Monday, 24 December 2012

Saturday, 1 December 2012

December Update...

Here is  the new update for usual click covers to download.  Note that the first issue - No.43 from 1972 is in a new huge form, I've had feedback from some people in the Yahoo 'Scanarama' group saying my scans were too small, so I have left the scans in their original scan size (nearly 2500 pixels in width!), CDisplay resizes them automatically for reading, and you can really see the difference.  there is of course a longer download time so be patient.  The second issue I had in my backlog so is a smaller size.

Enjoy them both...


1972 - No.43
Cover: Steve McQueen by Arnaldo Putzu
Strips: On the Buses, Crowther in Trouble,
Doctor in Charge, The Fenn Street Gang,
Please Sir!, Mark Strong, Catweazle,
Follyfoot, Les Dawson is Superflop! and Timeslip.

1981 - No.13
Cover: Abba by Arnaldo Putzu
Strips: Elvis - The Story, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,
Worzel Gummidge, Charlie's Angels, Sapphire and Steel
and Meet the Smurfs.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Coming Soon 2 - Space:1999...

Hi All,

Got a new issue in the post today, from 6/9/75. and although the issue is available to read, as it one of the issues from the old 'Look-in Archive' site, get it here - 75No37, one page that isn't available...until now...and the reason I wanted it the back page which has the exciting news of the Space:1999 strip starting in the next issue, with an amazing full page photo from the series.

So as part of my 'Coming Soon' series...ta,dah!!! Here it is. You can get a large scan by clicking the picture.

6th September 1975 - No.37

See you in a few days for an update.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

In Look-in next week...1

I said i'd do ocasional features on the blog, so here's something for you all to see.  I thought it would be great to see some of those teasers from issues of Look-in where there was a new strip starting in the next issue.  So i'm going to start with Dick Turpin,  which was one of my favourites and this is how they bigged him up for the next issue...


24th March 1979 - No.13
You can also click the picture to get a download of the page in a larger format.
I also used to get excited when there was a big feature about a series, as it usually meant that the series got a strip shortly after that, but if something I liked was confirmed, I couldn't wait to get my hands on that first installment!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

November Update...

Here is this months update, two more issues for you to enjoy, as per usual click the covers to read...


29th May 1971 - No.21
Cover: Kenneth Cope and Mike Pratt from
Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased).
Strips: Crowther in trouble, Prize Idiots!, Please Sir!,
Timeslip, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Freewheelers,
and Bright's Boffins.
Thanks to Cheekydog for this issue, appologies for watermarks
on a couple of pages, yes I did ask his permission.

14th March 1981 - No.12
Cover: Brendan Chase by Arnaldo Putzu.
Strips: Elvis - The Story, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,
Worzel Gummidge, Meet the Smurfs!, Charlie's Angel's
and Sapphire and Steel.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

MediaFire up to date...

I have now uploaded all the remaining issues from 84 to 94 to MediaFire, so you can get to every year now, I have also made a zip file of the Checklists for the whole collection from 71-94, this can also be read with CDisplay, so if you have any issues you can scan me, you can see at a glance what I need.
Here are the links:

84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, and 94.

See you tomorrow for a proper update.

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Just got the fantastic news from Andy that his book, which will be called  'Jaunt' will be published in April next year.  I for one can't wait, and wish him every luck with the book.  Theres a small snippet about it on the STARBURST site.  Click the link below to 'Jaunt' over there...


Thursday, 11 October 2012

Bonus for Pil Head...

You may have seen the post about Andy Davidson, who is compling a new book on the Tomorrow People.  I supplied Andy with scans of TP strips from issues that hadn't been uploaded yet.  Pil Head mailed me to express gratitude for the uploaded issue 1976 - No28, and mentioned that he was particularly trying to collect the TP strips, so here for him, and anyone else who would like them, are the files I uploaded to MediaFire for Andy.  You now should have every TP strip that I own, and of course the issues these are from will be uploaded as and when.


