This page is an index of posts about stories published in titles other than Jinty, giving historical context to the publication environment of the time.
- The Terror Behind the Bamboo Curtain (1975) – war story featuring the struggle between (anti-)hero Big Jim Blake and well-named evil Japanese commander Sado.
- The first Four Marys story (1958). Art by Bill Holroyd.
- Specky Hector’s History of Comics (1990), artist/writer Lew Stringer – humorous take on the history of British comics. Second post here.
- Black Schneider (#273, 1967). Artists Gordon C. Livingstone (story), Rafael Lopez Espi (cover), E. Hebden (writer). WW2 desert warfare between Sergeant Bill Kane and Major “Black” Schneider.
- Nobody Loves a Genius! (#824, 1974). Artists Ian Kennedy (cover), Pat Wright (story), writer R.A. Montague. Putting klutzy Private Hubert Wellington into an explosives course sounds like a recipe for disaster, but in fact the results are most unexpected for his platoon.
- To Kill a Rat… (#1066, 1976). A rat phobia that Lieutenant Doug Watson developed at the hands of his cruel German uncle threatens to undermine the Allied campaign in Italy.
- Entry Forbidden! (#1493, 1981). Sergeant Oskar Dietrich gets help from a surprising source to save his father, whom the SS are forcing to develop germ warfare against the Allies.
- Always a Prisoner (#1502, 1981). When Harry Dane is wrongly jailed, it is only the first in a series of brutal imprisonments, which follow the course of World War II.
- Blood Hostage (#2721, 1993). Air Commodore Henry Dorning is captured in the Channel Islands and the Gestapo are holding his nephew Ralph hostage to force vital information out of him.
- Focke-Wulf Hi-jack (#4543, 2012). It is so imperative for the British to capture a Focke-Wulf 190 that they approve a crazy-sounding operation to hijack one from German-occupied France. Based on the unattempted Operation Airthief.
- Operation Nachthexen (#4599, 2013). The first Commando to feature a female protagonist: Yana Balinky helps Drew Granger regain his nerve for flying.
- Fatherland (#5053, 2017). The first Commando to use a female lead as the main protagonist. Lisa Fisher goes undercover in the Nazi-occupied Channel Islands, but her cover is threatened when her SS father and brother are assigned to investigate suspected infiltration.
- Walking the Line (#5147, 2018). After getting shot down in occupied France, Lieutenant Alan Freeman has to risk an underground escape line that has been compromised by an unknown traitor. The story features another female Commando protagonist, Juliette Chaput, who runs the escape line.
- Harriet’s War (#5179, 2018). In the last days of WWI, Harriet Weekes’ anti-German prejudices are challenged when she is obliged to treat German soldiers. Artists Khato (story) and Ian Kennedy (cover), writer Andrew Knighton.
- Lady Death (#5217, 2019). Svetlana Korzh, a brilliant Soviet sniper, pursues a vendetta against German sniper Ludwig Weber. Another Commando with a female protagonist, and also features an all-woman unit.
- Commandos vs Zombies (#2577, 2019). A team of Commandos is dispatched to destroy a heavy water plant in Norway, and they discover it is being used for Nazi experiments in creating zombie German soldiers.
- My Strange Sister (1981). Eve Baxter is acting very strangely, and her wheelchair-bound sister Joanne can’t understand why. Photo story.
Girl (second series)
- Slaves of the Nightmare Factory (1983-84), photo story: Amanda Harvey and Natalie Jones fall foul of a secret dress factory that kidnaps girls for slave labour.
- Barracuda Bay (1970), reprinted in Jinty 1975. Susan Stevens and Martin Risen are assigned to Barracuda Bay in the Bahamas to investigate Cornelius Kane, who is suspected of kidnapping three missing scientists. Artist Santiago Hernandez.
- “They Call Me a Coward!“ (1971), artist Leslie Otway: Cathy Price is bullied for cowardice after her fear of heights prevents her from coming to the rescue of a girl in distress.
- Boss of Beadle Street (1973), artist Audrey Fawley. Liz Green claims the right to be beadle of her street under an ancient bylaw, but is soon abusing her power.
- Moonchild (1978), artist John Armstrong, writer Pat Mills. Rosemary Black suffers parental abuse at home and bullying at school, but she begins to strike back at them both when she discovers her power of telekinesis.
- A Leap Through Time… (1978). A time travel story to ancient Crete where Elena Hare must save some girls from being sacrificed to the bull god. Art by Eduardo Feito.
- The Black Widow (1978). Mrs Webb plots a spider invasion against the military she blames for her husband’s death. Art by Jaume Rumeu.
- Hush, Hush, Sweet Rachel (1978-79), artist Eduardo Feito, writer Pat Mills. Lisa Harvey is haunted by a previous existence as Rachel Prendergast, a little girl who died in mysterious circumstances.
