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On this day, 28 June 1975: Lindy

On this day, 28 June 1975: Lindy

David Essex appeared on a lot of girls' comics posters in the 1970s. He appeared virtually every week in one or other of the comics, it seemed. As a collector of comics I, therefore, own a lot of David Essex posters. I mean, a lot! More even than a man called David from Essex, as I happen to be, should rightfully own. But hey, I quite like David Essex (he has a nice smile, cool threads and sang some pretty good tunes in that War of the Worlds, and Evita). That said, in this week's poster, from the centre pages of issue 2 of Lindy, I think he doesn't look quite himself. Perhaps this one really is just a David from Essex rather than the David Essex. Oh, what a circus.

Which is all another way of saying that I don't have too much to say about this Lindy, except that I really like it. Lindy didn't last long (only 20 issues in the summer of 1975, and there's a suggestion – in this interview with writer Terence Magee – that it only existed in the first place as a publication intended to help IPC carry off some sort of tax dodge) but it managed to be the coolest of kids' comics, in my opinion – a mix of pop pics, some really lovely artwork and some imaginative stories, all printed on a higher grade paper than the likes of Jinty or Tammy.

 Pavement Patsy: Miguel Quesada (artist)

Pavement Patsy: Miguel Quesada (artist)

 Pavement Patsy: Miguel Quesada (artist)

Pavement Patsy: Miguel Quesada (artist)

 The Tin-mine Ponies: Manuel Cuyàs (artist)

The Tin-mine Ponies: Manuel Cuyàs (artist)

 The Tin-mine Ponies: Manuel Cuyàs (artist)

The Tin-mine Ponies: Manuel Cuyàs (artist)

 Nina Nimble Fingers: Roy Newby (artist)

Nina Nimble Fingers: Roy Newby (artist)

 Nina Nimble Fingers: Roy Newby (artist)

Nina Nimble Fingers: Roy Newby (artist)

 Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

 Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

 Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

Jane’s Jeannie: creators unknown

 Sophie’s Secret Squeezy: José Casanovas (artist)

Sophie’s Secret Squeezy: José Casanovas (artist)

 Sophie’s Secret Squeezy: José Casanovas (artist)

Sophie’s Secret Squeezy: José Casanovas (artist)

 The Last Green Valley: creators unknown

The Last Green Valley: creators unknown

 The Last Green Valley: creators unknown

The Last Green Valley: creators unknown

 Penny Crayon: Peter Maddocks? (artist)

Penny Crayon: Peter Maddocks? (artist)

 The House of Fear: Tom Hurst (artist)

The House of Fear: Tom Hurst (artist)

 The House of Fear: Tom Hurst (artist)

The House of Fear: Tom Hurst (artist)

 Hard Days for Hilda: Terence Magee (writer), Dudley Wynne (artist)

Hard Days for Hilda: Terence Magee (writer), Dudley Wynne (artist)

 Hard Days for Hilda: Terence Magee (writer), Dudley Wynne (artist)

Hard Days for Hilda: Terence Magee (writer), Dudley Wynne (artist)

On this day, 29 June 1985: Battle Action Force

On this day, 29 June 1985: Battle Action Force

On this day, 27 June 1970: Lion

On this day, 27 June 1970: Lion