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Diane and the Ducking Stool

Plot

“When you feel the splash of water – do the will of Annie Potter!” That is the curse that fell on the mother of Diane Morris, following an accident with an ancient ducking stool. Long ago,  Annie was put to death as a witch and now Mrs Morris was enslaved into taking revenge on the people of Crickley especially the Tiley family. Diane didn’t know about the spell and as her father had died some months before, she blamed this for her mothers odd behaviour.

Notes

  • Artist: Robert MacGillivray

Appeared

  • Diane and the Ducking Stool – Tracy: #253 (4 August 1984) – #259 (15 September 1984)

Shadow of Doom

Plot

Linda and Carol Milne, twelve year old twins, discovered that because of a witch’s curse laid on an ancestor, one of every pair of twins born in the family, was doomed to die before their thirteenth birthday. The curse could only be undone by a strange witch’s necklace made up of thirteen linking pieces. To spare their family the girls kept their discovery a secret and set out to track down the 12 medallions and the chain.

Notes

Appeared

  • Shadow of Doom – Tracy:   #215 (12 November 1983) – #227 (4 February 1984)

Nothing But the Truth

Plot

Georgina Washington’s habit of telling tales backfired on her one moonlight night, when a mysterious old lady cast a spell on her. Whenever the sign of the crescent moon glowed on Georgina’s forehead, she could tell nothing but the truth, however inconvenient it might be.

Notes

Appeared

  • Nothing But the Truth –  Tracy: #142 (19 June 1982) – #149 (7 August 1982)

Bev’s Bewitched Baton

Plot 

Bev Milne’s blind mum was in New York for an operation hopefully to restore her sight. She left Bev in charge of her newly formed Majorettes, telling her to use the silver baton she had used in her own majorette days. But the baton had struck a witches stone and under the evil power of witch Grizel, it was out to destroy the majorettes.

Notes

  • Writer: Alison Christie (Fitt)

Appeared

  • Bev’s Bewitched Baton –  #130 (27 March 1982) – #141 (12 June 1982)

Mona Maid of Magic [1965]

Plot

Mona Masters, a promising magician, becomes apprentice to Merlina, aka the Black Witch. Merlina kidnaps three magicians to steal their secrets. Mona rescues them but burns her hands doing so. Merlina soon dies, but before she does she curses Mona’s hands, saying they will never heal. The hands refuse to heal and Mona is convinced Merlina’s curse is making her unable to perform magic again. However, the three grateful magicians are determined to help Mona overcome the problem and make her a famous magician.

Notes

  • A sequel, Mona The Maharaja’s Magician, ran in Bunty #429 (April 2 1966) – #438 (June 11 1966)

Appeared

  • Mona Maid of Magic – Bunty: #365 (January 9 1965) – #375 (20 March 1965)