The Star Wars phenomenon hits Krazy Town in the main cover gag this week, and Cheeky (with anonymous inconsistent hair colour syndrome sufferer) is outside Buckingham Palace for some What A Cheek fun at the expense of a Guardsman.
There are a number of crossovers with Cheeky's Week characters in the Skateboard Squad strip, which features Manhole Man, Baker's Boy, Goalie Cat, Constable Chuckle (I think - he's under duress so not his usual amiable self) and Snail.
6 Million Dollar Gran foils criminal capers in a castle in this week's 2-page story. The shorter story this week appears to be due to extra adverts and a page devoted to listing the winners of the kite competition that featured in the 28 January 1978 issue.
Lily Pop's traffic-stopping appearance on the Suddenly page is described as a 'luscious-type lunge'. The same page also features a cameo appearance by TV comedian Dick Emery's 'Mandy' character.
Mustapha Million's story has a moral, showing the consequences of excessive sweet-consumption.
After an absence of 17 weeks, Parachutist returns this issue for his final appearance. The script explains that his crash-landing in Cheeky's attic is the reason that there is no Old Comic feature this week, although we know its non-appearance is actually due to the advertising/competition results.
Cheeky's Week art duties on this issue are shared by Frank McDiarmid (6 elements, plus the poster and main cover pic) and Frank McDiarmid pencils (7 elements).
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 13-May-1978, Issue 30 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Constable Chuckle' 1 of 2 - 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||Ad: IPC 'Tiger' 1 of 10 Ad: 'Whizzer and Chips' 4 of 6|
|6||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|7||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|8||Ad: Funny Faces (final appearance)|
|9||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|10||James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 3 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|11||James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 3 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|12||Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid (final art on feature)|
|13||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|14||Kite Competition winners (single appearance)|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|18||Ad: KP 'Outer Spacers Star Wars promotion' 2 of 2|
|19||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|20||Home Movie 'Moby Dick' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|24||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|25||Ad: Trebor 'Corgi Batman promotion' 3 of 3|
|26||Road Runner 'Flypaper Caper'|
|27||Road Runner 'Flypaper Caper'|
|28||Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'The Flood'|
|30||Space Family Robinson 'The Flood'|
|31||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils\Ad: IPC 'Jinty' 1 of 7|
|32||Pin-up pal 'Six-Gun Sam' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 13-May-1978
|Frank McDiarmid pencils||7|