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Misty

Misty

Misty was a comic-type magazine for girls with the horror twist in them. The comic only ran for a short time from 1978 to 1980. The style of the Misty comics were very different to any of the others around at the time and there was very rarely a happy ending. Misty later became a feature of Tammy magazine after the original publication ceased to be distributed.


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Misty Annual Last post by darren
22 February 2017
Misty Last post by remember
28 February 2008

Do You Remember Misty?

Do You Remember Misty?

  • Anonymous user
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    I can remember one story, nightmare academy, the headmistress was a vampire, can't remember how it ended, could somebody inform me please?
  • Anonymous user
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    Yes I remember misty, it's a trip down memory lane☺
  • Chaobaby7
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    I loved Misty, always loved scary, sci fi, fantasy stories. I wasn't allowed to read it as my parents were strictly religious but i would sneak in a copy and read it with a torch under the covers. i have always loved to be scared. The stories in the later annuals got a bit tame for my liking .
  • Anonymous user
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    The Misty Annual lived on into the '80s for some years, I know someone who's got the '82 edition- by then I think the content had been watered down following complaints about it being too scarey, as the contents were mostly gentle ghost stories with a poignant twist. 'Misty' was named after it's central character, a witch-girl in white robes with a vaguely pentagram-shaped necklace on, who was accompanied by her slinky black cat. She fulfilled the same role as 'Bunty' or 'Esmeralda' did in comics for younger shildren, acting as a sort of Mistress of Ceremonies, writing a letter / editorial piece, and sometimes teaching her readers simple magic spells. The latter activity caused a HUGE furore with the Church of England, who tried to sue the comic (unsuccessfully, as it turned out). I'm now 42 but remain a 'Misty' fan- like Evie70, I'm going to see if I can get hold of someback-numbers!!
    • Chaobaby7
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      was delighted with two misty annuals I found on a car boot sale stall ,1983 and 85.
  • Anonymous user
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    I absolutely loved this comic. In fact, the memories of a couple of the stories still freak me out! One was about a young woman who claimed she had an evil twin called Davina, but everyone around her thought she was suffering from schizophrenia. In the end, the woman was found killed and in blood written on the mirror beside her body was the chilling message "My sister is dead, but I still live on. Davina". *shudder* Last year (2009), a special edition of Misty was published. I accidentally discovered it in WH Smith, while looking for a magazine for my daughter! I was so excited, I bought it. Reading it brought back so many memories. And it suddenly occurred to me, they don't really have comics for girls any more, it's all magazines now. It's such a shame because I remember I couldn't get enough of them - Bunty, Debbie, Mandy the Blue Jeans, Patches and Jackie etc. PS. I just googled "Misty" and they have a website you can by back issues from! http://mistycomic.co.uk/Home.html
    • Chaobaby7
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      must check that. thank you
  • Anonymous user
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    i loved this comic. remember a story about della who swapped her ability to be in daylight for the ability to be a great dancer. also a 'brave new world' type story about a girl who was a gamma as she got a burn on her head when her cot was too near the heater as a baby. finally, the story of a world in the future where there are no plants or trees and water is severley rationed, a girl finds a flower and secretly nurtures it and shares her water ration mwith it. i also remember the name ava. does any of this jog any memories out there? nickidie
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    I was beginning to think these comics were a figment of my overheated 13 yr old imagination..we found them in an old desk in WKGS , & they were passed around with glee, then we heard the series had been banned because of content ! I recall The Pig People & a Groundhog day scenario that was truly chilling...great stuff, thanks for the memory
  • Anonymous user
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    loved this comic. very different. must have been free gifts attached to lure me away from Bunty
  • Anonymous user
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    omg I remember these too! I think I spent half my childhood being scared of something or other. I remember the misty story of a girl who believes her twin has died until she's lured to an abandoned house..! There was another where a girl got picked up from somewhere by her dad and when he turned to speak to her his eyes were glowing red(don't remember the ending though)