*Girls’ Comics: A plethora of June this update – a pair from ’67, a straggler from ’71, and then many from the final years of 1973 & 1974, including the final issue! By 1973, the former queen of Fleetway’s girls’ line was struggling, losing readers to the more street-level Tammy. In June’s final year of 1974, the signs were plain; new strips like “The Twin She Couldn’t Trust” and “Tilly’s Magic Tranny” (a transistor radio, in those more innocent times) having failed to grab an audience, there was a greater reliance on reprints. A temporary drop in frequency to fortnightly, and a permanent drop in page count to 32 meant the writing was on the wall. Without even the traditional, ‘Great news, chums!” on the cover, June for for the 15th June 1974 (pictured) was the last, with only “Bessie Bunter” jumping ship to Tammy – even the popular and decade-running “Lucky’s Living Doll” failed to make the cut! Still, despite her sad end, there’s much lovely work in these latter-day Junes, and the lower print runs means that they’re less common, and more highly-sought, than their earlier sisters, so get your requests in now!