Bill & Ted Comics for Look-In! Magazine

    Look-In! magazine has been a staple publication for kids of all ages for many, many years!  Published in England, it's a mix of comics, news, photos and fun stuff covering all areas of popular culture.  Movies, music, television, computer games . . . it was all covered in Look-In! which was published from 1971 until 1994.  Started as a kind of TV Times for kids, it included more comics and articles than television listings.  The format changed over the years but the inclusion of comics remained (although was less pronounced).

    In January 1992, Bill and Ted became a regular comic fixture of this publication.  An entire year of weekly comics were offered (the series may have run longer but we have no confirmation of its continuation after the December 19-26th issue).   Joining other regular comic strips such a Garfield, and Scooby Doo.

    The comics were all drawn specifically for Look-In! and were mostly direct adaptations from the animated Bill and Ted series, which had debuted as part of a larger cartoon show in England earlier in the year.  The series started on January 18th, 1992 with a version of a DIC episode The Totally Gross Anatomy of a Gym Coach and the continuation of the story ran for three consecutive weeks.  The following story would be an adaptation from one of the Hanna-Barbera entries, When the Going Gets Tough Bill and Ted are History.  Eventually some original stories would be penned for the series, including a special four page Christmas story for the end of the year!

    The artwork on these comics was adequate at best, but the animated series were brought to the comics page pretty faithfully and the new stories were often quite fun.  The only strange thing was Bill and Ted references to strictly British things like Marmite.  It was certainly a different version of Bill and Ted comics than the outrageously wild Marvel comic books created by Evan Dorkin!  This is probably closer to what a comic book for Bill and Ted would have been conceived as being by most people, and this was strictly aimed at the younger fans.  But it's another interesting part of Bill and Ted's venture into other areas of pop media.