Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 SNIP

Out This Week: The Tammy and Jinty Special

Tammy & Jinty Special 2019Tammy and Jinty were two of Britain’s best-loved girls’ comics of the 1970s and ’80s – ground-breaking female-led comics that covered everything from science fiction and fantasy to romance and a whole lot of fun… and now they’re back, for what’s hopefully the first of many more Specials.

In the Tammy & Jinty Special, with a cover by Lisa Henke, a host of today’s finest comics creators and writers pay tribute to this legacy of trail-blazing comics with brand new and daring girl-led tales of magical items, archaeology, codebreaking, football, space adventure and more.

Reinventing old favourite heroines and introducing brand new leading ladies, join schoolgirl Justine as she discovers that superpowers and boyfriends don’t always mix in “Some Mino Troubles” and young footballer Rocky Race, struggling to follow in the footsteps of her superstar brother Roy, in “Rocky of the Rovers“.

Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - Messenger of Justice
Messenger of Justice
Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - Rocky of the Rovers
Rocky of the Rovers

 

Trainee archaeologists Aimee and Holly are in big trouble “In The Cold Dark“, haunted by a terror from the past; and space trash worker Val Vox digs up more than she bargained in “Affirmative Action“.

Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - In the Cold Dark
In the Cold Dark
Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action

Maths geek Beck’s calculations take her somewhere she never expected in “The Enigma Variation,” while team work is the order of the day for the Stoneward roller derby team “Speed Demons“; and there are more magic mishaps with Maisie and Lottie having unusual days at school in “Maisie’s Magic Eye“, while “Duckface” offers a cautionary warning that you should be careful what you blog online…

Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - The Enigma Variation
The Enigma Variation
Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - Speed Demons
Speed Demons
Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - Masie's Magic Eye
Masie’s Magic Eye
Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - Duckface
Duckface

The Special, edited by Lizzie Boyle, which also includes a great mini poster from Mike Collins and a back cover by Kit Buss, rounds off with an old favourite, as promising gymnast Bella gets the chance of a lifetime when she sees behind the gates at the Elite Academy for Girls in “Bella At The Bar“.

The Tammy and Jinty Special 2019 is on sale in newsagents and comic shops and via digital platforms from Thursday 26th June 2019 price £4.99/$7.99; for comic shop orders quote DIAMOND: APR191915

JUSTINE, MESSENGER OF JUSTICE: SOME “MINO” TROUBLES
by Emma Beeby (Writer) PJ Holden (Artist) Dearbhla Kelly (Colourist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

ROCKY OF THE ROVERS
by Rob Williams (Writer) Lisa Henke (Artist) John Charles (Colourist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
by Andy W. Clift (Writer and Artist) Mike Stock (Letterer)

IN THE COLD DARK
by Matt Gibbs (Writer) VV Glass (Artist) Mike Stock (Letterer)

MAISIE’S MAGIC EYE
by Kate Ashwin (Writer) Kel McDonald (Artist) Mike Stock (Letterer)

SPEED DEMONS
by Sarah Millman (Writer and Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

DUCKFACE
by Rachael Smith (Writer) Yishan Li (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

THE ENIGMA VARIATION
by Grainne McEntee (Writer) Dani (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

BELLA AT THE BAR
by Rachel Ball (Writer) Vanessa Cardinali (Artist) Jim Campbell (Letterer)

Tammy & Jinty Special 2019 - Bella at the Bar
Bella at the Bar

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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