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Saturday, 8 October 2016

Cheeky Weekly cover date 29 September 1979

This week it's the turn of Charlie and Calc to get an above-title banner promotion, below which Gunga Jim is the instigator of maritime mirth. The action takes us to Krazy Town harbour once again, and we even get a glimpse of the lighthouse in the distance. Do snails find the salty coastal atmosphere uncomfortable? Cheeky's slithering pal gives no indication, but appears to be enjoying the gag. Sadly the unnamed pirate character, despite seeming ripe material for a smattering of corny nautical witticisms, never returned to the Cheeky's Week supporting cast.








Art: Frank McDiarmid


6 Million Dollar Gran takes a trip to a stock car racing tournament, and it's not long before she pits her own jalopy against another old banger. Needless to say, the aged automaton emerges triumphant, and blows the prize money at a food stall. Ian Knox's typically grotesque final panel shows Gran cramming celebratory comestibles into her synthetic alimentary canal.


Cheeky can't resist his own sausage-related gag on the following page....


Frank McDiarmid
 
It's not often that I include Mystery Boy in these posts, but this week his already bleak predicament seems about to get much worse...


Sadly I can't identify this artist
 
Having a much easier time of it is Mustapha Million, who this week is enjoying a story in colour.


Art: Joe McCaffrey



With the festive season on the horizon, WH Smith place an ad aimed at those readers busy compiling their Christmas lists, notifying them that this year's annuals (dated a year ahead, as is the tradition) are now in stock. The Beano is prominently featured, and a number of other DC Thomson titles are mentioned, but sadly the 1980 Cheeky Annual doesn't get a promotional boost. However, IPC ran an ad for it in last week's issue.

Thursday sees Cheeky's first encounter with humorous hack Rex Press, although it's quite possible that the similar character named Reg Press who appeared in the comic dated 15 September 1979 was intended to be the same person.

Art: Frank McDiarmid


Paddywack encounters an open aperture – I've always said Manhole Man should take more care.

Art: Jack Clayton

The comic concludes with the garden-goings-on of Snail of the Century, which was absent from last week's issue.

Art: Frank McDiarmid

This is a gratifyingly all-Frank McDiarmid-Cheeky's Week issue, the previous such edition being that dated 08 September 1979.

 Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 29-Sep-1979
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid9


Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 29-Sep-1979, Issue 99 of 117
PageDetails
1Cover Feature 'Gunga Jim' 3 of 5 - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
46 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
7Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
8Ad: Trebor 'Olympic Game' 1 of 2
9Joke-Box Jury
10Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
11Ad: Palitoy 'Star Wars Collection' 1 of 3
12The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
13The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
14Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon
15Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips
16Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
17Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
18Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
19Ad: WH Smith (final appearance) 'Annuals'
20Chit-Chat
21Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
22Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid
23Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
24Ad: IPC 'Top Soccer' 2 of 3 \Ad: Pop-A-Points (first appearance)
25What's New, Kids
26Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid
27Ad: IPC 'Whoopee Guy Fawkes mask' 2 of 3 Ad: 'Puzzle Time' 6 of 6
28Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering
29Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid

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