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TV JUNIOR

Portugal, 1978-1979

TV Junior art

Thanks to Paulo Jorge Morgado and Patrick Zimmerman for this information and the illustrations.

A 1978-1979 Portuguese comic which reprinted comic strips, including the Space: 1999 comic strips from Look-In. There were eight issues, five of which included Space: 1999 (known by the English title or Espaco: 1999). Other strips featured included The Tomorrow People, Black Beauty, Kung Fu and Prince Valiant (the American comic, the only non-Look-In title). The Space: 1999 Look-In strips were featured as complete stories (rather than as two page serialisations) with Portuguese text in the speech bubbles, often with the original Look-In title photo. Each issue was 32 pages and included cover art usually by Portuguese artist Vitor Peon (1923-1991).

Three issues did not feature Space: 1999 : Issue 2 - April 1978, Issue 4 - June 1978 and Issue 7 (May 1979)

TV Junior

Issue 1 - March 1978

Espacio 1999 Look-In story four (Mike Noble)
Sinal do Dragao (Kung-Fu)

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TV Junior

Issue 3 - May 1978

Espacio 1999 Look-In story one (John M Burns)
Sinal do Dragao (Kung-Fu)
Dossier O.V.N.I. (UFO dossier, Peon)

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TV Junior

Issue 5 - July 1978

Espacio 1999 Look-In story two (John M Burns)
Sinal do Dragao (Kung-Fu)
Dossier O.V.N.I. (UFO dossier, Peon)

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TV Junior

Issue 6 - October 1978

Espacio 1999 Look-In story six (Mike Noble)
Principe Valente (Prince Valiant)
Dossier O.V.N.I. (UFO dossier, Peon)

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TV Junior

Issue 8 - June 1979

Espacio 1999 Look In story seven (Mike Noble)
Aventuras de um Cavalo Preto (Black Beauty)

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John Berkey cover for Power

Issue 8 has cover art by John Berkey (1932-2008, Wikipedia), known for book covers, film posters (including Star Wars (1977) and King Kong (1976)) and U.S. postage stamps. The cover art was used for the 1974 Dell book Power by Laurence M. Janifer.

Issue 8 - June 1979

Normally the original logo appeared top left on every other page, copied from the two-page Look-In instalments. For issue 8, portraits of the different characters replaced them. This page, prominently featuring Paul Morrow, has his portrait captioned "Alan".


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