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Jinty: A Spell of Trouble

Instead of a Misty Halloween offering this year, the Treasury of British Comics have dived into Jinty’s archive, to reprint 2 stories – A Spell of Trouble and Creepy Crawley, the latter getting the cover name. This also gives the opportunity to highlight the wonderful work of Trini Tinturé, with a special hardback cover with original art by Tinturé also offered on the Treasury of British Comics shop website.

Although both stories are about even in length, each taking up half the book, it is strangely only A Spell of Trouble that is highlighted both on the cover and the description on the back, whereas Creepy Crawley gets just a one sentence mention at the bottom of the description. Both stories start with a popular and accomplished girl at school, but after that they diverge completely. In the comedic A Spell of Trouble, Carrie Black has used her witchy powers to stay top of the class, then a distant cousin, Angela White, comes to live with the Blacks and Carrie’s easy life turns into a mess! Angela is full of good intentions but is also clumsy and has no interest in becoming a witch. This becomes a bigger problem when their Witch’s Coven say if she doesn’t become a witch then they will take the Blacks’ powers away. While Carrie and her family have never had to work hard to earn anything, and they do some questionable things to try and get rid of Angela, they are not evil witches, and we can sympathise with their frustrations when Angela keeps messing things up. It’s a very fun story, a highlight for me is the hijinks caused by  a bodyswitching plan, throughout the story there’s lots of laughs to be have, and Tinturé does great job displaying the witciness and comedic elements, so it’s easy to see why this is the  highlighted story for the collection.

In Creepy Crawley, Jean Crawley becomes jealous of new girl Mandy who outdoes her at everything. When she gets an old scarab brooch from a shop closing down, she finds she can use to get rid of her rival. The brooch has a particular power over insects, but when Carrie wants to stop her vendetta, the brooch can’t be gotten rid of and its influence turns her more cruel. Only a timid girl Sheila begins to suspect the truth in time and tries to stop her.  A step further than other evil influence stories, the scarab has a bigger agenda in hand – a complete insect takeover of the world. Again the art and some of the more complex story beats puts this story above other similar stories.

The book itself is only 80 pages, there is no additional features just the two stories back to back. It would have been a nice opportunity to talk more about  Trini Tinturé (like some of the artists in the Misty collection have got), but she gets a short paragraph in the back. While Rebellion do always try to deliver high quality books, it is clear sometimes they are hampered by not always having the original artwork. This means some pages aren’t as clean and crisp as they should be. For the most part this doesn’t take from the story, but there is particular page from Creepy Crawley, that it is more noticeable than others. These are minor complaints though as the book is still of good quality and the stories and art are of a high standard, an excellent read.

It is also reasonably priced, The Treasury of British Comics website offers a few different options for purchase, starting at only £9.99 for digital edition, the paperback is £14.99 and the special edition hard back is £24.99  https://shop.treasuryofbritishcomics.com/catalogue/RCA-G0016

There is also currently a sale on until December so a perfect opportunity to pick up some older releases if you haven’t already, you could pick up other Jinty books like Concrete Surfer for just £4.99 or Fran of the Floods for £7.79 or just look through their growing collection to see what catches your interest.


Judy 1972

Picture Stories

  • Petra the Party Maker (Pages: 6-11) [Art: John Higson]
  • Bobby Dazzler (Pages: 16- 18) [Art: Giorgio Letteri]
  • The Hobbies of Holly (Pages: 19-23) [Art: Rodney Sutton]
  • Sandra and the Black Rose (Pages: 26-29) [Art: Paddy Brennan]
  • Cinderella of the Orphange (Pages: 33-37)  [Art: Julio Bosch ]
  • Janie B Quick (Pages: 38)
  • Polly and Her Pram (Pages: 40)
  • Naughty Dottie (Pages: 48)
  • Do It All Debbie (Pages: 49-51)
  • Emergency Emma (Pages: 54-55) [Art: Ian Kennedy]
  • Junior Nanny (Pages: 57-61) [Art: Oliver Passingham]
  • Skinflint School (Pages: 66-69) [Art: Ron Smith]
  • The Old Funniosity Shop (Pages: 74-78) [Art: Sebastia Boada]
  • Lorna’s Leprechaun (Pages: 81-83)
  • The Babysitter Sisters (Pages: 86-89) [Art: Rodney Sutton]
  • Wee Slavey (Pages: 90-91) [Art: John Higson]
  • Flower-Power Fay (Pages: 94-95)
  • Naughty Dottie (Pages: 96)
  • Candy’s Camera (Pages: 101-105) [Art: Ron Smith]
  • Mandy of the Mobile Zoo (Pages: 106-107) [Art: Trini Tinturé]
  • Moira’s Magic Mirror (Pages: 116-117) [Art: Paddy Brennan]
  • Jenny Appleseed (Pages: 119-125) [Art: Ian Kennedy]

