Tag Archives: Mad scientists

Goode Neighbours

Plot

Twins Jo and Jill Davie are intrigued when the Goode family move in next door. But they soon find there is something very odd about the Goodes. For one thing , they seem to possess super strength and don’t show emotion. They also seem to be out to take things over with the expression “Whatever I’ll do, it’ll be for your own good. I will look after you.” Things get even weirder when the Davie twins encounter doubles of themselves who seem to be just the same. Eventually the Davie twins discover the Goode family are robots.

goode_neighbours

Notes

Appeared

  • Goode Neighbours –  Bunty: #2030 (14 December 1996) – #2040 (15 February 1997)

Wonder Girl!

Plot

Miss Harriet Dene, a renowned woman scientist, has brought up a girl known only as J. Smith on a remote island in the Hebrides in an experiment to make her a perfect specimen, both physically and mentally. Deciding “Jay” is ready, Miss Dene takes her to the mainland to put her to the test with a barrage of practical tests.

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Notes

  • The reprint is three episodes less than the original.

Appeared

  • Wonder Girl! – Mandy: #107 (1 February 1969) – #125 (7 June 1969)
    • Reprinted Mandy:  #479 (20 March 1976) – #494 (03 July 1976)
  • Wonder Girl! in The Caves of Yesterday – Mandy: #127 (21 June 1969) – #142 (4 October 1969)

Other Appearances:

 

Green for Danger

Plot:

After an explosion at the Amberwell Research Station, Gilda Holmes, daughter of  one of the scientists, had acquired super-human powers at times, though afterwards she remembered nothing. Dr Sable, who was responsible for the explosion, used Gilda to obtain money for some secret experiments. Gilda’s powers suddenly deserted her as she was stealing a famous art-treasure and Sable, in telepathic contact, urged her furiously to fight to regain them.

green for danger

Notes:

  • Art: Eduardo Feito

Appeared:

  • Green for Danger – Judy:  #915 (23 July 1977) – #928 (22 October 1977)

Liz of Little Barton / Microgirl

Plot

When people mysteriously left the village of Barton, Liz James discovered that they had actually been shrunk to a few inches high and kept prisoner in a model of Barton Village by the sinister Professor Raikes. Liz rescued her friend Ann Carter and they had to decided to keep the truth about Little Barton a secret until they found away to bring all the prisoners back to their proper size.

A sequel, Microgirl appeared in Judy & Tracy where Professor Raikes returns and shrinks Liz and her parents. Liz manages to escape the mobile laboratory where Raikes is keeping them prisoner.

Microgirl

Notes

  • Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones

Appeared

  • Liz of Little Barton  – Tracy: #245 (9 June 1984) – #254 (11 August 1984)
  • Microgirl – Judy & Tracy:  #1306 (19 January 1985) – (?)

The Girl Who Knew

Plot:

Laurie Scott falls into the power of a scientist who is somehow taking control of her mind and turning her into a genius while destroying her personality. She cannot remember how it happened, but then she finds Alicia, a girl who experienced the same thing and is beginning to remember.

Girl

Notes:

Artist: Oliver Passingham

Appeared:

  • The Girl Who Knew – Judy:  #1082 (04 October 1980) – (?)

 

Strangers

Plot:

When Mrs Devere, a scientist, moves into Raven’s End (a large house), Rachel Grant finds her a dragon and unfriendly woman who seems to hold her daughter Laura a virtual prisoner. Mrs Devere suddenly becomes friendly to Rachel’s classmates, and soon after they start behaving as if they are brainwashed, acting like strangers, and do nothing but study. It gets worse when Mrs Devere gets a teaching job at Rachel’s school. Then Rachel discovers that Mrs Devere was sacked from her previous school for strange, unethical teaching methods – and Laura is not her daughter.

Strangers

Notes:

  • Artist: Norman Lee

Appeared:

  • Strangers –  M&J:  #121 (4 September 1993) – #129 (30 October 1993)