A Top Ten voting coupon was printed in the comic dated 30 October 1982, and the next results were published in the 06 November 1982 edition.
As has become customary in this series of posts, we'll first examine those features which ended between the previous poll results and the latest...
|18-SEP-82||09-OCT-82||Toby's Animal Rescue Service booklet|
These are the features that started between the two poll results...
|16-OCT-82||16-OCT-82||Microchip Badge Giveaway|
|06-NOV-82||06-NOV-82||Pa Bumpkin's Countryside Spot-The-Difference|
|06-NOV-82||06-NOV-82||Teach Your Family The Firework Code|
Three one-offs are joined by David Mostyn's arcade game-inspired Snack-Man, whose grub-grabbing adventures went straight onto the comic's front cover, so the editor must have been confident that kids would enjoy the strip.
As usual, to understand the full contents of the comic at that point, we'll just remind ourselves of the features that were ongoing at the time...
|01-MAR-80||19-JAN-85||Top Ten voting coupon|
|10-MAY-80||09-MAR-85||Top Ten Results|
|01-NOV-80||27-OCT-84||Guy Fawkes Mask|
|21-MAR-81||27-NOV-82||Whoopee It's Quiz Time|
|12-SEP-81||25-JUN-83||Tom Horror's World|
|31-OCT-81||05-NOV-83||Guy Fawkes Supermask|
|01-MAY-82||25-JUN-83||Kids of Class Five|
|22-MAY-82||25-JUN-83||Cheeky (second run)|
Stage School, Mustapha Million and Calculator Kid continued essentially unchanged from their Cheeky Weekly days. Gran was still in her 'Robot' phase as far as the title of her strip was concerned (she had of course always been a mechanical synthetic human). Paddywack had suffered a reversal of fortune since his erstwhile Whoopee cover-star status and was by now reduced to a half-page per week. Cheeky was faring just a little better, occupying one page per issue, although when compared to his former 5-page per week Whoopee presence this was a considerable comedown.
Let's look at the 06 November 1982 results...
Stage School seem to be enjoying something of a resurgence, having moved up from 5th place last time to 3rd position, the highest they've ever reached.
Mustapha Million's previously slow descent through the rankings has accelerated, dropping from 4th to 7th place.
Calculator Kid reaches his lowest point so far, at number 8.
Gran makes a surprise re-entry at number 10, only the second time that the aged automaton has achieved a place among the upper echelon of Whoopee characters.
Cheeky and Paddywack remain consistent in failing to make any impression among the top ten placings.
My examination of the fortunes of the ex-Cheeky Weekly funny folk in the Whoopee Top Ten polls continues in part 7.