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Misty Annual Issue 1986


Date:January 1st, 1986

Mary Trelawny And The Merman
Carey is staying with her aunt in Cornwall, sees a deserted old cottage on the beach and is told story of Mary who vanished one night into the sea with a strange man, but returned to comfort her father after all other family members died. That night Carey goes down to the beach and helps an old seal reach the house, sees it spring back into life and Mary's ghost come and meet her merman.

Miss T:Part 1700

Miss T:Part 1701

Miss T:Part 1702

The Day Of The Troll
Troll terrorises island and threatens king to let him marry his daughter to confer respectability upon him, Misty helps by suggesting they award him a medal instead but it is hung on a chain of enchantment and turns him to stone.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers
Amanda is taken away from her mother who has refused court order to send her to school (wants to home school) and taken to children’s home, hard kids there initiate her by locking her in haunted cellar where she meets ghost of Sir Giles (‘The official spectre in residence of Golightly Towers) who screams because he is scared of her shadow and turns out to be ‘rather nice for a ghost!’ He then starts to cry and she asks him to tell her his story.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 2
Sir Giles tells his story has been trying to scare people at the Home but no success (‘You know what they said it was last time? The cistern! I ask you!’) – compulsive gambler and lost all money, challenged to a duel by Sir Humbert… Marlene and friends get a sheet and dress as a ghost to scare Amanda but only Sir Giles is scared and runs away into wall (Amanda - ‘Oh, really… you’re impossible!’)

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 3
Amanda tells Marlene and others about ghost but they don’t believe her. She skips lessons and goes to find Sir Giles who tells the rest of his story – he fled duel when he was unseated, and Humbert then hunted him down and killed him, and so he was dishonoured as a and disowned by his family and cursed to haunt the hall until he has scared someone into fleeing just as he did. Amanda promises to help him. [good slanted panels]

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 4
Amanda and Sir Giles put red ink (ghostly blood) on carpet, Marlene and gang jump her as they think she has been sucking up to Head who interrupts, and Amanda discovers that Marlene is a Quincy descendent (foe of Sir Giles).

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 5
Amanda helps Sir Giles and gets him to go and scare Marlene but she has set a trap – bucket of water balanced on door [good panel of Amanda agreeing to help, abstract surround and circular].

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 6
Sir Giles sulks as ‘I was phosphorescent at full power - I might have shortcircuited!’ [visual pun ‘no need to get on your high horse] she goads him into carrying on and he turns gym horse into a real one, but disturbed by head who says she is going to send Amanda away.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 7
Marlene sets Amanda up smashing windows and she is taken away by psychiatrist (‘See a ghost today and people think you’re mad. All they believe in is machines.’) but Sir Giles appears to rescue this damsel in distress.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 8
Sir Giles causes car to swerve and crash and psychiatrist is unconscious, Amanda goes with him to games pavilion cottage, he tells her about his true love Ermyngarde who was forced to marry Quincy after his disgrace and poisoned him/killed herself, only to find Sir Giles was not waiting for her in afterlife as trapped on earth.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 9
Marlene and her spotty minions’ set up a vigilante squad, Amanda’s mother arrives to hunt for her daughter, Amanda and Sir Giles outwit them and Amanda flees the grounds (Sir Giles must stay).

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 10
Giles encourages Amanda to go (from ‘the maleficent Marlene’) but she stays, Marlene and gang scare Sir Giles and he vanishes (nice sequential disappear), she tells her mum she wants to stay and head catches Marlene’s gang, they vow revenge but Sir Giles says he has thought of a scheme to scare her away.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 11
Sir Giles tries poltergeist activity on Marlene but they just think it is each other, Amanda tells him off and he tells her more about his past hunting, but interrupted by Marlene wanting a fight.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 12
Marlene and others arrive to beat up Amanda but scared off by face at window, Sir Giles says it wasn’t him and then they meet ghost of De Quincy who says he has a deal for Sir Giles.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 13
Quincy offers a deal that if they duel Sir Giles can go free, Amanda tries to stop him [poor panel arrangement on this page] but knocks over suit of armour, doctor appears as he is leaving and wants to take her as before then sees the two ghosts fighting.

The Ghost Of Golightly Towers:Part 14
Sir Giles and de Quincey battle, and Sir Giles starts a fire but then de Quincey kills him (cheats). School is being evacuated and Lady Ermyngarde appears as he has scared away whole school and he goes off to heaven with her. Amanda goes home with mother and de Quincey left there. [Dramatic duel page using space of page and ending on villain not triumph]

The Return Of The Monster!
After the death of the professor Zerlina goes to seek out Frankenstein's monster and finds him, is taken against her will to dance for a travelling troupe of puppeteers, he saves her and her evil boss dies after falling to ground hanging from a net like one of his puppets.

The Unseen
Delia and her servant Esther on a coach journey, Delia is mean to Esther and makes her investigate when the coach loses a wheel and they stop at a deserted hotel. It is haunted by old innkeeper who used to kill his guests and steal their treasures. Esther finds emerald necklace but Delia takes it and it strangles her, Esther throws it into the lake and ghost follows, Delia resolves to be nicer to her in future.