MISTY: STORIES, CREATORS, CREDITS
My current project is a critical book on the British girls' comic Misty (published weekly by IPC between 1978 and 1980) which has just been published by University Press of Mississippi (find out more about my book here).
Below is a searchable database that I have produced to accompany this. British comics did not include creator credits and so researching them is often a difficult task. This database summarises the entire Misty archive, and includes artist and writer credits, content summaries, and other information about all the Misty stories. I hope it helps you locate that story you can't quite remember, find out more about ones you love, and that it is generally a useful resource for any fans or scholars interested in these lost publications.
You can also read my most recent writing on Misty ('Misty, Spellbound and the Lost Gothic of British Girls' Comics', in Palgrave Communications journal) here.
My thanks to David Roach for his incredible knowledge of artists, to Chris Lillyman for the initial template and his excellent website www.mistycomic.co.uk, and to Mark Round for the tech.
This database is very much a work in progress and so all additional information and feedback is very welcome! I hope one day we can name all the artists and writers and give them the credit they deserve.
KEY CODE: EC = EC style just desserts ME = reader has been misled through medium MO = moral/uplifting
PG = interesting page layout TW = shock twist/inversion to story UN = unreassuring ending for protagonist
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