On the influential social network Mumsnet, Jo Bevan has been running the alliterative Bring Back Bunty campaign, aimed at bringing back girls comics onto the shelves of newsagents in the UK.
Now, it seems, their greatest hope is the creator of 2000AD and co-creator of Judge Dredd, Pat Mills.
Mills not only worked on many of the classic girls comics of the seventies, but mourns their loss – nd has plans to revive the sector. In an interview with the campaign he told them;
That's good to know and I'm currently trying one approach with one publisher. If that fails, I will try another. There's certainly strong interest – the key is to get them to reach for their cheque books, though! I'm one of the last professionals from the original girls comic boom era, so I feel I have some responsibility to do so.
Mark Millar was quoted last year about planning a female version of CLiNT with Titan Magazines. Could this be connected? Or a separate project entirely? Could we be getting… two new British girls' comics?