Britain is invaded by the Starpeople and their giant pink butterflies, dubbed “Pinkies”. They change the winter season to a tropical climate, which causes the flora and fauna to grow at astonishing speed. The Pinkies emit a spray that renders people unconscious. Mandy Muir, her cousin Joan, Professor Trymer and writer Andrew Wilson become immune to the spray after one exposure. While Mandy is separated from the others, the Starpeople try to assure her they mean no harm, but she does not believe them.
(The Pink Peril – Diana 1965)
A remake of this story was published in Debbie with art by Norman Lee and some character name changes. Britain is invaded by the Starpeople and their giant pink butterflies, dubbed “Pinkies”, who change Britain’s autumn season to a tropical climate. Mandy Traynor and her family are the only ones who seem to be immune to the effects of the Pinkies, which emit a sleep-inducing spray. Then the Traynors meet soldiers, who mean to destroy the Starpeople and their Pinkies.
(The Pink Peril – Debbie 1978. Art: Norman Lee)
- The story originally appeared in Diana, then a remake of the story was published in Debbie in 1978, with Norman Lee as the artist.
- The Pink Peril – Diana #140 (23 October 1965) – #150 (1 January 1966)
- Reprinted (with new art) – Debbie: #289 (26 August 1978) – #296 (14 October 1978)
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“The Pink Peril ” ends in Diana #150 (1 January, 1966).