Zara comes as a new girl to Highdene where she shares a study with Shena Stuart and Cindy Brown. The head-mistress tells them that Zara is an Arabian princess hiding from her father’s enemies. Shena thinks there is something uncanny about Zara, but even she doesn’t guess that the new girl has amazing mental powers and can control people’s minds. Nor does Shena know that only she, for some unknown reason, is immune to Zara’s powers.
- Zara – Judy: #263 (23 January 1965) – #278 (8 May 1965)
Four girls at Scotford School became suddenly affected by strange black marks which appeared on their wrists. At the same time, they developed superhuman strength and an ability to run at great speed. Professor Burton, investigating the mystery, traced the girls to a lonely house in grounds guarded by a special fence and wild cheetahs. Carrie Norton volunteered to go in and investigate the house, where she discovered that the girls were being controlled by a man whose face she glimpsed on a close-circuit television network.
- The Black Marks – Judy: (?) – #525 (31 January 1970)
Laurie Scott falls into the power of a scientist who is somehow taking control of her mind and turning her into a genius while destroying her personality. She cannot remember how it happened, but then she finds Alicia, a girl who experienced the same thing and is beginning to remember.
Artist: Oliver Passingham
- The Girl Who Knew – Judy: #1082 (04 October 1980) – (?)
When Mrs Devere, a scientist, moves into Raven’s End (a large house), Rachel Grant finds her a dragon and unfriendly woman who seems to hold her daughter Laura a virtual prisoner. Mrs Devere suddenly becomes friendly to Rachel’s classmates, and soon after they start behaving as if they are brainwashed, acting like strangers, and do nothing but study. It gets worse when Mrs Devere gets a teaching job at Rachel’s school. Then Rachel discovers that Mrs Devere was sacked from her previous school for strange, unethical teaching methods – and Laura is not her daughter.
- Strangers – M&J: #121 (4 September 1993) – #129 (30 October 1993)
Conrad, the evil ventriloquist’s doll under the influence of his master, the Toymaker had gained control of the pupils of school. Only Cathy Mason knew about Conrad tricks and was trying to stop him.
- Artist: David Matysiak
- This was labelled as a Midnight Mystery story, each episode had it’s own individual title.
- “Let Me Tell You a Story…” – Nikki: #222 (20 May 1989) – #233 (5 August 1989)
List of Episodes:
- “Let Me Tell You a Story…”
- Teacher’s Pet
- Escape from the Attic!
- In the Dead of Night…
- Follow Me…
- Conrad’s Little Helpers
- Conrad Must be Obeyed!
- Faces of Hate!
- The Doll Must Die!
- Boys Will be Boys!
- Boys and Girls Come Out and Play…
- The Final Curtain