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Monday, 21 January 2019

Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids part 37

New readers start here... After Cheeky Weekly folded and was incorporated into Whoopee as of February 1980 six strips that had originated in the toothy funster's title survived the merge and continued to appear in the amalgamated comic. Whoopee itself foundered in March 1985 and was merged into Whizzer and Chips. Three of the surviving Cheeky Weekly strips successfully negotiated this second merge and went on to appear in the newly combined publication, rather inelegantly titled 'Whizzer and Chips now including Whoopee'. The survivors were Mustapha Million, Calculator Kid and (appearing only twice) Stage School. Cheeky continued to appear, but as a member of The Krazy Gang, who had moved into W&C when Krazy, the comic in which the Gang originated, expired in April 1978. However, the Krazy Gang's Whizzer and Chips run ended in the issue dated 08 February 1986. Calculator Kid survived a little longer, his run of reprints coming to an end in the 26 July 1986 edition and leaving Mustapha Million as the sole Cheeky Weekly survivor.

A month after heroically raiding Memory Banks, our middle eastern mate was intruded upon by a weaselly Whizz-kid once again. The raider-infested Mustapha Million strip which appeared in Whizzer and Chips dated 25 July 1987 was originally presented in Cheeky Weekly's 15 July 1978 edition (minus interloper, of course), and had previously been reprinted in the 27 October 1984 issue of Whoopee. If you're feeling lazy you can scroll down to see the identity of the intruder.


Whizzer and Chips 25 July 1987
Art: Reg Parlett



Whoever the raider is revealed to be, I just hope they don't say it....





I mean, they've used the same phrase over and over again...





Surely they'll come up with something different this time...












....AAAAAARRRRGH!

...to be fair, I suppose it's a little unrealistic of me to expect the indolent Benny 'Lazy' Bones to expend any energy on thinking up a new slogan.

The weary Whizz-kid had previously summoned enough stamina to raid Calculator Kid in the 15 February and 31 May 1986 issues of Whizzer and Chips.

More (hopefully mug-free) raiding fun soon!



Whizzer and Chips Cover Date Raider Raided
06 April 1985Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
04 May 1985Bloggs (Store Wars)Mustapha Million
11 May 1985JokerThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
18 May 1985Calculator Kid & CalcOdd-Ball
01 June 1985
Animalad
Mustapha Million
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Boy Boss
08 June 1985Odd-BallCalculator Kid
06 July 1985Toy BoyCalculator Kid
13 July 1985Pa BumpkinThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
27 July 1985JokerMustapha Million
24 August 1985CheekySid's Snake
14 September 1985
Odd-Ball
Calculator Kid
Calculator Kid
Store Wars
05 October 1985Mustapha MillionAnimalad
19 October 1985Odd-BallMustapha Million
23 November 1985
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Calculator Kid
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Mustapha Million
18 January 1986Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
25 January 1986
Odd-Ball
Cheeky
Mustapha Million
Odd-Ball
08 February 1986
The Krazy Gang ends this issue
AnimaladMustapha Million
15 February 1986Lazy BonesCalculator Kid
15 March 1986Odd-BallCalculator Kid
29 March 1986Calculator KidMaster P Brain
05 April 1986Bumpkin BillionairesMustapha Million
12 April 1986AnimaladCalculator Kid
31 May 1986Lazy BonesCalculator Kid
07 June 1986Mustapha MillionJoker
28 June 1986Sweet ToothMustapha Million
26 July 1986
Calculator Kid ends this issue
No Cheeky-related raid this issueNo Cheeky-related raid this issue
16 August 1986Mustapha MillionJoker
23 August 1986Sweet ToothMustapha Million
18 October 1986Winnie the Royal NagMustapha Million
06 December 1986Toy BoyMustapha Million
13 December 1986Mustapha MillionOdd-Ball
17 January 1987SidMustapha Million
14 February 1987Odd-BallMustapha Million
11 April 1987Pa BumpkinMustapha Million
25 April 1987Mustapha MillionOdd-Ball
20 June 1987Toy BoyMustapha Million
27 June 1987Mustapha MillionMemory Banks
25 July 1987Lazy BonesMustapha Million

10 comments:

  1. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! ;)

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    1. Benny could have had a laze in the maze, but he was too tired to get out of the helicopter.

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    2. Not quite sure what Benny did with the second bodyguard.

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  2. We should be grateful Benny managed to stay awake long enough to say anything, however unoriginal. BTW thought about doing what Peter did, but couldn't be bothered to let my little finger stray to the left of the keyboard; this lethargy must be catching.;-)

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    1. I'm still wondering how Benny managed to dispose of bodyguard number 2!

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  3. He sent him to sleep with his infectious yawning – how else? Of course, in that case I can’t tell you why all five helicopter occupants didn’t fall asleep, including the pilot, thus imperilling their lives – if it happened at all…

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    1. Indeed, that's the crux of the issue - DID it happen? I've been pondering this recently and have decided that the presence of a 'raider' in a reprint strip must indicate that the events depicted therein occurred in an alternate reality to that in which the original, non-infiltrated strip was set.

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  4. It seems likely the second bodyguard was whited out to make room for Benny; can’t believe Reg Parlett would’ve made such a slip in the first place. In any case, what else would’ve been there, the sick bags? Think you'd better check.

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  5. It WAS the second bodyguard there originally (15/7/78); he might’ve been sitting on the sick bags. Where the inflight movie was is anybody’s guess ;-)

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    1. As you can see I was infected by Benny's laziness and didn't check back to the original strip. so thanks for doing so.

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