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Sunday, 22 March 2015

Cheeky's Snappy Raid

The issue of Whizzer and Chips in which Store Wars made its debut (dated 05 September 1981 and referenced in an earlier post) also contained a 'raid' carried out by Cheeky. The toothy funster had been appearing in Whizzer and Chips as a member of The Krazy Gang since Krazy comic folded in April 1978, and the 05 September 1981 issue of course predates the post-Whoopee-merge period which I'm documenting in the Whizzer and Chips - the Cheeky Raids series. However, since I had the comic to hand and we can never have too much of a Cheeky thing, I thought I'd record in this post the occasion on which our grinning pal ventured into enemy Whizzer territory and brought back a trophy...

Whizzer and Chips 05 September 1981

Unlike the raids I'm covering in the series of posts mentioned above, this raid was perpetrated and announced within the same issue. Here's the Champ story from that same edition...

Whizzer and Chips 05 September 1981
Art:Paul Ailey

In the same issue Cheeky, along with the rest of The Krazy Gang, was involved in fruit-picking fun.

Whizzer and Chips 05 September 1981
Art: Bob Hill


5 comments:

  1. My favourite era for Whizzer and chips...

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    1. Yes, it was still good at this point.

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    2. Krazy comic joining really made Whizzer and chips really good..
      Of course The Champ by Jack Edward oliver was even better...
      I like Belinda by Reg Parlett..Strange hill school..Buytonic Boy..Joker...Odd ball...Sweet Tooth..Junior Rotter..Guy Gorilla..Sammy Shrink...Store Wars...Krazy gang..etc...etc..etc...also it was when I was buying it...early 80's..

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    3. You make a good point about Krazy strengthening W&C when it joined, unlike some other merges where the arrival of strips weakened the host title. I'm currently re-reading all the Whizzer and Chips from the point at which Whoopee merged into it (researching the Whizzer and Chips Raids posts I'm doing here) and I'm up to December 1986 at the moment. The comic was still pretty strong at that point and I''d forgotten how good Tom Paterson's Sweeny Toddler was then - he did some really excellent work on the strip at that time.

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    4. Whoopee joining wasn't so good for Whizzer and chips...I went into Big comic not long after that..
      Tom Paterson is my favourite comic artist...I wish I had a big place to keep all the comics his work was in...had to cut down my collection by a 1/3...So I collect whizzer and chips from when Krazy joined 1978 up to 1985...But kept some good Sweeny Toddler example in the later years..and have a few early ones...

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