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Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Cheeky Weekly cover date 10 Dec 1977




Baby Burpo is featured on the cover this week, with a reference to Cheeky's regular Wednesday night fright, resulting this issue from a Creepy Sleepy Tale of an ancient Egyptian mummy.

In the What's New, Kids advertising feature, Cheeky introduces two characters from a new film.  Their names are R2D2 and C3PO, and the film is apparently called Star Wars.  Wonder if it will prove popular.


Page 30 sees Cheeky introduce a coupon soliciting readers' views on Cheeky Weekly.  Under a banner making the sinister claim that 'We have ways of making you talk', the coupon asks readers to rank the non-Cheeky's Week features, and to comment on which of Cheeky's pals they like and dislike. The strip that accompanies this feature uses a crude rehash of a Reg Parlett Mustapha Million panel from the first issue of Cheeky Weekly, in what looks to me like a cut-and-paste job.

There are six pure Frank McDiarmid pages this week, plus the three-panel conclusion of Wednesday.


Three characters make their debut this week.  School gardener Dan-Dan the Lavender Man makes his first compost-encrusted appearance on Sunday, along with Milkie's assistant who, having served his purpose in setting up a joke with the punchline 'one's a milk roundsman and the other's a round milkman', is never seen again. The third debut is of the short-sighted dustman (not to be confused with Sid the Street-Sweeper).

A notable feature to debut this week is Joke-Box Jury.

































Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 10-Dec-1977, Issue 8 of 117
PageDetails
1What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
3Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey
4Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid
5James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 8 of 11 - Art Lopez
6James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 8 of 11 - Art Lopez
7Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
86 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
96 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
106 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
11Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
12Old Comic reprint from TV Fun 'Mick and Montmorency' 1 of 2
13Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid\Doug's Doodle - Art Terry Bave
14Joke-Box Jury (first appearance)
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
18What's New, Kids
19Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
20Home Movie 'When Knights Were Bold' - Art Jack Clayton
21Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
25Henery Hawk 'A Peachy Idea'
26Henery Hawk 'A Peachy Idea'
27Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
28Space Family Robinson 'Dead End'
29Space Family Robinson 'Dead End'
30Saturday - Art Cut and Paste
31Diary - Art Jim Petrie
32Diary - Art Jim Petrie

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