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by Tammyfan
09 May 2021, 23:33
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Finding Slave of the Trapeze
Replies: 31
Views: 8089

Re: Finding Slave of the Trapeze

The story shares some similarities with Tammy’s “Circus of the Damned”. The evil Yablonski blackmails his performers into dangerous stunts and is already responsible for one death as a result, maybe others too. He kidnaps Karla Kebble, saying she is high wire star Princess Astrid, which forces her i...
by Tammyfan
09 May 2021, 22:41
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Finding Slave of the Trapeze
Replies: 31
Views: 8089

Re: Finding Slave of the Trapeze

I´ll just stick my oar in here although it´s seven years later to these comments, I´m the author of Slave of the Trapeze, name of Terence Magee. It was one of the best stories I wrote for Fleetway/IPC Magazines, and voted number one every week it appeared in Sandie. I and others have never been abl...
by Tammyfan
25 Apr 2021, 11:00
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Here is another entry on an evil influence/possession story https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2021/0 ... gray-1983/
by Tammyfan
12 Apr 2021, 21:28
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Here is another entry on another possession serial, "What's Wrong with Rhona?" from Tammy https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2021/0 ... hona-1977/
by Tammyfan
11 Apr 2021, 02:42
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Here is an entry on one of the possession stories listed here, "Secret of the Skulls" https://jintycomic.wordpress.com/2021/0 ... ulls-1976/
by Tammyfan
04 Apr 2021, 02:17
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Great examples thanks both - I'll def dig into Sandra Wilson. Interesting it's so often linked to dancing - Misty def picks up on this eg The Monkey (#80) although that's not exactly ballet! - and sometimes adds a fairytale vibe, e.g. Danse Macabre (#52) which is basically 'The Red Shoes'... You re...
by Tammyfan
25 Mar 2021, 09:36
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

This may not be exactly what you are looking for, but possession/hypnosis was a fairly regular theme in ballet stories – evil Svengalis who hypnotise dancers for their own ends, shoes which won’t let the wearer stop dancing and so on. I’m struggling to come up with a really distinctive early exampl...
by Tammyfan
17 Mar 2021, 21:45
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

I think "Sit It Out, Sheri" from Tammy could be called a possession story. It looks like Sheri is being possessed by the spirit of Marie Antoinette through her chair, and the story depicts Marie Antoinette as the haughty, heartless woman who single-handedly started the French Revolution with her cru...
by Tammyfan
16 Mar 2021, 05:31
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

What I had in mind was not so much stories about mischievous trouble-maker doubles as those where the double tries to replace the heroine, taking over her life and depriving her of her identity. The Mandy Annual story is one example of this. This situation is still not strictly possession, but can ...
by Tammyfan
16 Mar 2021, 00:01
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

In "The House Mouse" (Tammy & Misty, 9-16 August 1980) we have a possessed mouse. The mouse is "the eyes and ears" of Albert de Quincy, a (we gather) horrible man who was so obsessed about his house never leaving his family that he entombed himself inside it and uses the mouse to drive off potential...
by Tammyfan
15 Mar 2021, 23:44
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

What about objects that are possessed? Here is one possibility, "Little Dolly Demon", from Judy PSL #220. http://girlscomicsofyesterday.com/2016/10/little-dolly-demon-1981/ We never find out why the doll in the story is evil, but there are a lot of true-life stories about dolls being possessed by de...
by Tammyfan
15 Mar 2021, 23:39
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

I'm not sure if the doppelgänger story quite falls under the label of possession, but their influence can be evil. Astra, the evil double in "Who Is Astra?", seemed to have an evil influence on other people and also induce nightmares in our protagonist. More often though, the double just causes trou...
by Tammyfan
10 Mar 2021, 23:14
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Misty's "Journey into Fear..." could be described as a blend of possession/evil influence. An evil car, which once belonged to "The Kid", the male half of a brother and sister gangster duo, has the power to seize control of any male who owns it, and make him act like The Kid and re-enact The Kid's c...
by Tammyfan
10 Mar 2021, 22:06
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

Spell of Fog from Tammy is also a very unusual possession story. Villagers become possessed by ghosts, who force them to re-enact the persecution of a girl for witchcraft. But the ghosts do it because they want to teach people a lesson that witch hunting is not a thing of the past - it's a thing any...
by Tammyfan
10 Mar 2021, 21:34
Forum: Girls' Comics
Topic: Possession in British Girls' Comics
Replies: 35
Views: 1378

Re: Possession in British Girls' Comics

The Mystery of Martine from Jinty is definitely a brilliant possession story. We're not even sure just what is doing the possessing, which makes it even better, and it makes a change from ghosts, witches and spells. There is actually a hint of a demon, a most unusual thing for a girls' story to use ...