|Art: Frank McDiarmid|
The latest Cheeky Catalogue of Jokes gets plugged in this week’s above-title banner while below, Gunga Jim joins Cheeky for a cover gag for the fifth (sixth if we include Jim's appearance in the Cheeky's Week strip on the front of the 17 March 1979 edition) and final time.
On page 2 Mike Lacey gets Cheeky’s week of gags rolling with the toothy funster’s traditional Sunday paper round, including a delivery to Constable Chuckle.
|Art: Mike Lacey, who uses a different spelling of Chuckle's address to that he used in the 15 July 1978 comic|
Page 4 is devoted to Paddywack who continues to confound in another 3 gags submitted by readers.
|Art: Jack Clayton|
This week we get to see the full complement of Stage School teaching staff; with ‘real’ teacher, headmaster and ‘showbiz’ teacher all taking part in the story.
|Art: Robert Nixon|
With an eye on Christmas sales, Palitoy place on page 8 a deftly-timed full-page ad for Action Man Transport Command vehicles. Evidently concerned about cheap knockoffs denting their profits, the toy manufacturer is keen to stress that their Transport Command rage is the ‘only kind’ of vehicle the mini military man ‘ever drives’ and that purchasers should ‘look for the picture of Action Man on every box’.
Poor old Auntie Daisy, the school meals lady, has her culinary skills called into question on two occasions this week…
On page 27 is the second ad this week placed by Palitoy, this time giving details of their Mainline Railways train sets, Big Loader battery-powered construction set and the Gargon, deadly alien monster adversary of Action Man Space Ranger.
Colin Whittock stands in for Jimmy Hansen on Speed Squad for the second (and final) time. The rarely-seen mum of Skipper and Skatie makes an appearance the end of the strip.
|Art: Colin Whittock|
On the Chit-Chat page Cheeky continues his series focusing on the creative team behind his comic. This week ‘Uncle’ Joe McCaffrey is the subject.
On Saturday the toothy funster realises he hasn’t met many of his female pals so far this week (Ursula, Crystal Belle and the aforementioned Auntie Daisy to be precise), so sets about trading gags with Lily Pop, Do-Good Dora, GrannyGumdrop, Snoozin’ Susan, Petula, Gloomy Glad, Hypno-Tessa and one more of the female supporting cast who he professes to dislike, but we all know different...
As has become the custom, the comic finishes with the back-page, back yard banter of Snail of the Century.
Mike Lacey handles all the Cheeky’s Week artwork this issue, with Frank McDiarmid providing the cover and Snail of the Century.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 01-Dec-1979, Issue 108 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Gunga Jim' 5 of 5 - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Mike Lacey|
|3||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|4||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|5||Monday - Art Mike Lacey|
|6||Stage School - Art Robert Nixon|
|7||Stage School - Art Robert Nixon|
|8||Ad: Action Man (final appearance)|
|9||Tub - Art Nigel Edwards|
|10||Tuesday - Art Mike Lacey|
|11||Soggy the Sea Monster reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Robert Nixon|
|12||Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey|
|13||Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Doctor Jokes'|
|14||Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Doctor Jokes'|
|15||Wednesday - Art Mike Lacey|
|16||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|17||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|18||The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray|
|19||The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray|
|20||Thursday - Art Mike Lacey|
|21||Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering|
|23||Elephant On The Run - Art Vic Neill|
|24||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|25||Ad: IPC 'Look and Learn' 15 of 16 Ad: 'Whizzer and Chips Annual'|
|26||Friday - Art Mike Lacey|
|27||Ad: Palitoy (final appearance)|
|28||Speed Squad - Art Colin Whittock (final art on feature)|
|30||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|31||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|32||Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid|