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by Tammyfan
28 Jul 2019, 22:28
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Worst problem parents in girls serials
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: Worst problem parents in girls serials

Antagonists in girls’ serials can have problem parents too. For example, they tend to get the parents who are too demanding and drive them too hard. This in turn drives them to make trouble for the protagonist. Examples of this are “Rosie at the Royalty” (Tammy) and “The Silver Racer-back” (Misty). ...
by Tammyfan
28 Jul 2019, 21:09
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Worst problem parents in girls serials
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: Worst problem parents in girls serials

“Just the Two of Us” from Nikki has two sets of problem parents, and they are problem parents for the same reason: they push their kids into what they want and don’t listen to what the kids want. It gets to the point where one runs away and the other goes in search of him. http://girlscomicsofyester...
by Tammyfan
28 Jul 2019, 21:01
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Worst problem parents in girls serials
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: Worst problem parents in girls serials

peace355 wrote:
Tammyfan wrote:
Where did “No Place Like Home” appear?
It appeared in Bunty #1721 (05 January 1991) – #1731 (16 March 1991)
Thank you.
by Tammyfan
28 Jul 2019, 11:23
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Worst problem parents in girls serials
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: Worst problem parents in girls serials

Nice list. The Suzy story that you are thinking of is "In Sheena's Shadow" (the sister that died was called Sheena not Sheila) it appeared #182 (1 March 1986) – #192 (10 May 1986) The Farmers from "No Place Like Home" are more parents whose priorities are all wrong, they put money and snobbery befo...
by Tammyfan
28 Jul 2019, 07:24
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Worst problem parents in girls serials
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: Worst problem parents in girls serials

Thank you for the suggestions so far. Now I will share the ones I have been thinking of (long): The Baxter parents from "Be Nice to Nancy!" aka "Be Nice to Nikki" (Judy and M&J respectively). Not only do these parents refuse to listen when Yvonne tries to tell them Nancy Norden is a nasty piece of w...
by Tammyfan
28 Jul 2019, 06:44
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Worst problem parents in girls serials
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Re: Worst problem parents in girls serials

I can think of a couple for each of those categories mentioned. Overbearing Parents No Friends for Fran (Suzy) - where a mother is so overprotective of her daughter she doesn't allow her to leave the house in case she gets ill. Then she nearly kills them when she burns some "contaminated" clothes a...
by Tammyfan
27 Jul 2019, 04:13
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Worst problem parents in girls serials
Replies: 17
Views: 1920

Worst problem parents in girls serials

We have had loads of girls serials about problem parents. By this I mean parents who are useless, have bad hangups and make others suffer for it, take strictness or overprotectiveness to ridiculous levels, don’t listen, let their daughter down, are neglectful, too busy or bigoted. I don’t mean the o...
by Tammyfan
19 Jul 2019, 09:23
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: "Wendy at War" serial in Debbie comic
Replies: 44
Views: 22105

Re: "Wendy at War" serial in Debbie comic

Here is another serial about the Channel Island occupation: Tommy Girl from Bunty
http://girlscomicsofyesterday.com/2019/ ... girl-1967/
by Tammyfan
14 Jul 2019, 00:12
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 7865

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Bessie was reprint in the Old Friends slot. Sue, Molly and Tansy were new. The new Sue episodes were drawn by John Johnston. Thanks for providing John Johnston's name, Tammyfan. I had come across an artist who was new to me in some of the Wee Sue Old Friends stories (January and April 1982), and pr...
by Tammyfan
13 Jul 2019, 06:19
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 7865

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Can anyone please provide a scan of Wee Sue after she was moved into the "Old Friends" slot during the Tammy & Jinty merger 1981-82? Thank you. Here is the one from 12 December 1981. I have a couple of others from around the same time, but this is the only one with the "Old Friends" logo. It's also...
by Tammyfan
12 Jul 2019, 20:57
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 7865

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Thank you, Goof. Bessie was reprint in the Old Friends slot. Sue, Molly and Tansy were new. The new Sue episodes were drawn by John Johnston.
by Tammyfan
10 Jul 2019, 11:24
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 7865

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Can anyone please provide a scan of Wee Sue after she was moved into the "Old Friends" slot during the Tammy & Jinty merger 1981-82? Regrettably I can't help, Briony. I have 12 issues in 1981, plus duplicates in some cases, the latest being 12 September, but the heading block on all of them is TAMM...
by Tammyfan
10 Jul 2019, 05:57
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 7865

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Can anyone please provide a scan of Wee Sue after she was moved into the "Old Friends" slot during the Tammy & Jinty merger 1981-82? Thank you.
by Tammyfan
20 Jun 2019, 00:02
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 7865

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

Mergers were generally a way of transferring readers and subscriptions from one title to another so there always had to be at least a couple of series from the cancelled title which continued in the new one. Unfortunately this often meant that the dominant comic in the merger ran the risk of being ...
by Tammyfan
18 Jun 2019, 09:08
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger
Replies: 34
Views: 7865

Re: Looking for first appearance of Miss Bigger

She has the same hairdo and freckles she had in Sandie. Later the freckles disappear and she has a more tousled hairdo. Yes, and Capaldi also makes quite a lot of how poor she is, in the patched and mended state of her clothes. I don't know if this was also stressed by Torregrosa in the Sandie seri...