Real Name: Diana Starr
Identity/Class: Human technology user
Occupation: "Winged messenger"
Affiliations: Sir Arnold Starr, Anne Wilson, Fiona Wilson
Enemies: Brotherhood of Bassatia
Known Relatives: Sir Arnold Starr (father, owner of Wonderland)
Base of Operations: Wonderland amusement park on an estate in the south of England.
First Appearance: Diana for Girls #168 (D.C. Thompson, 7th May 1966)
Powers/Abilities: A normal human girl who wears a "fantastic" flying suit. The suit is equipped with small jets on the side of a belt and small glider like wings under the arms, and has a two-way radio in the headset.
History: Diana Starr was the only daughter of Sir Arnold Starr, a millionaire who owns a vast estate in the south of England, where he built an amusement park, referred to as Wonderland, a place full of historical interest, excitement and surprises built especially for children, where employees re-enact scenes from history and from fairy tales. Diana wearing a "fantastic" flying suit (built by her father?) would zoom from place to place in Wonderland to sort out any trouble that arises, in a type of security person/manager role.
Comments: Created by Emilo Frejo Abegón.
Thanks to Ray Girvan for informing me of this character. Thanks to Dennis Ray, "Threedscom" and Michael Murphy for information and images.
I originally believed that Starr only appeared in a single annual, but frequent site contributor Michael Murphy did some invaluable research and discovered she actually turned up in Diana For Girls from 1966 until 1968, plus the Diana Annuals 1968 and 1969.
Wonderland is a truely strange theme park. As the name suggests, it takes fairytales and myths as its inspirations, "a place full of interests and surprises specially for children," so there are sections based on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Jack and the Beanstalk, Arthurian legends, Robin Hood, pirates ... and a full scale replica of a WWII P.O.W. camp, complete with a claustrophobically tight escape tunnel that visitors can crawl through. Admittedly, there's mention of the park having a historical element too, but seriously, who thinks a P.O.W. camp replica is a good children's theme park concept? Museum, maybe, but theme park?
Any Additions/Corrections? Please let me know.
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