Tag Archives: Trouble maker

Angela Black – She’s No Angel!


After a fall, orphan  Angela Black seemed to lose the use of her legs. Even doctors and specialists were fooled by Angela, who had discovered that being “cripple” had advantages. Now, she had been given a home with the young film star, Karen Sands, and had managed to wangle a small film part for herself.

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  • Angela Black – She’s No Angel! – Debbie: #86 (5 Oct 1974) – #97 (21 Dec 1974)

Rachel’s Revenge


Rachel Allen is a pupil at Grantland Boarding School. She is out to get Ivy Harding expelled because she thinks Ivy played tricks to get her friend Helen Turnbull expelled in order to get her place on the school tennis team. The trouble is,  Rachel is mistaken about Ivy and Helen’s expulsion was justified.

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  • Rachel’s Revenge – Judy:  443 (06 July 1968) – (?)

The Dark Secret of Blind Bettina / The Lying Eyes of Linda Lee


Alison Payne and Bettina Clarke (Linda Lee in the reprint) are being fostered by the Frazers on a trial basis for adoption. Alison has looked after Bettina/Linda ever since she was blinded in an accident. But Bettina/Linda has secretly regained her sight and is keeping it that way until she gets rid of Alison, because she does not want to share the Frazers with her. And Bettina/Linda is going as far as animal cruelty (below) in her tricks to get rid of Alison. Bettina/Linda turns everyone against Alison, and there is even talk she should be sent to special school.

Then Bettina/Linda makes a very ironic mistake. She turns a light on while pulling another trick on Alison, while Alison distinctly remembers she had turned it off. As a blind girl would not need a light, Alison begins to suspect the truth. Further investigation confirms Alison’s suspicions, and she makes the accusation against Bettina/Linda in front of all her accusers. A doctor proves Alison’s claims that Bettina/Linda is not blind. Bettina/Linda is taken the children’s officer to be dealt with, and the Frazers adopt Alison.

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  • Artist: Dudley Wynne
  • Originally named The Dark Secret of Blind Bettina it was renamed The Lying Eyes of Linda Lee in the reprint.


  • The Dark Secret of Blind Bettina – Mandy: #491 (12 June 1976) – #503 (04 August 1976)
  • Reprinted as The Lying Eyes Of Linda Lee – Mandy: #809 (17 July 1982) – #822 (16 October 1982)
  • Reprinted as The Lying Eyes of Linda Lee – Mandy:  #1160 (08 April 1989) – #1173 (8 July 1989)

The Truth about Wendy [1989]


Every week the splash panel opens with Wendy Ware as the centre of attention. To all appearances Wendy is a kind hearted, angelic girl who is popular with everyone – except one. In the background there always is an unhappy person who knows differently about Wendy.

In flashback, that person tells us how they fell foul of Wendy, who is really a nasty, selfish and extremely clever schemer who stops at nothing and nobody to get what she wants. Usually this means people who are in her way or people she took advantage of, but Wendy is also capable of hurting friends and even members of her own family. Even a famous actress falls foul of Wendy in one episode. Wendy always gets what she wants and ends up the centre of admiration in the last panel with everyone thinking she’s an angel, while her victim ends up with a blackened name and thinking “Only I know the truth about Wendy.” None of them ever seems to think that she might have done the same thing to others.

The Truth about Wendy

In the penultimate episode, Wendy steals Cindy Baker’s best friend Lisa because she wants to take advantage of the new wealth Lisa’s family have come into. But in this case Cindy becomes determined to expose Wendy.

However, Cindy has no luck in trying to talk sense into Lisa about how Wendy is taking advantage of her to get what she wants. Worse, Cindy keeps falling into traps set by Wendy to make her look jealous and spiteful. Eventually, Wendy brags to Cindy about how she will never succeed in exposing her; she is just like the people Wendy has fooled in the past, and she is expert in getting her own way and making others pay for it. However, a teacher overhears Wendy and sends her straight to the headmistress. Wendy has no choice but to confess all her crimes and is transferred to another school. She leaves a lot of smiling faces around her old school, and girls express delight that she has gone. Seeing this, Cindy and Lisa realise they were not the only ones to know the truth about Wendy.



  • The Truth about Wendy – Mandy:  #1160 (8 April 1989) – #1168 (3 June 1989)

May and Myrna


May Maddox is the model daughter, to the point of some schoolmates calling her a goody-goody. Then May writes an essay where she imagines herself as a much wilder girl named Myrna. Soon after, a real girl named Myrna turns up and she starts causing trouble for May.




  • May and Myrna – M&J:  #86 (2 January 1993) – #96 (13 March 1993)