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Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Cheeky Weekly cover date 29 Oct 1977

The cover of the second issue again leads with the free gift, showing the colours of the four Fun Wallet variants, although two wallets seem to be almost the same red/orange hue but that's probably due to the shortcomings of the comic printing process. The cover of this issue seems to contain a bit less shading than the first issue - I don't know the technical terms for this kind of thing. Presumably a bit more money was spent on the launch issue's cover than on subsequent ones when 'flatter' colours were evident. Or maybe it's just me.

Does Snail look a bit odd on the cover? He looks a bit shell-shocked. Sorry. The corny jokes are getting to me.

In the What a Cheek strip, Cheeky banters with a bus conductor who I don't think we ever saw again in the comic. The cover strip is by Frank McDiarmid, but he doesn't sign this one.

On page 2 Cheeky welcomes us back to the comic and asks us to tell all our pals about it.

The same page introduces the Fun Phone - readers were invited to call in to the Cheeky office and tell a joke. These jokes (or a least those deemed suitable for publication in a comic) would be printed in the Joke-Box Jury feature, winning the caller £2.00. Those jokes that were a bit too saucy were passed to the Fiesta office upstairs (only joking - it was downstairs).





I wonder who got the job of answering the phone?














This issue's Sunday evening strip sees Cheeky settle down to read his book, which was the framing device to introduce the second instalment of the James Bold strip. In later issues, Cheeky would sneak a free read of the latest James Bold novel in his local newsagent, before being ejected by the shop owner. Bold's final adventure 'Island of Fear' was serialised on the big screen, and would appear in the comic framed by the Saturday pages when Cheeky went to the cinema.

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