Tomorrow People

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

1976 - No28 (Requested)

Hi to Pil Head, thanks for visiting the blog, and informing me of a lost link, that being the one to 1976 - No28.  I have now uploaded the issue again, please let me know of any other lost links, so I can sort them out and keep the archive up to date.

Here is a link for 1976 - No28


Wednesday, 3 October 2012

1983 Issues done...

Another largish month - 21 issues to be exact, the years get sparse after this.  So here we go with 1983.


and as usual here is a checklist.  Back soon.


Monday, 1 October 2012

New Issues: October 2012

Here is this month's update, as usual click on the covers to read the issues,


8th April 1972 - No15
Cover: Doctor in Charge by Arnaldo Putzu
Strips: Crowther in Trouble, On the Buses, Catweazle,
The Fenn Street Gang, Follyfoot, The Marked Man,
Please Sir! and Timeslip.

7th March 1981 - No11
Cover: Pop Fashion by Arthur Ranson?
Strips: Elvis - The Story, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century,
Worzel Gummidge, Meet the Smurfs!, Charlie's Angels,
Sapphire and Steel and Mork & Mindy.
Enjoy...Back soon.

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

1982 Uploaded

A marathon year to upload, but all present and up to date for 1982.
Download avaiable issues here - 1982

and here is the checklist for 1982:


It's occured to me to let you know, if an issue is in my collection waiting
to be scanned, and you have the issue, you could still send these, and
save me a scanning job!!. 1983 is another marathon so be patient!  I'll
see you before that with a proper 
update on the 1st October.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

New Issues 1/9/2012

Is it September already....
Here some new issues for you to enjoy, starting with

11th November 1972 - No.46

Cover: Pathfinders by Arnaldo Putzu (?)
Strips: On The Buses, Crowther in Trouble, Doctor in Charge,
The Fenn Street Gang, Please Sir!, Mark Strong, Catweazle, Les Dawson is Superflop!,
Follyfoot and Timeslip.

28th February 1981 - No.10
Cover: Tiger by Arnaldo Putzu (?)
Strips: Elvis - the Story, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Worzel Gummidge,
Meet the Smurfs!, Charlie's Angels, Sapphire and Steel and Mork & Mindy.
Back soon.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

80 and 81 uploaded

It's been a while, but I have uploaded more issues, and have two more years up to date...

First 1980, checklist above - mediafire link, 80


and lastly 1981, again checklist above - mediafire link, 81

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Issues uploaded

1977, 1978 and 1979 are up to date now, you can find the links and checklists below...




Wednesday, 1 August 2012

New Issues

Here are this months issues, click the covers,

1972 - 30th September 1972 - No.40

Cover: Various by Arthur Ranson
Strips: On the Buses, Crowther in Trouble,
Doctor in Charge!, Please Sir!,
Mark Strong, Catweazle, Follyfoot,
Les Dawson is Superflop! and Timeslip.


1981 - 21st February 1981 - No.09

Cover: Cliff Richard by Arnaldo Putzu
Strips: Elvis the Story, Buck Rogers in  the 25th Century,
Worzel Gummidge, Meet the Smurfs, Charlie's Angels,
Sapphire and Steel and Mork and Mindy.


Sunday, 22 July 2012

MediaFire Links

A guy over at Scanarama called Norman has informed me that the MediaFire links aren't sending people where they should, and sure enough when I ran the blog in Firefox, it wasn't letting me in to them.  I have realised that just having the directories unlocked is not enough, you have to click the options, and then 'Share' and it then gives you a proper link!

I cannot find a way to link the project as a whole, but I can do individual years.

These links should work....

71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79

I'll do more soon.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

New Tomorrow People Book

I've been in contact with a guy called Andy Davidson, who is in the process of putting together a new book on The Tomorrow People.  He said he has gleaned a lot of information on the Look-in side of things from the Look-out site.  I have also sent more scans to bring him up to date with the TP strips I have.

