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Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Cheeky Weekly cover date 17 December 1977

A rather striking cover this week, both in terms of the colour scheme and Libby's threat to do violence with her trusty placard. Snail, evidently in fear of a clout from the feisty feminist, is absent from the front page for the first time in the comic's run.

Inside, Skateboard Squad take a break from foiling international jewel thieves and the like, and instead rescue an incompetent skateboarder in a rather worthy public information film-type message-heavy script.  Unfortunately they don't exercise the same degree of care when forcing Cheeky to climb a lamp post to avoid them while they speed into action on the preceding page.

On Monday, as Cheeky races home to see The Six Million Dollar Gran, he passes Margaret Thatcher (Conservative leader), Jim Callaghan (Labour Prime Minister) and David Steel (Liberal leader) waiting for a bus.

Norman Wisdom appears on the Old Comic page in a reprint from a 1958 Radio Fun. Norman was one of Britain's biggest film stars in the 50s, so I'm not sure why he appeared in Radio Fun rather than Film Fun - I don't think he did much radio work.

The art on Cheeky's Week in this issue is a mix of pure Frank McDiarmid (3 pages), Frank's pencils (7 full pages plus the cover strip and the conclusion to Wednesday) and a single page by Dick Millington, his first to appear in the comic.  Dick's Friday page is where Libby gets to carry out her threat and fetches Cheeky a nasty knock on the nut.

As the comic settles into a regular routine, there are no character or feature debuts or departures this week.

































Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 17-Dec-1977, Issue 9 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 pencils
5James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 9 of 11 - Art Lopez
6James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 9 of 11 - Art Lopez
7Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
86 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
96 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
106 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
11What's New, Kids
12Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
13Old Comic reprint from Radio Fun 'Norman Wisdom'
14Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils\Doug's Doodle - Art Artie Jackson
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
18Joke-Box Jury
19Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid
20Home Movie 'Tarzan of the Apes' - Art Jack Clayton
21Friday - Art Dick Millington
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
25Wile E Coyote 'Rage In A Cage'
26Wile E Coyote 'Rage In A Cage'
27Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid
28Space Family Robinson 'Death Leap'
29Space Family Robinson 'Death Leap'
30Ad: IPC 'Whoopee' 1 of 9
31Diary - Art Jim Petrie
32Diary - Art Jim Petrie

2 comments:

  1. Just received the issue this morning, the first time I've seen this issue in close on to 33 years.

    Some friend Libby turned out to be for Nosey Nora, diddling her out of reading the Mystery Comic this week. ;)

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  2. I agree. Libby is probably the least likeable of Cheeky's 'pals'. Even Herman's not THAT bad!

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