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Sunday, 16 September 2012

Cheeky Weekly's lost 23 December 1978 issue - Reconstructed! (part 7)

Element Eventually published in Published as Notes
Saturday (first page)Cheeky Weekly 22 December 1979Saturday (first page)Title panel replaced. Christmas card story continues. In the first panel of the final row, which depicts Cheeky exchanging a joke with Mechanic, there's a note reading 'Must've read last week's comedy catalogue'. This reference to the Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue Of Mechanic Jokes booklet which appeared in the 15 December 1979 issue was evidently added to the original artwork. The punchline to the previous week's variation on the same joke was 'Mini Miner'. No resizing at bottom of page because the What did YOU do today? diary area didn't appear on the first Saturday page after the 02 December 1978 issue.

Art: Mike Lacey

Element Eventually published in Published as Notes
Saturday (concluding page) Cheeky Weekly 22 December 1979Saturday (concluding page) Christmas card storyline concludes. The change of lettering style in the dialogue between Cheeky and Spiv in panel 5 suggests the text has been altered - don't know why. This is Spiv's penultimate published appearance - his previous appearance had been way back in the 30 June 1979 issue, which was presumably the last Spiv joke to be written (his final appearance will be in a page from the lost 1978 Christmas issue, published in the 29 December 1979 comic). No evidence of panel resizing, so it appears there was no What did YOU do today? section.

Art: Mike Lacey

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