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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Cheeky Weekly Star Guests in Whoopee! (part 9)

Well, this is the 18th and final week of IPC's 1979 Star Guest promotion and the burning question is; who has been selected from the ranks of Cheeky Weekly celebrities to make the final circulation-enhancing bid within the pages of Whoopee?

Whoopee! 28 July 1979
Art: Joe McCaffrey
Many thanks to Irmantas for this scan

Our monied mate Mustapha Million is pressed into Star Guest service for the third time (and for the second occasion in Whoopee!). Mustapha's pal Jimmy continues to exhibit symptoms of Cheeky Weekly Inconsistent Hair Colour Syndrome.

The first panel encapsulates the Mustapha milieu, thus ensuring that any Whoopee! readers unfamiliar with the strip's premise are apprised without delay, and then we're off on a tale of papier machinations. Maybe this script, dealing as it does with the disposal of vast amounts of cash, is encroaching a little too closely on the territory occupied by existing Whoopee! stars, those reluctantly rich rustics the Bumpkin Billionaires.

However, any Whoopee! readers persuaded to return to the newsagent for a further helping of middle-eastern mirth would have been able to enjoy Mustapha's 2-page adventure in that week's Cheeky Weekly. Gratifyingly for anyone enticed by the above strip to place a regular order for the toothy funster's comic, Mustapha appeared in all the subsequent editions of Cheeky Weekly. Our pecunious pal also survived the merge when Cheeky Weekly ceased publication, and found himself back within the pages of Whoopee!

This strip was new and never appeared in Cheeky Weekly.

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