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Sunday, 5 December 2010

The pages - Page 2

It's not surprising that the Sunday feature (or variants thereof - see below) was the most regular occupant of page 2, appearing 114 times.  Seeing as Cheeky was the star of the comic, it's logical for a Cheeky's Week page to be the first to appear inside each issue, and given the week-based nature of the Cheeky strips, there's not much option other than to start with Sunday.  Also, IPC had a policy of not including adverts (except in-house promotions) on the first 3 pages of their titles - at least I don't remember seeing an IPC comic with an ad that early in an issue.

There are of course exceptions to every rule, and in the case of page 2, those exceptions were…

22 October 1977 - Page 2 of the first issue saw Cheeky welcome readers to the comic ('Hiya I'm Cheeky'), a panel alerting readers that details of a free competition are coming next week, and the instructions for assembly and deployment of the Red Jet Rattler free gift.

29 October 1977 - Page 2 of the second issue contained another message from Cheeky ('Hello again'), instructions for the Fun Wallet free gift, and details of the Fun Phone reader participation vehicle.

04 February 1978 - The first page of a 2-page Skateboard Squad story ousted Sunday from its rightful position on page 2 of this issue, which was the special skateboard number.  The Sunday feature had been shifted to the cover to allow room for the extra page of Skateboard Squad inside.

Here's the breakdown of features to appear on page 2.  As mentioned above, there are some variants of Sunday, such as Christmas Morning and Easter Sunday.  Also please note that 1/2 denotes this is the first of 2 pages containing that feature in a particular issue.
Count of Elements (or distinct combinations thereof) appearing on Page 2









Elements Total
Sunday110
Christmas Morning 1/21
Easter Sunday1
Hello again1
Hiya I'm Cheeky1
New Year's Eve1
Skateboard Squad 1/21
Sunday 1/21

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