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Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Cheeky Weekly cover date 02 June 1979

Issue 82 of the toothy funster's comic kicks off with a Frank McDiarmid Cheeky's Week...Sunday involving Krazy Town stalwarts Gloomy Glad (making her second and final cover appearance), Manhole Man (his 17th appearance on the front page) and Jogging Jeremy (cover appearance number 6 for the feeble fitness fanatic). Bubblegum Boy, still drifting above the streets, is on the cover for the 11th time. Frank adds to the comedic cover capers with a Dick Turpin graffiti gag. Maybe the tag line to the closing front page joke gave someone the idea for the strip of the same name which commenced in the 14 July 1979 issue.
Nigel Edwards stands in for regular artist Ian Knox on this week's 6 Million Dollar Gran, in which the synthetic senior citizen visits the village fete with customarily chaotic consequences.
Calculator Kid has a run-in with fearsome Basher Briggs this week. All bullies in comics are called Basher Briggs – is it the same bloke in all the stories? Strips featuring bullies end with the hero triumphant and the ruffian's evil designs thwarted, but we all know that in real life the bully would be waiting outside the school gates the following day with the intention of administering a severe thumping.

Art: Terry Bave

This week's Star Guest, appearing within the Cheeky Weekly section rather than within the Mystery Comic as it has on 5 previous occasions, is the ever-beaming Smiler from Whoopee! Let's enjoy this story in which the indomitable hero encounters a car mechanic whose attitude problem suggests he may very possibly be Basher Briggs' dad...

Art: Nick Baker
To see more of Nick's work head over to Kazoop

The Mystery Comic is wrapped inside Cheeky's Wednesday dinner-time napkin this week. This issue of the perplexing publication is the briefest yet, at only 6 pages (it's the shortest of all 37 issues), so although there are no ads or other intrusions (this week's instalment of The Cheeky Spotter Book of Town and Around is located within the Cheeky section), Disaster Des and Why, Dad, Why? are absent.

On the Thursday page, Frank McDiarmid includes a running gag inspired by a famously talkative dog on TV's That's Life!

Art: Frank McDiarmid

On the Chit-Chat page, our grinning pal passes on some news about a forthcoming special issue of his comic...

Unlike recent issues, there's no particular theme to Cheeky's Saturday – he's just wandering around swapping jokes with his pals, much as he does every day. There's no Burpo Special this week - the back cover is the location of a Trebor competition in celebration of the news that their Chews are now bigger than ever, a fact which no doubt has dentists all over the country firing up theirs drills in readiness.
Pleasingly, Frank McDiarmid delivers all 9 Cheeky's Week elements in this issue (the last all-pure-Frank Cheeky's Week was in the comic dated 21 April 1979).

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 02-Jun-1979, Issue 82 of 117
1Cheeky's Week - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
36 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards
46 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards
6Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
7Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
8Star Guest 'Smiler' - Art Nick Baker (single art on feature)
9Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
10Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
11Ad: The Stickits (first appearance)
12Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
13Tub 'Mystery Comic' 30 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards
14Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 31 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey
15Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 31 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey
16Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 30 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon
17Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 30 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon
18Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 33 of 37 - Art John Richardson
19Cheeky Spotter Book of Town and Around
20Cheeky Spotter Book of Town and Around
21Ad: IPC 'Buster Holiday Special' 1 of 3 \Ad: North Pacific Flyers
22Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid
23Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
24Ad: Glo-Putty and Glo-Doh (single appearance)
25Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid
26Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury
27Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury
29Ad: IPC 'Jackpot' 5 of 7 Ad: 'Look and Learn' 14 of 16
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Ad: Trebor 'Chews Superman competition' 2 of 2

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 02-Jun-1979
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid9


  1. Including a wee mention of Corrymeela on the Cheeky Chit Chat page. Corrymeela is still very much still going, and I’m a member - known about it for years, finally joined after I met my wife.

    1. I'm ashamed to admit that I knew nothing about it. Great to know it's still in existence - the world needs more projects like that. http://www.corrymeela.org/about-us/history-of-corrymeela.aspx