Diana Annual 1978

Picture Stories

  • Stand and Deliver (Pages: 2-3, 126-127) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • Samanta – on the Slippery Slopes (Pages: 7-13) [Art: Norman Lee]
  • The Courage of Caroline (Pages: 21-28) [Art:  Martin Puigagut]
  • All for the Love of Lucy  (Pages: 33-37, 40-44)
  • You and Your Yuletide (Pages: 38-39)
  • …And Then There Were Three…  (Pages: 52-62)  [Art: Jordi Badia Romero]
  • Blanche and the Pirate King (Pages: 67-76) [Art: Jordi Franch]
  • Jo and Co. (Pages 83-88) [Art: Brian Delaney]
  • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall  (Man in Black story) (Pages: 97-103) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • Once Upon a Wish (Pages: 117-124)

Text Stories

  • Christmas Magic (Pages: 14-16)
  • A Home for Sheba (Pages: 29,45,66, 89, 96 & 125) [Writer: Valerie Edwards]
  • Little Red-Riding Hood was Never Like this! Or was she? (Pages: 112-113)

Features

  • Are You on the Beauty Map? (Pages: 17-19)
  • Etiquette Emma (Page: 46-47)
  • Let’s Put Things ‘Write’  (Page: 48, 93)
  • Putting on the Syle (Page: 49-51)
  • Star Spangled Christmas (Pages: 77-80)
  • Are You a Christmas Star? (Pages: 90-91)
  • New Holidays for Old… (Pages: 92-93)
  • The Noel File (Page: 94)
  • Martine and the Ghosts in Her Life! (Pages: 95-96) [By Muriel-Jane Smith]
  • Pretty as a Picture  (Pages:104-108)
  • Redcoat for a Day (Pages: 109-111)

Pop photos/pictures/pin ups

  • David Essex (Page: 6)
  • Wings (Page: 20)
  • Mick Jagger & Ronnie Wood (Pages: 30 – 31)
  • David Soul painting (Page: 32)
  • Olivia Newton John (Page: 63)
  • The Dynamic Bionics painting (Pages: 64 – 65)
  • Star-mp Collection (Pages: 114 – 115)
  • Paul Michael Glaser painting (Page: 116)

 

*Thanks to Helen Fay for information

Diana Annual 1977

Picture Stories

  • The Stupid Cupid Saga (Pages: 2-3, 126-127) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • But Some Things are the Same… (Pages: 7-12)
  • Ha-Ha Heartbreaker a story without words (Page: 13)
  • Kelly’s Conquest (Pages: 21-28)
  • One Dress Too Many (Pages: 33-38)
  • Jo and Co. (Pages: 43-48)  [Art: Brian Delaney]
  • A Fabulous Four Story – Vengeance (Pages: 53-62) [Art: Jordi Badia Romera]
  • Story Without Words (Page: 67)
  • Can Time Repair a Broken Heart?  (Pages: 71-77)
  • Sadly the Olives Grow…  (Pages: 81-86)
  • Strange Things Happen at Christmas (Pages: 103-110)
  • Candelight – Story Without Words (Page: 116)
  • Mirror of Evil (Man in Black story) (Pages:117-124) [Art: David Matysiak]

Text Stories

  • Honeysuckle (Pages: 14-16)  [Writer: Carol Marsh]
  • On The Bewildering Trail Of Ima Kneavezdroppa (Pages: 29, 42, 87, 96 & 125)
  • May was Meant for Dancing  (Pages; 63-66) [Writer: Valerie Edwards, Spot Art: David Matysiak]
  • The Ice Maiden  (Page: 86) [Writer: Valerie Edwards]
  • On the Wings of a Breeze  (Pages: 114-115) [Writer: Sheila Spencer-Smith]

