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Thursday, 14 January 2016

Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids part 13

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'.


Two weeks after Mustapha Million infiltrated Chips' Animalad strip, the loaded lad was targeted in a revenge raid. But can you spot the sneaky interloper? Scroll down for the reveal...

Whizzer and Chips 19 October 1985
Art: Joe McCaffrey
This strip is reprinted from the 'standby' issue of
 Cheeky Weekly dated 06 January 1979












Whizzer and Chips 26 October 1985
Art:Single-panel gag - Jim Crocker,
Glow Boy - Roy Mitchell

Unusually, the raider wasn't depicted on Sid's Whizz-kids page, possibly because space was tight due to the debut of Glow Boy, a character inspired by the long-running Ready Brek TV advertising campaigns that each year heralded the approaching winter months.



By this stage Mustapha had perpetrated and suffered 3 raids, and the overall tally at this point was Whizz-kid raiders 9, with 6 raids carried out by ex-Cheeky Weekly characters.

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
14 September 1985
Odd-Ball
Calculator Kid
Calculator Kid
Store Wars
05 October 1985Mustapha MillionAnimalad
19 October 1985Odd-BallMustapha Million

2 comments:

  1. Good fun seeing the ad again...

    I of course spotted Odd Ball!
    What were the top ten where 7 of them was Whizz-kids? :)
    Such lovely memories these posts...my era..early 80's..

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    1. I wonder what would have happened if the top ten was ALL Whizz-kids? Chips would have had to merge into Whizzer ;D

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