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misty

 

Publisher: IPC
Publication Dates: 4th February 1978 – 12th January 1980
Number of Issues Published: 101 (#1 – #12th January 1980 [101])

Incorporated into Tammy (IPC, 1971 series) in 1980.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Misty was a British comic for girls published by Fleetway in London from 4 February 1978 until 1984, after merging with Tammy on 19 January 1980. It consisted of a collection of many small strips, with the stories themselves normally being three or four pages long. As well as the weekly comic, Christmas annuals were also published.

While there were similarities with its Fleetway stablemates Tammy and Jinty, each comic had its own focus, with Misty concentrating on supernatural and horror stories. These consisted of complete stories, text stories, and serials. Complete stories focused on come-uppances, monsters and other menaces, tales of sorrow or lightheartedness, and some made their point without supernatural elements, such as Mr Walenski’s Secret and Sticks and Stones. Text stories were initially new stories, but later shifted to retellings of British ghost stories, some of which were submitted by readers.

Misty had no regular characters except for the cartoon witch, Miss T. This cartoon attracted debate among readers as to whether its comic relief weakened or complemented the dark tones of Misty. After the merger, Miss T joined the Edie strip in Tammy, which eventually became The Crayzees when Snoopa joined in the Tammy and Jinty merger on 28 November 1981, and continued until the Tammy and Princess merger on 7 April 1984. “The Cult of the Cat” and “The Black Widow” were the only Misty stories to have sequels, although the sequel for the latter was published in the merger.

Artists featured in the pages of Misty included John Armstrong, artist on Moonchild (though best known for drawing Bella in Tammy), Joe Collins, artist on Miss T, Brian Delaney, John Richardson, Badia, Jesus Redondo, Ken Houghton, Peter Wilkes, Eduardo Feito, Bob Harvey, Honiera Romeu, Barrera Gesali, and Mario Capaldi.

Writers featured included Pat Mills, Malcolm Shaw, and (possibly) Barry Clements. Mills is credited with Moonchild and Hush, Hush, Sweet Rachel, and Shaw with The Sentinels.

1-20

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21-40

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41-60

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61-80

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81-101

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Annual 1979,1980, Holiday special 1979,1980, Summer special 1978

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