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Monday, 30 December 2013

Happy new year!!!....Dec update...

It's the last update of 2013, and let me wish all of you who visit the blog a very happy and healthy 2014.

It's the December update too, with two fresh issues No.45 from 1973 and No.22 from 1978...see you in 2014!!!...


3rd November 1973 - No.45

Cover: Roger Daltrey by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: On the Buses, Settle Down Now! with Ken
Goodwin, The Tomorrow People, The Adventures
of David Cassidy, Les Dawson is Superflop,
Follyfoot, The Fenn Street Gang and
Doctor in Charge.




27th May 1978 - No.22

Cover: Coco and David Soul by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page, The Six Million Dollar Man,
Man from Atlantis, Logan's Run, The Bionic Woman and
Doctor on the Go.

(N.b. this is a damaged issue, but I have replaced page 1
of Logan's Run with a page from a collection of Logan strips
floating around the net, think Zeg is the compiler so thanks to
him.  I have enlarged the strip to fit in with the bigger scans,
so it isn't 
the best looking scan, if anyone can help me with
a better scan please e-mail me.)



Monday, 23 December 2013

All the best!!!...plus reboots...


It's Christmas time again, may I wish everybody a very merry one, and hope you have a great time.

May I also take this opportunity to thank everyone who takes an interest in the blog, if you have stumbled on me by accident then please join the list of people who already enjoy looking back at Look-in.


Pressies are here too in the shape of another two reboot issues, you can have No's 12 and 20 from 1972.


See you on Jan 1st with a new update...



18th March 1972 - No.12

Cover: Leslie Crowther by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, On the Buses,
Catweazle, Please Sir!, The Marked Man,
Follyfoot, The Fenn Street Gang and
Timeslip.


13th May 1972 - No.20

Cover: David Nixon by Unknown

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, On the Buses,
Doctor in Charge!, Please Sir!, Catweazle,
Follyfoot, The Fenn Street Gang and
Timeslip.



Monday, 16 December 2013

December mid-month update...

Here as a mid month update are two more issues from Pete's 1971 collection, with thanks again for letting me post the strip only versions.  Here are No 4 and 5...oh, and you can have the strips from the 1971 Holiday Special too.



30th January 1971 - No.4

Cover: Leslie Crowther.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Freewheelers, Wreckers
at Dead Eye, Please Sir! and Timeslip.


6th February 1971 - No.5

Cover: Child's Formula 6 racing car.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Freewheelers, Wreckers
at Dead Eye, Please Sir! and Timeslip.


1971 Holiday Special

Cover: Geoffrey Bayldon, Stephen Lewis, Bob Grant,
Carol Hawkins, Peter Cleall, Leslie Crowther
and Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart by Harry North (?)

Strips: On the Buses, Catweazle, Crowther in Trouble
and Please Sir!



Saturday, 7 December 2013

Mike Noble interview...

Thanks to a heads up from Lew Stringer's brilliant Blimey! comic site, I have just seen this interview of Mike Noble on YouTube.  It's only 12:12 long, but is still very much worth a look, it shows drawings Mike did of him and his family when he was young, and shows what an incredibly gifted artist he was even at an early age.

Mike Noble Interview

Friday, 6 December 2013

Reboot 30...into 1972...

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun?, it's 1972 already, and here are issues No.7 and No.9 to kick things off...


12th February 1972 - No.7

Cover: James Bate, Milton Johns and
Catherine Lacey by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, On the Buses,
Freewheelers, Please Sir!, Catweazle, Follyfoot,
The Fenn Street Gang and Timeslip.


26th February 1972 - No.9

Cover: Frederick Jaeger, Curtis Arden and
Elizabeth Robillard by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, On the Buses,
Freewheelers, Please Sir!, Catweazle, Follyfoot,
The Fenn Street Gang and Timeslip.


Sunday, 1 December 2013

December Update...

Xmas is just around the corner, and Black Friday is almost over, so take a break from all that hassle and enjoy this months update, two new issues, No.46 from 1973, and No.45 from 1977...


10th November 1973 - No.46

Cover: David Cassidy by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: On the Buses, Settle Down Now! with
Ken Goodwin, The Tomorrow People, Les
Dawson is Superflop!, The Adventures of
David Cassidy, Follyfoot, The Fenn Street
Gang and Doctor in Charge.


5th November 1977 - No.45

Cover: Elvis Presley and Skateboarders
by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page, The Six Million
Dollar Man, Abba Exclusive Official, The
Tomorrow People, The Bionic Woman and
Doctor on the Go.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

RIP Lewis Collins...


