Katy. This is a title that is so obscure that I cannot find any piece on it or jpegs on the Internet (save at a recent eBay auction, which are reproduced here). The only source on Katy so far is this thread from Comics UK forum http://comicsuk.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=6484
Katy lasted ten issues. She appeared fortnightly, from #1, 31 October 1986 to #10, 6 March 1987. She then merged with Barbie.
What gives Katy her place on this blog is that she reprinted some stories from Jinty. Other reprints came from Tammy, Misty, Whizzer & Chips, Sandie, and other sources that have not yet been identified. The beauty is that Katy reprinted the stories in full colour!
If anyone can supply further information on Katy it would be most appreciated.
Stories in Katy
Creepy Crawley – Jinty
Combing Her Golden Hair – Jinty. Retitled “Comb of Mystery”
Alone in London – original comic unknown
The Upper Crust – Tammy
Witch Hazel – Tammy
Guitar Girl – Tammy
Claws (cat cartoon) – Whoopee!
The Cats of Carey St – Misty
Sister to a Star – Sandie
Minnie’s Mixer (cartoon) – Whizzer & Chips
The Petticoat Pirate – original comic unknown
Dora Dogsbody – Jinty
Update: Further scans are now available. They have established that most of the Katy covers were reproduced from Princess Tina, such as this one. All the covers were also used for the Dutch Tina.
And the following scans of the contents have been added. “Comb of Mystery” is “Combing her Golden Hair” under a new title.