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Friday, 1 October 2010

Cheeky Weekly cover date 24 Dec 1977

The inspiration for this week's cover
Jogging Jeremy is the featured character on this week's cover, in a depiction which is based on a panel from the first issue of Cheeky Weekly. Snail is back after being absent from the front page last week. A Dick Millington Cheeky's Week completes the cover fun.

On page 3 the Skateboard Squad foil a bank robbery and are promised a big reward, with which they plan to buy each other Christmas presents. A caption at the end of their story tells us we can see what they buy in next week's comic.

Gran is also in seasonal mood, and embarks on a Christmas shopping spree. In trying to help people she causes damage that has to be paid for out of her Christmas money but, in a storyline that seems remarkably familiar, she foils a robbery and is given a reward.

On Tuesday, Cheeky has a classic encounter with Walter Wurx, just before getting another mystifying call from the Telephone Pole Man.

There's further festive fun with Mustapha Million, but mercifully no robberies are either perpetrated or foiled in the course of the story.

The Bubblegum Boy has now perfected the art of speaking with a mouth full of gum, and makes a comment on Friday, although why he doesn't shout for help remains a mystery.

Cover star Jogging Jeremy makes a brief appearance on Saturday, before falling through the slats of a drain.

On page 30, Cheeky invites us to spend Christmas with him and his pals (who are depicted in a selection of cut and pasted images) in next week's Christmas issue.

Rounding off this week's comic is the final part of the cut-out 1978 diary.

The majority of the Cheeky's Week artwork this week is handled by Dick Millington (9 full pages plus What A Cheek and the Wednesday conclusion). There's a single page of Frank McDiarmid pencils (Friday), and a single-panel conclusion to Saturday that is cobbled together from two previously published panels by Frank, from the 29 October 1977 and 03 December 1977 issues.

Let's hope that all this deputising and recycling has given Frank time to work on the Christmas issue.

There are 2 character debuts in Krazy Town this week. On Sunday, Baker's Boy chips in a joke while Cheeky is having a gag with the mechanic, making this one of the rare occasions where the Baker's Boy doesn't lose a cake to our hero. Posh Claude's mum makes her first appearance on Wednesday, although her voice has previously been heard in the 26 November 1977 issue.

Daffy Duck makes his feature debut this week. I don't care much for these Warner Brothers filler strips.

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 24-Dec-1977, Issue 10 of 117
1What a Cheek - Art Dick Millington
2Sunday - Art Dick Millington
3Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey
4Sunday evening - Art Dick Millington
5James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 10 of 11 - Art Lopez
6James Bold 'Fangs of Fear' 10 of 11 - Art Lopez
7Monday - Art Dick Millington
86 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
96 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
106 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
11What's New, Kids
12Tuesday - Art Dick Millington
13Old Comic reprint from Tip Top 'Our Jean' reprint from Tip Top 'Artie'
14Tuesday - Art Dick Millington\Doug's Doodle - Art Terry Bave
15Wednesday - Art Dick Millington
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Dick Millington
18Joke-Box Jury
19Thursday - Art Dick Millington
20Home Movie 'Top Hat and Tails' - Art Jack Clayton
21Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Saturday - Art Dick Millington
25Daffy Duck (first appearance) 'Daffy's Diner'
26Daffy Duck (first appearance) 'Daffy's Diner'
27Interval - Art Dick Millington
28Space Family Robinson 'Black Menace'
29Space Family Robinson 'Black Menace'
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid\Ad: IPC 'Next week, you're all invited to spend Christmas with me and my pals'
31Diary (final appearance) - Art Jim Petrie
32Diary (final appearance) - Art Jim Petrie

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