Wendy and Jinx are inseparable friends at the Manor School boarding school. They got into many adventures including solving a few mysteries. In one story a theatrical school, Fairbridge opens nearby and Jinx has a run in with a pupil Rowena which then starts a feud between the two schools. Another story has the girls move to Grantly Grange when the boarding house at Manor School is destroyed in a fire. When they find out that Grantly Grange is supposed to be haunted they go on a ghost hunt.
Art: Ray Bailey & Philip Townsend Art: Peter Kay
- Wendy and Jinx replaced Kitty Hawke as the front cover story.
- First appeared March 1952, each story had a new subtitle.
- Art: Ray Bailey, Philip Townsend, Peter Kay
- Story: Valerie Hastings, Stephan James
- Wendy and Jinx – Girl: 1952 – 1964
- Wendy and Jinx in the Secret of Manor School – Girl: Vol. 1 #22 (26 March 1952) – Vol. 1 #44 (27 August 1952)
- Wendy and Jinx in the Adventure of Gallant Knight – Girl: Vol. 1 #45 (03 September 1952) – Vol. 2 #16 (11 February 1953)
- Wendy and Jinx The Mystery of Raven Castle – Girl Vol. 2 #17 (18 Feb 1953) – Vol. 2 #36 (1 July 1953)
- Wendy and Jinx in The Secret of the Caves – Girl: Vol. 2 #37 (8 July 1953) – Vol. 2 #61 (23 December 1953)
- Wendy and Jinx in Rivals of the Fourth Form – Girl: Vol. 2 #62 (30 December 1953) – ?
- Wendy and Jinx in the Mystery of the Ice Rink – Girl: circa Vol. 4 #14 (6 April 1955) – Vol. 4 #23 (8 June 1955)
- Wendy and Jinx in Rescue From Gannet Island – Girl: Vol. 4 #24 (15 June 1955) – Vol. 4 #43 (26 October 1955)
- Wendy and Jinx in the Million Pound Mystery – Girl: Vol. 4 #44 (2 November 1955) – Vol. 5 #15 (11 April 1956)
- Wendy and Jinx in Adventure on the Riviera – Girl: Vol. 5 #16 (18 April 18 1956) – (?)
- Wendy and Jinx in the Treasure of the Legions – Girl: circa Vol. 6 #3 (16 January 16 1957) – (?)
- Wendy and Jinx in a Race For Life – Gir: circa Vol. 6 #9 (February 27 1957)- (?)
- Wendy and Jinx in The Fairbridge Feud – Girl: circa Vol. 6 #40 (02 Oct. 1957) – ?
- Story: Stephan James, Art: Ray Bailey & Philip Townsend
- Wendy and Jinx in the New Headmistress – Girl: Vol. 7 #32 (09 Aug 1958) – Vol. 8 #10 (07 Mar 1959).
- Wendy and Jinx in The Girl from Norway – Girl: circa Vol. 8 #28 (29 Aug. 1959) – ?
- Story: Stephan James, Art: Peter Kay
- Wendy and Jinx in Ghosts at the Grange – Girl: Vol. 9 #3 (16 Jan. 1960) – ?
- Story: Stephan James, Art: Peter Kay
- Wendy and Jinx in the New Headmistress [abridged] – The Best of Girl
- Wendy and Jinx and the Fight for the Playing Fields – Girl Annual 6
- Story: Valerie Hastings, Art: Peter Kay
- Wendy and Jinx and the Royal Dukes – Girl Annual
- Wendy and Jinx and the Dutch Stamp Mystery – Girl Novel by Valerie Hastings (1956)
- Wendy and Jinx and the Missing Scientist – Girl Novel by Valerie Hastings (1957)
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Wendy And Jinx In The Secret Of Manor School runs in Girl Vol. 1 #22 (Mar. 26 1952) – Vol. 1 #44 (Aug. 27 1952). The serial starting in Vol. 1 #45 (Sep. 3 1952) is Wendy And Jinx In The Adventure Of Gallant Knight.
“Wendy and Jinx in The New Headmistress” runs in Girl Vol. 7 #32 (09 Aug 1958) – Vol. 8 #10 (07 Mar 1959). The Best of Girl reproduces only nine of the 31 pages.
