Tag Archives: sabotage

Terror in the Big Top

Plot:

Was the ghost of dead circus star Carla Francetti menacing her young replacement, Gina Mason? During Gina’s high-wire act, the wire snapped and Gina plummeted downwards.She managed to save herself but she was suspicious of Taga, the circus lion tamer.

terror in the big top

Notes:

  • Art: Enrique Badía Romero?

Appeared:

  • Terror in the Big Top – Judy: #1007 (28 April 1979) – #1016 (30 June 1979)

 

Seven Tests for Silverdale 

Plot:

Seven girls from Silverdale School have been chosen to take part in a series of contests against a similar team from Garston School.  The winning team will gain for their school a legacy left in the will of a local eccentric, Miss Trotter who had, in her youth, attended both schools. The contest is being held in a special camp, and the adjudicator is Miss Berman. The girls of Silverdale have lost the first two contests, and suspect foul play.

seven tests for silverdale

 

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Seven Tests for Silverdale – Judy:  circa 452 (07 September 1968) – (?)

 

 

Barge Betty

Plot

Betty Brown tries to run her horse-drawn  barge single-handed after her father is injured. She is opposed by Jasper Palk, a land-owner who wants to close the canal, but she gets help from a mysterious stranger called Max.

barge betty

Notes

Appeared

  • Barge Betty – Judy:   (?) –  #441 (22 June 1968)

Dark Secret

Plot:

Dinah Blair’s mother has inherited a castle in Austria which she hopes to turn into a hotel. Dinah and her mother receive a cold welcome from Annelise von Heirigen, a distant relative who they suspect is trying to force them to leave, for then she would inherit the castle. A party of schoolgirls is expected to arrive at the castle, but Dinah is startled to see them in Salzburg, about to go home.

dark secret

 

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Dark Secret – Judy:   (?) – 363 (24 December 1966)

 

Publicity Penny

Plot

Penny Martin and her father are advance publicity agents for Pedroni’s Circus, in which Mrs Martin performs with a team of liberty horses.  An unknown man who has a hatred of circuses is making it difficult for them to advertise the show. The secret enemy bribes a man called Strake to set fire to the Martins’ van. Mr Martin is injured in the explosion that follows.

publicity penny

Notes

Appeared

  • Publicity Penny – Judy:  #223 (18 April 1964) – (?)

 

Deep-Sea Debbie / Debbie and the Drowned Village

Plot

Debbie’s father, Mike Nolan, is a professional skindiver, specialising in underwater jobs where the usual diving equipment is too cumbersome. From an early age, Debbie has been taught to use an aqua-lung, and now she assists her father in his newly-formed Underwater Enterprises Company.

Debbie and her father, return in Debbie and the Drowned Village. The two travel to Llanberan, in Wales,  where unexplained accidents are holding up the completion of a new dam. Mike and Debbie believe the accidents are the work of a man who doesn’t want the dam built. While Bill Parry, the engineer in charge of the project, is on top of the dam, the bucket on a crane swings round and causes him to fall into the reservoir. He doesn’t surface and Debbie dives in after to save him.

deep sea debbie

Notes

Appeared

  • Deep-Sea Debbie – Judy:  circa #195 (05 October  1963) – #209?
  • Debbie and the Drowned Village – Judy:  #382 (06 May  1967) – #391 (08 July 1967)

Other Appearances

  • Deep-Sea Debbie – Judy Picture Story Library: #19

“Don’t Be So Clever Katy!”

Plot:

Katy and Laura Deacon weren’t just twins –  they were best friends, so when Laura discovered that their father intended to split them up by sending clever Katy to a private school, she was horrified. Laura decided that the only way to stop this was to sabotage her twin’s schoolwork to make her look less clever.

dont-be-so-clever

Notes:

  • Artist: Barrie Mitchell?

Appeared:

  • “Don’t Be So Clever Katy!”– Nikki: #28(31 August 1985) – #33 (5 October 1985)