There is something of a trend emerging in the comic, as this issue it's the turn of Louise to appear on all but Wednesday's Cheeky's Week pages, after vowing on Sunday, "I'll think of a way to make Cheeky kiss me, if it takes all week!" She can be seen plotting furiously during the week.
There's a close encounter of the Gran kind, as the robotic pensioner blasts off to confront the occupants of a UFO.
Cheeky wears a false beard as he enters the newsagents to read the cover-featured James Bold episode, but this disguise doesn't stop him from being ejected from the shop just as his reading reaches a peak of excitement, as usual.
On Friday, someone in the Cheeky Weekly office couldn't resist inserting a joke referencing playwright Harold Pinter (the lettering is different to that on the rest of the page). This is the most highbrow joke to appear in the comic's run, so if you're expecting anything better than this, you're reading the wrong comic.
There's another Mustapha Million slap-up-feed-ending story this week. Boilk!
On page 24 there are 2 IPC ads - a plug for Misty number 4, and news of a free gift with Buster and Monster Fun; a set of Corona soft drink stickers featuring the 'every bubble's passed its fizzical' theme of the concurrent TV ad campaign. I seem to remember that the stickers were also given free with every purchase of Corona drinks.
There are only 4 'pure' Frank McDiarmid Cheeky's Week elements in this issue, with the remaining 9 being provided by the Frank McDiarmid pencils combination.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 25-Feb-1978, Issue 19 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||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 pencils|
|9||James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 8 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|10||James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 8 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|11||Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|12||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|13||Old Comic reprint from TV Fun 'Reg Varney'|
|14||What's New, Kids|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|19||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|20||Home Movie 'Defeat of the Spanish Armada' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|24||Ad: IPC 'Misty' 3 of 5 Ad: 'Buster' 2 of 5|
|25||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|26||Road Runner 'A Bird in Hand'|
|27||Road Runner 'A Bird in Hand'|
|28||Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'The Tunnel of Terror'|
|30||Space Family Robinson 'The Tunnel of Terror'|
|31||Bam Splat and Blooie reprint from Buster\Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|32||Pin-up pal 'Jogging Jeremy' - Art Frank McDiarmid|