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.
Three weeks after the momentous events depicted in the raid-and-retaliatory-strike issue, Whizzer and Chips dated 05 October 1985 witnessed another daring sortie into Whizz-kid territory by an ex-Cheeky Weekly star. Can you spot the intrepid infiltrator? Scroll down to see the answer.
|Whizzer and Chips 05 October 1985|
Art: Roy Mitchell
|Not quite sure why Mustapha wasn't able to make his own|
announcement, but I suppose it's an honour to have
the proclamation made by chief Chip-ite Shiner
The image of Mustapha dangling perilously from a hot air balloon, as used in the above raid, originally appeared in Cheeky Weekly dated 10 March 1979.
|Art: Joe McCaffrey|
This latest event brings the tally of raids perpetrated by ex-Cheeky Weekly stars to 6, while those wily Whizz-kids have struck 8 times. More raiding fun soon!
|Whizzer and Chips Cover Date||Raider||Raided|
|06 April 1985||Mustapha Million||Super Steve|
|04 May 1985||Bloggs (Store Wars)||Mustapha Million|
|11 May 1985||Joker||The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)|
|18 May 1985||Calculator Kid & Calc||Odd-Ball|
|01 June 1985|
|08 June 1985||Odd-Ball||Calculator Kid|
|06 July 1985||Toy Boy||Calculator Kid|
|13 July 1985||Pa Bumpkin||The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)|
|27 July 1985||Joker||Mustapha Million|
|24 August 1985||Cheeky||Sid's Snake|
|14 September 1985|
|05 October 1985||Mustapha Million||Animalad|