Tag Archives: Mermaids

Atlanta (1986); Atlanta’s Tale (1988)

Plot

Atlanta is a mermaid from the sea whose secret comes under threat from fortune hunters, and there are hijinks as she struggles with the ways of humans. In a sequel, Atlanta’s Tale, her secret is again under threat when photographers catch a glimpse of her tail in the water and become determined to capture a photograph of it and make themselves rich.

Atlanta

Notes

  • Artist: Tom Hurst
  • The first Atlanta story was translated into Dutch as “Het meisje uit de zee” (“The Girl from the Sea”) and published in Tina #29/1993 into 1994.

Appeared

  • Atlanta – Mandy: #1015 (28 June 1986) – #1027 (20 September 1986)
  • Atlanta’s Tale –  Mandy: #1125 (6 August 1988) – (?)

 

The Mystery of Mavora

Plot

Shirley Duffield is on holiday at her grandfather’s cottage beside the sea. She becomes fascinated by Mavora, a rock that looks like a mermaid combing her hair and beckoning. Legend has it that Mavora has lured many seamen to their deaths, and Shirley is now hearing strange voices that come from the direction of the rock. Then Shirley finds a comb that suggests that there may have been a real mermaid.

Mavora

Notes

  • Artist: Richard Neillands
  • Reprinted and translated into Dutch as “Het mysterie van Mavora” – Debbie #21 (1980).

Appeared

  • The Mystery of Mavora –  Mandy:  #528 (26 February 1977) – #536 (23 April 1977)

 

Shelley’s Secret

Plot

GIna Waters and her adopted sister, Shelley, were relatively new girls at Birchfield Comp. No one knew that Shelley was really a mermaid trying to complete a year and a day on land so that her mermaid tail would turn into human legs!

shelleys-secret

Notes

  • Artist: Wilf Street

Appeared

  • Shelley’s Secret – M&J: #199 (4 March 1995) – #207(29 April 1995)