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girl

1951 series

Publisher: Hulton Press
Publication Dates: 2 November 1951 – 1964
Number of Issues Published: 675 (#v1#1 – #v13#40)
Color: Colour
Dimensions: Magazine size
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing
Title continues in New Princess and Girl (Hulton, 1964 series) #10 October 1964.

1981 series

Publisher: IPC
Publication Dates: 14 February 1981 – 1990 ?
Number of Issues Published: 375 (#1 – #375)
Color: Colour
Dimensions: Magazine-size
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing

Cover titles:
Girl and Dreamer around 1982 to 1983 (issues 89 to 110 at least).

Incorporates:
Dreamer (IPC, 1981 series) as of 1982.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Girl was a weekly comic magazine for girls published from 1951 to 1964. It was launched by Hulton Press on 2 November 1951 as a sister paper to the Eagle, and lasted through Hultons’ acquisition by Odhams Press in 1959 and Odhams’ merger into IPC in 1963. Its final issue was dated 3 October 1964, after which it was merged into Princess. Another comic of the same name was published by IPC from 1981 to 1990, during which time Dreamer and Tammy were merged into it. Girl was very much an “educational” magazine whose heroines, including those who got into scrapes, became involved in tales which had a moral substance. A considerable number of pages were also dedicated to real life tales of heroic women in various fields.

Like the Eagle, Girl was founded by the Rev. Marcus Morris. The lead strip was originally “Kitty Hawke and her All-Girl Air Crew”, drawn in full colour by Ray Bailey, about a group of women running a charter airline. The strip was not very popular – it was apparently felt to be too masculine – and it was moved to the black and white interior pages, replaced on the cover by the schoolgirl strip “Wendy and Jinx”, written by Michael and Valerie Hastings and drawn by Bailey.

Other strips included:

“Angela Air Hostess”, written by Betty Roland and drawn by Dudley Pout (1958-1961)
“At Work With Janet – Fashion Artist”, drawn by Marjorie Slade
“Belle of the Ballet” by George Beardmore and Stanley Houghton
“Captain Starling” by George Beardmore and Paddy Nevin
“Claudia of the Circus”, written by Geoffrey Bond and drawn by T. S. La Fontaine
“A Cosy Christmas”, drawn by Gerald Haylock
“Emergency Ward 10”, based on the TV series, drawn by Eric Dadswell
“Flying Cloud”, a western strip, written by Charles Chilton
“Judy and Pat”, illustrated by Harry Winslade
“Laura and the Legend of Hadley House” by Betty Roland and Dudley Pout (1954)
“Lettice Leefe” – the greenest girl in the school, by John Ryan
“Lindy Love” by Ruth Adam and Peter Kay (1954–55)
“Pat of Paradise Isle” by Betty Roland and Dudley Pout (1953-1954)
“Penny Starr, written by Peter Ling and Sheilah Ward, 1957
“Prince of the Pampas”, drawn by Dudley Pout (1961)
“The Rajah’s Secret” by Betty Roland and Charles Paine
“Robbie of Red Hall”, drawn by Roy Newby
“Sally of the South Seas” by J. H. G. Freeman and Dudley Pout (1961)
“Sumuna’s South Sea Isle” by Terry Standford and Paddy Nevin
“Susan of St. Bride’s”, series about a student nurse, by Ruth Adam and Peter Kay (1954-61)
“Tessa of Television”
“Three Sisters of Haworth”, bio of the Brontë sisters, written by Pamela Green and Kenneth Gravett, drawn by Eric Dadswell
“Travel Girl” by Molly Black and Dudley Pout (1952-52)
“Two Pairs of Skates”, written by Peter Ling and Sheilah Ward (1956-57)
“The Untold Arabian Nights” by Geoffrey Bond and Cecil Langley Doughty
“Vicky” by Betty Roland and Dudley Pout (1954-1958)
“White Queen of Calabar”, drawn by Gerald Haylock
“Yvette” by Sylvia Little and Dudley Pout (1952)

(Information thanks to Frank McDiarmid)

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UPDATE 05-04-2018

annual 1962

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UPDATE 08-01-2018

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11 responses »

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Boutie. Sad to say, but it’s impossible download from this page.

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks for letting me know. I have an internal server error also. I hope it’s not a long term error. I will look at it again tomorrow, if it’s still impossible to download i will upload the files to another server. I will let you know in a comment when the files are ready for download again.

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    • boutje777 says:

      I changed the links, they are now on Google drive. I don’t know what happened with the other links, the files are still on Adrive in my account.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    It seems that all is well now, thanks.

