The liberated woman story in Debbi 2 is the one that veers the furthest from the original, but still, the writer obviously saw the emancipated woman Judy story.
Alvin Schwartz was the first writer on A Date with Judy, and wrote her stories cited here; Graham Place drew the originals. I can track one writer on early Date with Debbi stories without being able to put a name to him or her; it doesn't seem to be any of the ones already known on the strip: Henry Boltinoff, Steve Skeates, Barbara Friedlander, or John Albano. Samm Schwartz was the first artist, but even by issue 2 the powers that be decided that some Schwartz faces had to be reinked. By issue 3 new artists began arriving.
DATE WITH DEBBI Stories with
A DATE WITH JUDY Plot Sources
|"Detention's the Thing" DWD 1 (Jan-Feb/69)|
|Story 1, ADWJ 1 (Oct-Nov/47)|
|"Eeeek—It's a Heap" DWD 1 (Jan-Feb/69)|
|Story 3, ADWJ 1 (Oct-Nov/47)|
|"Who's Blue?" DWD 2 (Mar-Apr/69)|
|Story 4, ADWJ 1 (Oct-Nov/47)|
|"I'll Be Suing You" DWD 2 (Mar-Apr/69)|
|Story 2, ADWJ 1 (Oct-Nov/47)|
|Story 3 (Liberated Woman), DWD 2 (Mar-Apr/69)|
|Story 2, ADWJ 2 (Dec-Jan/48)|
|"The Cave-Man Cometh" DWD 3 (May-Jun/69)|
|Story 2, ADWJ 3 (Feb-Mar/48)|