Look and Learn

série: Histoire en BD (Etude)
éditeur: Fleetway Publications
classement: carton8
année: 1977
format: broché
état: TBE
valeur: 5 €
critère: *
remarques: no 787 du 12.2.1977, magazine Look and Learn en anglais

Look and Learn was a British weekly educational magazine for children
published by Fleetway Publications Ltd from 1962 until 1982,
it contained educational text articles that covered a wide variety of topics
from volcanoes to the Loch Ness Monster;
also a long running science fiction comic strip, the Trigan Empire;
adaptations of famous works of literature into comic-strip form,
such as Lorna Doone; as well serialized works of fiction
such as the first Men in the moon; among other things, it featured
the Pen-Friends pages, a popular section where readers could make new friends overseas

the first issue of Look and Learn was dated 20 January 1962;
the first major change to the contents of the magazine came in 1966
when it incorporated Ranger with issue 232 (25 June 1966),
this amalgamation brought with it a number of comic strips
including the rise and fall of the Trigan Empire,
written by Mike Butterworth and drawn by Don Lawrence,
the French comic strip Asterix also featured;
the adventure Asterix and Cleopatra appeared under the title
"in the days of good Queen Cleo", with the Gauls turned into Ancient Britons,
with Asterix and Obelix renamed "Beric" and "Doric"

contents of magazine no 787 (collected here as a representative example)
in comic strips:
- the Trigan Empire (episode not published in French album)
- Moby Dick
in educational articles:
- the life of Simon Bolivar called the Liberator (1783-1830),
a remarkable man in human history, the independance of Venezuela,
Columbia (New Granada), Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia (named in his honour)
is largely due to Bolivar
- the space shuttle for commuting between earth into outer space and back again
- the mountain people of New Guinea wearing plumes taken from birds of paradise
- range riders of the pampas = gauchos wearing the bolero (waistcoat)
- the god who created Europe (being Zeus in the form of a bull
transporting the princess Europe into a new continent)
- the introduction of the postage stamp (the black penney 1840)
- men versus microbes
- the harmless hunters (the sea seals)
- the story of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.)
- Paddington railway's station in London
- Bodmer, painter of the Far West

>> quite an interesting magazine with a richful variety of topics

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