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Thursday, 8 February 2018

Cheeky Weekly cover date 08 December 1979

Art: Mike Lacey
This week’s Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue gets a mention in the above-title banner – a bit of a cheek (pardon the pun) when the catalogue is just a cheap way of filling a couple of pages but IPC DO love a cut-out feature don’t they?

Front cover fave Manhole Man is on hand to set up a Saturday Night Fever gag as our toothy pal embarks on his regular paper round. Disco Kid enjoys a boogie with fowl friend, while Snail gets a close-up.














Over the page Frank McDiarmid gives us his Sunday, where Cheeky’s paper round continues and includes a delivery to Posh Claude’s mansion.

Art: Frank McDiarmid

On page 3 Calculator Kid is lacking the wherewithal to visit the flicks as “it’s the end of the week and my pocket money’s almost gone”, yet the previous page was Sunday so Charlie’s cash crisis must occur on either Sunday or Monday. Now I always believed that the first day of the week was Sunday, so was going to say that this story actually occurs early in the week, but it seems that Monday has officially been the first day of the week for some time, so clearly this Calculator Kid adventure occurs on Sunday and thus I withdraw my complaint. I was also considering raising an objection to the cinema being open on a Sunday, as in the late 1970s virtually all businesses in the UK would be closed on that day of the week, but it seems cinemas were given a dispensation to allow them to open their doors on what was known by some as 'The Lord's Day' as from the late 1950s.

Art: Terry Bave

Following the cinema fun is reprint Soggy the Sea Monster, located surprisingly (to me, anyway) near the front of the comic. I have always assumed (possibly wrongly) that comic publishers place their most popular strips in the early part of the comic (aside from those that required a specific location such as the centre pages). Maybe the Soggy reprints are proving popular - the banner above his introductory Cheeky Weekly episode indicates his Cheeky Annual outings had been well received. Soggy’s three previous Cheeky Weekly appearances were all on page 11. Actually, this issue was the closest the silly sea serpent got to the front of the comic – he subsequently returned to page 11, flirted briefly with pages 8 and 12 and finished up on page 17.

ISSUE_DATE
Soggy the Sea Monster page
17-NOV-79
11
24-NOV-79
11
01-DEC-79
11
08-DEC-79
4
15-DEC-79
11
22-DEC-79
11
29-DEC-79
8
05-JAN-80
11
12-JAN-80
12
19-JAN-80
11
26-JAN-80
12
02-FEB-80
17
 
I don’t often show Tub strips, mainly because it’s not one of my favourites, but here is our clinically obese pal having a camping crisis…


Art: Nigel Edwards

 
There’s mayoral merriment in Doomsville as Disaster Des leaves town. But all too soon there's very little to crow about.

Art: Mike Lacey

Following Des, on pages 13 and 14, is the front-cover-mentioned Comedy Catalogue, this week featuring the wild west witticisms of Six-Gun Sam.

On Friday Goalie Cat returns to once again test Cheeky’s skill with a tin can. The feline footballer was last seen in the 25 August 1979 edition. On this page we also witness Yikky-Boo ‘razzing’ rather than uttering his customary exclamation.

Art: Frank McDiarmid

On the Chit-Chat page our toothy pal is indeed very cheeky about Terry Bave’s age.


Cheeky's Saturday is devoted to supervising a toddlers' outing to the park playground. It doesn't end well as Baby Burpo is among the youngsters in the care of the toothy funster and pals.

More Frank

Snail of the Century again rounds off this issue, which features an all-Frank-McDiarmid Cheeky's Week.


Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 08-Dec-1979, Issue 109 of 117
PageDetails
1Cover Feature 'Manhole Man and Disco Kid' - Art Mike Lacey
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
4Soggy the Sea Monster reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Robert Nixon
5Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
6Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
7Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
8Ad: Tente (single appearance)
9Tub - Art Nigel Edwards
10Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
11Joke-Box Jury\Ad: IPC 'Whoopee' 8 of 9
12Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
13Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Six-Gun Sam Jokes'
14Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Six-Gun Sam Jokes'
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
16Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
17Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
18The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
19The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
20Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid
21Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering
22Ad: Peter Pan Playthings (final appearance)
23Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon
246 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
256 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
26Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid
27Ad: IPC 'Cor Annual' 5 of 5 Ad: 'Look and Learn' 16 of 16
28Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
29Chit-Chat
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid

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