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 6 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||Cover Feature 'Libby' - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils (first art on feature)\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|3||Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen|
|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 (first art on feature)|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|19||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|20||Home Movie 'Tarzan of the Apes' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Dick Millington (first art on feature)|
|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' - Art John Richardson|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'Death Leap' - Art John Richardson|
|30||Saturday - Art Cut and Paste\Ad: IPC 'Whoopee' 1 of 9|
|31||Diary - Art Jim Petrie|
|32||Diary - Art Jim Petrie|