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Sunday, 5 December 2021

1976 No.9 and 1977 No.45 (full issues)...

Just the two this week, but a couple of great issues, starting with a full one from Dan - No.9 from 1976, and thanks to Dan for the Elvis stuff for 1977 No.45...enjoy...

21st february 1976 - No.9 (full issue)

Cover: Sally Thomsett, Richard O'Sullivan and Paula Wilcox  by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Andrew Christine)The Tomorrow People (John M. Burns)Man about the House (Alan Parry), Space: 1999 (Mike Noble), The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury) and Doctor on the Go (Harry North).


5th november 1977 - No.45 (full issue)

Cover: Elvis Presley by Arnaldo Putzu.

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










Friday, 3 December 2021

Sigue Sigue replacement page....

 


Looking at the Collect a Page of 1986 No.14, I didn't think it looked right, so I asked Dan to check for me, and being the good ol' boy he is he has sent me the proper picture, with also the side info bar.  I've inserted it into the issue and you can get the updated issue HERE.



Sunday, 28 November 2021

1976 No.8, 1977 No.44 and 1986 No.14 (full issues)...

Three more of the only way to do retro, starting with a full issue from Dan - 1976 No.8, to go with that there is 1977 No.44 and thanks to Dan again for the Fonz poster, and a busy week for him as he has also sent the Pal Waaktaar poster for the other of Diane's issues, that's No.14 from 1986, this one is a great scan from the alternative scans she was able to offer me last week....enjoy everyone....

14th february 1976 - No.8 (full issue)

Cover: Murray Dale  by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Andrew Christine)The Tomorrow People (John M. Burns)Man about the House (Alan Parry), Space: 1999 (Mike Noble), The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury) and Doctor on the Go (Harry North).


29th october 1977 - No.44 (full issue)

Cover: Henry Winkler and Leo Sayer by Arnaldo Putzu.

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


29th march 1986 - No.14 (full issue)

Cover: A-ha.

Strips: The Story so Far - A-ha (Unknown), The A-Team (Maureen & Gordon Gray), That's my Boy (Bill Titcombe), Robin of Sherwood (Mike Noble), Alias the Jester (Arthur Ransonand Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine).











Sunday, 21 November 2021

1976 No.7, 1977 No.43 and 1986 No.41 (full issues)...

Another three off the fun conveyor, here we have a full issue from Dan, 1976 No.7, and thanks to him for the ABBA poster for 1977 No.43, also find in this issue the free gift ABBA stickers which Bill sent a while back.  Finally I had a another e-mail from Diane, who sent me alternative scans for 1986 No's 14 and 41, they are much better scans than the originals, which must have been compressed in some way, the feature pages are now more readable.  Find the full No.41 below, Look out for the full No.14 next Sunday....enjoy...

7th february 1976 - No.7 (full issue)

Cover: Benny Hill and Bay City Rollers  by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Andrew Christine)The Tomorrow People (John M. Burns)Man about the House (Alan Parry), Space: 1999 (Mike Noble), The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury) and Doctor on the Go (Harry North).


22nd october 1977 - No.43 (full issue including gift)

Cover: ABBA by Arnaldo Putzu.

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


4th october 1986 - No.41 (full issue)

Cover: Morten Harket.

Strips: The Story so Far - Boris Becker (Unknown), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ranson), The A-Team (Phil Gascoine), Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bil Titcombe), Airwolf (Gordon and Maureen Grayand Small Strips: No.73 (Harry North), Alias the Jester (Arthur Ranson), Inspector Gadget (Arthur Ranson) and Scooby-Doo (Bill Titcombe).





Monday, 15 November 2021

Thw Whole Story - ABBA Exclusive Official Parts 1 to 3...

An upload that there are a handful of you waiting for, so here it is, the first 3 parts of ABBA Exclusive Official.  The story of the 70's biggest phenomenon, many people thought the Bay City Rollers were going to be the biggest thing to come out of the 70s, but Eurovision 1974 changed that, after winning for Sweden with 'Waterloo', ABBA just went from strength to strength, with hits like, 'Knowing Me, Knowing You, SOS, Money, Money, Money and Dancing Queen.  The story endures today with ABBA Gold still selling in huge quantities and a Stage musical and film franchise (Mamma Mia), and now a new album, 'Voyage' set to bring ABBA back to the masses.  In 1977 when ABBA were at the height of their powers, Look-in had them as centre stars nearly on a monthly basis, and then introduced this strip, which was basically the ABBA story, now you can start reading it, in its entirety here....

Part 1 - Frida's Story

Story Adapted by Angus P. Allan

Art: Arthur Ranson


Part 2 - Benny's Story

Story Adapted by Angus P. Allan

Art: Arthur Ranson


Part 3 - Bjorn's Story

Story Adapted by Angus P. Allan

Art: Arthur Ranson






Sunday, 14 November 2021

1977 No.41 (full issue) and 1986 No's 14 and 41 (strips only)...

Another three...sort of, there is a full issue, that is No.41 from 1977, with thanks to Dan for the Man from Atlantis stuff.   Also this week I recieved two issues from Diane, unfortunately, the scans aren't good quality, the feature pages are unreadable, the strips don't look too bad when blown up, so i've uploaded the strip only issues as a stop gap, they are No's 14 and 41 from 1986...Enjoy...and look out tomorrow for the start of ABBA Exclusive Official...

8th october 1977 - No.41 (full issue)

Cover: Patrick Duffy, Belinda Montgomery and Ali Cat by Arnaldo Putzu.

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


29th march 1986 - No.14 (strips only)

Cover: A-ha.

Strips: The Story so Far - A-ha (Unknown), The A-Team (Maureen & Gordon Gray), That's my Boy (Bill Titcombe), Robin of Sherwood (Mike Noble), Alias the Jester (Arthur Ransonand Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine).


4th october 1986 - No.41 (strips only)

Cover: Morten Harket.

Strips: The Story so Far - Boris Becker (Unknown), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ranson), The A-Team (Phil Gascoine), Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bil Titcombe), Airwolf (Gordon and Maureen Grayand Small Strips: No.73 (Harry North), Alias the Jester (Arthur Ranson), Inspector Gadget (Arthur Ranson) and Scooby-Doo (Bill Titcombe).


















Sunday, 7 November 2021

1976 No.5 and 1977 No.36 (full issues)...

Just the couple this week, thanks to Dan for help on both, firstly there is the next 1976 issue, that is No.5, and also there is No.36 from 1977...Also, the new ABBA album 'Voyage' has been released, and if you are celebrating this, look out next weekend for the start of Look-in's take on the ABBA story in ABBA Exclusive Official....enjoy everyone...


24th january 1976 - No.5 (full issue)

Cover: Les Gray, Leslie McKeown, David Essex, Orinoco and Mike Mansfield  by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Andrew Christine)Space: 1999 (John M. Burns)Man about the House (Alan Parry), The Tomorrow People (Mike Noble), The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury) and Doctor on the Go (Harry North).


3rd september 1977 - No.36 (full issue)

Cover: Mike Channon and Brian Moore 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).