On this day: Tammy and Misty, 19 January 1980
On this day, 19 January 1980 ... Misty was merged into Tammy, and John Richardson's cover for the first merged issue featured what appeared to be several former Misty readers still shell-shocked by the move. In fact it was, I think, the regular girls who appeared on a number of Tammy covers (can anybody tell me their names, if they are known?), overlooked by a mightily peeved Misty.
Inside, Bella Barlow was travelling to Texas for the World Gymnastics Championships with a new club team, but her private funding set her off on the wrong foot, and Wee Sue - the smallest girl at Milltown Comprehensive - was about to make an impression on form mistress Miss Bigger. Misty was represented by the return of super-villain Mrs Webb, aka the Black Widow, in Spider Woman, Miss T teamed up with Tammy regular Edie, and Misty herself returned briefly to hand over the one-off tale Friend Pepi to her own friend, The Storyteller.