falls under the thrall of an evil mirror. (1974-75)
  • Slave of the Swan (artist Guy Peeters; summary page): slave story about an evil ballet dancer and the amnesiac girl she takes revenge on for a long-ago accident. (1978)
  • Slaves of the Candle (artist Roy Newby; summary page): Victorian maidservant Lyndy Langtree stumbles across a candle-making racket operated by Mrs Tallow. Mrs Tallow uses child slave labour to make her candles and then uses her candle business to steal valuables. To silence Lyndy, Mrs Tallow frames her for theft as well as kidnapping her. Since there is now a very substantial price on Lyndy’s head, escape will be pointless – but Mrs Tallow has underestimated the resourcefulness and determination of the girl who is determined to clear her name as well as shut down the candle racket. (1975-76)
  • The Snobs and the Scruffs (summary page): humour strip with rival schools: the scruffs from Scruffley Secondary and their neighbours, the snobs from Snobville Academy next door. (1974)
  • Snobby Shirl the Shoeshine Girl! (artist José Casanovas; summary page): Shirley Lomax is a super-snob and her father decides to teach her a lesson by turning her out to shine shoes for a living. (1976)
  • Snoopa (artist Joe Collins): gag strip with a mouse. (1979-84)
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow (artist Phil Townsend, writer Alison Christie): WWII story about orphaned brother and sister running away to find their happiness. (1978-79)
  • Song of the Fir Tree (artist Phil Townsend; summary page): set in war-torn Germany, two Norwegian children are on the run from a prison camp, but they are being pursued by the traitor who had them sent there. (1975-76)
  • Spell of the Spinning Wheel (artist Jim Baikie, writer Alison Christie; summary page): after Rowan Lindsay pricks her finger on an evil spinning wheel, any humming noise sends her to sleep. This starts interfering with her running career. (1977)
  • A Spell of Trouble (artist Trini Tinturé; summary page): Carrie Black comes from a long line of witches. But trouble looms in the form of her cousin, Angela White. (1980)
  • Spirit of the Lake (artist Philip Townsend): Karen longs to skate like her rich cousin Cynthia, and finds a ghostly instructor. (1979-80)
  • Stage Fright! (artist Philip Townsend): Linda Roberts’ father lands a good job as a gamekeeper – but on the bizarre condition that Linda stay at the manor and train as an actress. (1977)
  • Stefa’s Heart of Stone (artist Philip Townsend, writer Alison Christie; summary page): Stefa Giles is so upset by the death of her best friend, Joy Brett, that she vows to turn her heart into stone to avoid being hurt again. (1976)
  • Sue’s Daily Dozen (artist José Casanovas; summary page): Sue Baker brings back the recipes of the “Daily Dozen,” to the joy of the locals. They were invented by Granny Hayden, the local wise woman. (1980-81)
  • Sue’s Fantastic Fun-Bag! (artist Hugh Thornton-Jones; summary page): Laughs galore when Sue acquires Henrietta, a magical hand-bag with a mischievous streak. Episodic story running to 24 March 1979. (1976-79)
  • The Sweet and Sour Rivals (artist Carlos Cruz; summary page): Life’s never dull for Mandy Mead when Suzie Choo joins the class. Suzie’s parents run a new Chinese restaurant and Suzie is always cooking up fun. (1981)

