PRINCESS TINA UK COMIC 4TH NOVEMBER 1967 JANE BOND SECRET AGENT 

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Princess Tina  : UK Comic
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PRINCESS TINA UK COMIC 4TH NOVEMBER 1967 JANE BOND SECRET AGENT 

THE HAPPY DAYS : LIFE WITH TINA :

 MAGAZINE LITTLE WIDER THAN A4 SIZE

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  CONDITION :  GENERALLY  GOOD , SOME ISSUES MAY HAVE COVER SOILING , RUSTED STAPLES ,  SPINE WEAR/TEAR . INNER PAGES CLEAN
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PRINCESS TINA UK COMIC

Princess Tina (at times known as Princess Tina and Penelope and then simply Tina) was a weekly British girls’ comic published from fall 1967 to summer 1973 by the International Publishing Company, initially under the Fleetway Publications banner. Two comics, Princess and Tina, were merged to form Princess Tina; another title, Penelope, was merged into Princess Tina in 1969; the publication itself came to an end when it was merged into Pink.

The comic was a key link in a long line of British girls’ comics titles that stretched from 1950 to 1980, starting with Girl, then PrincessTinaPenelopePink, and ending with Mates.

Notable creators associated with the publication included Betty RolandPurita Campos, and D. C. Eyles; its last editor was John Wagner.[1][2]

It was standard practice in the twentieth-century British comics industry to merge a comic into another one when it declined in sales. Typically, three stories or strips from the canceled comic would continue for a while in the surviving comic, and both titles would appear on the cover (one in a smaller font than the other) until the title of the canceled comic was eventually dropped. Princess Tina was a prototypical example of this phenomenon:

  • Girl was a weekly comic magazine for girls published from 1951 to 1964. It was launched by Hulton Press on 2 November 1951 as a sister paper to the Eagle, and lasted through Hultons’ acquisition by Odhams Press in 1959 and Odhams’ merger into IPC in 1963. After Girl”s issue of 3 October 1964 (its 675th overall), it was merged into Princess.
  • Princess, published under the Fleetway banner, had debuted with a 30 January 1960 issue, publishing 399 issues before the merger with Tina.
  • Tina was launched on 25 February 1967 as “the new schoolgirls paper for 1967.” It lasted only 30 issues before the merger with Princess.
  • Princess Tina was launched on 23 September 1967 by merging Princess and Tina. The featured comic strips from Princess — Alona: The Wild One and The Happy Days — and from Tina — Jane Bond: Secret Agent — were carried over to the new publication.
  • In late December 1969, the City Magazines title Penelope was merged into Princess Tina. This merger appears to have been arranged hastily and left some of Penelope‘s weekly comic strip serials unfinished, so the endings of these were included in the form of text stories in its final issue, #204 (13 December 1969). The 20 December 1969 issue of the merged title was Princess Tina and Penelope. Despite the combined title, only one comic serial from Penelope survived the merge,[which?] albeit with the format and main character’s name altered.
  • The title reverted to simply Princess Tina with the 6th June 1970 issue.
  • With the 18th March 1972 issue, the title logo began emphasizing Tina with Princess much smaller — from a distance, the title appeared to simply be Tina.
  • The magazine went on a publishing hiatus from the 13th January 1973 issue to the 31st March 1973 issue, a gap of about two-and-a-half months. When it returned, the title was now simply Tina.
  • In August 1973 the publication was merged into Pink.[3][2] At first, the merged title remained simply Pink, but by issue #48 (23 February 1974) it was retitled Pink & Tina. By issue #89 (December 1974), the title had reverted back to Pink.
  • Pink was merged into its sister IPC title Mates in 1980.

Twelve hardcover Princess Tina annuals were published between 1968 and 1980 (bearing the cover dates 1969–1981). Other hardcover annuals associated with the title were Princess Tina Ballet Book, dated 1969 to 1977, and Princess Tina Pony Book, from 1969 to 1981.[4] Five annual saddle-stapled magazines were published as Princess Tina Summer Extra dated 1969 to 1974.[5]

Published by Longacre Press IPC 161/166 Fleet Street London, EC4
Printed by Odhams Editor Alan Hughes

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