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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Profile - Parachutist

One of the more obscure of Cheeky's pals, the parachutist appeared in 10 issues of Cheeky Weekly, early in the comic's run.  Like most of the cast of Cheeky's Week, the parachutist (code name 003 and-a-half) was essentially a one-joke character.  In his case the joke was that he was carrying out a daring covert operation, but each week touched down either at the wrong time or the wrong location.


Parachutist appeared weekly from 29 October to 26 November 1977.  His parachuting skills evidently got even worse the following week as he missed the 03 December comic entirely.  However, he was featured twice in the comic dated 10 December 1977, on Sunday evening and Thursday, two unrelated aeronautical mishaps.


He missed the 17 December 1977 issue, but was back on 24 and 31 December 1977, before missing another week then appearing on 14 January 1978.

We can only assume he was on a deep cover mission for some months, as his next landing was not until the comic dated 13 May 1978.  In this issue, the parachutist crashed through Cheeky's roof into the attic and prevented Cheeky's regular look at his dad's old comics.  This gross incompetence apparently resulted in his licence to thrill being revoked, as that was the parachutist's final appearance.



Character
                     
Total Issues
                     
First Appearance
                     
Final Appearance
                     
Parachutist1029-Oct-197713-May-1978





Parachutist - Number of appearances by Element
Element
                     
Number of Appearances
                     
Thursday3
Sunday evening2
Tuesday2
Friday1
Monday1
Saturday1
Wednesday1





Parachutist - Number of appearances by Page
Page
                     
Number of Appearances
                     
193
42
132
81
121
211
261

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