On the second panel of the Sunday page, Cheeky sets Baker's Boy a riddle and allows him a whole week to provide the answer. Those curious to learn the answer should look here.
Skateboard Squad have an unpleasant encounter with the terrible Thomson twins. Is this a dig at IPC's rival comic publisher, DC Thomson? Probably not.
On page 11 is the cut-out coupon required to enter the Four Comics Competition, also running in Krazy, Whizzer and Chips and Whoopee! Readers are invited to identify the two identical kites from the ten shown, then enter their choices on the coupon and get an adult to sign it to certify that it is the entrant's own, unaided work. All that remains is to cut out and post the coupon for the chance to win one of 500 Peter Powell Stunt Kites ('stunt kite' is a phrase one has to be very careful with to avoid an unintentional spoonerism), 250 Peter Powell T-shirts, or one of 250 packs containing stickers and a year's membership of the Kite Club. Readers can enter as many times as they like, so why not buy another of the Fabulous Four comics this week for an extra entry form? The message is further enforced on page 30, which carries a half-page ad for what this time are referred to as the Funtastic Four Comics (the same titles again). IPC are really battling to increase comic sales, and who can blame them?
This week's Home Movie, Frankystein, features an irate milkman. Again the editor/scriptwriter decided not to use a character from Cheeky's Week who may have fitted the bill (Milkie in this case), instead featuring a generic pinta purveyor from the stock of cartoon extras.
Page 30 carries the super news for skateboarders - next week's Cheeky Weekly will be a special skateboarding issue, including a cut-out skateboard snap game. Order it now!
The current cut-out feature, The Cheeky Spotter Book of Fun, reaches its concluding instalment this issue. There are no character debuts or departures this week. The Cheeky's Week artwork consists of 5 elements by Unknown Cheeky Artist 1, 4 by Frank McDiarmid Pencils and 1 by Frank McDiarmid.
This post updated 03 September 2020 to revise artwork attribution on 'Skateboarders! Super News' cover feature from Mike Lacey to Jimmy Hansen (and to add Spoonerism reference above).
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 28-Jan-1978, Issue 15 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Kite Competition' - Art Frank McDiarmid 'Skateboarders! Super News' - Art Jimmy Hansen (first art on feature)|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|3||Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen|
|4||Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|7||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|8||James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 4 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|9||James Bold 'The Ghost Highwayman' 4 of 9 - Art Mike White|
|10||Suddenly - Art Cut and Paste (single art on feature)|
|11||4 Comics competition (single appearance)|
|12||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|13||Old Comic reprint from Swift 'Our Gang'|
|14||Ad: IPC 'Misty No 1' 1 of 2 Ad: 'Shoot' 5 of 13|
|15||Wednesday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|19||Thursday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|20||Home Movie 'Franky Stein' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|24||Saturday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|25||Daffy Duck 'Ducking Out'|
|26||Daffy Duck 'Ducking Out'|
|27||Interval - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
|28||Space Family Robinson 'The Captives' - Art John Richardson|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'The Captives' - Art John Richardson|
|30||Ad: IPC 'Funtastic Four comics'|
|31||The Cheeky Spotter Book of Fun (final appearance) - Art Jim Petrie (final art on feature)|
|32||The Cheeky Spotter Book of Fun (final appearance) - Art Jim Petrie (final art on feature)|
|Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||5|
|Frank McDiarmid pencils||4|
|Cut and Paste||1|