Text Stories

  • Saturday Girl (Pages: 41-44)
  • Cindy (Pages: 109-112)


  • The Bee-Line Game (Pages: 2-3)
  • Make Your Own Judy Zoo (Pages: 12-15)
  • Colourful Characters! (Pages: 24-25)
  • Are You Smart? (Pages: 30-31)
  • Flip the Fast Game (Pages: 32)
  • A Letter From Naughty Dottie (Pages: 39)
  • Feed the Birds (Pages: 45-47)
  • Picture Puzzles (Pages: 52-53)
  • The Orchard Game (Pages: 56)
  • Catch! (Pages: 62)
  • Bags of Style (Pages: 63)
  • Smart Set (Pages: 64)
  • Hello, Dolly! (Pages: 65)
  • The Present…and the Future! (Pages: 70-71)
  • Paint Your Own Picture (Pages: 72-73)
  • Judy’s Cut-Out Doll (Pages: 79-80)
  • Shape Up! (Pages: 84-85)
  • All Write Then! (Pages: 92-93)
  • The Story of Shoes… (Pages: 97-99)
  • Cluewords (Pages: 100)
  • PDSA in Action (Pages: 108)
  • The Judy Farm (Pages: 113-115)
  • Click! (Pages: 118)
  • Butterfly Game (Pages: 126-127)

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Judy 1968

Picture Stories

  • Deep-Sea Debbie (Pages: 6-11) [Art: Ian Kennedy]
  • Cochrane’s Bonny Grizzy (Pages: 18-23)
  • The Birthday Present (Pages: 24-26)
  • The Accident (Pages: 40-43) [Art: Desmond Walduck]
  • Plain Jane (Pages: 49-53) [Art: Trini Tinturé]
  • The Broken Vase (Pages: 59-61) [Art: Claude Berridge]
  • The Wild One (Pages: 65-68)
  • Colleen and the Last Witch (Pages: 70-73) [Art: Rodney Sutton]
  • Me and My Family (Pages: 76-79)
  • Bobby Dazzler (Pages: 93-95) [Art: Giorgio Letteri]
  • Lornas Leprechaun (Pages: 97-98)
  • The Best Babysitter in Barnley (Pages: 102-103)
  • Sandra and the Ballet of Silver Gulch (Pages: 104-109) [Art: Oliver Passingham]
  • Did it Really Happen? (Pages: 113-116)
  • The Hobbies of Holly (Pages: 122-125) [Art: Rodney Sutton]

Text Stories

  • Morning Magic (Pages: 36-39)
  • Dorothy Joins the Choir (Pages: 62-64)
  • A Place in the Team (Pages: 86-89)


  • Beady-Eyed Billy (Pages: 12)
  • Backstage at the Pantomime (Pages: 13-17)
  • The Making of a Ballet (Pages: 27-31)
  • Figures of Fun (Pages: 32-35)
  • Puzzle Page (Pages: 44-45)
  • The Big Freeze (Pages: 46-47)
  • Heads, You Win! (Pages: 48)
  • A New Life for Lyndall (Pages: 54-57)
  • Togo and the Tiger (Pages: 58)
  • Sweet and Juicy (Pages: 69)
  • Make Your Own Jewellery (Pages: 74-75)
  • Patti Potato (Pages: 80)
  • Oliver! (Pages: 81-85)
  • How to Make Mod Millie (Pages: 90-91)
  • Cartoon (Pages: 92)
  • The Owl and the Pussycat (Pages: 96)
  • All Dolled Up! (Pages: 99-101)
  • Hello, Dollies! (Pages: 110-112)
  • Backstage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Stratford-upon-Avon (Pages: 117-121)

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Linda of Silver Lake


Silver Lake wildlife sanctuary is threatened by a wealthy businessman called Hinkson, who wants to convert the sanctuary into a water-skiing playground for his daughter Bonnie.



