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Sunday, 18 February 2018

1972 No.31 and 1980 No.35 (full issues)...

Here are another couple, No.31 from 1972, with the addition of the Mark Strong 4 page supplement to introduce a regular strip starting next issue, Mark Strong was an action figure by Mattel at the time and I suppose the strip was an advertising tool.  Thanks to Dan for the supplement, and for help with 1980 - No.35...


29th July 1972 - No.31 (Full Issue)

Cover: George Layton, Robin Nedwell and Geoffrey Davies  by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), On the Buses (Harry North), 
Doctor in Charge (Tom Kerr)Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Catweazle (Gerry Embleton), Follyfoot (Mike Noble), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown) and Timeslip (Unknown) - Additional, Mark Strong Supplement (Unknown).



23rd August 1980 - No.35 (Full Issue)

Cover: Madness by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie)Worzel Gummidge (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury)Sapphire & Steel (Arthur Ransonand Mork & Mindy (Bill Titcombe).



Friday, 16 February 2018

The Whole Story - Follyfoot - Stories 9 and 10...

Here are the next two Follyfoot stories...


Story 9 - Trapped

Story: Angus P Allan
Art: Mike Noble


Story 10 - The Pageant

Story: Angus P Allan
Art: Mike Noble



Sunday, 11 February 2018

The Whole Story - Checklist...

If you go to the checklist site you will now notice an extra link in the header - THE WHOLE STORY.  If you click this link you will get the main page with titles to all the stories I've done so far, there are pages for Battlestar Galactica and Dick Turpin, if you click these links you will be taken to the relative pages with links to all the stories and the file of extra stuff for each series.

I am going to be doing others over the next few days, so look out for them and obviously future ones will go here too...


1972 - No.30 and 1980 - No.34 (full issues)...

Here are the next two, from 1972 No.30 and from 1980 No.34, with thanks to David Dovey and Dan for that issue...



22nd July 1972 - No.30 (Full Issue)

Cover: A Vauxhall Firenza  by Angus McBride.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), On the Buses (Harry North), 
Doctor in Charge (Tom Kerr)Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Catweazle (Gerry Embleton), Follyfoot (Mike Noble), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown) and Timeslip (Unknown).



16th August 1980 - No.34 (Full Issue)

Cover: Elvis Presley by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie)Worzel Gummidge (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury)Sapphire & Steel (Arthur Ransonand Mork & Mindy (Bill Titcombe).



Monday, 5 February 2018

The Competition 4...Target...

Another in our occasional series showing what else was available out there to give Look-in a run for it's money.  In 78 Polystyle released Target, named after the hard hitting TV show starring Patrick Mower, the show was the comic's lead strip and gave an idea what Look-in could be like if they were to add post watershed series to it's array of strips.

The main problem for me was some of the artwork in the comic, the one exception was Hazell drawn by our own Harry North.  Target also had a Charlie's Angels strip - before it appeared in Look-in,  unsigned, it was some of the worst artwork i'd seen in  an action comic.

Also odd were the American series, as they used very British language some of the time, as well as the Angels both Kojak and Cannon appeared too.  But this was also a problem with American Look-in strips too, but there were obvious restrictions on some of the language, so acceptable I suppose.

The comic was a sister paper to TV Comic, who's strips were more lightweight and it was absorbed into TV Comic after only 19 issues.

Here is the full issue for you to read...


Target No.1 - 14th April 1978

Strips: Target (Arthur Ranson ?), Hazell (Harry North)Kojak (Unknown)Cannon (Martin Asbury ?) and Charlie's Angels (Unknown).




Sunday, 4 February 2018

1972 No.29 and 1980 No.33 (full issues) and 1973 No.11 (Strips only)...

Another Bonus week and we have one of the missing 1973 issues - No.11 in strip only form.  To go with that, in full we have No.29 from 1972 and No.33 from 1980 which is from my own collection and sees the return of Sapphire and Steel...


15th July 1972 - No.29 (Full Issue)

Cover: Roy Holder, Michael McKenzie and Petra Markham  by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), On the Buses (Harry North), 
Doctor in Charge (Tom Kerr)Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Catweazle (Gerry Embleton), Follyfoot (Mike Noble), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown) and Timeslip (Unknown).


9th August 1980 - No.33 (Full Issue)

Cover: The Tourists by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie)Worzel Gummidge (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury)Sapphire & Steel (Arthur Ransonand Mork & Mindy (Bill Titcombe).


10th March 1973 - No.11 (Strips)

Cover: David Cassidy by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: On the Buses (Harry North)Settle Down Now! with Ken Goodwin (Arthur Ranson)The Adventures of David Cassidy (Alan Parry), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown), Doctor in Charge (Tom Kerr)Les Dawson in Superflop (Arthur Ranson), Elephant Boy (Unknown)Follyfoot (Mike Noble) and Pathfinders (Unknown).



Sunday, 28 January 2018

1972 No.28 and 1980 No.32 (Full Issues)...

No bonuses this week, but here are your usual two, No.28 from 1972 and No.32 from 1980, with usual thanks to Dan...


8th July 1972 - No.28 (Full Issue)

Cover: Elvis Presley by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: Crowther in Trouble (Tom Kerr), On the Buses (Harry North), 
Doctor in Charge (Unknown)Please Sir! (Graham Allen), Catweazle (Gerry Embleton), Follyfoot (Mike Noble), The Fenn Street Gang (Unknown) and Timeslip (Unknown).


2nd August 1980 - No.32 (Full Issue)

Cover: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber and Dave Prowse by Arnaldo Putzu.

Strips: The Benny Hill Page (Bill Titcombe)Charlie's Angels (Jim Baikie)Worzel Gummidge (Mike Noble), Meet the Smurfs! (Peyo), Battlestar Galactica (Martin Asbury)The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist (Arthur Ransonand Mork & Mindy (Bill Titcombe).