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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Cheeky Weekly cover date 04 March 1978

Issue 20 of Cheeky Weekly features Ursula on the front cover, apparently bent on revenge for Cheeky's merciless jibes about her appearance.  This artwork appears to have been specially produced for the cover, rather than taken from a panel within the comic as we have become used to.  The What A Cheek strip, running vertically down the page this week, features a fortune-teller-type joke.  Krazy Town's resident psychic, Crystal Belle, won't make her first appearance until July, so instead Cheeky's partner for this gag is one Madame Zaza.

On Sunday, Cheeky encounters Baby Burpo who is worryingly polite.  What's going on?

Monday sees Cheeky sneak into the newsagents under the cover of 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 from Krazy comic strip, The Krazy Gang, 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 Cheeky 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 the toothy funster 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 purchasers 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
PageDetails
1Cover Feature 'Ursula' - Art Frank McDiarmid\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey
4Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
76 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
8Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
9James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 9 of 9 - Art Mike White
10James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 9 of 9 - Art Mike White
11Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid
12Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
13Old Comic reprint from Knockout 'Our Ernie'
14What's New, Kids
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Frank McDiarmid
18Joke-Box Jury
19Thursday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1
20Bam Splat and Blooie reprint from Buster\Cocky Doodle (final appearance) reprint from Buster
21Friday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Ad: IPC 'Buster' 3 of 5 Ad: 'Misty' 4 of 5
25Saturday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1
26Tweety and Sylvester 'Too Many Grannies'
27Tweety and Sylvester 'Too Many Grannies'
28Interval - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (final art on feature)
29Space Family Robinson 'Stampede'
30Space Family Robinson 'Stampede'
31Saturday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1
32Ad: Hovis (single appearance)


Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 04-Mar-1978
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid8
Unknown Cheeky Artist 15

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