Tag Archives: America

Bonny from the Backwoods

Plot

Orphaned Bonny Boon and her dog, Smokey, lived in a cave on the outskirts of the American frontier town of Crystal Springs. Bonny made a living by trapping and selling fur pelts, and because of her wild way of life, all but one of the grown-ups of the town treated her as an outcast. Bonny warned them that the fierce Shawnee Indians were about to attack Crystal Springs. At first, Bonny was not believed, but finally the town prepared to defend itself against the Shawnee raiders …

Notes

Appeared

  • Bonny from the Backwoods – Mandy: circa #290 (5 August 1972) – (?)

The Courage of Kathy

Plot

When gold was discovered in the Klondike in North America, young Kathy Grant was left in the care of Mrs Smart, a cruel storekeeper. Kathy’s father set off for the gold-fields to try to make his fortune. The money her father had left ran out, and Kathy was forced to slave for Mrs Smart. Determined to join her father somehow, Kathy saved any tips she got for the laundry service she ran for Mrs Smart. Then Kathy spent all  her savings to buy an injured husky, whose master was going to kill him.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Courage of Kathy  – Mandy: (?) – #325 (7 April 1973)

Slave Girl of the Cherokees

Plot

While crossing the Great Plains of America, Lucy-Mae Graham was separated from her parents and captured by a tribe of Cherokees, but her life was spared. She was renamed White Star and was forced to work for the Chief’s granddaughter, Grey Cloud. Grey Cloud was very harsh and cruel towards the prisoner, although White Star was liked and respected by the rest of the tribe.

Notes

Appeared

  • Slave Girl of the Cherokees – Mandy: circa #178 (13 June 1970) – (?)

Lucy Lariat

Plot

She called herself Lucy Lariat because she didn’t know her real  name, and because she was so good with a rope. Since her parents had been killed by Indians, she had been brought up by Ruben Rothwell, who trained Lucy and other children to steal for him. Lucy had stolen a horse from the Tracy ranch, but when she returned to steal a beautiful white horse, she saw a cougar about to attack it. She lassoed the cougar, and it clawed her leg. Thinking Lucy had saved their stock, Jim Tracy and his daughter, Diana, put her up for the night and made a-fuss of her.

Notes

Appeared

  • Lucy Lariat – Mandy: circa #258 (25 December 1971) – (?)

Look Out for Great Big Bess!

Plot

Young Peg Tuttle and her Grandpa came from the prairie regions of America. In 1895, they took a job on a cattle train. The journey ended at Chicago, and it was their first visit to a big city. Twi swindlers sell grandpa a traction engine, thinking he will never be able to go anywhere with it and will have to continue to pay rent on keeping it in the lot. Peg  finds a way around the law though and  they make a plan to drive the machine home, with Peg naming it ‘Great Big Bess’.

Notes

Appeared

  • Look Out for Great Big Bess! – Mandy: #195 (10 October 1970) – (?)

Butch, Cass and the Sunshine Kid

Plot

In 1871, the Western outlaws, Butch Bailey and Cass Dalton, made the worst mistake of their error-filled careers when they kidnapped orphan Kathy Morgan, mistaking her for a millionaire’s daughter. Kathy liked the idea of being a bandit and called herself the Sunshine Kid. Now Butch and  Cass couldn’t get rid of her.

Notes

Appeared

  • Butch, Cass and the Sunshine Kid – Mandy: #463 (29 November 1975) – #477 (6 March 1976)