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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids part 10

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'.

Late Summer 1985 - it's time for sun, sea and snake as chief Whizz-kid Sid and his reptilian associate head to the coast. But who is the interloper? Scroll down for the answer should you require it - this is a blatant incursion.

Whizzer and Chips 24 August 1985
Art: Mike Lacey












Whizzer and Chips 31 August 1985
The Chip-ites section also included an enquiry
about the Mustapha Million artists

This sortie into the pages of Whizzer was perpetrated by an uncharacteristically glum-looking Cheeky, clearly not enjoying his aquatic raiding experience. The depiction of our toothy chum looks to me to be the work of Bob Hill, who was of course drawing Cheeky as a member of the Krazy Gang at the time. My first suspicion was that the image was copied-and-pasted from a Gang strip, but I looked back through a year's worth of KG stories and was unable to find the pic in question. I therefore assume that Bob was asked to draw this bare-chested version of our usually-grinning pal specifically for the purposes of this raid.

Ex-Cheeky Weekly characters had by this time perpetrated 4 raids during the subject period while suffering 7.

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
08 June 1985Odd-BallCalculator Kid
06 July 1985Toy BoyCalculator Kid
13 July 1985Pa BumpkinThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
27 July 1985JokerMustapha Million
24 August 1985CheekySid's Snake

3 comments:

  1. Cheeky had been waiting in the sea for hours the raid had not gone to plan..
    Mike Lacey might have ghosted it..

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    1. Pity Walter Wurx wasn't there - he's always keen to have a paddle.

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    2. you wouldn't want to go in the sea after Walter Wurx!!!!!!

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