Features

  • You And Your Hols. (Pages: 17 – 19)
  • Feeling Dicey? (Page: 20)
  • A Very Special Christmas… (Pages: 30 – 31)
  • Just Imagine (Page: 32)
  • The Way To The Stars’ Tummies! (Page: 39)
  • Yours Sincerely David (Pages: 40 – 41)
  • Something Special (Page: 49)
  • Holidays With The Stars (Pages: 50 – 51) [by Dick Tatham]
  • Papier Mache (Page: 52)
  • With Lots Of Love (Pages: 68 – 69)
  • What’s Up, Croc? (Page: 70)
  • Budget Boutique (Pages: 78 – 79)
  • Come Fly With Me (Page: 80)
  • My Journey To A Star (Pages: 88 – 89)
  • Mud, Glorious Mud! (Pages: 90 – 91)
  • Your Christmas Crossword (Page: 92)
  • K For Kenny (Page: 93) [by Chris Redburn]
  • Is Your Face Red? (Pages: 94 – 95)
  • Who’s For You? (Pages: 97 – 101)
  • Rings ‘N’ Things (Page: 102)
  • Top Gear (Page: 111)
  • Days Of Camelot (Pages: 112 – 113)

Pop photos/pictures/pin ups

  • Slik (Page: 6)
  • Queen (Page: 63)

 

*Thanks to Helen Fay for information

Diana Annual 1976

Picture Stories

  • Sam and Something Called a Stately Home!  (Pages: 6-11) [Art: Norman Lee]
  • The Love Locket (Pages: 15-22 ) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • Love in Bloom – story without words (Page: 23)
  • Sad September (Pages: 26-32) [Art: Jordi Franch]
  • Jo and Co (Pages: 37-42) [Art: Brian Delaney]
  • Olé! We’re Away or a touch of Marjorcan Magic (Pages: 46)
  • The Manovitch Experiment (Pages: 49-57 ) [Art: Enrique Badia Romera]
  • The Handsome Lad from Old Baghdad (Pages: 67-72)  [Art: George Martin]
  • The Long Lonely Night (Pages: 76-80)
  • The Friday Rocking-Horse (Pages: 82-85)
  • Polly Private Eye (Pages: 87-94)  [Art: Jesus Redondo Roman]
  • Skeletons in the Cupboard (Man in Black story) (Pages: 104-110) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • France is Where Her Heart Lies (Pages: 115-121)

 

Text Stories

  • Twas the Night Before Christmas (Pages: 24-25) [Writer: Valerie Edwards]
  • The Case of the Harassed Heiress (Pages: 34-35,43,66, 111)
  • Dear Sir (Pages:44-45)
  • Bea’s Year (Pages: 48,95)
  • I Love you, Bobby Denton (Pages: 61-62)
  • Just Justin & Me (Page:75)
  • Keep Your feet in the Sawdust & a Smile on Your Face (Pages: 122-124) [Writer: Celia Harcourt]

Features

  • Inside Cover Picture (Pages: 2-3, 126-127) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • Herb Beauty  (Pages:12-13)
  • Special Day Specialities  (Page: 14)
  • Looking for Luck (Page: 36)
  • Like a Movie (poem) (Page 43) [by Lee Delaney]
  • Sorry, Wrong Show (Pages; 47)
  • Know-How a helpful quiz for you (Pages: 58-59)
  • It’s in the Bag (Page: 60)
  • Sit Tight Sit Bright (Page: 63)
  • TV or not TV game (Pages: 64-65)
  • Pony Express(ions) (Pages: 62, 66, 101, 114)
  • A Touch of Class (Pages: 74-75)
  • A Cracker of a Cross-word (Pages: 81)
  • Ve Vill Ask the Questions (Page: 86)
  • Especially for You (Pages: 96-97, 100)
  • You and Your Yuletide (Page: 99)
  • Marlyn’s (Chain)Mailbag (Page: 102-103)
  • Whats Yours? (Pages: 112-113)
  • To Top it All! (Page: 114)