Perhaps the remaining 22 pages were not deemed to have the high quality of the other 9, or perhaps the compiler of THE BEST OF GIRL wanted to print more of the other features from the comic, and therefore didn’t have a spare 22 pages. I mean, let’s face it, 31 pages of Wendy And Jinx would be at least 15 too many anyway.
More additions for your list: The second story “The Adventure of Gallant Knight” ends in Girl Vol. 2 #16 (11 Feb 1953). The third “Wendy and Jinx”-story is “The Mystery of Raven Castle”. It runs in Girl Vol. 2 #17 (18 Feb 1953) – Vol. 2 #36 (1 Jul 1953).
I can offer a couple of additional pieces of information to the above from my small but selective collection of GIRL, which I bought from Border Bookshop in Todmorden in the period between Carole Collinge having sold the shop and the day of the formal handover. There was no point in leaving them all behind, was there?
Wendy And Jinx In The Secret Of The Caves starts in Volume 2 Issue 37 (July 8 1953) and ends in Volume 2 Issue 61 (December 23 1953).
Wendy And Jinx In Rivals Of The Fourth Form starts in Volume 2 Issue 62 (December 30 1953), and is still running in Volume 3 Issue 13 (March 31 1954).
Wendy And Jinx In The Mystery Of The Ice Rink is running in Volume 4 Issue 14 (April 6 1955) and ends in Volume 4 Issue 23 (June 8 1955).
Wendy And Jinx In Rescue From Gannet Island starts in Volume 4 Issue 24 (June 15 1955), and ends in Volume 4 Issue 43 (October 26 1955).
Wendy And Jinx In The Million Pound Mystery starts in Volume 4 Issue 44 (November 2 1955) and ends in Volume 5 Issue 15 (April 11 1956).
Wendy And Jinx In Adventure On The Riviera starts in Volume 5 Issue 16 (April 18 1956), and is still running in Volume 5 Issue 25.
Wendy And Jinx In The Treasure Of The Legions is running in Volume 6 Issue 3 (January 16 1957), and is still continuing in Volume 6 Issue 4 (January 23 1957).
Wendy And Jinx In A Race For Life is running in Volume 6 Issue 9 (February 27 1957) and in Volume 6 Issue 31 (July 31 1957). [in this latter issue is the first instalment of a new serial about Belle Of The Ballet, called The Jolly Wagoners, written by George Beardmore, drawn by Stanley Houghton, and another story about Susan Of St. Bride’s called The Little Dutch Girl].
Thank you both for the information. I only have a few Girl comics myself, there are other comics that are mores of my personal interest, but I appreciate that they actually credited the stories!
I, on the other hand, Lorraine, have a large pile of them, bought as a last resort admittedly, but obviously I am not averse to buying comics/story papers produced by firms other than D. C. Thomsons. TAMMY, JINTY, SCHOOL FRIEND etcetera are decent story papers even though not produced by Thomsons. I own a lot of issues of all three titles, but I just won’t be writing about them because I have plenty on my plate with my planned books on Thomsons’ output for girls, and for boys, each of which will take me several months to write.
You may like to know that Wendy and Jinx took a trip for France in 1955.
The stories were translated into French, and while crossing the Channel, both girls were renamed, as Mad and Gloria respectively.
They became the front page heroines of a french weekly comic magazine for girls, “Line”, pronounced /leen/, then a popular Christian name for girls in France
(also shortened forms of Aline, Maryline, etc.)
“Line” was launched by Dargaud publishers in Paris in 1955 as a sister publication to the quite popular “Tintin” for boys. Unfortunately, “Line”, and a similar publication in Belgium for the french-speaking part of the country never met with success and lasted until 1960 only.
In typical french fashion, popular series were often republished as standalone albums, and being the lead strip of the maqazine, three adventures
were published as such in 1958-1959 with the éditions du Lombard : Le Mystère de la patinoire, Le Trésor de la ferme aux douves, and Aventure sur la Riviera.
I’m sure you can identify at least two of the original titles in English !
“Line”, at least in the beginning, was made almost entirely with imports from the british “Girl”, including Belle of the Ballet, Vicky, Robbie, Lettice Leefe and historical biographies, including a most surprising (for the Frenchman I am) a Joan of Ark
fighting the English !
More info on request…
In the 1960s/70s there was a French language course called ‘BONJOUR LINE’ produced in France for student learners in other countries.
Di not know that, may be a coincidence. Or the writer of the course had possibly seen or heard of the french weekly for girls…