Although there is no firm publishing date yet, the book is going to focus on the series mainly, but will include some stuff about the TP strip and features that appeared in Look-in, There will definitely be a strip chronology, and hopefully one or two strips will appear in complete form, but I can't be sure about this, but they must want the scans for something?!

Of course if I get more information about the book I will let you know, and hopefully a lot of Look-in fans as well as TP fans will think the book worth getting hold of.


My ten 1973 issues turned up, so lots of good reading to be had over the next week or so!  9 of the 10 had no middle pages, but this is a common problem with lower priced issues, but all the strips are ok!  I have updated the 73 checklist and you can see it above.

1976 Uploaded

1976 is all present and correct now the latest checklist is above, you can get the issues here:

1976 issues

Monday, 16 July 2012

75 Uploaded

1975 is now up to date, quite a few issues in this one.  There are also 4 issues in 1975 that are incomplete as marked with (inc) on MediaFile, if you have these issues and can scan the missing pages, please do.  you can email me at:

My e-mail

The checklist for 75 is above and the 1975 issues are here:

1975 issues

Saturday, 14 July 2012

74 Uploaded


1974 is now up to date on the MediaFire Project Slow but sure, i'm getting there.  I made Simpler looking checklists, and below there is the one for 1974, I will republish them as they are updated.

1973 will get 10 new additions in a few days courtesy of a very nice deal on eBay!  1973 are amongst the most expensive issues when they appear on eBay, so I was pleased to spot a very nice deal on 10 issues, just under £10 including the postage!  Keep scanning eBay for those issues, there are bargains to be had!

If you can help with any of the green spot on my checklists, and fancy a bit of scanning, e-mail me.

My e-mail

1974 issues

Back soon.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

1972 and 1973 posted

Hi folks,

Years 72 and 73 are now up to date with issues that were on Look-out, so you can go there to download any you want.  I have dispensed with the checklists, Blogger seems to have trouble with the larger image anyway.  I'll do something smaller with just numbers at a later date.

To let you know the site has actually come back after being down for quite a few days, you can get to it at:

but it is still giving problems and lots of links are duff, so till I can get to grips with a more modern web design software, it just the blog i'm afraid.  I'm playing with Serif WebPlus at the moment, and i'm quite liking it so watch this space...

There's also the wiki at:

Though I haven't done anything to that for a bit.

As well as getting these older issues posted, I have been scanning too and there will be two new issues on 1st of every month.

Go get those issues...

72 and 73


Tuesday, 10 July 2012

1971 Uploaded

I have put all the remaining 1971 issues on the Mediafile project, i'll carry on with 1972 tomorrow.

Here is a link to the issues:


Monday, 9 July 2012


Hi and welcome to the new blog which i've started in replacement of 'John's look-out'.
Hopefully in time this blog will give access to every issue of Look-in that was ever printed.
you can access a lot of the issues that were on MediaFire
and over the next month or so i'm going to try to add all of the issues that were on Look-out, but wern't yet on MediaFire, so you will be able to access every issue so far.
Subscribe to the blog and I can keep you updated here, and you will be aware of every update.

There are lots of comic readers on the net but here is a particularly good free one you can use to read the strips


Just load the software and you can read the strips from the zip files without even having to unpack them.

Here to start are the two issues which were to be this months 'Look-out update', just click the covers to download, enjoy...

Talk to you soon.

23rd September 1972 - No.39

Cover: Marc Bolan by Arthur Ranson.
Strips: On the Buses,
Crowther in Trouble,
Doctor in Charge!,
The Fenn Street Gang,
Please Sir!, Mark Strong, Catweazle,
Follyfoot, Les Dawson Is Superflop!,
and Timeslip.

3rd March 1979 - No.10

Cover: Leif Garrett by Arnaldo Putzu.
Strips: The Benny Hill Page, The Six Million Dollar Man,
Enid Blyton's Famous Five, Meet the Smurfs!,
How the West was Won, The Bionic Woman
and Mind Your Language.