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