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Sunday 25 February 2024

Here is this weeks foray into retro, it is No.45 from 1983 courtesy of Dan.. On the cover we have Limahl, fresh from breaking up with Kajagoogoo and set to release his first solo single, he is the Colour Centre in this issue.  Also inside there is synchronised swimming in the sports section, Battlestar Galactica is back on TV and Drummer John Keeble is the latest in the second series of Spandau Collect-a-Page's....enjoy...

5th november 1983 - No.45 (full issue)

Cover: Limahl.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie)When they were Young (Arthur Ranson)Knight Rider (Barrie Mitchell), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Unknown).

Sunday 18 February 2024

1985 No.36 (full issue)...


31st august 1985 - No.36 (full issue)

Mr T, star of the A-Team is the cover star for this issue, bought by myself recently.  It is 1985 No.36, and the A-Team are the colour centre too, also inside Boris Becker in the sport section, Super Gran and Street Hawk make an appearance as strips, and Katrina and her Waves are the Collect-a-Page...enjoy...


 31st august 1985 - No.36 (full issue)

Cover: Mr.T.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The A-Team (Gordon and Maureen Gray), Super Gran (Harry North)Robin of Sherwood (?)Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Street Hawk (Barrie Mitchell).



Friday 16 February 2024

The Whole Story - Worzel Gummidge - Stories 1 & 2...

We start a new collection this month with Worzel Gummidge.  After debuting on ITV in 1979, the strip appeared early in 1980.  Based on the books by Barbra Euphan-Todd, Jon Pertwee took to the straw to play the loveable scarecrow.  When John and Sue Peters move to Scatterbrook farm with their father, they can not guess the adventures they will have with the farmers scarcrow, who seems to come to life when nobody is looking, only the pure minds of children can see Worzel and his friends move.  There are a few stars who appear over the years, Lorraine Chase as Aunt Sally (Worzels love interest), Barbara Windsor as Saucy Nancy a ships figurehead, Bernard Cribbins as Jolly Jack a wooden sailor figure, as well as a few other scarecrows, The Crowman, played by Geoffrey Bayldon, famous to Look-in readers as Catweazle, is the local scarecrow maker, but he has a magical ability to instil life into them.  He has a myriad of diferent heads to change his scarecrows and give the different moods, but this usually adds to the chaos.  Here now you can follow that chaos every month...

Worzel Gummidge - Story  - Worzel on TV


Story: Angus P. Allan

Art: MIke Noble


Worzel Gummidge - Story 2 - A Headfull of Dreams


Story: Angus P. Allan

Art: Mike Noble



Sunday 11 February 2024

1983 No.34 (full issue)...

Back to business, and one from Dan's collection, this time it's 1983 No.34.  On the cover are Duran Duran with a feature inside, also inside the Knight Rider strip makes it's debut, Adrian Moorhouse is the sports star in the spotlight and Thompson Twin Joe is the Collect-a-Page....enjoy...

20th august 1983 - No.34 (full issue)

Cover: Duran Duran.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie)Murphy's Mob (Chris Gascoine)Knight Rider (Barrie Mitchell), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Unknown).



Sunday 28 January 2024

Here is a new addition, recieved earlier this week, it is 1986 No.28, on the cover is Annie from Amazulu and they happen to be this week's Colour Centre.  Also inside the story of MJ in strip form, Judo features in sport and that favourite waste of time Owen Paul is this weeks Collect-a-Page...enjoy...

5th july 1986 - No.28 (full issue)

Cover: Annie Ruddock.

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



Sunday 21 January 2024

1983 No.27 (full issue)...

Here is this weeks offering, from Dan's collection it is No.27 from 1983, it has Magnum p.i. on the cover.  Also inside find out what Look-in readers thought of Boy George and Simon Le Bon is the Collect-a-Page.  The Colour Centre is huge round up of all the fan club addresses of your favourite stars, obviously a lot of these adresses are now non exsistent or not used for fan club purposes, so best to look online for other ways of contacting anyone you are interested in...enjoy...

2nd july 1983 - No.27 (full issue)

Cover: Tom Selleck.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie)Murphy's Mob (Chris Gascoine)Star Fleet (Mike Noble), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Unknown).

Thursday 18 January 2024

The Whole Story - Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Story 10 and File...

A couple of days late as usual, but here is the last Buck Rogers tale, very aptly drawn by John M. Burns, and also the obligitory file with a lot of the bits and pieces that appeared.

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - Story 10 - Visitor from the Future


Story: Angus P. Allan

Art: John M. Burns


Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - FILE