T

  • Tale of the Panto Cat (unknown artist ‘Merry’; summary page): Bossy Verna wants to run her youth club’s Christmas panto all her way. When her bad conduct gets her removed from the panto, she turns spiteful and sets out to wreck it. (1979)
  • Tansy of Jubilee Street (artists Ken Houghton, Peter Wilkes; summary page): humour strip focusing around a neighbourhood. (1979-81)
  • Tearaway Trisha (artist Andrew Wilson): Trisha’s careless riding puts a girl in hospital. Now Trisha is putting on three cycle shows to raise money for an operation. (1980)
  • Tears of a Clown (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Kathy Clowne is the victim of relentless bullying. Her worst enemy, Sandra, is making sure Kathy gets no chance to prove her only talent – long distance running. (1980)
  • Then there were 3… (artist Phil Townsend; summary page): Ten girls hire a narrowboat, and weird things start happening. (1976)
  • They Call Me a Coward! (artist Leslie Otway; summary page): a girl is bullied at school after being accused of cowardice in the wake of an accident; her enemies gang up to get her expelled. After she runs off in despair all is eventually set right. (June and School Friend, 1971)
  • Thursday’s Child: short self-contained stories themed around the nursery rhyme, for instance “Thursday’s child has far to go”. (1975, reprinted 1981)
  • Toni on Trial (artist Terry Aspin; summary page): Toni Carr joins her mother’s old athletics club, but finds herself an outcast because her mother was disgraced when she was accused of stealing a trophy. Toni is determined to get at the truth. (1979-80)
  • Too Old to Cry! (artist Trini Tinturé): An orphan runs away from a cruel orphanage, but the evil matron is in pursuit. (1975-76)
  • Tricia’s Tragedy (artist Ana Rodriguez; summary page) Tricia Hunt blames herself for her cousin being blinded in a swimming accident. Tricia decides to make up for things by looking after her cousin, but soon finds her cousin is making her a slave. (1975)
  • Two Mothers for Maggie (artist Jim Baikie): Maggie, a talented young actress from a poor background, is torn between affection for her real mother and her screen ‘mother’, when she is given a role in a major soap opera. (1977)

U

V

  • The Valley of Shining Mist (artist Carlos Freixas, writer Alan Davidson; summary page): Debbie Lame lives with horrible relatives who, among other things, call her “Dumbie” because she stutters. Then Debbie finds an oasis of peace in the Valley of Shining Mist. (1975)
  • The Venetian Looking-Glass (artist Phil Gascoine): mysterious looking-glass takes over girl’s life, makes her do evil things to exact revenge for a wrong done to the looking-glass’s original owner. (1980)
  • Village of Fame (artist Jim Baikie; summary page): Mr Grand comes to the village of Fame to shoot a television serial. But he has very sinister methods for increasing the ratings. (1979)

W

  • Waking Nightmare (artist Phil Townsend): Phil Carey befriends and tries to hide a strange girl from the authorities. (1978)
  • Wanda Whiter than White (artist Ana Rodriguez; summary page): Wanda White’s over-strictness in telling the truth is making her a tell-tale. (1975)
  • Waves of Fear (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Clare Harvey is ostracised as a coward when she panics during a near-fatal accident in a cave. Nobody realises that it was really claustrophobia and it is making Clare increasingly ill. (1979)
  • Wenna the Witch (artist Carlos Freixas; summary page): Wenna is persecuted in a village that still believes in witches. (1974)
  • When Statues Walk (artist Phil Gascoine; summary page): Viking clay warriors come to life in a spooky tale of Norse legends intruding into modern life. (1979-80)
  • White Water (artist Jim Baikie): Mr Mason is drowned and his daughter Bridie lamed when their boat “White Water” sinks. Bridie vows there will be a new “White Water.” (1979-80)
  • Who’s That in My Mirror? (artist Tom Hurst; summary page): Magda Morrison’s angelic face conceals a wicked nature. But it shows in a strange mirror. (1977)
  • Wild Horse Summer: (artist unknown, summary page) Daphne has been mute since an accident. While on holiday with relatives she befriends a wild horse, but a farm hand wants to destroy it, considering it dangerous. (1974)
  • Wild Rose (artist Jim Baikie): Upon hearing that she was abandoned at the circus as a baby, Rose leaves the circus in order to find her true parents. (1978)
  • Willa on Wheels (artist Jim Baikie; summary page): Willa has been in an accident and must muster up all her strength and spirit to learn to walk again. (1976)
  • Worlds Apart (artist Guy Peeters; summary page): six schoolgirls find themselves in a series of strange worlds governed by their main characteristics: greed, love of sport, vanity, delinquency, intellectualism, and fear. (1981)

X Y Z

  • The Zodiac Prince (artist Trini Tinturé): Humour strip in which the King of the Zodiac sends his son to hand out gifts to any girl he pleases. (1978)

The bulk of the list and the base story details taken from Wikipedia page for Jinty, accessed 16 April 2014 at 8 pm; amended to add artist details where known. Re-sorted into alphabetical order and new stories added on an ongoing basis.

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