Vote Misty!

As we previously reported, Egmont UK will be publishing a ‘classic collection’ of strips from the ground-breaking girls comic, Misty, in December, distributed exclusively through WH Smiths. It will be the last of four collections of classic comic strips planned for the year.

As yet, content has not been decided, but you may have the chance to influence what goes into the reprint special. The official Misty Comic web site has just launched its poll of stories for inclusion in the Collection.

You can vote for as many stories as many times as you wish to try and get your favourites in the publication.

First published in February 1978, this mystery comic for girls ran until 1980 for 101 issues before being merged with Tammy. Ongoing strips included Moonchild, written by Pat Mills and others such as the rite of passage Cult of the Cat and more, but the comic featured many a one off story, making it a much more “Collection Friendly” proposition than Roy of the Rovers, on sale now seems to have been. (Quite why Egmont chose to select stories for this from the ongoing comic, rather than one-offs from the many holiday specials or annuals published down the years is a mystery in itself – as such, it’s proven a bit of a disappointment).

Egmont’s Classic Misty Collection should not be confused with the mistycomic.co.uk-initiated Special featuring new strips inspired by the title, which is still in preparation but includes strips by SMS and many others.

Vote for Misty strips

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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