So sad to hear today of the death of Lewis Collins, who became famous as 
William Bodie, one half of 'The Professionals'. Thoughts go out to his family.

Here is a cleaned up version of the first issue of Look-in's main rival 'TV TOPS',
which coincidentally contains a strip of 'The Professionals', so it sadly seemed
apt to upload it today.

Thanks to mag@zone for the issue (permission given).


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Reboot Correction...

It dawned on me that No.49 is not a full issue, but that I could update it using pages from Pete's 1971 collection, so I have done this and now it is a complete strips only issue.  Get the updated issue HERE.

Reboot No.29...

Here are two more from 1971, including aptly enough the Xmas issue....soon be here!!!  No's 49 and 51 respectively.  See you at the weekend for a proper update.



11th December 1971 - No.49

Cover: Mike and Bernie Winters by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, The Flaxton Boys,
Please Sir!, Sky-Jackers and Timeslip.


25th December 1971 - No.51

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

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Freewheelers,
Please Sir!, Follyfoot, The Fenn Street
Gang, Crazy Car!, Timeslip and
On the Buses.

Friday, 15 November 2013

November mid-month update...

Here is a little mid-month update for you, featuring two bits of new stuff.  first there is a cleaned up strip only copy of 1980 No.32, which you can read the full issue of on mag@zone, which I told you about an update or two ago.

Thanks to Mark Perkins the site owner for giving me permission to use the issue.

Also here are bigger versions of the strips from the 1976 Summer Extra.

Enjoy...


2nd August 1980 - No.32

Cover: Mork (Robin Williams), Mindy (Pam
Dawber) and Darth Vader (Dave Prowse).

Strips: The Benny Hill Page, Charlie's Angels,
Worzel Gummidge, Meet the Smurfs!,
Battlestar Galactica and Mork & Mindy.


Look-in Summer Extra 1976

Cover: Sally Thomsett, Richard O'Sullivan,
Paula Wilcox, Brendan Foster, Slik,
Lee Majors and Benny Hill.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (two pages actually!)
and Man about the House.


Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Reboot No.28...

Two more from 71, No's 46 and 47...


20th November 1971 - No.46

Cover: The Fenn Street Gang by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther In Trouble, The Flaxton Boys,
Please Sir!, Follyfoot, The Fenn Street Gang,
The Master-Stroke, Timeslip and
On the Buses.


27th November 1971 - No.47

Cover: Follyfoot by Angus McBride.

Strips: Crowther In Trouble, The Flaxton Boys,
Please Sir!, Follyfoot, The Fenn Street Gang,
Sky-Jackers, Timeslip and On the Buses.


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Reboot No.27...


Reboot time, and the latest 1971 issues are here, No's 43 and 44...



30th October 1971 - No.43

Cover: Freewheelers.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Timeslip, Please Sir!,
Follyfoot, The Flaxton Boys, Mystery of the Moondust!
and On the Buses.




6th November 1971 - No.44

Cover: Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Timeslip, Please Sir!,
Follyfoot, The Flaxton Boys, The Master-Stroke
and On the Buses.



Sunday, 3 November 2013

Mag@zone...

Got an e-mail today from a guy called Mark Perkins, who has recently started a site called 'Mag@zone', it has full issues of classic magazines, there are four issues of Look-in, and an issue of Look-in's rival TV TOPS, along with other pop and teen mags of the time.  It's shaping up to be a great site, and well worth a visit.

click HERE

Thursday, 31 October 2013

October update...

Here is the October update, and the news that I have a source for the rest of 1971, and so I am able to announce that the whole first complete year will be available soon, Thanks to Pete for kindly allowing me to show them to you, and so here we have the next in line....which is No.6, the rest will follow in further updates.  Along with that you can have No.18 from 1976.

See you with another reboot soon...





13th February 1971 - No.6

Cover: Doug Rae, Susan Stranks and Tony Bastable.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Freewheelers, Wreckers
At Dead Eye, Timesip and Please Sir!


24th April 1976 - No.18

Cover: Flintlock

Strips: The Benny Hill Page, The Tomorrow People,
Man about the House, Space: 1999, The Six Million
Dollar Man and Doctor on the Go.




Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Reboot No.26...

Two more from 1971, No's 30 and 39...


31st July 1971 - No.30

Cover: John Alderton.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Timeslip,
Please Sir!, Follyfoot and The Super-save!


2nd October 1971 - No.39

Cover: Jimmy Tarbuck.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Timeslip,
Please Sir!, Follyfoot,The Flaxton Boys.
the Race-Wreckers and On the Buses.




Friday, 11 October 2013

Reboot No.25...

