- Slaves of the Candle – final episode (substitute artist)
- The Jinx from St Jonah’s (artist Mario Capaldi)
- Friends of the Forest
- Fran of the Floods (artist Phil Gascoine)
- Miss No-Name – first episode (Jim Baikie)
- Too Old to Cry! (artist Trini Tinturé)
- Wanda Whiter than White (artist Ana Rodrigues)
- The Haunting of Hazel (artist Santiago Hernandez)
- Song of the Fir Tree (artist Phil Townsend)
In this issue, Jinty is one month into the (then) new year of 1976. It is the final episode of “Slaves of the Candle” (starting with the Jinty & Lindy merger and probably originally written for Lindy). We finally see how Mrs Tallow’s machinations end up – or do we? We are left with a question mark over what really happened to Mrs Tallow. The final episode of this story looks like it was drawn by a substitute artist instead of Roy Newby. It will be replaced by another Newby, “Bound for Botany Bay”, another historical period story that reminds us how harsh previous centuries used to be. “The Haunting of Hazel” finally ceases, thanks to a landslide that almost kills Hazel and her friends but also lays the ghosts to rest. “Song of the Fir Tree” is also approaching its end after a five-month run, with the conclusion promised for the next issue.
In regard to beginnings, a new Jim Baikie story starts, “Miss No-Name”. Lori Mills is a promising athlete, especially in the pole vault. Then a trick from her jealous rival, Rachel, causes Lori to lose her memory. And in the time-honoured tradition of amnesiac stories in girls’ comics, Lori will fall foul of an evil woman who takes advantage of her amnesia. And in “Fran of the Floods”, Fran had been treating the floods as a joke in the first episode in the previous issue. But now Fran is beginning to realise that the floods are no laughing matter as the flooding causes more catastrophes and life as she knows it starts breaking down.