Category Archives: Diana

The Black Nightingale [1973]

Plot

In Nazi-occupied Rotterdam in 1941, former ice-skating champion Linda Konig works in a German-occupied hospital during the day. But by night she is a resistance fighter against the Nazis known as “The Black Nightingale”, and she uses her ice-skating skills for fast navigation of the frozen Rotterdam canals to help the Dutch.

Black Nightingale

Notes

Appeared

  • The Black Nightingale Diana #526 (17 March 1973) – #540 (23 June 1973)

 

The Strange Ones

Plot:

Harleminster Ballet School is in the grip of  fear—brought by The Strange Ones—three new arrivals who look exactly alike, although they are not related and who show that they possess unusual powers. When a delivery man arrives at the school The Strange Ones use their powers to turn him into a savage with superhuman strength and set him to guard the school from outsiders

the strange ones

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Strange Ones – Diana: #61 (18 April 1964) – #72 (04 July 1964)
  • Reprinted – Spellbound: #23 (26 Feb. 1977) – #34 (14 May 1977)

Plain Jane [1971]

Plot

Plain Jane Rose enters for a competition which has as its first prize; a holiday in Hawaii. That would be just right for Jane’s widowed mother who works very hard, pandering to the needs of her three other beautiful, but lazy, daughters.

plain jane

Notes

  • Art: Jesus Redondo

Appeared

  • Plain Jane – Diana: circa #450 (2 October 1971) – (?)
  • Reprinted – Emma:  #56 (17 March 1979) – #67 (2 June 1979)

The House of Cats

Plot:

Jenny is a mute is fostered out of a workhouse, and finds out her new  guardian is hiding highwaymen. Then Jenny discovers that the highwaymen are planning to kill her guardian, but  she can’t warn her.

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The House of Cats–  Diana:  ?

 

Penny and the Wicked Lady

Plot:

Penny Blake is running her father’s small farm while he is in hospital. Mrs Warlock, a new neighbour wants  to buy the Blakes’ farm and  will use underhand means to do so. She wants to get rid of Penny’s pedigree collie before she has pups that may produce enough money for the Blakes to keep the farm.

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Penny and the Wicked Lady–  Diana: #21 (13 July 1963) – #30 (14 September 1963)

 

Susan and the Sea Stars

Plot:

Susan Davis and her father run a small hotel at Barford Bay, helped by a water ski-ing troupe, The Sea Stars. Mr Bertram, manager of a rival hotel along the coast, and his boys water ski-ing troupe arr trying to put the Sea Stars out of business. Susan challenges them to a water ski-ing competition where the losers will have to leave the area.

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Susan and the Sea Stars-  Diana: #15 (01 June1963) – #26 (17 August 1963)

 

Who Am I?

Plot:

Rosanna, a young orphan, runs away from her Italian guardian Salvatore after he forces her to take part in several robberies.  With the help of John Nixon and his daughter Mary, Rosanna is trying to establish her real identity, which she believes may be British.

who am i

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Who Am I?–  Diana: ? – 308 (11 Jan 1969)