Monday, April 26, 2010

Skipper in the Barbie comics

On Twitter, I have been mentioning which issues of the 1990s Marvel Barbie comics include Skipper stories. Each tweet is just about one story. I'm going to list them all here together, by year, so this is 1991:
Barbie 1, January 1991, Dirty Dancing. First of the Courtney klutz stories, with Courtney, Barbie, Skipper and Ken on a cruise and entering a dance contest.
Barbie 2, February 1991, The Co-Star. While Barbie is filming a movie in Mexico, Ken takes Skipper on outings as she waits for her sister to finish filming. The dolls’ swimsuits are all from the Wet N Wild line.
Barbie 3, March 1991, Snakes Alive! by Lisa Trusiani. A snake ends up in Skipper's domestic management (AKA home economics) class.
Barbie 4, April 91, Chirper Goes Home by Lisa Trusiani and Barbara Slate. Barbie and Skipper discuss what to do if a baby bird falls from a nest.
Barbie 5, May 1991, Packing Lightly, by Barbara Slate. Skipper can't make up her mind what to wear at the beach. Packing Lightly pictures Skipper's Tropical, Sun Sensation and Wet N Wild swimsuits.
Barbie 6, June 1991, Girls Can Do Anything, by Barbara Slate and Lisa Trusiani. Sexist Skipper is surprised to see female construction workers and police officers.
Barbie 6, June 1991, The Big Fall, Barbara Slate and Lisa Trusiani. Skipper learns to roller skate. Which is odd because Skipper's been roller-skating since the 60s!
Barbie 7, July 1991, Grand Entrance, by Barbara Slate. Skipper can't make up her mind what to wear to a party.
Barbie 9, September 1991, Top Shop by Lisa Trusiani. Skipper and Courtney buy plain T-shirts to decorate and sell. It's never mentioned but it obviously ties in the Skipper T-shirt Shop being sold at the same time.

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