Category Archives: Emma

House of Fear

Plot

Rich young heiress Diane Revell,  is terrified by the strange things which happen in her home, Dagwick House, at nights. Her guardians, Aunt Grace and Uncle Ramon, believe she is only having nightmares and the local doctor is treating her for that. Then Diane befriends runaway orphan Janice Maltby, who promises to help Diane uncover the truth. Jan hides in a secret room behind Diane’s bedroom wall.

house of fear

Notes

  • Art: Don Walker

Appeared

  • House of Fear – #45 (30 December 1978)  -#55 (10 March 1979)

Goldie – Little Dog Lost

Plot

In 1940 with her father lying in hospital injured after a German air-raid, Lindy Lewis is searching London for Goldie, her pet cocker spaniel, who has run away. Goldie is due to have pups any day. Lindy is living temporarily with Betty Tripp and her family. Betty’s sister, Mary, has lost the power of speech after an air-raid. Mary takes Lindy to a bomb site where she saw a stray spaniel. With the help of Rags, a mongrel Lindy has befriended, she recovers a spaniel puppy from a hide-out under some debris.

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Notes:

Appeared:

  • Goldie – Little Dog Lost – Emma: #54 (3 March 1979) – #64 (12 May 1979)

Daddy’s Pet

Plot

While Petula Franklin’s mother was away taking a teaching course, Petula decides to stay at home and look after her artist Dad. She thinks it will be fun, but how wrong can she be!

daddy's pet

Notes

Appeared

  • Daddy’s Pet – Emma: #56 (17 March 1979) – #69 (16 June 1979)

The Dog Next Door

Plot

Different stories told each week involving dogs next door each story has a new title. The first story “Old Glen” a dog that takes his neighbours doll, later saves her life. In “The Beach Buddies” a spoilt actress is jealous of her dog co-star.

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Notes

  • Each story had a different name.
  • The Dog Next Door: Old Glen (#65), The Family who Lived in the Mill (#66), Secret in the Shawl (#67), The Singing Admiral (#68),  Brave Little Scout (#69), The Beach Buddies (#70), My Pal Rusty (#71)

Appeared

  • The Dog Next Door Emma:  #65 (19 May 1979) – #71 (30 June 1979)

Vicky on Skates / Belinda Born to Skate

Plot

Vicky Rodgers (Belinda Rodgers in reprint) lives in Swanton with her stepmother.  Her father is abroad. Her stepsister, Noreen, is a jealous and spiteful girl. Vicky cherishes an ambition to be a champion skater and when Miss Deanna Roberts, invalid niece of Lady Barlow, sees Vicky skating, she offers to make her into a champion and train her on the frozen pond in the grounds of the manor. Vicky is mystified by Miss Roberts’ knowledge of skating, but is delighted when the invalid presents her with a special pair of figure skates as a reword for a service she has done. [This was reprinted as Belinda Born to Skate with new art in Emma]

Vicky returns in Vicky in Switzerland where she has been entered for a Swiss competition—The Marshall Trophy—by her coach, Miss Roberts. When Vicky and Miss Roberts reach St Segeberg, the scene of the contest, they meet a rich American girl, Lorna Starr, who talks as if the trophy were already hers. While Miss Roberts is in hospital, Vicky and Lorna are invited to give an exhibition in the small town of Reeso. Lorna deceives Vicky into catching the wrong train and Vicky is stranded miles from Reeso. However, Vicky gets a “lift” in a sleigh and reaches the rink in the nick of time.

In Vicky’s Ice Show,  Vicky and Miss  Roberts, decide to stage an ice show at Cheamsford Ice Rink in an effort to save the rink, which will be closed down unless it shows a profit. George Haywood, a local businessman, has secretly paid Kyra Kenton, a skating star, and Goddard, the rink porter, to make sure that the rink closes, as he wants the land on which the rink stands to build offices. On orders from Haywood, Goddard is busy putting a cunning plot into action.

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Vicky on Skates
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Belinda Born to Skate – Art: Carlos Freixas

Notes

  • Vicky on Skates reprinted as Belinda Born to Skate in Emma
  • Artist:  Carlos Freixas [Belinda Born to Skate]

Appeared

  • Vicky on Skates  – Judy:  #90 (30 September 1961) – #108 (03 February 1962)
  • Reprinted – Judy: #1053 (15 March 1980) – #1063 (24 May 1980)
  • Reprinted as Belinda Born to Skate –  Emma:  #66 (26 May 1979)  – #80 (01 September 1979)
  • Vicky in Switzerland – Judy: #119 (21 March 1962)  – #130 (07 July 1962)
  • Vicky’s Ice Show – Judy: #158 (19 January 1963) – #168 (30 March 1963)

Stoopid

Plot:

A humour strip featuring dim witted girl. The regular tag line was “She’s Daft! She’s Dozy! She’s just plain Stoopid”

stoopid

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Stoopid –  Emma: #23 (29 July 1978) – #29 (09 September 1978)
  • Stoopid –  Emma: #31 (23 September 1978) – #32 (30 September 1978)
  • Stoopid –  Emma: #81 (8 September 1979)

 

Nobody’s Child

Plot:

Orphan Alison Blake is be adopted by Police Sergeant George Carson and his wife. Then George is convicted for a crime he didn’t commit and Alison is sent back to the orphanage.

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Notes:

Appeared:

  • Nobody’s Child –  Emma:  #74 (21 July 1979)  – #81 (08 September 1979)

 

Stunt Girl

Plot:

Sandra Blake has a job as a stunt girl for film an television. She can handle most kinds of trouble, which is just as well because trouble has a habit of finding her!

stunt girl

Notes:

  • Art: Norman Lee

Appeared:

  • Stunt Girl –  Emma:  #76 (04 August 1979)  – #80 (01 September 1979)