In the 31 May 1986 edition of Whizzer and Chips, Calculator Kid was again the subject of a Whizz-kid raider. Can you spot the crafty interloper? Scroll down to see Whizz-kid supremo Sid spill the beans.
|Whizzer and Chips 31 May 1986|
Art: Terry Bave
As with the previous raid documented in this series, the Calculator Kid reprint (in this case from a colour episode in Cheeky Weekly dated 28 July 1979) has undergone some modifications in addition to the placement of a raider.
Maybe it was felt that by 1986 'bah!' was something of an archaic expression of frustration. The reason for the change to Charlie's subsequent comment in the second example above is less clear. I could have understood if the word 'still' had been removed. Possibly the decision to substitute the comma after 'ice-cream' with 'or' and remove the second comma in the same sentence was intended to emphasise Charlie's dire financial dilemma by making it clear that he could afford only one of the seaside treats listed. The exclamation mark in Calc's reply has been replaced with a full stop.
Sid was clearly orchestrating something of a vendetta against Charlie and Calc, as this was the eighth time he had sent a raider into their strip. The ex-Cheeky Weekly folk had by this point been raided on 19 occasions, having undertaken raids into Whizzer just 9 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|
|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|
|31 May 1986||Lazy Bones||Calculator Kid|