Tag Archives: Conjuring

Mona Maid of Magic [1965]


Mona Masters, a promising magician, becomes apprentice to Merlina, aka the Black Witch. Merlina kidnaps three magicians to steal their secrets. Mona rescues them but burns her hands doing so. Merlina soon dies, but before she does she curses Mona’s hands, saying they will never heal. The hands refuse to heal and Mona is convinced Merlina’s curse is making her unable to perform magic again. However, the three grateful magicians are determined to help Mona overcome the problem and make her a famous magician.


  • Art: Emilio Frejo
  • A sequel, Mona The Maharaja’s Magician, ran in Bunty #429 (April 2 1966) – #438 (June 11 1966)


  • Mona Maid of Magic – Bunty: #365 (January 9 1965) – #375 (20 March 1965)

Our Very Own Princess!


Zelda Smith works with her cruel uncle and aunt in a fake mind-reading act and is billed as Princess Zelda. She runs away and is befriended by some urchins who take her for a real princess. She maintains the pretence to keep herself in hiding.

Princess 1


  • Artist: Dudley Wynne


  • Our Very Own Princess! – Mandy: #1139 (12 November 1988) – #1146 (31 Dec. 1988)
  • Reprinted (as Mandy Classic) –  M&J: #245 (20 January 1996) – #252 (09 March 1996).




Stacy Green’s father had been a very good stage magician, but when his wife was injured in a trick which went wrong, he stopped performing. Stacy and her mother wanted him to return to the stage and to try and encourage him, Stacy put together an act herself.



  • Art: Julio Bosch (Martin Puigagut?)


  • Abracadabra!  –  Bunty:  #1763 (26 October 1991)  –  #1772 (28 December 1991)