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  3. Ken says:

    Hi, I have tried to download ‘Girl’ download sections.
    I just get the following box each time
    “Whoops there is a problem with download. Try again.”
    It will not let me download’
    Regards.

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    • boutje777 says:

      That sometimes happens, you can just ignore that message en just press the blue downloadbutton, the download wil start anyway. It happens often when the download is to large for that site to scan.

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  4. Ken says:

    Many thanks, followed the blue buttons (yellow brick road) and found (Dorothy) and downloaded all the ‘Girl’ comics plus annuals ok.
    Many thanks, again what a “BRILLIANT” site!!!!! Still finding many gems from my youth in the 50’s and 60’s. Making this young Pensioner Very, Very Happy!!!!!
    Kind Regards

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  5. Ian says:

    Girl was a weekly comic magazine for girls published from 1951 to 1964. It was launched by Hulton Press on 2 November 1951 as a sister paper to the Eagle, and lasted through Hultons’ acquisition by Odhams Press in 1959 and Odhams’ merger into IPC in 1963. Its final issue was dated 3 October 1964, after which it was merged into Princess. Another comic of the same name was published by IPC from 1981 to 1990, during which time Dreamer and Tammy were merged into it. Girl was very much an “educational” magazine whose heroines, including those who got into scrapes, became involved in tales which had a moral substance. A considerable number of pages were also dedicated to real life tales of heroic women in various fields.

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  6. Ian says:

    Like the Eagle, Girl was founded by the Rev. Marcus Morris. The lead strip was originally “Kitty Hawke and her All-Girl Air Crew”, drawn in full colour by Ray Bailey, about a group of women running a charter airline. The strip was not very popular – it was apparently felt to be too masculine – and it was moved to the black and white interior pages, replaced on the cover by the schoolgirl strip “Wendy and Jinx”, written by Michael and Valerie Hastings and drawn by Bailey.

    Other strips included:

    “Angela Air Hostess”, written by Betty Roland and drawn by Dudley Pout (1958-1961)
    “At Work With Janet – Fashion Artist”, drawn by Marjorie Slade
    “Belle of the Ballet” by George Beardmore and Stanley Houghton
    “Captain Starling” by George Beardmore and Paddy Nevin
    “Claudia of the Circus”, written by Geoffrey Bond and drawn by T. S. La Fontaine
    “A Cosy Christmas”, drawn by Gerald Haylock
    “Emergency Ward 10”, based on the TV series, drawn by Eric Dadswell
    “Flying Cloud”, a western strip, written by Charles Chilton
    “Judy and Pat”, illustrated by Harry Winslade
    “Laura and the Legend of Hadley House” by Betty Roland and Dudley Pout (1954)
    “Lettice Leefe” – the greenest girl in the school, by John Ryan
    “Lindy Love” by Ruth Adam and Peter Kay (1954–55)
    “Pat of Paradise Isle” by Betty Roland and Dudley Pout (1953-1954)
    “Penny Starr, written by Peter Ling and Sheilah Ward, 1957
    “Prince of the Pampas”, drawn by Dudley Pout (1961)
    “The Rajah’s Secret” by Betty Roland and Charles Paine
    “Robbie of Red Hall”, drawn by Roy Newby
    “Sally of the South Seas” by J. H. G. Freeman and Dudley Pout (1961)
    “Sumuna’s South Sea Isle” by Terry Standford and Paddy Nevin
    “Susan of St. Bride’s”, series about a student nurse, by Ruth Adam and Peter Kay (1954-61)
    “Tessa of Television”
    “Three Sisters of Haworth”, bio of the Brontë sisters, written by Pamela Green and Kenneth Gravett, drawn by Eric Dadswell
    “Travel Girl” by Molly Black and Dudley Pout (1952-52)
    “Two Pairs of Skates”, written by Peter Ling and Sheilah Ward (1956-57)
    “The Untold Arabian Nights” by Geoffrey Bond and Cecil Langley Doughty
    “Vicky” by Betty Roland and Dudley Pout (1954-1958)
    “White Queen of Calabar”, drawn by Gerald Haylock
    “Yvette” by Sylvia Little and Dudley Pout (1952)

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  7. Ian says:

    The Information about Girl was given to me by FrankMcDiarmid, he mentioned that amongst the many comics Andy gave him, also included much more information of comics and date and numbering Guides too. So we will continue to supply you all the information that Andy left us with, as it was his sincere wish that we do so. So more good still will come from him, even though he will not personally upload them to you. However,
    some good news, Frank over-reacted and misunderstood about Andy condition. The Family were naturally feeiling grief and in turn over-reacted too. The situation, is he did not pass away, but is in intensive care, in Comma, and everyone is waiting to see if he
    will come out of comma. We all Pray that he will.

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