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The Ride-away Randalls [1978]

Plot

When Mr Randall is transferred to Scotland his three children are left in Cornwall and put in the care of landlady Mrs Pendellin. Unfortunately Mrs Pendellin dies and the authorities cannot trace the father. So Welfare intend to put the children into care and sell the ponies, but the children are having none of this. Instead, they saddle up and go on the run from Welfare and in search of their father.

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • The Ride-away Randalls – Debbie: #279 (17 June 1978) – #295 (7 October 1978)

The Sea Witch

Plot:

The peace and tranquillity of the island of Honan had been shattered by the arrival, some years before, of the evil Sea Witch. When the Sea Witch turned Yoko’s parents into pillars of stone, Yoko consulted an old hermit, who told her that the three gold pearls of Kojima were her only hope of defeating the Sea Witch. The hermit also gave Yoko an amulet, the only thing which could offer any protection from the Sea Witch . Yoko made for the long-deserted school.

the sea witch

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Sea Witch – Spellbound: circa #53 (24 Sep. 1977) – #60 (12 Nov. 1977)

The Seeker

Plot

The famous music hall star Madame Nellie Selba seems to be a hard-hearted woman. But this is a front for her secret identity as The Seeker, a mysterious masked woman who helps runaway girls. Her goal is to find her own daughter, who was rendered homeless and turned out on the streets while Nellie was looking for work. When she finally traces her daughter, she discovers she has fallen foul of a racket that sells homeless children into slavery.

Notes

  • Artist: Douglas Perry

Appeared

  • The Seeker –  Bunty: #2014 (17 August 1996) – #2051 (3 May 1997)

My Mum is Missing!

Plot:

Jennie Watts’ mother disappears when her car is involved in an accident. The police have no luck in finding Mrs Watts, so Jennie sets out to do it herself. Clues tell Jennie that her mother has lost her memory and is travelling under her maiden name, and this is why the police have failed to find her.

Notes:

  • Artist: Mario Capaldi

Appeared:

  • My Mum is Missing! – Suzy:#127 (9  February 1985) – #138 (27 April 1985)

 

 

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)

 

Ellie Mae

Plot:

Ellie Mae and her sister Sally Jane are bringing two buckets of Yellermelon spring water to their Granny Tickle, who is dying to drink it. But Ellie’s cousins, the McNaughtys, are trying to stop them because they want Granny to leave her fortune to them.

Ellie

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Ellie Mae –  Debbie: #324 (28 April 1979) –  #335 (14 July 1979)