|Art: Frank McDiarmid|
There’s a distinct air of deja vu about the cover of Cheeky Weekly issue number 110 – see the 13 October 1979 issue – as Cheeky shares an early morning gag with madcap medic Doctor Braincell. It seems the Doctor has changed his choice of Sunday paper since his last cover outing, although his order for two pints of Krazy Town Dairy’s finest gold top remains unaltered.
Over the page as Cheeky’s paper round continues, our toothy pal meets the purveyor of said creamy cornflake-accompaniment, Milkie, for a gag referencing Krazy Town’s genial GP.
Charlie was short of cash at the beginning of last week’s Calculator Kid, and this week despite hankering for fish and chips, our impecunious pal finds he’s only got enough funds for a portion of chips. To make things worse, Calc advises his young owner to hold off consuming his 'chippy aroma'-generating fried spuds while wandering around Krazy Town. Eventually the newspaper-wrapped snack goes cold and has to be disposed of but Calc's microchip machinations bring the tale to a happy, slap-up feed conclusion.
|Art: Terry Bave|
Friend of Cheeky and sci-fi fan Wayne Bruce, who had a letter published on the Chit-Chat page in the 13 January 1979 issue (and I'll repeat my joke that he’s probably a friend of Kent Clark) is among the lucky gag-writers for this week’s Paddywack page.
|Art: Jack Clayton|
On Monday Cheeky has another encounter with the silly stethoscope-wrangler.
A nice Stage School set this week, with the added bonus of the rare sight of junior escapologist Houdanny liberating himself from his sack.
|Art: Robert Nixon|
With Christmas fast approaching, page 8 hosts an in-house ad for Fleetway annuals, including this year's Cheeky offering.
Pages 13 and 14 are the location of filler feature Cheeky’s Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue, this week consisting of Mechanic jokes, and the toothy funster shares a gag (not among those featured in the catalogue) with the comedic car-repairer on Wednesday.
|Yet more Frank|
We might have known that Gloomy Glad
would be a fan of Sad Café
Mustapha Million, enjoying a colour adventure this week, is concerned about his pal’s weight (calling him Beefy isn't going to help much, but anyway)…
|Art: Joe McCaffrey|
Further weight-reducing ruses follow until the dietary tables are turned at the conclusion of this 2-page tale…
I can’t help feeling that our middle-eastern mate should have directed his exercise regime at the considerably heavier Tub, Mustapha’s erstwhile Mystery Comic colleague, who appeared a few pages earlier.
|Art: Nigel Edwards|
The normally vigilant Speed Squad fail to recognise Rex Press in this week’s story which can be seen here.
On the Chit-Chat page Cheeky concludes his series of articles about the creators of our favourite comic with a brief run down of the writers. Willie is presumably Willie Cook (whose real name is, according to Frank McDiarmid’s interview in Crikey! issue 12, Gordon Cook). I can’t put surnames to any of the others mentioned.
Cheeky’s Saturday afternoon is spent at the Krazy Town FC football match, where he meets the jolly journalist whom Speed Squad failed to recognise.
|Frank once more|
Once again Snail of the Century rounds off the comic, which for the second consecutive week has included an all-Frank McDiarmid Cheeky’s Week (the first time we've enjoyed 2 consecutive all-Frank issues since 04 and 11 August 1979).
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 15-Dec-1979, Issue 110 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Dr Braincell' 3 of 3 - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|3||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|4||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|5||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|6||Stage School - Art Robert Nixon|
|7||Stage School - Art Robert Nixon|
|8||Ad: IPC 'Fleetway Annuals'|
|9||Tub - Art Nigel Edwards|
|10||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|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 'Mechanic Jokes'|
|14||Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Mechanic Jokes'|
|15||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|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 Frank McDiarmid|
|21||Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering|
|23||Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon|
|24||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|25||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|26||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|27||Ad: IPC 'Whoopee' 9 of 9 Ad: 'Junior Jet Club Competition next week'|
|28||Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen\Cheeky Chuckles (single appearance) - Art Mike Lacey (single art on feature)|
|30||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|31||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|32||Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid|