Tag Archives: Ron Smith

Scrubcat

Plot

Born and raised in the outback of Australia, young Scrubcat Jackson had been the only one to see where nuclear rockets had landed when they had been launched in mistake by a foreign power. Her uncanny knowledge of the country had enabled Scrubcat to lead Major Chisolm, the de-fusing expert, to five of the rockets.

Notes

  • Art: Ron Smith
  • Reworked from a Wizard story of the same name, with the protagonist changed to female.

Appeared

  • Scrubcat – Judy: #631 (12 February 1972) – #650 (24 June 1972)

Peri of the Ponies

Plot

Peri Wills was a girl with a special way  with ponies. She had the chance of attending a first-class pony school and there she learnt a great deal. But through a misunderstanding, she had to leave before taking her instructor’s certificate. Her longing to be with ponies led her to take an unpaid job at a ramshackle riding school kept by Mr and Mrs Hopkins.
Peri started to groom one of the ponies.

Notes

  • Art: Ron Smith

Appeared

  • Peri of the Ponies – Judy: #559 (26 September 1970) – #573 (2 January 1971)

The Bubble Ballerinas

Plot

Jenna Jones and her friend Lyn Marshall  were attending ballet class at the well known Demar School of Ballet, which was run by famous ballerina Madame Alice Demar – when the entire school is abducted by mysterious giant bubbles. They are takenremote island to teach Zuleika, the daughter of a wealthy Sultan, to dance. This is no easy task as Zuleika is not only a spoiled brat but also way too tubby to be a ballerina.

the-bubble-ballerinas

Notes

  • Art: Ron Smith

Appeared

  • The Bubble Ballerinas –  Bunty:   #823 (20 October 1973) – (?)

 

The Dancing Life of Moira Kent

Plot

Follows the life of Moira Kent an aspiring ballerina. Her grandfather who starts off disapproving turns into one of her biggest supporters and she has many adventures on her way to stardom.

moira kent

Notes

  • Artist: Ron Smith

Appeared

  • The Dancing Life Of Moira Kent–  Bunty: 01 (18 Jan 1958) – ?
  • Reprinted – Lucky Charm #23
  • Moira Kent’s Dancing Double  Bunty: circa 533 (30 March 1968)

Other Appearances:

  • The Dancing Life of Moira Kent – Bunty Annual 1960
  • The Dancing Life of Moira Kent – Bunty Annual 1961
  • Moira Kent and the Disappearing Ballerinas – Bunty Picture Story Library #01
  • Moira Kent and The Missing Star – Bunty Picture Story Library #07
  • The Mystery of the Green ShoesBunty Picture Story Library #07
  • Please Find My Father! – Bunty Picture Story Library #14
  • The Secret Ballet – Bunty Picture Story Library #54
  • Moira Kent and the Silent One – Bunty Picture Story Library #61