Category Archives: Suzy

The Darke Diamonds [1985-1986]

Plot

The Darke Diamonds are the heirloom necklace of the Darke family. Once there were ten diamonds, but over the generations the diamonds have progressively disappeared one way or another (lost, sold, gifted, traded, and even thrown away) and just one is left now. The latest Darke to inherit the last diamond relives the diamonds’ history in a strange dream.

Notes

  • Artist: Paddy Brennan

Appeared

  • The Darke Diamonds – Suzy: #159 (21 September 1985) – #175 (11 January 1986)

The Strange Story of the Demon’s Cradle [1985]

Plot

A demon is chasing Jenny Jenkins because it wants the cradle artefact she possesses, which would enable it to conquer the world. She is trying to get to consecrated ground to bury the cradle, which would put it out of reach of the demon.

Notes

  • Photo story

Appeared

  • The Strange Story of the Demon’s Cradle – Suzy: circa #160 (28 Sep 1985) to #166 (9 Nov 1985)

 

Star of the Silver Pool (1983)

Plot

Invalid Alison West’s mother, a top diving coach, has disappeared in a plane crash so Alison has been sent to live with her cruel uncle and aunt and their selfish daughter, Brenda. Alison discovers a mysterious silver pool deep in a forest. There, with the aid of a mysterious voice, she starts learning to dive, and also begins to secretly use Brenda’s personal gym for the same purpose.

Despite her aunt’s decision to lock her in the cellar to prevent her from getting to the diving championships in the nearby town, Alison manages to escape with the help of a mysterious monk. A neighbour drives her to the venue, where she becomes county champion. Outside the building the monk appears again and leads her to a waiting car belonging to Mr Bundock, the family solicitor. When Alison asks where they are going he says he is to take her to the appointed place, which is an airport. The plane takes her to the very place in the Tibetan Himalayas where her mother’s plane had crashed over a year earlier. There she sees her silver pool and the face of her mother. She feels guilty about letting her mother down but her mother disagrees. When Alison turns round she sees her flesh-and-blood mother who has been cared for by the monks since the crash. A monk tells Alison that her mother had only been able to recover because her daughter had been strong too. The monk tells them that the work of the pool is over, and it is now time for them to return to their own world, time to begin their lives again.

Notes

Appeared

  • Star of the Silver Pool – Suzy: #35 (7 May 1983) – #50 (20 August 1983)

 

The Revenge of Roxanne

Plot

Roxanne moves to a village where she falls under the power of a vengeful ghost, who is also named Roxanne. The Roxanne ghost forces Roxanne to commit acts of terror against the villagers through a ring she puts on Roxanne’s finger and Roxanne cannot remove. As a result, the villagers think Roxanne is a witch and it culminates in Roxanne being chased by a witch-hunting mob.

Notes

  • Artists: Ron Tiner plus unknown filler artist

Appeared

  • The Revenge of Roxanne – Suzy:  (no publication dates currently available)

 

My Mum is Missing!

Plot:

Jennie Watts’ mother disappears when her car is involved in an accident. The police have no luck in finding Mrs Watts, so Jennie sets out to do it herself. Clues tell Jennie that her mother has lost her memory and is travelling under her maiden name, and this is why the police have failed to find her.

Notes:

  • Artist: Mario Capaldi

Appeared:

  • My Mum is Missing! – Suzy:#127 (9  February 1985) – #138 (27 April 1985)

 

 

The Jordans of Jedworth

Plot:

Triplets Jenny, Tina and Fiona Jordan were pupils at Jedworth Hall Boarding School for girls.

jordans of jedworth

(The Jordons of Jedworth – Judy 1988)

Notes:

  • First appeared in Suzy and later appeared in Judy with a different artist.

Appeared:

  • The Jordans of Jedworth (1) –  Suzy: #46 (23 Jul. 1983) – #53 (10 Sep. 1983)
  • The Jordans of Jedworth (2) –  Suzy: #74 (04 Feb. 1984) – #88 (12 May 1984)
  • The Jordans of Jedworth (3) –  Judy: #1462 (16 Jan. 1988) – #1465 (06 Feb. 1988)
  • The Jordans of Jedworth (4) –  Judy: #1469 (05 Mar. 1988) – #1473 (02 Apr. 1988)
  • The Jordans of Jedworth (5) –  Judy: #1480 (21 May 1988) – #1483 (11 Jun. 1988)
  • The Jordans of Jedworth (6) –  Judy: #1500 (08 Oct. 1988) – #1502/03 (22/29 Oct. 1988)

Blackmailed!

Plot:

Life becomes a nightmare for Anne Smith and her family when her father is accused of being involved in a swindle. Although nothing is proved against him, the ensuing scandal, stigma and public hatred become so bad that the Smiths change their names and move to a new town.

Anne, now known as Lorna Brown, is happy at her new school until the arrival of Janet Dawson, a girl from her old school. Janet recognises Anne and starts blackmailing her.

blackmailed

Notes:

  • Artist: Barrie Mitchell

Appeared:

  • Blackmailed! – Suzy: #236 (14 March 1987) – #249 (13 June 1987)