Tag Archives: ice-skating

The Silver Blades [1978]

Plot

Nancy Nixon saves her skating rival, Rona Ashton, from drowning. However, when Nancy loses her memory of the rescue, Rona takes advantage by claiming she had rescued Nancy, and gets her banned from the local ice rink. At the frozen pond at Manor House, a girl named Marion promises to coach Nancy for the upcoming Silver Blades championship, but Nancy soon finds there is a real mystery about Marion. Sabotage strikes as well, and Nancy suspects Rona.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Silver Blades – Debbie:  #262 (February 18 1978) – #271 (April 22 1978).

 

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)

 

Beth and Boy Georgie

Plot

Georgina Foster and Beth Dawson enter the Bendall Cup for ice-skating but lose their partners when they go to register. Just for a joke, Georgina and Beth enter together, with Georgina pretending to be a boy, George. But when they pass the first heat, this gets them trapped in a deception with Georgina forced to go on pretending to be a boy. To add to their problems, their schools are bitter rivals.

George

Notes:

Artist: Wilf Street

Appeared:

  • Beth and Boy Georgie –  Mandy: #972 (31 August 1985) – #986 (7 December 1985)

 

Little Miss Icicle

Plot:

In one week, Joanna Blake suffers a triple loss: her gran, her dog Sandy and her best friend Jane. Joanne starts freezing her heart to make it as hard as ice so she will not feel such pain again. Joanne’s attitude earns her the nickname “Miss Icicle” and does not make her popular as she makes her way through the inter-school ice-skating championship.

icicle

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Little Miss Icicle –  Mandy: #707 (02 August 1980) – #716( 04 October 1980)

 

The Secret Life of Sally Shaw

Plot

Sally Shaw secretly becomes friendly with John, the crippled son of Colonel Blakely. The Colonel has kept John in a secret room at Redhill Manor, and few people know of his existence. Sally is a keen skater and is delighted when she finds a cleaning job at the ice-rink, as she can skate between chores. An instructor spots Sally and arranges for a boy called Drew to come and skate her. Drew is not happy with the idea, but then John begins to regain the use of his legs and take up secret skating with Sally.

Shaw

Notes

  • Artist: J Badia

Appeared

  • The Secret Life of Sally Shaw –  Mandy: #675 (22 December 1979) – #688 (22 March 1980)

 

The Dancing Donnellys

Plot

Canadians Jane and Joe Donnelly have been brought up in a strictly-run sect, The Children of Carona. They have to get special dispensation from their sect to pursue ice-skating careers. Then disaster strikes when Joe’s sight begins to fail, and the beliefs of their sect forbid him from seeking treatment. Their trainer, Myra Calvert, investigates the sect, and discovers it is being run by racketeers – who are now out to kill the Donnellys.

dancing donnellys

Notes

  • Artist: Matías Alonso

Appeared

  • The Dancing Donnellys – Bunty: #876 (26 October 1974) –  #889 (25 January 1975)