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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids part 20

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. However, the Krazy Gang's Whizzer and Chips run ended in the issue dated 08 February 1986.

You know how this works by now - see if you can spot the intruder in this strip. The identity of the plucky raider will be revealed if you scroll down...

Whizzer and Chips 29 March 1986
Art: Cliff Brown

















Yes, two weeks after being the victims of a raid by Odd-Ball, resilient Charlie and Calc mounted a revenge sortie across the border into Whizzer, targeting newcomer Master P Brain. Cliff Brown's strip featuring the juvenile boffin had commenced in the aforementioned 15 March 1986 issue wherein Calculator Kid's story was infiltrated by the rubbery red rascal.

At this point the tally of raids involving ex-Cheeky Weekly characters since the incorporation of Whoopee into Whizzer and Chips as of April 1985 was as follows;

Ex-Cheeky Weekly folk perpetrating raids on other characters - 9

Characters originating elsewhere raiding ex-Cheeky Weekly strips - 16

Despite the welcome hint of a reversal of fortunes with this latest raid, there's still a way to go to redress the balance, and with only two Cheeky-related fun pals surviving at this juncture, it's going to be a struggle to reach parity, let alone triumph. But don't get disheartened, as there will be more raiding fun soon!

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
23 November 1985
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Calculator Kid
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Mustapha Million
18 January 1986Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
25 January 1986
Odd-Ball
Cheeky
Mustapha Million
Odd-Ball
08 February 1986
The Krazy Gang ends this issue
AnimaladMustapha Million
15 February 1986Lazy BonesCalculator Kid
15 March 1986Odd-BallCalculator Kid
29 March 1986Calculator KidMaster P Brain


2 comments:

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    1. What does Charlie say when his silicon sidekick turns up 30 minutes after the time they agreed to meet?

      Calc, you late.

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