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Cheeky Weekly ™ REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, COPYRIGHT ©  REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED was a British children's comic with cover dates spanning 22 October 1977 to 02 February 1980.

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Saturday, 24 July 2010

Cheeky Weekly cover date 05 Nov 1977


The cover of the third issue carries the badge, but gives prominence to the first part of the cut-out skateboard booklet, a ploy to keep kids buying future issues even though there are no more freebies on offer.

The booklet adds to the skateboard content of the comic, which already features the weekly Skateboard Squad strip, to capitalise on the current craze.  A few issues into the future we will see a week where the skateboard theme runs throughout Cheeky's pages.









Back at the third issue, the Skateboard Squad are battling their arch-enemies, the Roller Skate Mob.  After some skateboard vs roller skate rivalry, the squad emerge predictably triumphant.

The booklet means this issue's 6 Million Dollar Gran story is reduced from the usual three pages to two.

The Friday feature sees the first appearance of Libby, the defender of weak females. Later in the day, Cheeky finds the Mystery Comic is in Doctor McCornplaster's waiting room (Cheeky Weekly's resident GP, Doctor Braincell, will be introduced in the 11 March 1978 issue).  The search for the Mystery Comic is the regular Friday framing device for presenting Mustapha Million's story, which is the only feature from the mysterious publication which we see until the 'new look' is introduced almost a year into Cheeky Weekly's run.

The title of this week's Space Family Robinson episode is 'Escape', the first of three episodes of the Robinson saga to share this title.  The Robinsons obviously do a lot of escaping.

Page 30 sees readers being invited to cut out a coupon they will need in order to enter 'a super competition' in the sixth issue - another attempt to prevent the kids spending their 8p elsewhere in the coming weeks.

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