  • Artist: Trini Tinturé
  • Translated into Dutch – Tina # 8/1977-17/1977 and reprinted Tina Dubbeldik Superalbum #2 (1981).


  • Linda of Silver Lake –  Debbie: #148 (13 December 1976) – #157 (14 February 1976)

And Mother Came Too


Mandy Adams is a promising  young swimmer, and her bossy mother is determined to make her a champion. This has led to many embarrassing moments for Mandy.

and mother came too


  • Art: Trini Tinturé
  • Reprinted and translated to Dutch as “En mam komt ook… ” – Debbie Sportstripboek #33 (1983).


  • And Mother Came Too– Judy:   #341 (23 July 1966) –  #351 (1 October 1966)
  • Reprinted – Judy and Emma:   #1031 (13 October 1979) –  #1041 (22 December 1979)

Judy Annual 1969

Picture Stories

  • Sandra and the Captive Ballet (Pages: 88-95) [Art: Oliver Passingham]
  • Fay Farrell- Problem School Nurse (Pages: 6-9) [Art: Emilio Frejo]
  • The Hobbies of Holly (Pages: 13-18) [Art: Rodney Sutton]
  • Topsy on Her Toes (Pages: 22-27) ) [Art: Don Walker]
  • Our Class (Pages: 36-37) [Art: Mike White]
  • Me and My Family (Pages: 38-41) [Art: Roy Newby]
  • Wee Slavey (Pages: 44-45) [Art: John Higson]
  • Fiona of the Fells (Pages: 48-50)
  • Lorna’s Leprechaun (Pages: 52-55)
  • Junior Nanny (Pages: 56-57) [Art: Oliver Passingham]
  • Mandy of the Mobile Zoo (Pages: 60-61) [Art: Trini Tinturé]
  • Polly and her Pram (Pages: 64)
  • The Girl Who Could Do Anything (Pages: 65-70) [Art: Ron Smith]
  • The Dreams of Alwyn (Pages: 74-77) [Art: Rodney Sutton]
  • Annie’s Ark (Pages: 81-82) [Art: Eduardo Feito]
  • Growing Up- Spike Milligan (Pages: 100-103)
  • Bobby Dazzler (Pages: 106-111) [Art: Giorgio Letteri]
  • Skinflint School (Pages: 113-117) [Art: Ron Smith]
  • Bobtail the Beach Rescue (Pages: 120-124) [Art: Ian Kennedy]

Text Stories

  • The Cheat (Pages: 33-35) [Art: Claude Berridge]
  • My Cat George (Pages: 96-99) [Art: Claude Berridge]


  • Models to Make (Jet Sledge/Susie Spillholder/ Daisy Doggy-Bank) (Pages: 10-12)
  • Tricky Teasers (Pages: 19)
  • Judy’s cut-out doll (Pages: 20-21)
  • Flower Game (Pages: 28-29)
  • Just Sew (Pages: 30-32)
  • Winnie the Witch’s Puppet Theatre (Pages: 42-43)
  • On Tour With “My Fair Lady” (Pages: 46-47)
  • Fanfare! (Pages: 51)
  • How Bright are You? (Pages: 58-59)
  • How do you Doodle? (Pages: 62)
  • Poster: Girl and Rabbit (Pages: 63)
  • Weather Lore (Pages: 71-73)
  • Treasure Island (Pages: 78-79)
  • Pot Pourri (Pages: 80)
  • A Flair for Fashion (Pages: 83-84)
  • Car Games (Pages: 85-87)
  • Put Your Best Foot Forward (Pages: 104-105)
  • The Opera comes to Town (Pages: 112)
  • Go to Work on an Egg! (Pages: 118-119)
  • The Story of Sadler’s Well (Pages: 125)

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