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|
|1||What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|3||Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey|
|4||Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|5||James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 8 of 11 - Art Lopez|
|6||James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 8 of 11 - Art Lopez|
|7||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|8||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|9||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|10||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|11||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|12||Old Comic reprint from TV Fun 'Mick and Montmorency' 1 of 2|
|13||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid\Doug's Doodle - Art Terry Bave|
|14||Joke-Box Jury (first appearance)|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|18||What's New, Kids|
|19||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|20||Home Movie 'When Knights Were Bold' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|24||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|25||Henery Hawk 'A Peachy Idea'|
|26||Henery Hawk 'A Peachy Idea'|
|27||Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|28||Space Family Robinson 'Dead End'|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'Dead End'|
|30||Saturday - Art Cut and Paste|
|31||Diary - Art Jim Petrie|
|32||Diary - Art Jim Petrie|