Welcome to Girls Comics of Yesterday. A fan site dedicated to British girl comics of the past, looking mostly at the long running publications of Bunty, Mandy and Judy, but also some of the other D.C. Thomson comics like Nikki, Diana, Spellbound and Tracy.
The Bunty comic was the longest running publication, it ran from 18/01/1958 to 17/2/2001. It lasted 2249 issues as well as a short-lived monthly series. Judy started on 16/01/1960 and Mandy started on 21/01/1967. They lasted 1635 issues and 1269 issues respectively. In 1991, Mandy and Judy merged with each other and became a new comic, known as M&J. M&J then merged with Bunty in 1997. Some of their long running strips included The Four Marys, Lorna Drake, The Comp, Luv Lisa, Penny’s Place, Wee Slavey, Junior Nanny, Angel, Valda and Nurses. Along with the weekly issues there were also Summer Specials, monthly Picture Story Library Books and Annuals published.
28/09/13 Read about the origins of Valda and her first appearance
03/09/13 Another regular Judy character “The Honourable S.J.”
07/08/13 Post on long running Judy character “Junior Nanny” as well as that I’ll be updating story lists during the week to include other D.C. Thomson publications.
30/07/13 Two posts on stories that appeared in the same issues shows the variety of plots in these comics. In one a girl campaigns to save a playground in the other a girl tries to save her brothers from ghosts in a cursed village.
Panel of the Month
Just for fun each month I am going to take an out of context panel from the comics. To see some previous panels click on the panel of the month category.