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Sunday, 22 November 2020

1974 No.38, 1978 No.28 and 1984 No.18 (full issues)...

A couple of stray ones this week, which include two of the 70's greatest icons, a 1974 issue that was in the Mediafile directory but for some reason has not been linked in the checklist site, some people may already have it but anyway, here it is, it's No.38.  To go with that there is an issue I found that i've obviously bought recently and not bothered uploading, from 1978 it's No.28 and finally for this week, from 1984 it's No.18, with the first appearance of Robin...the hooded man...enjoy...

28th september 1974 - No.38 (full issue)

Cover: The Osmond family 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).


28th april 1984 - No.18 (full Issue)

Cover: Michael Praed.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), Robin of Sherwood (Mike Noble), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie), Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Kim Raymond).

8th july 1978 - No.30 (full issue)

Cover: John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury), Man from Atlantis (John Cooper), Logan's Run (Arthur Ranson), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Doctor on the Go (Bill Titcombe).







Sunday, 15 November 2020

1974 No.40, 1978 No.30, 1984 No.14 plus bonus 1984 No.52 (full issues)...

Get ready for this weeks four, starting with three from me, 1974 No.30, with thanks to Dan for about half of this issue, to go with that we have 1978 No.30 with the first appearance of those Famous Five kids and a dog of course..!!, finally from me it's 1984 No.14, and the bonus this week, courtesy of Ken, is the Xmas one from 1984 - No.52...enjoy people.

12th october 1974 - No.40 (full issue)

Cover: David 'Kid' Jensen and Sparks by Arnaldo Putzu.

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

22nd july 1978 - No.30 (full issue)

Cover: Gary Russell, Michelle Gallagher, Toddy, Jenny Thanisch and Marcus Harris by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury), Enid Blyton's Famous Five (MIke Noble), Logan's Run (Arthur Ranson), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Doctor on the Go (Bill Titcombe).


31st march 1984 - No.14 (full Issue)

Cover: Shakin' Stevens.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), Terrahawks (Steve Kyte), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie), Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Kim Raymond).


22nd december 1984 - No.52 (full Issue)

Cover: Harrison Ford.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The A-Team (Maureen Gray), Robin of Sherwood (Mike Noble), Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine) and Danger Mouse (Arthur Ranson).



Saturday, 14 November 2020

The Whole Story - Kung Fu - Stories 1 and 2...

On to our next whole story, and this time it's the turn of Kung Fu, an immensely popular series, due in no small part to a guy called Bruce Lee, Lee was almost single handedly responsible for the surge of interest in martial arts in general, but particularly Kung Fu.  Hot on the tail of this popularity, Warner Brothers televison released this TV series in 1972, which became a huge hit and made a worldwide star of David Carridine.  David played the central character Kwai Chang Caine, a Shaolin monk who, after completing his spiritual training, ventures into the world - the American west, finding friends and making a lot of enemies in an America still knee deep in violence, hatred and racism.  As well as using Kung Fu to help him overcome all sorts of adversaries, he could also call on the fountain of knowledge taught to him by Masters Po (Keye Luke) and Chen Ming Kan (Phillip Ahn), who appeared to him in his thoughts when he most needed their help.  Transferred to the pages of Look-in and drawn by Martin Asbury, the story continued for just over a year, now you can relive the whole story once again...here are the first two tales...


Story 1 - Local Hero

Story: Angus P. Allan

Art: Martin Asbury


Story 2 - The Debt

Story: Angus P. Allan

Art: Martin Asbury

Sunday, 8 November 2020

1974 No.39, 1978 No.31 and 1984 No.12 plus bonus 1982 No.29 (full issues)...

Back to lockdown, so plenty of good reading needed...so here you are..!!  Three from me, starting with 1974 No.39 with thanks to Dan for the Slade stuff, also with that, there is 1978 No.31 (new arrival from this week), luckily I had the strips from a previous scanner from a while back, so I only had to complete the issue with the features, and then there is 1984 No.12. We have another from Ken too, in the shape of 1982 No.29...have fun...

5th october 1974 - No.39 (full issue)

Cover: Slade by Arnaldo Putzu.

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

29th july 1978 - No.31 (full issue)

Cover: Boomtown Rats by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury), Enid Blyton's Famous Five (MIke Noble), Logan's Run (Arthur Ranson), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Doctor on the Go (Bill Titcombe).


17th march 1984 - No.12 (full Issue)

Cover: Kajagoogoo.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), Terrahawks (Steve Kyte), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie), Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Kim Raymond).


17th july 1982 - No.29 (full Issue)

Cover: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie), Worzel Gummidge (Mike Noble), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand CHiPs (Jim Baikie).










Sunday, 1 November 2020

1974 No.36, 1978 No.24, 1982 No.43 plus bonus HOW annual 1975 (full issues)...

After a pretty sad week we need some cheering up, so here are this week issues, three Look-in's and something different as the bonus.  From me there is 1974 No.36, thanks to dan for the 3 Degrees/soul stuff, and also you can have 1978 No.24, from Ken there are two scans this week, first 1982 No.43 and for you bonus this week Ken has also sent the Look-in HOW annual for 1975, be patient, it's big....enjoy

14th september 1974 - No.36 (full issue)

Cover: Brian Moore and Peter Shilton by Arnaldo Putzu.

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

10th june 1978 - No.24 (full issue)

Cover: Kenny Dalglish and Gordon McQueen by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury), Man from Atlantis (MIke Noble), Logan's Run (Arthur Ranson), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Doctor on the Go (Bill Titcombe).


23rd October 1982 - No.43 (full Issue)

Cover: Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie), Into the Labyrinth (Mike Noble), CHiPs (Phil Gascoine), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Haircut 100 (Arthur Ranson).


1975 - HOW Annual (full Issue)

Cover: Jack Hargreaves, Bunty James, Fred Dinage and Jon Miller by Unknown.

Strips: No Strips








Thursday, 29 October 2020

Bobby Ball 1944 - 2020


Really sad to wake up to the news that Bobby Ball has died, one half of the comedy duo Cannon and Ball, They of course became part of the Look-in story in 1981, when they were the latest comedy talent to be turned into a picture strip, drawn by Bill Titcombe.  condolences to Tommy and everyone who knew Bobby.

Sunday, 25 October 2020

1978 No.21, 1984 No.11 and 1983 No.41 (full issues)...

Another three here for you, two from me starting with 1978 No.21 and there's also 1984 No.11,  and also another from Ken, that's No.41 from 1983...enjoy...

20th may  1978 - No.21 (full issue)

Cover: Paul Nicholas, Misako Koba, Nicholas Young and Mike Holoway by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)The Six Million Dollar Man (Martin Asbury), Man from Atlantis (MIke Noble), Logan's Run (Arthur Ranson), The Bionic Woman (John Bolton), and Doctor on the Go (Bill Titcombe).


10th march 1984 - No.11 (full Issue)

Cover: Culture Club.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), Terrahawks (Jim Baikie), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie), Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Kim Raymond).


8th october 1983 - No.41 (full Issue)

Cover: David Hasselhoff.

Strips: Rock on Tommy! with Cannon and Ball (Bill Titcombe), The Fall Guy (Jim Baikie), When They were Young - Shakin' Stevens (Unknown), Knight Rider (Phil Gascoine), Danger Mouse (Arthur Ransonand Bucks Fizz (Kim Raymond).