6 Million Dollar Gran comes to the aid of a hot air balloonist in this week's episode, and half of page 8 is taken up with a list of winners of the Basil Brush competition that appeared in the 11 March 1978 issue.
This is the issue where Six-Gun Sam attempts to demonstrate his shooting skills, assisted by Goalie Cat who launches tin-can targets for Sam to aim at with his pop-gun. Sam vows to attempt this feat every day until he hits a can, so of course he and Goalie Cat are seen every day.
On Tuesday, we are left asking the question - who is Neil Martin, then?
Old Comic feature sees Cheeky perusing one of his Grandad's comic's - a copy of Jester, 1929. This is the oldest title to appear in the run of the Old Comic feature.
The Mustapha Million story owes something of a debt to The Beano's General Jumbo, as Mustapha's remote-controlled military men and vehicles bring a burglar to justice. One would expect that Mustapha's unlimited funds would result in him having the latest technology at his disposal, yet the controls for his models are housed in a cabinet the size of a large fridge/freezer, while Jumbo's control device is a much more practical wrist-mounted panel.
Let joy be unconfined - pages 26 and 27 carry the final Road Runner strip to appear in Cheeky Weekly.
There's no Pin-Up Pal poster this week as the back cover contains a colour ad for Rotaplane, 'The great new flying machine'.
Sadly there is no pure Frank McDiarmid art in this issue. Frank McDiarmid Pencils provide 8 Cheeky's Week elements, Jim Watson delivers 4, and Barrie Appleby furnishes us with the Wednesday conclusion.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 03-Jun-1978, Issue 33 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||Basil Brush competition winners (single appearance)\Ad: IPC 'Tiger' 4 of 10|
|9||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|10||James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 6 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|11||James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 6 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|12||Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|13||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|14||Old Comic reprint from The Jester 'Sandy and Dusty'|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Barrie Appleby|
|18||Ad: IPC 'Buster Holiday Fun Special' 1 of 3 Ad: 'Shoot Scotland Souvenir'|
|19||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|20||Home Movie 'Australian Adventure' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Jim Watson|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|25||Saturday - Art Jim Watson|
|26||Road Runner (final appearance) 'Trombone Boo Boo'|
|27||Road Runner (final appearance) 'Trombone Boo Boo'|
|28||Interval - Art Jim Watson|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'Ambush'|
|30||Space Family Robinson 'Ambush'|
|31||Saturday - Art Jim Watson\What's New, Kids|
|32||Ad: Rotaplane (first appearance)|
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 03-Jun-1978
|Frank McDiarmid pencils||8|