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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Cheeky Weekly cover date 13 May 1978

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.

There is no 'Cheeky's pal throughout the week' storyline this issue, but Cheeky meets up with Doctor Braincell on Saturday, to conclude the jokes he started with the merry medic on Sunday.

A Pin-Up Pal poster featuring comical cowpoke Six-Gun Sam on the back cover brings this week's issue to a conclusion.

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
1Cover Feature 'Constable Chuckle' 1 of 2 - Art Frank McDiarmid\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
4Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid
5Ad: IPC 'Tiger' 1 of 10 Ad: 'Whizzer and Chips' 4 of 6
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
76 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
8Ad: Funny Faces (final appearance)
9Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
10James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 3 of 9 - Art Mike White
11James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 3 of 9 - Art Mike White
12Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid (final art on feature)
13Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
14Kite Competition winners (single appearance)
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
18Ad: KP 'Outer Spacers Star Wars promotion' 2 of 2
19Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
20Home Movie 'Moby Dick' - Art Jack Clayton
21Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
25Ad: Trebor 'Corgi Batman promotion' 3 of 3
26Road Runner 'Flypaper Caper'
27Road Runner 'Flypaper Caper'
28Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
29Space Family Robinson 'The Flood'
30Space Family Robinson 'The Flood'
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils\Ad: IPC 'Jinty' 1 of 7
32Pin-up pal 'Six-Gun Sam' - Art Frank McDiarmid

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 13-May-1978


Frank McDiarmid pencils7
Frank McDiarmid6

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