Tag Archives: Mystery girl

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).

 

Bird Girl

Plot:

Lynn Fairfax and her artist father move to the Italian village of Torricelli. Lynn encounters a mysterious girl who has a strange way with birds. She soon finds the mysterious girl is trying to save the birds from trappers and decides to lend a hand. But Lynn has to win the girl’s confidence as the girl seems to be afraid of her.

Bird

Notes:

  • Artist: John Woods

Appeared:

  • Bird Girl –  Bunty:  #943 (7 February 1976) – (?)

A Switch in Time [1984]

Plot

A mysterious girl named Kyra, claiming to be a relative from Australia, arrives at Melanie Clark’s house. Kyra seems to know little about modern life and arrived in Victorian clothes, which convinces Melanie that Kyra is from the year 1884. Then Kyra reveals she is really from 2084 and was sent back in time to 1884 for a history project. But her timeship crashed, stranding her in 1984. Melanie agrees to help keep her secret.

Switch

Notes

  • Artist: Dudley Wynne

Appeared

  • A Switch in Time –  Mandy: #934 (8 December 1984) – (?)

Slaves of the Mill

Plot:

Jane March works in a Victorian cotton mill. The children who work there are cruelly treated by Ebenezer the overseer, his wife Martha and the nephew of the mill owner, Francis Birkenshaw. Jane tries to make the children’s lives easier, such as making warm undergarments to supplement their thin clothes. The cruel overseers start to see Jane as a threat. Then Ebenezer realises there is more to Jane when he sees a gold ring that belonged to her mother on her finger and she calls out a name while she is ill. There is a mystery here that he knows something about, and it hardens his resolve to get rid of Jane.

Mill

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Slaves of the Mill –  Mandy: #700 (14 June 1980) – #711 (30 August 1980)

 

Freda Who?

Plot:

Freda arrives at Karen Wilkinson’s house with a letter from her father saying she is a distant relative of the family and they are to take care of her until he returns. But Karen realises there is something strange about Freda; there are peculiar gaps in her knowledge, she says odd things, and she does not seem to understand everyday life.

Feda

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Freda Who? –  Mandy: #680 (26 January 1980) – #691 (12 April 1980)
  • Reprint: (1258?) – #1269 (11 May 1991)

 

The Quest of Anna Midnight

Plot

Anna Midnight, a talented artist, was left on the doorstep of a Children’s Home as a baby. Her surname is Midnight because that was when she was found, but her true identity is a mystery. She goes in search of a travelling artist in Cornwall because she is convinced he is her father.

Midnight

Notes

Appeared

  • The Quest of Anna Midnight – circa #258 (12 December 1971) – (?)
  • Reprinted – Mandy:  #623 (23 December 1978) – #636 (24 March 1979)

 

No Love for Linda

Plot

Linda King tours clubs and theatres with her parents, King and Queenie. They abuse her and do not allow her to express her talent for singing or mix with other people. Linda begins to suspect there is some mystery about her past when she recognises a house in Hanworth as her old home. The mystery deepens when Linda discovers her family records and finds that “Linda” is nearly eighteen, but she is only thirteen.

Linda 1

Notes

Appeared

  • No Love for Linda –  Mandy:  circa #529 (5 March 51977) – (?)

 

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.

Wonder Girlwonder girl M71

Notes

Appeared

  • Wonder Girl! – Mandy: #107 (1 February 1969) – #122 (17 May 1969)
    • Reprinted Mandy:  #479 (20 March 1976) – #494 (03 July 1976)
  • Wonder Girl! in The Caves of Yesterday – Mandy: #127 (21 June 1969) – (?)

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