Another two from 1971 - No's 28 and 29.  Enjoy...


17th July 1971 - No.28

Cover: A Diver

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Timeslip,
Please Sir!, Follyfoot, Causeway to Fear,
and Bright's Boffins.


24th July 1971 - No.29

Cover: A Volcano/Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Timeslip,
Please Sir!, Follyfoot and The Super-save!




Sunday, 6 October 2013

Reboot No.24...

Here we have another two Look-in's to add to the collection, continuing 1971, here are No's 23 and 25...


12th June 1971 - No.23

Cover: Disaster! - The 'Pacific Glory' oil-tanker catastrophe.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Timeslip,
Call of the Unknown, Please Sir!,
Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea,
Freewheelers and Bright's Boffins.


26th June 1971 - No.25

Cover: Christian Rodska and Gillian Blake.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, The Speed Menace,
Please Sir!, Timeslip, Voyage to the Bottom of
the Sea, Freewheelers and Bright's Boffins.




Wednesday, 2 October 2013

October update...

Here is your normal fix of Look-in, two more of the best the 70's has to offer, No.19 from 1973 and No.50 from 1976, have fun and see you at the weekend for more reboots...


5th May 1973 - No.19

Cover: The Sweet.

Strips: On the Buses, Settle Down Now! with Ken Goodwin,
Les Dawson is Superflop!, Fenn Street Gang, Doctor
in Charge, Elephant Boy, Follyfoot and Pathfinders.


4th December 1976 - No.50

Cover: The New Avengers.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page, The Six Million Dollar Man,
It's Flintlock!, Space: 1999, The Bionic Woman
and Doctor on the Go.

Saturday, 28 September 2013

reboot 23...

Another two reboots No.20 and 21 from 1971
No 21 is an original of a scan I was sent by cheekydog, although not as big as I have been scanning, it is bigger than the previously reduced copy, and I think worth having.



22nd May 1971 - No.20

Cover: Robert Horton.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Prize Idiots!,
Please Sir!, Timeslip, Voyage to the Bottom
of The Sea, Freewheelers and Bright's Boffins.


29th May 1971 - No.21

Cover: Kenneth Cope and Mike Pratt.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Prize Idiots!,
Please Sir!, Timeslip, Voyage to the Bottom
of The Sea, Freewheelers and Bright's Boffins.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Reboot 22...

Another two full issues for you here, this is No.15 and No.19 from 1971...


17th April 1971 - No.15

Cover: Tony Bastable.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Redgauntlet,
Please Sir!, Timeslip and
Freewheelers.


15th May 1971 - No.19

Cover: Alien from UFO.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Please Sir!,
Freewheelers (Part strip, part text, unfortunately damaged too),
Timeslip, Redgauntlet and Bright's Boffins.


Thursday, 19 September 2013

Reboot No.21, on to the strips...

The reboot continues, here we go with the strip issues, because I'm not scanning the full issues, I'm going to try as much as possible to upload the strip only issues in two's, I'll get through them quicker that way.  So here we go with No.s 2 and 3 from 71.



16th January 1971 - No.2

Cover: Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Freewheelers,
Wreckers at Dead Eye, Please Sir!
and Timeslip.



23rd January 1971 - No.3

Cover: Geoffrey Bayldon.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, Freewheelers,
Wreckers at Dead Eye, Please Sir!
and Timeslip.


Sunday, 15 September 2013

At last...reboot No.20

here at last is the final full Issue, except...it isn't strictly full.  It is the very last Look-in from 1994, and is the only one I have from that year for now.  The missing pages are posters, so every readable page is there.

Next we start on the strip only issues that are already available, so we will go through them and super-size them too, but for now enjoy the remaining full issue, No.10 from 1994...



12th March 1994 - No.10

Cover: Mark Owen.

Strips: Chuck Rock, Scooby-Doo
and Garfield.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Reboot No.19...

Here is the penultimate reboot full issue, this is from 1993, and it's No.20.  Does anyone know where 'Mac' and 'Justin Gibbs' came from?, I do not remember these two strips as TV series or games, and can find nothing on the internet about them.  So I am wondering were these just original strips?...

'Chuck Rock' was based on a successful computer game of the period, in case you were wondering.

enjoy...


22nd May 1993 - No.20

Cover: Take That and Mr. Blobby.

Strips: Mac, Scooby Doo, Chuck Rock,
Justin Gibbs and His Massive Fibs and
Garfield.

Friday, 6 September 2013

Reboot No.18...

We skip to 1992 now, the 1991 issue was originally a large issue anyway, so does not need a reboot.  You can still get it here...