- Winner Loses All! (1979), artist Mario Capaldi: Sandy Morton sells her soul to the Devil to save her father from alcoholism.
- Hangman’s Alley (1979), artist Jesus Redondo. Melinda Walpole, wrongly executed for theft, returns to haunt as a malevolent ghost.
- Nightmare Academy (1979), artist Jaume Rumeu. Sharon Watts realises something is not right at her new school, and it seems to be something to do with…vampires.
- The Body Snatchers (1979-1980), artist Maria Barrera. Nancy Perkins falls foul of a mad botanist who has plans to conquer Britain.
Princess (second series)
- Mr Evans the Talking Rabbit (1983), photo story. Mr Evans has unwittingly turned himself into a rabbit, and the spell book to change him back is missing.
- Day and Knight (1984), artist Juliana Buch. Sharon Day’s father wants to marry Mrs Knight, and is not listening to Sharon’s protests that Mrs Knight’s daughter Carrie is bullying her.
- The Ghostly Ballerina (1984), photo story. Clare Thomas is told to leave ballet school because she is not good enough. A mysterious ballerina says she will help – but she’s a ghost, and a dangerous one at that.
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- The Four Friends at Spartan School (1971-72), writer Terence Magee, unknown “Merry” artist. Judy Jenkins is sent to Spartan School, which turns out to be a school that administers psychological and physical abuse in the name of discipline.
- Amanda Must Not Be Expelled (1972), artist Jesus Redondo. Amanda Blay is a problem girl who keeps getting herself expelled all the time. Marty and Jane do everything they can to stop Amanda getting herself expelled because they need her for winning an inter-school gymnastics trophy.
- The Stranger in My Shoes (1973), artist Miguel Quesada. Lucy Townsend goes on the run from borstal after her identity is switched with that of a delinquent named Sandra Sage.
- The Clock and Cluny Jones (1973), artist John Armstrong, writer Bill Harrington. A grandfather clock sends bully Cluny Jones into an alternate reality where the tables get turned on her.
- Granny’s Town (1973-74), artist Douglas Perry, writer Pat Mills. When Jen Young comes to Crone-on-Sea (Granny’s Town), she discovers there is only one law in town: Granny’s Law.
- Bella at the Bar (1974), writer Jenny McDade, artist John Armstrong. The very first Bella Barlow story.
- Swimmer Slave of Mrs. Squall (1974), artist Douglas Perry, writer Gerry Finley-Day(?). Sue Briggs is lured away and held captive at Squall House to be turned into a swimming champion.
- Eva’s Evil Eye (1974), artists Charles Morgan and John Richardson, writer John Wagner. Eva Lee pretends to have the evil eye to scare off bullies, and it snowballs.
- Secret Ballet of the Steppes (1974), artist Douglas Perry, writer Gerry Finley-Day(?). A ballet class is abducted to dance for a surviving remnant of Tsarism in Russia.
- All Eyes on 3e (1974–75), artist Mario Capaldi. A classroom full of skivers versus a television shoot.
- The Gypsy Gymnast (1974-75) artist John Armstrong. Jealous of her sister Kim, Ann Rudge disguises herself as a gypsy to secretly train as a gymnast.
- Slaves of the Hot Stove (1975), artist Douglas Perry, writer Gerry Finley-Day? Top chefs are kidnapped and used as slave labour in a restaurant.
- Glenda’s Glossy Pages (1975), artists Mario Capaldi and Tony Highmore, writer Pat Mills. Glenda Slade falls into the power of an evil mail order catalogue.
- Lights Out for Lucinda (1975-76), artist Ken Houghton. Spoilt Lucinda Prior becomes trapped in a mysterious town that is still living in World War II.
- The First Mystery (12 June 1976), artist John Armstrong. The origins of The Storyteller from “The Strangest Stories Ever Told”.
- The Fairground of Fear (1976), artist Diane Gabbot. A fairground brings terror to the village of Baychurch.
- Sit It Out, Sheri (1976), artist John Armstrong. Shy Sheri Soames becomes more confident when she acquires a mysterious chair, but at the price of terrible nightmares.
- Secret of the Skulls (1976), artist Mario Capaldi. Terrifying goings-on ensue when a crypt full of human skulls is accidentally opened.
- Sally in a Shell (1976), writer Terence Magee. Sally Shore’s sister and father make her a drudge and then exploit her talent for making ornaments out of seashells.
- Olympia Jones (1976-1977), writer Anne Digby, artist Eduardo Feito. Olympia Jones dreams of winning an equestrian Olympic gold medal like her late father, but a conspiracy from old enemies put this under threat.
- What’s Wrong with Rhona? (1977), artist Eduardo Feito. Rhona French starts acting strangely after finding a strange doll on Salisbury Plain.
