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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Cheeky Weekly cover date 15 December 1979

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.

Frank again

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.

More Frank

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
1Cover Feature 'Dr Braincell' 3 of 3 - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
4Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
5Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
6Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
7Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
8Ad: IPC 'Fleetway Annuals'
9Tub - Art Nigel Edwards
10Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
11Soggy the Sea Monster reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Robert Nixon
12Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
13Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Mechanic Jokes'
14Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Mechanic 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
22Joke-Box Jury
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 'Whoopee' 9 of 9 Ad: 'Junior Jet Club Competition next week'
28Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen\Cheeky Chuckles (single appearance) - Art Mike Lacey (single art on feature)
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid

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