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Author Topic: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022  (Read 1413 times)

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #15 on: 28 May, 2022, 09:19:06 AM »
Mine has just landed today, lovely book.
Missed mine :( Will have to wait until Monday to pick it up from the sorting office.

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #16 on: 28 May, 2022, 07:27:28 PM »
Hope this paves the way for more Look-In remasters.

It sounds like this is very much a one-off, as negotiating the rights to other series would be a long and thankless task. But there's some amazing stuff in 'Look-In' that ought to be back in print in a more permanent form, most obviously Arthur Ranson's 'Sapphire & Steel'.

That crossed my mind too - Robin of Sherwood was a creator-owned piece by somebody who wanted to keep the IP alive.  The same cannot be said of the majority of other work that would have been produced for Look-In (not that I have a list to refer to or anything, I've just read about Robin of Sherwood in the past).

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #17 on: 29 May, 2022, 12:00:20 PM »
Mine arrived Friday - very nice piece of work. I was rarely a reader of Look-in, but suffer badly from nostalgia, so this stuff is just fantastic as far as I'm concerned.

I'd like to see the Catweazle series given this treatment, although I don't know how much of it there actually was. I never watched it on TV, but I read Richard Carpenter's novelisations of the two series a couple of years ago and thought they were really good fun. (It would be really, really easy to do a proper, modern, sequel following on directly from the end of the original, probably staring Mackenzie Crook.)

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #18 on: 30 May, 2022, 05:30:34 PM »
I'd like to see the Catweazle series given this treatment, although I don't know how much of it there actually was. I never watched it on TV, but I read Richard Carpenter's novelisations of the two series a couple of years ago and thought they were really good fun. (It would be really, really easy to do a proper, modern, sequel following on directly from the end of the original, probably staring Mackenzie Crook.)

There was apparently a cinematic German remake last year...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fA9nEsm0kE

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« Reply #19 on: 30 May, 2022, 07:16:04 PM »
I'd like to see the Catweazle series given this treatment, although I don't know how much of it there actually was. I never watched it on TV, but I read Richard Carpenter's novelisations of the two series a couple of years ago and thought they were really good fun. (It would be really, really easy to do a proper, modern, sequel following on directly from the end of the original, probably staring Mackenzie Crook.)

There was apparently a cinematic German remake last year...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fA9nEsm0kE

Thanks - I think I might have seen the teaser, but I'd not seen that one. Looks like a pretty good kids' movie.

I've just had a look at the German reviews - a lot of positivity not only for this movie, but also for the original series. Some very negative ones, too, but even these seem to love the original. Obviously has a little bit of a German following.

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Robin

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #20 on: 01 June, 2022, 04:47:14 PM »
I'd like to see the Catweazle series given this treatment, although I don't know how much of it there actually was. I never watched it on TV, but I read Richard Carpenter's novelisations of the two series a couple of years ago and thought they were really good fun. (It would be really, really easy to do a proper, modern, sequel following on directly from the end of the original, probably staring Mackenzie Crook.)

There was apparently a cinematic German remake last year...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5fA9nEsm0kE

That looks enjoyable
DDT did a job on me

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #21 on: 07 June, 2022, 08:41:26 AM »
Does everyone's copy have the page 34/36 printing error or is it just mine?

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« Reply #22 on: 07 June, 2022, 10:09:17 PM »
Does everyone's copy have the page 34/36 printing error or is it just mine?
I don’t see anything wrong. What’s the error?

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« Reply #23 on: 08 June, 2022, 12:26:18 AM »
The pages are the wrong way round in my copy. Page 34 is the first half of part three of this particular story, while Page 36 is the first page of part two.

Pages 35 and 37 are correctly placed, so I actually have to read Page 36, then Page 35, then Page 34 - then jump back to Page 37 - to get these two episodes in the right order.

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« Reply #24 on: 08 June, 2022, 06:48:42 PM »
Ah, I thought it was something egregiously obvious, like pages being upside down. I’ve checked again and the problem is in my copy too, after all.

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #25 on: 08 June, 2022, 07:26:14 PM »
Ah, I thought it might make my copy extra rare and valuable. Curses.

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Re: Robin of Sherwood - The Complete LOOK IN Comics - coming May 2022
« Reply #26 on: 22 June, 2022, 07:14:28 PM »
So, I've finished this and it's great. The stories stand up surprisingly well and the art is beautiful and beautifully reproduced.

My one very minor complaint is that they reprint a lot of Look-In feature articles as an appendix but not the text story from the 1984 Winter Special, but I can't say that I'm losing sleep over that!