Tag Archives: orphan

I’ll Make Her Love Me

Plot

In Victorian London 12 year old, Polly Peters escaped from the poor house where she had been taken after the death of her parents.  After an accident, Polly and her dog, Rags, were taken in  by businessman Mr Turner. When he had to go away for work, Mrs Turner rejected both of them, despite Polly’s effort to win her love, she even sent Rags away.

Notes

Appeared

  • I’ll Make Her Love Me – Debbie: #424 (28 March 1981)  – #431 (16 May 1981)

Ellie All Alone!

Plot

Orphan Ellie Snow  was forced into stealing by her brutal Uncle Fred. She was arrested for bag snatching and she escaped dazed and shocked, when the police car crashed. She hitched a lift to Devonshire then collapsed in the doorway of village shop and the owner Mrs Warner mistook her for her own niece Helen, who was due to arrive that day.

Notes

Appeared

  • Ellie All Alone  – Debbie: #414 (17 January 1981) – #423 (21 March 1981)

Anna in the House of Hate

Plot

Anna Small left virtually penniless after the death of her father was given a job by a distant relative, John Trelawney, cataloguing the books in the library of his home, the bleak forbidding Ravenscrag Towers. Also living there was John’s daughter a cripple confined to bed and hated by her father.

Notes

  • Art: Hugo D’Adderio

Appeared

  • Anna in the House of Hate – Debbie:  #346 (29 September 1979) – #351 (3 November 1979)

The Cloud on Sunshine Cottage

Plot

Hannah Watson parents were killed in a car crash just before buying their dream house. Afterwards Hannah stays with the Hoppers who ended up buying the house instead. She felt resentful of this and was determined to put a cloud on their happiness

Notes

  • Writer: Alison Christie (Fitt)

Appeared

  • The Cloud on Sunshine Cottage – Tracy: #271 (8 December 1984) – #277 (19 January 1985)

Little Annie Rooney

Plot

Little Annie Rooney was originally a 1920s comic strip for King Features Syndicate , about a young orphaned girl who traveled about with her dog, Zero.

Notes

  • First printed January 10, 1927 and ran until 1966
  • It had similarities to another popular comic strip Little Orphan Annie
  • There were several creators over the years, the reprinted strips in Tracy were by Brandon Walsh and Darrell McClure

Appeared

  • Little Annie Rooney – Tracy:   #214 (5 November 1983) – #228 (11 February 1984)

Sparrow and her Songs

Plot

In the 1880s, many of the poorest people in Paris, lived in a a shanty town near Montmartre, until one dreadful day when the wooden shanties burned down. Then the folk had to struggle to earn food and shelter. Some were mere children, like Sparrow and her crippled brother, Marcel. Her only hope to was to make money with her music, but it was not going to be easy for her.

Notes

Appeared

  • Sparrow and her Songs – Tracy: #179 (5 March 1983) – #189 (14 May 1983)