January 1987, LM Magazine 00

(This was originally posted in 2019, but with a crappy scanned version of the magazine. Finally got round to revisiting it properly.)

This is the preview issue of LM given away with Crash, Zzap & whatever the Amstrad one was called. Tone is a bit different from the proper issues, but it’s kind of a gateway issue.

This was the belly band wrapper which stuck the mag to it’s computer sibling at Christmas 1986.
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The Fantastic Adventures of Adam Ant

Tops insert Promo for the Fantastic Adventures of Adam Ant
Tops Promo (inner)
Tops Promo (back)

The Fantastic Adventures of Adam Ant was a comic strip appearing in Tops (later TV Tops) magazine, published by DC Thomson as a rival to Look-In Magazine. I’ve been trying to find scans of this for some time, it’s not been easy to track down but I’ve gathered bits and pieces so it’s probably time to try and assemble it all in one place. The story is barely coherent (even less so when I’ve only been able to source one page of an issue) but the core theme appears to be a Quantum Leap-ish time travel plot with various personas worn by Adam.

The magazine featured photos of Adam pretty much every week so this is someone’s logical conclusion to ensure constant appearances of his name at the very least. The artwork was believed to be by Maureen Gray and her husband, Gordon, at least initially. The scans presented here are a mix of Mag-a-zone content from flickr, comicvine and ebay seller images. I think I scanned a couple of these, but I can’t seem to find them for sure.

Anyway, I’ll update when I find more images. I think the strip skipped a few weeks here and there and went on hiatus between 31 & 38 but again, I can’t be sure right now.

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Schrödinger’s Chart

Ravestabs at the ready!
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September 29th 1979, Record Mirror

At the beginning of 1979 James Hamilton invented BPMs as a way of describing music that would become a fundamental tool in a DJ’s assortment. These numbers helped to categorise and sort music, and could help a DJ craft a set on theme and pitch. Anyway, these numbers didn’t go away.

Ask for Maurice
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September 30th 1978, Record Mirror

I’m seven years old now, some of this becomes familiar on reading.

Status Quo

The editorial direction of the paper now is kind of boring, Travolta, Abba & Status Quo are flavours of the month I guess, but not really my bag man. And the tone of the paper is a bit aggressive, but maybe that’s the Punk attitude. But I doubt it, it’s the newest counter culture and I can’t see it well represented in the press, only looked back on.

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