Pop photos/pictures/pin ups

  • David Essex (Page: 33)
  • Alvin Stardust (Page: 73)
  • Gary Glitter (Page: 98)
  • Bay City Rollers (Page: 125)

 

*Thanks to Helen Fay for information

Diana Annual 1985

Picture Stories

  • One Day in Camelot…  (Pages: 7-16)
  • Rubies of Revenge  (Pages: 21-32, 114-125)  [Art: Paddy Brennan]
  • Becky and Brock  (Pages: 33-45)
  • Yasmin’s Mission of Mercy (Pages: 53-62)
  • Sam 2000  (Pages: 69-77)  [Norman Lee]
  • How Miss Puddlethorpe 1984 became Miss World 1985 (Pages:81-92)
  • Ghost Train – a man in black story  (Pages:97-107 ) [Art: Davd Matysiak]

Text Stories

  • A Gift of Love (Pages: 46-48) [Writer: V. Edwards]

Features

  • David Essex (Page: 6)
  • At the King’s Court (Page: 17)
  • Cinema Blockbusters – Gone with the Wind  (Pages: 18-19)
  • Hart to Hart poster  (Page: 20)
  • Harrison Ford poster (Page: 49)
  • Cinema Blockbusters – Jaws (Pages: 50-51)
  • Act Your Age! (Pages: 52)
  • Persian (Page: 63)
  • Ribbon Rainbows  (Pages: 64-65)
  • Cinema Blockbusters – Star Wars (Pages: 66-67)
  • It’s Magic the Paul Daniels Story (Pages: 68)
  • Cinema Blockbusters – Grease (Pages: 78-79)
  • Tom Selleck poster (Page: 80)
  • It’s a Funny (Miss)World (Page: 93)
  • Border Collie poster (Page:94)
  • Dance!Dance! Dance! (Page: 95)
  • Put a Face on It  (Page: 96)
  • Bucks Fizz poster (Pages: 108-109)
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic (Pages;110-111)  [by Jane McFie]
  • Fun Food  (Pages: 112-113)

Diana Annual 1984

Picture Stories

  • Sam’s Dream Holiday  (Pages: 8 -17)  [Art: Norman Lee]
  • All for the Love of Amy  (Pages: 21-30, 115-122)
  • The Courage of Cass  (Pages: 33-43)
  • In the Clutches of Killar  (Pages: 49-58) [Pencils: Sean Phillips, Inks: Ken Houghton]
  • Doom Warning a man in black story  (Pages: 67-76 ) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • The Incredible Tale of Aurora Shufflebottom – Sleeping Beauty  (Pages: 81-90)
  • The Mystery of Dowerby Manor  (Pages: 97-106)

Text Stories

  • All on a Moonlit Night  (Pages: 18-20)
  • To Paris with Tony (Page: 92-94)

Features

  • Toyah the Star with Rainbows in her Hair (Pages: 6-7) [Writer: M.J.Smith]
  • Mirror Magic! (Pages: 31-32)
  • Way Out Waves (Pages: 44-45)
  • Laughter Lines  (Pages: 46-47)
  • The Name’s the Same!  (Pages: 48)
  • Shaky poster (Pages: 59)
  • Clint Eastwood Superstar  (Pages: 60-61)
  • The Magic Lantern Kids  (Pages: 62-63)  [by Jane Smith]
  • Make Yourself a Merry Christmas!  (Pages: 64-66) [by M.J. Smith]
  • Toto Coelo  poster (Page: 77)
  • Charles Bronson Superstar  (Pages: 78-79)
  • Meet Bella – Blunderwoman (Page: 80)
  • All Change… with Kenny Everett  (Page: 91)
  • Daddy’s Girls  (Page: 95-96)
  • ABC poster  (Page: 107)
  • The Wonderful World of the Great British Sandwich (Pages: 108-110)
  • Star Careers for You (Pages: 111-114)
  • Sheena poster (Page: 123)
  • Jack Nicholson Superstar  (Pages: 124-125)

