Category Archives: Debbie

Weighty Katie [1978]

Plot

Katie Kenn is a brilliant actress but too plump for the starring role in the school’s festival entry. Lyn Grant and Connie Olson are helping her to reduce, but Gloria Smythe, who wants the same role, is trying to sabotage their efforts by putting temptation in Katie’s way.

Notes

Appeared

  • Weighty Katie – Debbie: #263 (25 February 1978) – #271 (22 April 1978)

Jo and Mo [1977]

Plot

Jo Jenner runs a mobile hair-dressing service with her motorcycle, “Mo”. She soon finds she is meeting all sorts of people on the job. This leads to scrapes, such as a boy who wants a perm despite warnings it would not suit his shoulder-length hair. Then he gets so embarrassed at his hair being put in curlers and girls laughing at him that he locks himself away, which causes the perm solution to stay in his hair for too long and the curlers fall out! Fortunately Jo is able to retrieve the situation with his remaining hair.

Notes

  • Artist: Tom Hurst

Appeared

  • Jo and Mo Debbie: circa #239 (10 September 1977) – (?)
  • Jo and Mo Debbie: #281 (1 July 1978)
  • Jo and Mo Debbie: #297 (21 October 1978) – #304 (9 December 1978)

 

Sandra – the Secret Clown [1977]

Plot

Sandra Fellini is no longer able to perform on the trapeze after an accident that killed her parents and blinded her grandfather. She becomes a circus clown and is trying to use her clowning to raise the money for an operation to restore her grandfather’s sight.

Notes

Appeared

  • Sandra – the Secret ClownDebbie: (?) – #240 (17 September 1977)

 

 

The White Stag [1977]

Plot

Legend has it that the appearance of the White Stag heralds the downfall of anyone who brings dishonour to Drummond Hall. So when the White Stag appears to the ruthless new owner, Jasper Fraser, he is out to hunt it down and kill it. But the White Stag has an ally in the form of the gamekeeper’s sister, Kirsty Sinclair, to help it keep one step ahead of Fraser.

Notes

  • Artist: “B. Jackson”

Appeared

  • The White Stag – Debbie:  circa #240 (17 September 1977) – (?)

 

 

The Prisoner of Craven Castle [1977]

Plot

Evelynne Creely lies very ill at Craven Castle, and she is mistress to Clara Munnings. Evelynne’s evil uncle is trying to force Clara to impersonate Evelynne. Clara is very determined to save her mistress, but eventually the uncle succeeds in forcing Clara to sign the document that will hand the Greely estate over to him.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Prisoner of Craven Castle: Debbie: (?) – circa #240 (17 September 1977)

 

 

The Secret of Fear Island [1977]

Plot

Lynn Palmer is left alone on a Pacific island when the inhabitants evacuate because of an imminent volcanic eruption. Then she discovers it was just a trick engineered by six criminals, and she has constant scrapes with them as she tries to find out what they are up to. Once Lynn discovers that whatever they are after is submerged in a lake, she dives in to investigate. She discovers the wreck of an aircraft, but one of the criminals prevents her from investigating further. She tries to use the men’s radio to get help, but they capture her (again).

Notes

Appeared

  • The Secret of Fear Island – Debbie: circa #240 (17 September 1977) – (?)

 

The Fern Road Feud [1977]

Plot

The Smith and Jones families of Fern Road are neighbours and have been close friends for years. Then a series of mishaps, wrongful accusations and misunderstandings start a feud between the two families. The feud snowballs until it becomes a battle. Only the youngest family members, Susie Smith and Jenny Jones, remain friends, and are appalled at the feud.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Fern Road Feud – Debbie: #245 (22 October 1977) – (?)

 

The Pink Peril [1965]

Plot

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)

Notes

  • The story originally appeared in Diana, then a remake of the story was published in Debbie in 1978, with Norman Lee as the artist.

Appeared

  • The Pink Peril – Diana #140 (23 October 1965) – (?)
  • Reprinted [with new art] – Debbie: #289 (26 August 1978)  – #296 (14 October 1978)