Tag Archives: witchcraft

Sally and the Sinister Sisters

Plot

Sally James’ grandfather buys a set of dolls that belonged to a Victorian witch. He is trying to mend them so as to make enough money to repair his shop. Sally is making new dresses for the dolls, but is finding that each doll is taking over her mind, which causes a lot of trouble for her.

Sally

Notes

  • Artist: Barrie Mitchell? (unconfirmed)

Appeared

  • Sally and the Sinister Sisters –  Mandy: #628 (27 January 1979) – #638 (07 April 1979) 

Penny and the Portrait

Plot

Penny Fairfax has lived in a children’s home until she goes to live with distant relatives. Penny unearths a portrait of a girl who looks just like her. The portrait is of Miranda Fairfax, an ancestress who was burned as a witch. Now Miranda is exerting an evil power over Penny to wreak revenge on the descendants of the people who burned her.

Portrait

Notes

  • Artist: Guy Peeters

Appeared

  • Penny and the Portrait – Mandy: #557 (17 September 1977) – #568 (3 December 1977)

 

Possessed

Plot

Annette Black and her friend Jody are on holiday in a cottage that has been in Annette’s family for generations. Annette becomes possessed by the spirit of her ancestress Ann Black, who was burned for witchcraft in 1770. As a result,  Annette becomes persecuted by the villagers who believe she is a witch. She is also shadowed by a mysterious old woman, who had set the villagers on her and now seems to be after the power of Ann Black.

Possessed

Notes

  • Artist: Oliver Passingham

Appeared

  • Possessed – Judy: #981 (28 October 1978) – #992 (13 January 1979)

 

 

Marlina’s Magic

Plot

Some mixed-up magic causes Marlina, granddaughter of the ancient sorcerer Marlin, to come into the present day. Her magic is still a little mixed up as she falls in with Agatha Haggit, who is also a witch from the past. She then enrols in a school to protect it from Agatha, who believes the magic touchstone is hidden there.

Marlina

Notes

Appeared

  • Marlina’s Magic Judy: #1486 (2 July 1988) – #1498 (24 September 1988)

 

Witch Way

Plot:

Jezebel the witch (who talks in rhyme) returns from a 100 year vacation and is dismayed to find the Masters family have built a sports centre on the spot where her cottage was. Jezebel sets out to get rid of the Masters, but her campaign is hindered by Jan Masters having found her lucky cat charm. As long as Jan wears it, Jezebel is powerless against her, and Jan is the only one who can see her. A humorous battle of wits ensues between Jan and Jezebel.

Witch Way

Notes:

  • Artist: Giorgio Letteri

Appeared:

  • Witch Way – Judy: #1102 (21 February 1981) – #1111 (25 April 1981)

 

The Curse of Carmina

Plot

The Turner family shun cousin Carmina because she practises black magic. When they do not invite her to new arrival Louise’s christening, she takes revenge with an evil puppet as a christening gift for Louise. It has an evil power that is set to activate when Louise turns thirteen. When the time arrives, the puppet starts forcing Louise to commit vile acts against her family. Carmina’s plan is to destroy their love for Louise.

Notes

  • Artist: Andy Tew

Appeared

  • The Curse of Carmina – Suzy: #116 (24 November 1984) – #126 (2 February 1985)

 

 

The Sorrows of Laughing Anne

Plot

Anne Foster cannot help laughing when she sees a woman in a funny witch-like hat – but then she finds out the woman is a real witch. The witch takes revenge with a curse that makes Anne laugh with a loud, hideous, uncontrollable cackle. This gets Anne into a lot of trouble at home and school. When it gets to the point where Anne’s father decides to send her to special school, she goes on a desperate search of the witch to get the spell lifted.

With the help of a lady who realises she is under a spell, Anne finds the witch. The witch falls into deep water and pleads for Anne to help her as the water will destroy her powers. Anne is tempted to laugh at the witch’s plight because it looks so funny, but resists it and helps the witch out.

The witch is very impressed by this, but tells Anne she has already broken the spell herself by resisting the urge to laugh. Instead, she rewards Anne by making everyone forget the trouble the spell caused.

sorrows of laughing Ann

Notes

Appeared

  • The Sorrows of Laughing Anne – Mandy: #534 (9 April 1977) – #543 (11 June 1977)

Mystery in the Mirror

Plot

When Elaine Dawson acquires an antique mirror, her personality changes for the worse whenever she looks into it. After consultation with Mrs Raynor, Elaine learns that she is becoming possessed by the spirit of an evil witch, Grizelda.

Mirror

Notes

  • Artist: Rodney Sutton

Appeared

  • Mystery in the Mirror – Tracy:  #55 (18 October 1980) – #69 (24 January 1981)