Diana Annual 1983

Picture Stories

  • Sam in search of Romance  (Pages: 6-15) [Art: Norman Lee]
  • To Kill a Queen (Pages: 20-28, 114-121)
  • It’s a Cat’s Life!  (Pages: 33-39)
  • Green Grows the Ivy – a man in black story (Pages: 51- 58) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • The Medusa Mission (Pages: 71-80)
  • The Tadcaster Twins  (Pages: 81-91)
  • Man-Trap!  (Pages: 99-106)

Text Stories

  • The Emerald Ring (Page: 18-20) [Writer: Valerie Edwards, Art: David Matysiak]
  • A Handful of Dreams (Pages: 44-46)

Features

  • Taylor- Ed for the Top (Page: 16)
  • Toyah poster (Page:17)
  • Kitty Bitty  (Page: 29)
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Adam and the Ants!  (Pages: 30-31)
  • I’m Forever Blowing…  (Page:32)
  • Rocking in the Isles (Pages: 40-41)
  • Looks Like a Winner  (Page:42-43)
  • Keep Your Cool!  (Page: 47) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • What’s in a Name?  (Page: 48)
  • Goldie Hawn  (Page: 49-50)
  • The Jam poster (Page: 59)
  • Penny-Wise Surprise  (Page: 60-61)
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Buck’s Fizz!  (Pages: 62-63)
  • Eye’s Right! (Page: 64-65 )[By Jane Smith]
  • Madness  poster (Page: 66-67)
  • Wish I Was There! (Page: 68) [By Jane McFie]
  • Christopher Reeve  (Pages:69-70)
  • Have a Happy Holiday  (Page: 92-93)
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Stray Cats!  (Pages: 94-95)
  • Danger – Men (and Women) at Work! (Page: 96)
  • Jane Fonda  (Pages: 97-98)
  • You and Your Hue  (Pages: 107-109)
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Dollar!  (Pages: 110-111)
  • Robert De Niro  (Pages: 112-113)
  • Anne Other Deirdre (Pages: 122-123)  [by M.J. Smith]
  • 5-4-3-2-1 Shakin’ Stevens!  (Pages: 124-125)

Skate-Cat Kate [1978]

  • Skate-Cat Kate –  Emma: #10 (29 April 1978) – #23 (29 July 1978)
  • Art: Leslie Branton

Plot

Kate Dobie is excited about the new skate-park that is opening and wants to join the new Ketworth skate-boarding team, her brother Simon isn’t too happy about this. He is the jealous type that always wants to be centre of attention. He is also grumpy as he had an accident on his skateboard and hurt his leg. He tells Kate they won’t allow girls on the team. Kate eagerly goes to the opening of the new skate-park opens, but when Brett Kenn, the new team trainer, prompts any “boys” with the skills to tryout for the team, Kate is nervous that Simon is right. She decides to audition under Simon’s name and figures once she gets in the team she can reveal her true self. She makes the team but the next part doesn’t go to plan as Simon shows up asking if can audition once his plaster is off, and Kate scurries off before she can be questioned. She believes her chances are now ruined as no one will believe she was going to tell the truth.

She does eventually get to ask Brett for another chance, he gives it to her, but Simon isn’t happy. She suspects that Simon messes with her equipment ruining her 2nd chance audition and then Simon ends up getting her place on the team. She watches the team practicing in the hopes of learning something. Even at home Kate doesn’t find things easy  as her parents keep praising Simon and buying him new equipment and tell her she should be supportive of him.  For the first competition, the whole family go to support Simon and it is only then that Kate finds out she was made reserve on team but Simon didn’t pass the message onto her. As one of the team doesn’t show up, Brett asks her to step in, as she is ill-prepared she has to do the whole competition in a dress. Simon always wanting to be the best attempts to jump over the rest of the team, but his leg gets caught on Kate’s dress at the end. While she argues that he was already coming in low, he still blames her.

