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Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids part 5

New readers start here...After Cheeky Weekly folded and was incorporated into Whoopee as of February 1980 six strips that had originated in the toothy funster's title survived the merge and continued to appear in the amalgamated comic. Whoopee itself foundered in March 1985 and was merged into Whizzer and Chips. Three of the surviving Cheeky Weekly strips successfully negotiated this second merge and went on to appear in the newly combined publication, rather inelegantly titled 'Whizzer and Chips now including Whoopee'. The survivors were Mustapha Million, Calculator Kid and (appearing only twice) Stage School. Cheeky continued to appear, but as a member of The Krazy Gang, who had moved into W&C when Krazy, the comic in which the Gang originated, expired in April 1978.

Whizzer and Chips had a long tradition of sending characters from the Chips section into Whizzer and vice versa. These cross-comic forays were known as 'raids'. In this series of posts I'm chronicling the raids involving the ex-Cheeky Weekly characters who made the transition into Whizzer and Chips, all of whom were allocated to the Chips section. For the purposes of this series, although this particular manifestation of the toothy funster didn't directly descend from Cheeky Weekly, I'm including Cheeky's Krazy Gang appearances as those of an 'ex-Cheeky Weekly character'.

Well, it had to happen. Two weeks after intrepid Charlie and Calc infiltrated Odd-Ball's story, came the first issue of Whizzer and Chips wherein ex-Cheeky Weekly characters both perpetrated and fell victim to raids.

On the receiving end of a rascally raid was the toothy funster himself, in his role as a member of The Krazy Gang. Can you identify the wily Whizz-Kid interloper? Scroll down for the answer...


Whizzer and Chips 01 June 1985
Art: Bob Hill











...Animalad, sufferer from a peculiar animalady which allowed him to undergo bestial transformations.

The revenge raid was made on Boy Boss. Are you able to identify the courageous ex-Cheeky Weekly star who was called on to perform the heroic deed? Scroll down once again, where all will be revealed...

Whizzer and Chips 01 June 1985
Art: Frank McDiarmid










This was the second time our brave Bedouin buddy Mustapha embarked upon a cross-comic sortie. This issue also saw the second raid to be carried out upon the Krazy Gang (in the post-Whoopee-merge era which is the subject of this series).

The reciprocal raids in this issue of W&C mean the current tally of Ex-Cheeky Weekly raiders vsThe Rest remains a draw, with 3 incursions now chalked up for each team. More raiding fun soon!

Whizzer and Chips Cover Date Raider Raided
06 April 1985Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
04 May 1985Bloggs (Store Wars)Mustapha Million
11 May 1985JokerThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
18 May 1985Calculator Kid & CalcOdd-Ball
01 June 1985
Animalad
Mustapha Million
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Boy Boss

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