On Sunday, Cheeky encounters toddler terror Baby Burpo who is worryingly polite. What's going on?
Milkie, to read the thrilling final instalment of James Bold's current adventure, The Ghost Highwayman.
Burpo is again uncharacteristically helpful to Cheeky on Tuesday. Now our toothy hero is REALLY getting worried.
Freaky, the alien member of Krazy comic's Krazy Gang (the gang of course numbers Cheeky among its human members), pops up on the What's New, Kids page to plug the current issue of Krazy, which is a space special.
On Wednesday, it becomes clear why Burpo has been well-behaved all week.
Burpo's pre-birthday truce comes to a violent end after this week's Creepy Sleepy Tale, as the terrible toddler uses his teddy bear to batter Cheeky about the head.
Devious, grudge-bearing Burpo takes his revenge during the rest of the week. He helps the Baker's Boy to win his bet with Cheeky on Thursday, and on Friday tells Nosy Nora where to find The Mystery Comic, so that the toothy funster has to wait until she's finished reading it. The fiendish tot arranges for Cheeky to stand in for the commissionaire on Saturday, resulting in our grinning pal being trampled underfoot when the cinema doors are opened.
The belligerent babe is also the engineer of Cheeky's humiliation by Ursula, as heralded on this week's cover, during a rather shocking cinema interval. Cheeky can dish it out, but can he take it?
Cheeky finally capitulates and gives Burpo a belated gift in the final 3 panels of this week's issue.
There is no Pin-Up Pal poster this week, as the back cover carries an ad for Hovis bread, giving details of a promotion that invites consumers of said loaf to send in four wrappers and receive in return four free tickets to a Saturday morning cinema show at ABC cinemas. Despite being on the back page, this ad is not in colour.
Reprint from Buster, Cocky Doodle cocks his final doodle this week.
Frank McDiarmid provides art on 8 Cheeky's Week elements this week, with Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 delivering the remaining 5.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 04-Mar-1978, Issue 20 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Ursula' - Art Frank McDiarmid\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' 9 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|10||James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 9 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|11||Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|12||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|13||Old Comic reprint from Knockout 'Our Ernie'|
|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 Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|20||Bam Splat and Blooie reprint from Buster\Cocky Doodle (final appearance) reprint from Buster|
|21||Friday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|24||Ad: IPC 'Buster' 3 of 5 Ad: 'Misty' 4 of 5|
|25||Saturday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|26||Tweety and Sylvester 'Too Many Grannies'|
|27||Tweety and Sylvester 'Too Many Grannies'|
|28||Interval - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (final art on feature)|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'Stampede' - Art John Richardson|
|30||Space Family Robinson 'Stampede' - Art John Richardson|
|31||Saturday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|32||Ad: Hovis (single appearance)|
|Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||5|