While Kate is doing some early practice, a truck crashes near the skatepark, Kate skateboards for help. When reporter hears of this and wants to interview her, Simon pushes in to get some of the spotlight saying she is part of Kenworth team. So Kate is back on team officially. The team continue to prepare for a big competition, and Simon continues to make things difficult for Kate and tries to be the most prominent team member.  While practicing Simon tries a stunt without safety gear and when Kate breaks his fall, she injures her hand.  Before competition she has to have a final check on her wrist, Simon says there is no point waiting for her, but  luckily Brett decides to swing by hospital anyway and Kate makes it to competition. At the competition Kate is worried about Simon trying to cheat, especially as despite how boastful as he is, he is actually a good skateboarder. She puts a stop to some of his plans and the team do end up winning partly because of a skateboarding trick Simon pulls off.

Simon is still not the best team player, and always wants to be star of the show, so while Kate is concerned when Mr Keen gets bad news about his fiancee being missing, Simon sees it as opportunity to take over the team and do his plan for the semi-finals. At the semi final Simon manages to hurt his hand. He has to ask Kate for help doing a handstand trick pretending to be him and they succeed in making to finals. While watching the televised report after, Simon’s jealousy flares up again, when the TV reporter calls Kate more stylish than Simon. Simon then decides its best to replace Kate and a younger small boy, Johnny, with two stronger boys. Though soon even Simon has to admit the replacements aren’t as good but he has hard time telling them that. Luckily Mr Keen turns up with his fiancee just in time for the finals and reinstated the team as it should be. At the finals Kate tells Simon he can beat the other team’s best time and win the individual prize. Finally Simon realises Kate is still cheering for him after all he did to her and that she is a good sister. The team win and conveniently Simon and Kate jointly win the individual prize all expense paid trip to California.

Thoughts

With the release of IPC’s Concrete Surfer thought it was an opportunity to look at a DCT skateboarding story. They are very different takes and having recently read Concrete Surfer, it is clearly the superior of the two and a better crafted story, but Skate-Cat Kate still has some merits. Interesting while Concrete Surfer did come out first  there was only a couple of months between the 2 stories and they ran consecutively for a while (so it doesn’t seem like it was an influence,  Emma previously had articles about skateboarding as well).  While skateboarding wasn’t the most common sport to see in these comics, it does seem like 1978 was a popular year for skateboarding as Mandy also had a humour strip Skateboard Sally, that year. Clearly to comics were trying to keep in tune with trends at the time.

Concrete Surfer  among other things does well at addressing class divide, Skate-Cat Kate addresses a different issue – sexism (although it’s not the main focus). Simon is antagonistic towards his sister, jealous and conceited, so overall not great person, but it is actually the actions of people around him, particularly Brett,that highlights the sexism issues. Simon winds Kate up by telling her girls won’t be allowed on the team, but it is Brett’s statement about boys should try out for the team, that makes Kate believe it’s true. In the end Brett doesn’t mind girls on the team but he does make assumptions that it’s a boys sport first. His treatment of Kate and Simon, is to see them equally responsible for their fighting. Even when it’s clear that Simon is starting arguments, or not passing information to Kate, they are both seen as in the wrong. When Kate gets in the newspaper at Simon’s pushing, Brett reprimands her as using it as opportunity  to sneak back on the team, but when Simon says it was his idea to get good publicity he praises him for being shrewd. Brett seems unaware of his biases, but at least as times go in he begins to value Kate more and not just take Simon’s word on things, such as actually going to collect Kate from hospital so she can attend event.