9th March 1991 - No.10
(Thanks again to cheekydog)

So here now is 1992 - No.13, with the free door hanger, so you need
never be disturbed again...!!!...



28th March 1992 - No.13

Cover: Will Smith (The Fresh Prince as he was then).

Strips: Scooby Doo, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures
and Garfield.


Monday, 2 September 2013

September Update...

Here is your September update, two issues from 1972 and 1973 with lots of great stuff
to remember and reminisce about.

Enjoy...


4th March 1972 - No.08

Cover: Harry Fowler and Kenny Lynch from 'Get This!' by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble, On the Buses, Freewheelers,
Please Sir, Catweazle, Follyfoot, The Fenn Street Gang
and Timeslip.


26th May 1973 - No.22

Cover: Paul McCartney by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: On the Buses, Settle Down Now! with Ken Goodwin,
The Adventures of David Cassidy, Les Dawson is Superflop!,
Doctor in Charge, Elephant Boy, Follyfoot and Pathfinders.




Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Reboot No.17...

Here is the first reboot of the 90's - No.26 from 1990.  A major drop in quality, reflecting the pop/celebrity culture of the time, with a grand total of three strips in the whole issue.

Look out at the weekend for September's update, with two fresh strip only issues.

See you then...


30th June 1990 - No.26

Cover: Sonia and Big Fun

Strips: Galaxy High School, Garfield,
and Scooby-Doo. (Yes, that's it..honest!)

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Reboot No.16...

Here is the new reboot issue, No.18 from 1989...into the 90's we go, nearly there!!!...


29th April 1989 - No.18

Cover: Yazz.

Strips: Mixed Strips (Bugs Bunny and Friends, Scally,
The Trap Door and Garfield), Duckula, Dogtanian,
Super Gran, The 5 Star Life and Galaxy High School.


Thursday, 15 August 2013

Reboot No.15...

The new reboot issue is No.27 from 1988.  The file sizes are increasing, because of the extra colour pages, and they'll only get bigger...sorry!!! still, only a few more full issues to go.

Enjoy...



2nd July 1988 - No.27

Cover: Pepsi and Shirlie.

Strips: Mini Strips (The Trap Door, Jimmy Cricket,
Roger Ramjet and Garfield), Gilbert, The Adventures
of the Galaxy Rangers, Inpector Gadget,
The 5 Star Life and
Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball.


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Reboot No.14...

Another reboot issue, this one is a large file at just over 147mb, so be patient.  The reason for this, is that there are four pages that are strips meant to be read across two pages, but I have altered them to make them easily readable with CDisplay. I have also put them at the end in their original form, hence the extra mb.


19th  December 1987 - No.52

Cover: ALF and family

Strips: Small Strips 1 (Gilbert, The Trap Door,
Didier Dodo - Le Wide Awake Chef and
Cannon and Ball), 73, The A-Team,
Scooby-Doo, The 5 Star Life.
Small Strips 2 (Jimmy Cricket, Roger Ramjet,
Inspector Gadget and Garfield).


Saturday, 3 August 2013

Bumper August update...

A huge update for you here with two new strip only issues, and a full reboot issue, in strip are 1976 - No.37 and 1977 - No.37.  The reboot is the 1986 issue No.32.

Hope you enjoy them...



4th September 1977 - No.37

Cover: Space: 1999 by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page, The Six Million
Dollar Man, Slik Stories, Space: 1999,
The Bionic Woman and
Doctor on the Go.


10th September 1977 - No.37

Cover: The New Avengers by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page, The Six Million
Dollar Man, Just William, The Tomorrow
People, The Bionic Woman and
Doctor on the Go.

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Reboot - No.13


2nd August 1986 - No.32

Cover: Spandau Ballet

Strips: The Story so Far - Steve Cram,
The A-Team, Rock on Tommy! with
Cannon and Ball, Robin of Sherwood,
Alias The Jester and Knight Rider.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Reboot No.12...

Here is 1984's issue which is No.13.  To let you know 1985's issue was scanned for me, I don't own it, or even a 1985 issue at the moment, so I can't give you an enlarged copy of that one. I will try and rectify this soon.  So at this moment in time 1985 has no full issue in a large size, but you can get the reduced one by clicking below.



24th March 1984 - No.13

Cover: Torvill and Dean.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball,
Terrahawks, The Fall Guy, Knight Rider,
Danger Mouse and Bucks Fizz.


18th March 1985 - No.12

Cover: Michael Jackson.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball,
The A-Team, Robin of Sherwood.
Knight Rider, Danger Mouse and
Super Gran.