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Judy (girls' magazine)
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Publisher DC Thomson
Schedule Weekly
Format Ongoing series
Genre Romance, Humour
Publication date January 16 1960 – 11 May 1991
Number of issues 1,635
Main character(s) Bobby Dazzler

Judy was a British pre-teen and teen girl's magazine, primarily in comic book form. Judy was extant from 1960 to 1991. From 1991 to 1997 it was combined with another title in Mandy and Judy magazine. Judy was published by DC Thomson.


Judy offered a mix of romance, pathos, school, and girl-next-door stories, thriving well into the era when consumer, fashion, and teen idol fare became popular in girls' magazines. The insouciant Bobby Dazzler was a recurring character.

Among the fare offered by Judy was stories of girls confronting adversity and overcoming it — for instance, Nobody Loves Dixie (1964) tells of a shunned wheelchair-bound girl who wins a trophy and rises from her wheelchair to collect it — or succumbing to it — for instance, in the harrowing Nothing Ever Goes Right (1981), the heroine, beset with poverty, orphanhood, and health problems, dies of heart failure while rescuing children from an abandoned house.

  • [1] at the Grand Comics Database
  • [2] at the Grand Comics Database
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