Maybe more favoritism than sexism (though still a bit of that mixed in) the Dobies do take Simon’s side of things a lot, buying him new skateboarding gear, encouraging Kate to congratulate and cheer her brother on and never do much to encourage her own skateboarding. With all this against her, no wonder Kate fears standing up to her brother too much in case he becomes even more spiteful to her. Yet despite all of what Simon has done she does clearly care for him, even injuring herself saving him. Simon really doesn’t get repercussions for his actions, he finally comes around to Kate and says she is a good sister but doesn’t actually apologise for what he has done and they both end up getting the prize. (Very odd that the prize could be afforded to be split  as surely logistics of paying for a trip to California for one wouldn’t match up to price of sending two people!). It is also odd that a lot of time is spent showcasing Simon’s skills,  like how he’s the only team member that can beat the rival’s team speed times. Both Kate, and another team member Paul who is far nicer and encouraging of Kate, actually seem to put in the work, whereas Simon tries flashy things that only sometimes work. Some of the lesson seems to be Simon overcompensating and maybe should have faith in his own skills, but a far more satisfying ending would have been Kate winning the individual prize for her precision skillful skateboarding, and Simon apologizing, realizing she deserves it more!

Diana Annual 1981

Picture Stories

  • Sam In the Heart Of The Country (pp 7 – 14)  [Art: Norman Lee]
  • Flight From Versailles (pp 23 – 30) [Art: Jordi Franch]
  • The Good, The Bad And The Not So Ugly… (pp 37 – 45)
  • Man in Black Story: A Secret In Silver (pp 49 – 59) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • Five Days In August (pp 65 – 72) [Art: Jordi Badia Romero]
  • Storm And Helga (pp 81 – 90)  [Art: Hugo D’Adderio]
  • Once Upon A Fancy Dress Ball… (pp 99 – 108)
  • Charlotte Holmes ‘N’ Watson (pp 117 – 123)

Text Stories

Beware The Seven Sisters!:

  • Part 1 Cassandra 1870 (p 15) [Writer: Valerie Edwards]
  • Part 2 Louisa 1895 (p 32)
  • Part 3 Ellen 1915 (p 47)
  • Part 4 Lally 1925 (p 60)
  • Part 5 Brenda 1940 (p 73)
  • Part 6 Nicky 1960 (p 98)
  • Part 7 Sara 1980 (p 125)

Features

  • Have A Happy-Go-Lucky New Year! (pp 16 – 20)
  • Fact File : Ian Dury (p 22)
  • It’s in the Bag (p31)
  • Spot On! (p 34 – 35)
  • Fact File: Debbie Harry (p 36)
  • At Home With Kid Jensen (p 46)
  • Lisa And Friends… (pp 61 – 64)
  • A Sapphire For Christmas (pp 74 – 75) [By Muriel-Jane Smith]
  • Eye Spy (pp 76 – 77)
  • Fact File: Boomtown Rats (p80)
  • A Gift For Everyone (pp 92 – 96)
  • It’s Nice To Go Travelling (p 97)
  • At Home With Jimmy Savile O.B.E. (p 109) [By Rosemary Still]
  • Stranger On The Shore (pp 110 – 111)
  • Beat This Band! (pp 112 – 113) [By J. McFie]
  • Free and Easy Diana Beauty Tips (pp 114 – 116)

Pop photos/pictures/pin ups

  • Female film stars montage (pp 4 – 5)
  • Debbie Harry (p 6)
  • Ian Dury (p 21)
  • Cliff Richard (p 33)
  • The Name’s The Same – photo montage of famous Davids
  • Boomtown Rats painting (pp 78 – 79)
  • Manhattan Transfer (p 91)
  • The Police (p 124)

 

*Thanks to Helen Fay for information and cover picture

Diana Annual 1980

Picture Stories

  • Samantha At Sea (pp 7 – 14) [Art: Norman Lee]
  • Five For Freedom (pp 23 – 30)
  • Stupid Cupid (pp 33 – 39)
  • The Night Was Made For Dancing (pp 49 – 58)
  • The Gemini Code (pp 64 – 70) [Art: Jordi Badia Romero]
  • Man In Black Story: …Just Another Bus Tour… (pp 73 – 80) [Art: David Matysiak]
  • Charlotte Holmes ‘N’ Watson (pp 81 – 87)
  • Silvertoes (pp 89 – 95) [Art: Hugo D’Adderio]
  • Rose Forever (pp 99 – 108) [Art: Jordi Franch]
  • The Witness (pp 117 – 124) [Art:Edmond Ripoll]

