Lady Penelope (comic) facts for kids
Lady Penelope was a British weekly comic book magazine for girls which ran from 1966 to 1969. Produced by Century 21 Publications and published by City Magazines, it was a sister publication to TV Century 21. Lady Penelope was edited by Gillian Allan, wife of comic strip writer Angus Allan.
The title character was based on Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward, the secret agent seen in the Gerry & Sylvia Anderson/AP Films television series Thunderbirds. Most of the other strips in the comic were also based on popular television shows of the era.
Notable comic strips
A number of strips in Lady Penelope connected with other Century 21 Productions:
- Lady Penelope — based on the secret agent seen in the television series Thunderbirds
- Penny — stories about Lady Penelope when she was a young girl
- Perils of Parker — humorous stories based loosely on the character from Thunderbirds
- Marina, Girl of the Sea — stories about the mute undersea girl seen in Stingray
- The Angels — stories set around the pilots from Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Lady Penelope also included strips based on popular television programs of the era:
- Bewitched — based on the ABC television series. This was the only strip other than Lady Penelope's to last until the end of the run.
- The Monkees — based on the NBC television series
- The Beverly Hillbillies — based on the CBS television series
- Crossroads — based on the ATV series
- Daktari — based on the CBS television series
- The Man from U.N.C.L.E. — based on the NBC television series
- The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. — based on the NBC television series
Other ongoing strips:
- Space Family Robinson — original stories using the characters and technology from the Gold Key Comics title
- Class Six Sterndorf — about a special class where young girls are trained to become spies. Created by Angus Allan.
- Creighton Ward — stories about a young nurse, Pat, on a children's hospital ward
- Jenny Ware — humorous stories about a girl who accidentally discovers a chemical that sends her backward or forward in time
- What Did That Dog Say? — humorous stories about a girl who can understand the language of dogs thanks to a magic ring. Created by Angus Allan, this first appeared in Lady Penelope as a text story. It was popular enough with readers to become a weekly comic strip. Later it would be renamed What Did That Dog (And Cat) Say? when the main character, Cathy, gains the ability to understand cats as well as dogs.
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