Tag Archives: Magical companion

Laurel and the Talking Doll

Plot

In Victorian times, gypsy girl Laurel Lee makes a living by giving puppet shows. Laurel’s sister Leona is accused of stealing a necklace and goes on the run. One of the puppets, Fairy Goodwish, starts coming to life to give Laurel clues to track down the real thief.

Notes

  • Artist: John Woods
  • Advertised as Laurel and her Talking Doll in Bunty #838

Appeared

  • Laurel and the Talking Doll – Bunty: #839 (09 February 1974) – #848 (13 April 1974)

Skip ‘n’ Rope

Plot:

Each year Skip Bell is given a present by her Uncle Jim, who is in the Merchant Navy. This year it is “Ropey”, a rope that is alive!

Rope

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Skip ‘n’ Rope –  Debbie: #335 (14 July 1979) – #340 (18 August 1979)
  • Skip ‘n’ Rope –  Debbie: #353 (17 November 1979) – #355 (1 December 1979)

Other Appearances:

  • Skip ‘n’ Rope –  Debbie Annual 1980

Tale from Aunt Ruby

Plot

Storyteller Aunt Ruby tells tales:

The Tree Sprite

Vicky Gibbs has a miserable job in service because the other servants bully her, but says nothing to her family because they depend on her job. She confides in an oak tree, which turns out to be inhabited by a tree sprite. The bullying gets worse when another servant Millie, starts blackmailing Vicky into doing all her chores, leaving Vicky with no time for her own. The tree sprite wreaks revenge on Millie, but the servants deem the tree dangerous. They are out to cut it down when Master Richard returns from his art studies. He stops them and gives Vicky a new job – the model for his new painting “Nymph in a Tree”. Master Richard makes his fortune with the painting and Vicky and her family never want again.

Tree sprite

Notes

List of Stories

  • The Tree Sprite –  Debbie: #220 (30 April 1977)

Bronzo Rides Again!

Plot:

New girl Babs Miller finds Martinburn School is almost a ruin because of vandalism. Then Babs discovers a protector of the school when she finds the statue of Bronsbane (Bronzo) the school’s founder can come to life! He only comes to life for her because she is a descendant. With Bronzo’s help, the school begins to fight back, but then Suzy finds that there is conspiracy behind the vandalism – a property developer is trying to force the school to sell out so he can buy the site for development.

Bronzo

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Bronzo Rides Again! –  Debbie: #189 (25 September 1976) – #198 (27 November 1976)