Text Stories

  • My Lady Lisa (pp 15 – 17) [Writer: Valerie Edwards]
  • Katrina [6 parts] (pp 32, 45, 60, 88, 98 & 125)
  • Christmas Comes, Christmas Goes (pp 71 – 72)

Features

  • The Way To His Heart! (pp 18 – 21)
  • It’s In The Cards (p 22)
  • Have Yourself A Capital Time! (pp 40 – 44)
  • A Happy You Year (pp 46 – 48)
  • Send In The Clowns (pp 61 – 63) by M J Smith
  • Cotton On To This! (pp 95 – 96)
  • Five Star Superstar – Leif Garrett (pp109 – 110)
  • “Display It Again, Sam!” (pp 111 – 113) [By Jane McFie]
  • The Travolta File (p116)

Pop photos/pictures/pin ups

  • Montage of female singers (pp 4 -5)
  • Andy Gibb (p 6)
  • Boney M (p 31)
  • Bee Gees (p 59)
  • Aces (male tennis players painting) (p97)
  • Travolta! (painting) (pp 114 – 115)

 

*Thanks to Helen Fay for information and cover picture

Diana Annual 1979

Picture Stories

  • Double Trouble For Samantha (Pages: 7-13) [Art: Norman Lee]
  • Sixpence For A Broken Heart (Pages: 21 – 31)
  • Charlotte Holmes ‘N’ Watson (Pages: 33 – 38)
  • For Love Of Leni… (Pages: 61 – 68) [Art: Jordi Badia Romero]
  • The Raven (Pages: 73 – 79)  [Art: Jordi Franch]
  • Cinder Nellie (Pages: 85 – 89) [Art: Brian Delaney]
  • Menace By Moonlight (Pages: 97 – 103) [Art: Hugo D’Adderio]
  • The Fair Maid Of Fouroaks (Pages: 107 – 112) [Art: Jordi Franch]

Text Stories

  • It Happened On A Moonlight Clear (Pages: 18 – 20) [Writer: Valerie Edwards]
  • Janie [6 parts](Pages: 32, 45, 60, 84, 106 & 125)  [Writer: Valerie Edwards]
  • First Loves (Pages: 52 – 53)

Features

  • Get Into Gear For Ghost Hunting (Pages: 14 – 17)
  • Spare time Pop Stars (Page: 39)
  • Lip Reading! (Pages: 40 – 41)
  • A Wintery Night, Cosy Fire And You… Puzzle pages (Pages: 42 – 43)
  • The Name Of The Game (Page: 44)
  • Just Imagine (Pages: 46 – 48)
  • Starwish (Pages: 54 – 55)  [by: Muriel-Jane Smith]
  • Sweet Scentsations
  • Charlie’s Magnificent Seven (Pages: 80 – 81)
  • Are You A Super Sister? (Pages: 82 – 83)
  • Have Yourself A Capital Time (Pages: 90 – 93)
  • Sound Yourself Out (Pages: 94 – 96)
  • Keep Your Cool With Cologne (Pages: 104 – 105)
  • I Remember, I Remember (Pages: 113 & 124)
  • The Showaddywaddy Show (Pages: 115 & 118)
  • A Dream Comes True (Pages:119 – 121)
  • Lowdown On Leo (Pages: 122 – 123)

Pop photos/pictures

  • Abba (Page: 6)
  • Rod Stewart (Page: 49)
  • The Discoteers (painting of DJs) (Pages: 50 – 51)
  • David Essex (Pages: 56 – 59)
  • Showaddywaddy painting (Pages: 116 – 117)

 

*Thanks to Helen Fay for information and cover