A week after Mustapha Million was the subject of the unwelcome attentions of the Bumpkin Billionaires, the other Cheeky Weekly survivor of the time was unwitting host to an impudent invader of Whizz-kid origin.
Can you identify the intruder upon Charlie Counter and his silicon-chipped sidekick? Scroll down, where enlightenment will be forthcoming…
|Whizzer and Chips 12 April 1986|
Art: Terry Bave
Lovely expressions of horror/revulsion!
Yes, it's the rather dull Animalad strolling nonchalantly into the boys' lavs, carrying out his third raid on an ex-Cheeky Weekly character. He has previously intruded upon Cheeky (as a member of The Krazy Gang), and gatecrashed Mustapha Million. However the Whizz-kid shape-shifter was himself the victim of a retaliatory incursion by Mustapha.
This Calculator Kid strip had first appeared in Cheeky Weekly dated 03 February 1979 (the 'big' issue). The superimposition of Animalad wasn't the only change to the page on its Whizzer and Chips outing – the trajectory of an unidentifiable object ricocheting off a kid's head in the first panel on row 2 was obliterated, Cheeky's graffito under the handbasin (row 3 panel 2) was removed while in the same panel Charlie's closing word was excised, and a change was made to Charlie's dialogue in the final panel. This last change was probably made because the original didn't make sense, since during the story Charlie didn't actually 'interfere with [Calc's] plans'.
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|
|19 October 1985||Odd-Ball||Mustapha Million|
|23 November 1985|
|18 January 1986||Mustapha Million||Super Steve|
|25 January 1986|
|08 February 1986|
The Krazy Gang ends this issue
|15 February 1986||Lazy Bones||Calculator Kid|
|15 March 1986||Odd-Ball||Calculator Kid|
|29 March 1986||Calculator Kid||Master P Brain|
|05 April 1986||Bumpkin Billionaires||Mustapha Million|
|12 April 1986||Animalad||Calculator Kid|