Cheeky's Mum, who last week had light-coloured hair, is now sporting dark tresses. However, in fairness, we must acknowledge that maybe she has had her hair dyed in the period since her previous Sunday evening appearance.
On Monday Cheeky meets Mechanic, who for the first time is not under a car. Normally all we see of Mechanic is his feet, but on this occasion only his face remains hidden.
Pages 22 and 23 feature the Mustapha Million strip, where the mighty Reg Parlett turns in some nice work on a winter-themed tale.
More manhole-related fun is evident in this week's Home Movie, Dr Zuzz. There was an opportunity to integrate the strip into Cheeky's world by drawing Manhole Man as the irate subterranean worker, but maybe the editor felt that depicting Manhole Man angrily chasing Hooter Harrison and pals in the final frame would upset the readers.
In the cinema interval, as Cheeky settles down to watch Space Family Robinson, he speaks the lines about Mrs Robinson going missing that were mistakenly included in last week's issue.
A half page in-house ad on page 30 announces a competition next week, also running in stablemates Whoopee!, Whizzer and Chips and Krazy. There's an air of desperation in the underlining of extra comic.
This issue of Cheeky Weekly is turning into something of a manhole special, as there's another missing cover in this week's instalment of the Spotter Book, which closes the issue, art by Jim Petrie.
Yikky-Boo, Petula, Gunga Jim and Six-Gun Sam. Skipper from the Skateboard Squad also makes his first appearance in Cheeky's Week as the Squad speed past Cheeky on the way to their latest adventure.
The artwork on Cheeky's Week this issue is a mix of unadulterated Frank McDiarmid (8 elements), Frank McDiarmid pencils (3 elements) and Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (1 element).
A new feature this week is Tweety and Sylvester (zzzzzz….)
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 21-Jan-1978, Issue 14 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Mustapha Million' 1 of 2 - Art Reg Parlett (first art on feature)\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|3||Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen|
|4||Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|7||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|8||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|9||James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 3 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|10||James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 3 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|11||Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid (first art on feature)|
|12||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|13||Old Comic reprint from Tip Top 'The Happy Family' reprint from Tip Top 'Merry Moments at Sunnyside School' 1 of 2|
|14||What's New, Kids|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|19||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|20||Home Movie 'Dr. Zuzz' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|24||Saturday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|25||Tweety and Sylvester (first appearance)|
|26||Tweety and Sylvester (first appearance)|
|27||Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|28||Space Family Robinson 'The Plain of Bubbles' - Art John Richardson|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'The Plain of Bubbles' - Art John Richardson|
|30||Ad: IPC '4 Papers Kite Competition next week'Ad: 'Shoot' 4 of 13|
|31||The Cheeky Spotter Book of Fun - Art Jim Petrie|
|32||The Cheeky Spotter Book of Fun - Art Jim Petrie|
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 21-Jan-1978
|Frank McDiarmid pencils||3|
|Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||1|