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Sunday, 11 April 2021

1979 No.16-17, 1990 No.26 and Look-in TV Comedy Annual 1974 (full issues)...

Here are another three starting with a double issue, the second of three that were released during 1979 due to publishing strikes, it was during this time, that Look-in lost it's glossy pages as a result of saving money I suppose, to be replaced by matt looking newsprint.  Anyway, here is 1979 No.16-17, which includes the first appearance of Worzel as a strip.  With that, more changes in 1990 No.26 as Look in changes to a look straight from a computer desktop and marked a steady decline in readership, sparse with strips, which were not brilliant, the halcyon days had gone.  1990 has been added to the checklists, but this is the only issue so far.  Finally we have the TV Comedy Annual from 1974....enjoy...


14th-21st April 1979 - No.16-17 (full issue)


Cover: Jon Pertwee and Unknown by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)Dick Turpin (Martin Asbury), Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs (Peyo), Worzel Gummidge (Arthur Ranson), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Mind Your Language (Bill Titcombe).


30th june 1990 - No.26 (full Issue)

Cover: Big Fun and Sonia.

Strips: Galaxy High School (Arthur Ranson), Garfield (Jim Davisand Scooby Doo (Maureen and Gordon Gray.

Look-in TV Annual 1974

Cover: Mike and Bernie Winters, Benny Hill, Les Dawson, Sid James and Tommy Cooper.

Strips: Bless This House (Alan Parryand On the Buses (Harry North).





Sunday, 4 April 2021

Missing Strips...

Today's addition of No.3 from 1975 has brought forth a group request, as you may know No.3 was the first issue of 1975, the previous two issues were not printed due to a strike, the issue contains a page bringing readers up to speed with current strips and either concluded them or continued them in text.  It is unknown wether these parts were drawn and not printed, they may lie somewhere in a collection, and this will be the only way we are likely to see them...if the kind owner will scan them.  Do you know where any of these parts are, do you own them, if you do let me know...






1977 No.32, 1989 No.18 and 1975 No.3 (full issues)...

Three more from the archives, starting with recent purchase No.32 from 1977, an upgrade for 1989 No.18 which is now at 1500 pixels, in line with all the previous issues.  1989 has now been added to the checklist but this is the only issue there so far.  Finally, with thanks to help from Dan, we have 1975 No.3, those Apes are back in a colour feature, and on Pg.5 there is a segment explaining about the previously missing two issues (issues 1 and 2 of 1975 did not get printed due to a strike), and bringing you up to speed with the stories they were unable to finish.  Enjoy everyone...

6th august 1977 - No.32 (full issue)


Cover: Richard Anderson and Lindsay Wagner by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury), Just William (Arthur Ranson), The Tomorrow People (Mike Noble), The Bionic Woman (John M. Burns), and Doctor on the Go (Bill Titcombe).


29th April 1989 - No.18 (full Issue)

Cover: Yazz.

Strips: Bugs Bunny and Friends (Unknown), Scally (Unknown)The Trap Door (Arthur Ranson)Garfield (Jim Davis), Duckula (Arthur Ranson), Dogtanian (Bill Titcombe), Super Gran (Harry North), The Five Star Life (Maureen Grayand Galaxy High School (Unknown).

11th January 1975 - No.3 (full issue)

Cover: Roddy McDowall and Mark Lennard by Arthur Ranson

Strips: Michael Bentine's Potty Time (Arthur Ranson)The Adventures of Black Beauty (Leslie Branton), The Tomorrow People (John M. Burns), Doctor at Sea (Alan Parry), Kung Fu (Martin Asbury) and Bless this House (Alan Parry).







Sunday, 28 March 2021

1974 No.45, 1986 No.38, 1974 No.50 and 1979 No.14 (full issues)...

Great news this week as we complete another year, it's 1974 and all weekly issues, the Annual and Summer Extra are all available now on the 1974 page at the checklist, big thanks again to Dan for helping us reach this next milestone, it really would not have been possible this quickly without him, thanks Dan.  He has sent the last two issues starting with 1974 No.45, then from me there's 1986 No.38, Dan completes 74 with the Xmas issue - No.50 and finally from me, there is the next 1979 issue, that's No.15...enjoy people...

16th november 1974 - No.45 (full issue)

Cover: Rod Stewart by Arnaldo Putzu

Strips: Michael Bentine's Potty Time (Arthur Ranson)The Adventures of Black Beauty (Leslie Branton), The Tomorrow People (John M. Burns), Doctor at Sea (Alan Parry), Kung Fu (Martin Asbury) and Bless this House (Alan Parry).

13th september 1986 - No.38 (full Issue)

Cover: Bananarama.

Strips: The Story so Far - The Fridge (Barrie Mitchell), The A-Team (Maureen & Gordon Gray), Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), Robin of Sherwood (Mike Noble), Alias the Jester (Arthur Ransonand Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine).

21st december 1974 - No.50 (full issue)

Cover: Showwaddywaddy by Arnaldo Putzu

Strips: Michael Bentine's Potty Time (Arthur Ranson)The Adventures of Black Beauty (Leslie Branton), The Tomorrow People (John M. Burns), Doctor at Sea (Alan Parry), Kung Fu (Martin Asbury) and Bless this House (Alan Parry).

7th April 1979 - No.14 (full issue)

Cover: Bill Simpson, David McCallum, Ekkhardt Belle and Aude Landry by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)Dick Turpin (Martin Asbury), Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs (Peyo), How the West was Won (John M. Burns), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Mind Your Language (Bill Titcombe).





Sunday, 21 March 2021

1975 No.17, 1986 No.29 and 1979 No.14 (full issues)...

Here are todays three, lets start with, from Ken, 1975 No.17, (to let you know the Ray Clemence poster within is meant to be B&W), following on with two from me, they are 1986 No.29 and finally 1979 No.14, in which Dick Turpin joins the fray as a picture strip, enjoy...


19th april 1975 - No.17 (full issue)

Cover: Elvis Presley by Arthur Ranson

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Andrew Christine)The Tomorrow People (John M. Burns), Bless this House (Alan Parry), The Adventures of Black Beauty (Leslie Branton), Kung Fu (Martin Asburyand Doctor at Sea (John Cooper).

12th july 1986 - No.29 (full Issue)

Cover: Bucks Fizz.

Strips: The Story so Far - Michael Jackson (Unknown), The A-Team (Maureen & Gordon Gray), Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), Robin of Sherwood (Mike Noble), Alias the Jester (Arthur Ransonand Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine).


31st march 1979 - No.14 (full issue)

Cover: Richard O'Sullivan and Michael Deeks by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)Dick Turpin (Martin Asbury), Enid Blyton's Famous Five (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs (Peyo), How the West was Won (John M. Burns), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Mind Your Language (Bill Titcombe).





Friday, 19 March 2021

The Whole Story - The Bionic Woman file...

 As spotted by Gary on the group, the Whole Story section on The Bionic Woman, still had no file, i've now put this right with the usual mix of covers, features and competitions featuring Jaime...click the picture to get it now...



Monday, 15 March 2021

The Whole story - Kung Fu, stories 10 and 11 and Kung Fu file...

Here is the last story of our Kung Fu series, to go with it there is the 1974 Annual story and also the usual file of extra bits...Next month we complete our Bionic series with Bionic Action.

Story 10 - Corrupt Marshall

Story: Angus P. Allan

Art: Martin Asbury


Story 11 - 1974 Annual - The Ceremony

Story: Angus P. Allan

Art: John M. Burns


The Kung Fu file