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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 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

Misty: Moonchild & The Four Faces of Eve – Review

mistyThere has already been quite a few reviews of this new Rebellion reprint of Misty Stories, which is great to see it’s being well received.  This isn’t the first Rebellion book I have got and I was pleased to see the quality I expected continues for this reprint. It’s glossy paper, well bound (which having had books where the pages fall out the first time you open them is an important factor!) and (for the most part) faithful reprinting of the material.

The two stories chosen are certain to be among favorites. Moonchild – inspired by Stephen King’s Carrie and written by Pat Mills with art by John Armstrong was one of the first stories printed in Misty. It follows Rosemary Black a girl with a crescent moon scar on her forehead who develops strange powers. Her oppressive, abusive mother claims it is wickedness in her, while she also has to deal with nasty bullies in school.  The reprint is taken from the 1983 Misty annual rather than the original issues, but unless you’re familiar with the original it is hardly noticeable and doesn’t take away much from the atmospheric story. John Armstrong’s art is great and certainly I am fan of the bigger splash pages he does. Unfortunately because of the use of thin lines the art appears faded in some places, it may distract a little, but it is a minor quibble and Rebellion have done well in reproducing the story.

moonchild       4-faces

The second story is The Four Faces of Eve written by Malcolm Shaw with art by Brian Delaney, it is a mysterious story about Eve, a girl who has amnesia, but then has nightmares about a girl dying. As she tries to unravel the mystery she also finds she has a connection to two other dead girls too. Although it is a close call, this is my favorite of the two stories, the mystery, the questionable parents, the suspenseful build up and the gorgeous art by Brian Delaney. This reprint is more faithful, including the title and recap box for every episode.

Along with the stories there are two crafty features which are a nice addition, a foreword from Pat Mills and profiles of the creators in the back, including Shirley Bellwood who was responsible for the art of cover girl Misty. Although the book may look thin, there is a lot packed in and all of it is good quality (and certainly it’s no thinner than a lot of other trade-paperbacks). It will entertain fans of old girls comics or people who like a good supernatural story and appreciate fantastic artwork.

[Misty: Featuring Moonchild & The Four Faces of Eve. Rebellion Publishing, 2016. ISBN 9781781084526]

Read comixminx review focusing on publishing choices here:

Misty: Moonchild & The Four Faces of Eve (2016)