Tag Archives: singer

Vanessa’s Voice

Plot

Vanessa Vane, who lived in Virtorian times, was struck dumb after seeing her parents killed in a street accident. A Dr Forbes discovered he could restore her voice by hypnotism and planned to grow rich from her singing talent. Vanessa made many attempts to escape, but, each time she failed.

Notes

  • Art: “B. Jackson”

Appeared

  • Vanessa’s Voice – Judy: #1178 (7 August 1982) – #1186 (2 October 1982)

Sandie’s Sondbirds

Plot

Alexandra Peak —better ‘known as folk singer Sandie Abigail—was suspended from her music-teaching post at St. Bride’s College, Camford, by the disapproving Headmistress, Dr Errol.  But the Songbirds–Julie, Astrid, Toni and Brenda—a folk-singing quartet of pupils trained by Sandie, were doing their utmost to get Sandie back to St. Bride’s.

 

Notes

  • Art: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • Sandie’s Sondbirds – Judy: #733 (26 January 1974) – #748 (11 May 1974)

Poor Penny Perkins

Plot

Penny Perkins had started a career as a singer and hoped to make money to help her widowed mother. An agent named Mrs Miriam Judd promised to make Penny a star, but Penny discovered too late that she had been tricked into signing a contract that gave Mrs Judd the right to nearly all her earnings.

Notes

  • Art: Ian Kennedy

Appeared

  • Poor Penny Perkins – Judy: #646 (27 May 1972) – #663 (23 September 1972)

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

  • Art: Ken Houghton
  • Reprinted and translated to Dutch as “Spriet zingt haar lied” – Debbie #10 (1983) and reprinted again in Debbie super stripstory #18 (1987)

Appeared

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

Tina the Terrible

Plot

Tina Layne’s parents died and her brother Tommy was badly injured in a tragic accident. The Laynes were taken in by their mother’s half sister, Janice Kent and her husband Frank. When Tina made an impression as a rebel rock singer, Janice and Frank set out to exploit her.

Notes

  • Artist: Andrew Wilson

Appeared

  • Tina the Terrible – Tracy: #55 (18 October 1980) – #68 (17 January 1981)

Fay and the Fallen Star

Plot

14 year old, Linda Carter was famous as the teenage nightingale, until an accident ruined her singing voice. Spoilt Linda was finding it difficult to adjust to normal life, but her younger sister, Fay, was determined to help her as she mistakenly thought she caused the accident.

Notes

  • Reprinted and translated to Dutch as “Een ster viel…” (“A Star Has Fallen…”) – Mariska Starstrip #1 (circa 1983)

Appeared

  • Fay and the Fallen Star – Tracy:  #30 (26 April 1980) – #37 (14 June 1980)

The Sweet Voice of Candy Kydd / The Strange Quest of Candy Kydd

Plot:

Candy Kydd is becoming famous for her singing voice, which doesn’t  please her jealous stepmother Kaye. Later she wins a scholarship for training in Italy, which leads her on a quest to find her mother she previously thought was dead.

candy kidd

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Sweet Voice Of Candy Kydd – Bunty: circa #190 (2 Sep 1961) – ?
  • Reprinted – Bunty: circa #675 (19 Dec 1970) – ?
  • The Strange Quest of Candy Kydd–   Bunty: circa #681 (30 Jan 1971) – ?

 

The Taming of Gipsy Roma

Plot:

Roma, a wild gypsy girl with a beautiful singing voice, is forced to live with three professors who want to train her voice. They have forced her father to sign papers making them her legal guardian, but Roma is continually plotting her revenge.

taming of gipsy roma

Notes:

  • Art: Jesus Redondo

Appeared:

  • The Taming of Gipsy Roma–  Diana: #232 (29 July 1967) – #246 (04 November 1967)