Beneath Tub's dramatic descent, Mike Lacey draws his first What A Cheek cover strip. Cheeky and the Knock-Knock Door are enjoying a joke as the toothy funster commences his usual Sunday paper round, entirely unaware that they are about to be squashed by their corpulent co-star.
|Art: Mike Lacey|
We enjoy a rare glimpse chez Lily on page 2. Lily's attire and the way Milkie is hanging around her front door on a Sunday (a day when milkmen don't even deliver) reminds me of this…
6 Million Dollar Gran is back to a full 3 pages, after having been reduced to a 2 page story in last week's issue. Gran and the Potts kids pay a visit to the flower show, and yes that familiar old plot gets yet another airing - a thief steals the trophy. Order is soon restored when Gran lassos the fleeing felon with the Mayor's chain of office (almost strangling said dignitary in the process).
|Art: Ian Knox|
There's some nice feline fun by Terry Bave in the Calculator Kid story.
On the cover of The Mystery Comic, this week's double cover star Tub is involved in a snowy tale. Maybe this story was intended for last week's snow-themed issue, in which the hapless heavyweight's story was one of the few not to participate in the gelid japes. This week's Elephant on the Run episode finds our pachyderm pal and his plastic-clad pursuer in a mountain ski-ing resort - another story that would have been ideal for last week's snow issue, in which Elephant's strip was among the few that were conspicuously free of the white stuff.
Tub's is not the only strip returning to The Mystery Comic after a two week break. The exasperated father and inquisitive offspring team from Why, Dad, Why? are also back. However, the snap game intrudes upon the Mystery Comic for a third week, so this time Mustapha Million's 2 page story is missing.
In the course of the Disaster Des strip we learn that US President Jimmy Carter is a reader of Cheeky Weekly.
|Art: Mike Lacey|
Paddywack, who has painted himself into a corner on this week's Pin-Up Pal poster, brings the issue to a close.
Mike Lacey provides all 10 Cheeky's Week elements in this issue, plus his regular strips Disaster Des and Skateboard Squad. A Herculean effort, yet not quite equalling the 13 elements in total that he contributed to the 04 November 1978 comic.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 27-Jan-1979, Issue 64 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Tub' - Art Nigel Edwards (single art on feature)\Cheeky's Week - Art Mike Lacey|
|2||Sunday - Art Mike Lacey|
|3||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|4||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||Monday - Art Mike Lacey|
|7||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|8||Your chance to vote (first appearance)\Ad: IPC 'Mickey Mouse' 9 of 18|
|9||Tuesday - Art Mike Lacey|
|10||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|11||Spaghetti Junction maze (single appearance) - Art Steve Bell (single art on feature)|
|12||Wednesday - Art Mike Lacey|
|13||Tub 'Mystery Comic' 13 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards|
|14||Why, Dad, Why? 'Mystery Comic' 10 of 28 - Art John K. Geering|
|15||Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 15 of 37 - Art John Richardson|
|16||Friends of Cheeky Snap Game|
|17||Friends of Cheeky Snap Game|
|18||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 15 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|19||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 15 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|20||Disaster Des 'Mystery Comic' 14 of 30 - Art Mike Lacey|
|21||Silly Snaps\What's New, Kids|
|22||Thursday - Art Mike Lacey|
|23||Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen|
|25||Friday - Art Mike Lacey|
|26||Eagle Eye reprint from Shiver and Shake|
|27||Eagle Eye reprint from Shiver and Shake|
|29||The Burpo Special 'Uncle Hamish' - Art Mike Lacey (first art on feature)|
|30||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|31||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|32||Pin-up pal 'Paddywack' - Art Jack Clayton (single art on feature)|
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 27-Jan-1979