The Secret Avengers
Membership: Mary Wallis, Linda Blake, Jean Chalmers
Purpose: To end the bullying regime of head prefect Norah Staveley
Enemies: Norah Staveley
Base of Operations: Priory School
First Appearance: Schoolgirls Picture Library #1 (Amalgamated Press, 16th July 1957)
History: After Norah Staveley framed her, causing her to be expelled from Priory School, former head girl Mary Wallis secretly returned to the school at the start of the next term, donning a hooded costume to become the Secret Avenger. She soon recruited two trustworthy friends, Linda Blake and Jean Chalmers, to become her co-conspirators, forming the Secret Avengers. They soon discovered that Norah had wanted to have the use of the Head Girl's study because it gave access to a hidden passage used by Sir Richard Tressidor, who had owned the priory at the time of the English Civil War, a passage that Norah's crooked uncle could use to smuggle goods. Caught in the act, Norah confessed her crimes, exonerating Mary, allowing her to be reinstated as Head Girl.
Comments: The Secret Avengers are another school conspiracy group, and may well be a reprint of the Silent Three with slight modifications.
Thanks to Stephen Montgomery for providing information and pictures for these characters.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
The Silent Three, a similar group of school girl adventurers
Silent Shadows, another school girl group
Hooded Protectors, a school boy group
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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