- Time Trap! (1977), artist Tony Higham. An experiment in past life regression goes awry.
- The Dance Dream (1977), artist Douglas Perry, writer Anne Digby. Diana Watts idolises Britain’s leading ballerina, Diana Oberon.
- The Dream House (1977), artist Mike White. Jan Dale is convinced an evil dolls’ house is responsible for the disappearances in the Glenn household.
- Katie on Thin Ice (1977), artist John Armstrong. In 1815, Katie Williams falls foul of a Fagin-type racket that exploits her ice-skating skills.
- Leaves in the Wind (1977-78), artist Veronica Weir. When the headmistress decides to fell the trees in the school driveway, terrifying things begin to happen.
- Betta to Lose (1978), artist Tony Coleman. Betta James rebels against her miserable sports life by deliberately losing.
- Thursday’s Child (1979), artist Juan Solé, writer Pat Mills. Thursday Brown unwittingly unleashes a curse when she starts using a Union Jack flag as a bedspread.
- Nurse Grudge (1979), artist Tony Coleman. Greta Jones becomes a student nurse to take revenge on the hospital she blames for her father’s disgrace.
- Mouse (1979), artist Maria Dembilio. Mary “Mouse” Malloway becomes victim of an international child abduction and faces being sold into a forced marriage.
- Sister in the Shadows (1980), artist Giorgio Georgetti. Wendy Weekes is bullied at school because everyone compares her with her sister Stella, a girl who is brilliant at everything.
- A Girl Called Midnight (1980), artist Juliana Buch. Midnight Meredith is plagued by strange trances that seem to send her off searching for something.
- Dulcie Wears the Dunce’s Hat (1980), artist Mario Capaldi. Troublemakers in Dulcie Dobbs’ class keep sabotaging her schoolwork because they want to see her wearing the dunce’s hat.
- Rita, My Robot Friend (1980-81), artist Tony Coleman. Shunned at school because of her eccentric scientist grandfather, Jenny James turns to his robot for companionship.
- No Haven for Hayley (1981), artist Mario Capaldi. Hayley Moore suffers from neglect and broken-down communications with her mother, who is too consumed with charity work.
- Belinda Bookworm (1981), artist Giorgio Georgetti. Belinda Binder, tired of being a bookworm and being bullied for it, starts to secretly train as an athlete.
- The Black and White World of Shirley Grey (1981), artist Diane Gabbot, writer Jake Adams? Blaming herself for an accident, Shirley Grey refuses to tell lies of any sort, but this is causing trouble.
- Linda’s Fox (1981), artist and writer Ron Tiner. Linda Barnes finds companionship in a litter of foxes after her father is wrongly imprisoned on perjured evidence.
- Lara the Loner (1981), artist Juliana Buch, writer Alison Christie. A fear of crowds (ochlophobia) keeps spoiling everything for Lara Wolfe.
- The Shadow of Sherry Brown (1981-82), artist Maria Barrera. Katy Bishop is being haunted by the jealous ghost of Sherry Brown.
- Danger Dog (1982), artist Julio Bosch. Beth Harris goes on the run with her dog Sammy after rescuing him from a research station experiment, but strange things start happening to her.
- Monster Tales (1982), various artists and writers. A series of monster-themed tales.
- Slave of the Clock (artist Maria Barrera, writer Jay Over; summary page) Alison Thorne is hypnotised by her ballet teacher so that she will dance on, unstopping, for as long as she hears the ticking of a clock. (1982)
- The Button Box (1982-84), artist Mario Capaldi, writer Alison Christie, sub-writers Ian Mennell and Linda Stephenson. Weekly stories from the button box owned by Bev Jackson.
- E.T. Estate (1983), artist Guy Peeters, writer Jake Adams. Keats Estate is dubbed “E.T. Estate” after it gets hit by a meteorite shower – which is really the launch of an alien invasion.
- Portrait of Doreen Gray (1983), artist Tony Coleman, writer Charles Herring. Shy Doreen Gray becomes more confident when a strange portrait begins to influence her – but it is doing so in an evil way.
- Spell of Fog (1983), artist Tony Coleman, writer Jake Adams. When a film crew arrives in Wolfen to make a sensationalised film about a victim of witch-hunting, a mist arises on the marsh where her ashes lie, and it is soon clear that this is no ordinary mist.
- Room for Rosie (1983-1984), artist Santiago Hernandez, writer Alison Christie. Pauline Wheeler is trying to save her gran’s pram Rosie from the scrapyard by finding a home for her, but is not having much luck.
- Cora Can’t Lose (1984), artist Juliana Buch. Cora Street sets out to win as many sports trophies as she can in order to win her parents’ respect – but at the cost of letting a life-threatening head injury go untreated.