This week, our spotlight on previously listed stock falls on three premiere issues of long-running and popular girls’ weeklies, two from Dunbdee’s D.C. Thomson and one from their rivals, IPC/Fleetway. Mandy, in 1967, followed very much in the wake of Bunty, with a cover-featured namesake heroine and a selection of popular tropes; ‘Blundering Bessie’, ‘Peggy Police Cadet’, ‘Nan in the News’, and ‘Wendy the Winner’, among others. By 1973, however, Thomson had woken up to the more streetwise appeal of their rival publisher’s Tammy, and hit back with Debbie, a more proletarian weekly, though still not without its outlandish elements, ins series like ‘Duchess Maggie’, ‘Yasmin the Blind Leader’, ‘No School For Nora’, and ‘Daisy Dean, Beauty Queen’. In 1974, IPC/Fleetway launched Jinty, which was eventually to become a champion of fantasy and light sf among the girls’ comic world, but started out in a more traditional manner with ‘Desert Island Daisy’, ‘The Haunting of Form 2B’, ‘Dora Dogsbody’, and the ‘Jinx from St. Jonah’s’. All three of these series enjoyed long runs and remain keenly collected today. Our Debbie #1 is FN at £50; Mandy #1 VG £60 and Jinty #1 VG £50.