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was a fair-haired maiden of yore, held within a
high tower. Her calls for help were heeded by
Sir Knight on
horseback who would attempt an infinite variety of
rescue her, only to fail via his own errors, or Damsel's
unforseen reaction to his schemes, or - well - suffice
to say their love would remain unrequited...
Which is probably just as well, because in Shiver
issue #2 we actually catch a glimpse of the "heroic"
inside that metal body suit, and he really isn't that
dashing at all:
Poor Damsel's predicament was strange too.
her tower was moated, other times not,
woods and trees, other times more exposed.
was supposed to be in a different
tower every week. In which
case, how dozey was she to get captured all the
And who kept on ensnaring her, and why?
Maybe she was locked away for her own good. Still,
situations the twosome got themselves into
fun, and both hero and heroine were frequently
by Sir Knight's faithful steed - "Hoss"
- who was far and
away the most intelligent character
in the strip...
Although Damsel remained a long-term resident of her tower,
the strip she starred in was not so lucky,
and was quietly
dropped from the Shake section of the comic
Christmas 1973, nine months after the title was