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Tommy Girl [1967]

Plot

During World War II, Tommy Clark’s parents are captured by the Germans and she is smuggled to her aunt’s at the Channel Islands. When the German occupation comes, Tommy encourages the Islanders into secret Resistance against the Nazis. Tommy has also found a way to spy on the Nazis at the school they have taken over as their headquarters. She discovers the Nazis are plotting “Operation X” and sets out to find out what it is. She learns the Nazis are bringing something concealed in boxes to the Islands via submarine and concealing them in the Whispering Cave.

Notes

Appeared

  • Tommy Girl –  Bunty: #486 (20 May 1967) – #499 (5 August 1967)

Visit to Venus [1967]

Plot

In the year 2004, the first mission to Venus arrives on the planet. It loses contact with Earth and is given up for dead. In fact the crew (Captain Coleman and his daughter Vanessa,  and three crew members) are alive and fighting to survive against a dwindling supply of oxygen. Vanessa accidentally spills seeds on Venusian soil, which soon grow into super-growing trees. Then dangers threaten the astronauts, including a Venusian monster and their spaceship sinking into quicksand.

Notes

  • Artist: Douglas Perry

Appeared

  • Visit to Venus – Bunty: circa #488 (20 May 1967) – (?)

Pat among the Ponies [1958]

Plot

The senior girls of Moordown Riding School are completing the last stage of their cross-country initiative test and must return by a certain time. Pat Farley is among them, but things go wrong and they go off course.

Notes

Appeared

  • Pat among the Ponies Bunty: #22 (14 June 1958) – #37 (27 September 1958)
  • Reprinted – Bunty: #469 (7 January 1967) – #484 (22 April 1967)

Annie’s Orphans [1967]

Plot

In the wake of the Great Fire of London, Annie Besson rescues seven orphans. They go to live on a barge where Annie is trying to teach them to read and write. They are joined by a mudlark, Jonno, who steals whatever he needs. Annie is trying to cure him of stealing, but Jonno eventually ends up in court.

Notes

Appeared

  • Annie’s OrphansBunty: circa #484 (22 April 1967) – (?)

Fiona’s Strange Inheritance [1967]

Plot

Fiona McKnock Smith has been wrongly accused of attempting to poison the Chief of the McKnock clan and is sent away from McKnock Island. She creeps back to prove her innocence. Johnny Duncan accompanies her. She discovers a plot to steal the clan jewels, which the cook Mrs Strong and her granddaughter Fiona are part of. The crooks, Hank and Shortie, take Fiona and servant Dugald prisoner. After they escape they overhear Hank and Shortie planning to dispose of Mrs Strong and her granddaughter once they are of no further use. They warn Mrs Strong of this. She tells them Hank and Shortie have a new accomplice. Then they see Johnny with Hank and Shortie. Is he the new accomplice or what?

Notes

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Fiona’s Strange InheritanceBunty: circa #484 (22 April 1967) – (?)

Jenny and the Robot Schoolgirl [1966]

Plot

Jenny Anderson is often very lonely because her scientist father is too busy and tends to neglect her. He also neglects the bills and keeping her private tutor paid. He invents a robot companion named Ruby for Jenny, which works out well. Ruby also serves as the housekeeper and Jenny’s tutor. When the bailiffs come collecting chattels to pay off Dad’s debts, Ruby gets rid of them, but Dad is worried they will come back for Ruby because they saw her components are valuable (gold, rubies and other precious stones). So he sends Ruby to a safe haven – school with Jenny!

Notes

Appeared

  • Jenny and the Robot Schoolgirl Bunty: #458 (22 October 1966) – (?)

Mona in the Village of Fear [1966]

Plot

Mona Masters, a master magician, is summoned by her friend Anita to the village of Wishpool. Wishpool is in the grip of Father Frobisher, financially and economically, apparently because he is able to control the weather, crops and fortunes of the farmers. The villagers are terrified of him and will not do anything without his permission.

Notes

  • Artist: Peter Kay

Appeared

  • Mona in the Village of FearBunty: #458 (22 October 1966) – (?)