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Sunday, 23 July 2017

1972 No.2 and 1980 No.2 (full issues)....

Here are this weeks two issues, from 1972 it's No.2 and the same issue from 8 years later in 1980, the 1980 issue also has a scan of the free gift given away that week - The Bubble Yum bubble measurer,  which would have been great fun but for the fact that they printed it on very thin card (almost paper actually) and so it was very tricky to hold in place.  You can still get Bubble Yum on eBay here if you are inclined to use it, if not it's still a nice blast from the past to own for posterity, thanks to Dan for the issue and the gift....



8th January 1972 - No.2 (Full Issue)

Cover:  Apollo 11 by Michael Noble.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), On the Buses (Harry North), Freewheelers (Unknown), Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Catweazle (Gerry Embleton)Follyfoot (Unknown), The Fenn Street Gang and Timeslip (Unknown).



5th January 1980 - No.2 (Full Issue)

Cover: Jon Pertwee by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe), Sapphire and Steel (Arthur Ranson)Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury) and Mind Your Language (Bill Titcombe).


Monday, 17 July 2017

Martin Landau 1928 - 2017.......1972 No.1 and 1980 No.1 in full...



It was with great sadness that I woke to the news that actor Martin Landau had died, He was big part of my childhood first as Rollin' Hand in Mission: Impossible, then as Commander John Koenig in Space: 1999 which of course became part of Look-in's story when it joined as a strip in 1975, drawn first by John M. Burns and then by Mike Noble.  Of course he had a long a distinguished career and played a lot of other parts but these are the parts for which he is best remembered, my condolences to his family and Barbara (Bain).  RIP.


We step into 1972 for the first issue and then we take a step back in the 1980's collection for No.1 of that year. Dan has sent me the missing Star Trek poster/feature, so I am able to up that issue, he has also sent me a complete No.2 along with the free gift, the Bubble Yum Bubble Measurer no less!  You can have that issue and the gift on next weekends update...



1st January 1972 - No.1 (Full Issue)

Cover:  Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart by Arnaldo Putzu

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), The Flaxton Boys (F. Dior), Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Follyfoot (Unknown), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown), Crazy Car! introduced by William Mervyn (Unknown), Timeslip (Unknown) and On the Buses (Harry North).



29th December 1979 - No.1 (Full Issue)

Cover: Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner and Persis Khambatta by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe), Sapphire and Steel (Arthur Ranson)Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury) and Mind Your Language (Bill Titcombe).




Saturday, 15 July 2017

The Whole Story - Logans Run Pt.2...

It's mid-month so here we go with next two adventures for Logan...



Story 3 - The Time Machine

Story: Angus P. Allan
Art: Arthur Ranson





Story 4 - The Robots

Story: Angus P. Allan
Art: Arthur Ranson


Sunday, 9 July 2017

1971 No.51 and 1980 No.16 - full issues...


And there you have all the issues from 1971, we are still missing the annual and I'm not sure if there was a Summer Extra, if anyone knows or indeed has these, scans would be very gratefully received.  No.51 was the last issue and here it is in full.  Also with that, No.16 from 1980...on to 1972....

By the way the strips from the annual are available in Mediafire, this is from a scan I acquired a while ago, which I have now lost, but it wasn't a particularly good scan and had pages missing.  Please Sir! is not complete.  You can get it and all the 71 issues HERE.



25th December 1971 - No.51 (Full Issue)

Cover:  Ayshea Brough, Ed Stewart, Peter Denyer, Leslie Crowther, Peter Cleall and Deryck Guyler by Arnaldo Putzu

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), The Flaxton Boys (F. Dior), Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Follyfoot (Unknown), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown), Crazy Car! introduced by William Mervyn (Unknown), Timeslip (Unknown) and On the Buses (Harry North).




12th April 1980 - No.16 (Full Issue)

Cover: Pretenders by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe), Sapphire and Steel (Arthur Ranson)Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury) and Mork & Mindy (Bill Titcombe).



Sunday, 2 July 2017

1971 No.50 and 1980 No.15 in full...

Penultimate issue time, this is the last but one of 1971, it's No.50, it will soon be time for 1972 and to go with that No.15 from 1980...



18th December 1971 - No.50 (Full Issue)

Cover:  Wendy Padbury, Leonard Gregory and Adrian Wright (plus strip co star) by Angus McBride.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), The Flaxton Boys (F. Dior), Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Follyfoot (Unknown), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown), Crazy Car! introduced by William Mervyn (Unknown), Timeslip (Unknown) and On the Buses (Harry North).



5th April 1980 - No.15 (Full Issue)

Cover: Bee Gees by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe), Sapphire and Steel (Arthur Ranson)Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury) and Mork & Mindy (Bill Titcombe).



Sunday, 25 June 2017

1971 No.49 and 1980 No.13 both in full...




11th December 1971 - No.49 (Full Issue)

Cover:  Mike and Bernie Winters by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), The Flaxton Boys (F. Dior), Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Follyfoot (Unknown), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown), Sky-Jackers introduced by Peter Wyngarde (Unknown), Timeslip (Unknown) and On the Buses (Harry North).




22nd March 1980 - No.13 (Full Issue)

Cover: Chris Tarrant, Bob Carolgees, Spit, Sally James and John Gorman by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe), Sapphire and Steel (Arthur Ranson)Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury) and Mind Your Language (Bill Titcombe).


Sunday, 18 June 2017

1971 No.48, 1980 No.5 and Follyfoot Special 1973...

Bumper bundle time with 3...count em...three! full issues. from 1971 we have No.48, we also have No.5 from 1980 and...and!...our old mate Dan has come up trumps again with the full Follyfoot Special from 1973, so a big thanks to him.  I'm so grateful to receive this, as it's the first time I've ever seen it in it's entirety,  I never bought it back in the day, don't know why, I did really like Follyfoot.  I've tried to get it more recently but it always goes for silly money, such is it's rarity and the popularity of the series.  Anyway you can see it right here and now, enjoy...




4th December 1971 - No.48 (Full Issue)

Cover:  Reg Varney, Stephen Lewis and Bob Grant by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), The Flaxton Boys (Unknown), Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Follyfoot (Unknown), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown), Sky-Jackers introduced by Peter Wyngarde (Unknown), Timeslip (Unknown) and On the Buses (Harry North).



26th January 1980 - No.5 (Full Issue)

Cover: Bob Geldof and Robin Cousins by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe), Sapphire and Steel (Arthur Ranson)Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury) and Mind Your Language (Bill Titcombe).



Follyfoot Special 1973 (Full Issue)

Cover: Steve Hodson and Gillian Blake.

Strips: Charge of the Light Brigade! (Mike Noble), Lucky Escape!* (Mike Noble), Odds against a Win!* (Mike Noble) and The Lamb who played Lion (John Cooper).

* denotes an abridged strip that previously appeared in Look-in weekly.