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Thursday, 26 May 2011

Cheeky Weekly cover date 06 May 1978

Cheeky is marsupially mashed by Petula's pouch-packing pet in another nice main cover illustration by Frank McDiarmid.  The What a Cheek strip features a Krazy Town United gag which ends with what looks like Gloomy Glad's cloud hovering over the team's one supporter.

Skateboard Squad are invited to give a display at the school sports day, and in the grand British tradition of sports-day-set comic stories, a thief is on hand to steal the trophies.  However, he is soon apprehended as the Squad use various items of sports equipment to halt his getaway.

On Sunday evening as he returns home to enact his latest ruse for watching 6 Million Dollar Gran, Cheeky meets Herman the traffic warden, who is practising for his attempt on the world parking-ticket record.  Then Cheeky watches 6 Million Dollar Gran get involved in trouble at the bank, with a nice depiction by Ian Knox of the synthetic senior citizen's electronic memory circuits.

Thursday's Home Movie is a spoof of long-running British TV cop show, Z Cars, which started in 1962 and, at the time this issue of Cheeky Weekly was published, was nearing its end.  However, the first panel of the strip is a nod to even longer-running British police TV show, Dixon of Dock Green, which ran from 1955 to 1976.

A new pal joins Cheeky's gang during the cinema interval - Snoozin' Susan makes her somnolent debut.

The art duties on Cheeky's Week are shared by Frank McDiarmid (7 elements plus the main cover illo), Barrie Appleby (5 elements) and, making a final contribution to Cheeky Weekly, Unknown Cheeky Artist 1.

There is no Pin-Up Pal poster this week, as the back cover features the second of 3 appearances of the ad for Trebor's Corgi Juniors Batman promotion.

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 06-May-1978, Issue 29 of 117
1Cover Feature 'Petula' 1 of 3 - Art Frank McDiarmid\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
4Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
76 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
8Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
9James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 2 of 9 - Art Mike White
10James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 2 of 9 - Art Mike White
11Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid
12Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
13Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Casey Court' 2 of 3 reprint from Chips 'Jimmy Joy' 1 of 2
14What's New, Kids\Ad: IPC 'Whizzer and Chips' 3 of 6
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (final art on feature)
18Joke-Box Jury
19Thursday - Art Barrie Appleby
20Home Movie 'Z Carties' - Art Jack Clayton
21Friday - Art Barrie Appleby
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Ad: IPC 'Krazy Holiday Special' 1 of 4 Ad: 'Roy of the Rovers' 6 of 8
25Saturday - Art Barrie Appleby
26Tweety and Sylvester 'Pet Getter'
27Tweety and Sylvester 'Pet Getter'
28Interval - Art Barrie Appleby
29Space Family Robinson 'Escape' 2 of 3
30Space Family Robinson 'Escape' 2 of 3
31Saturday - Art Barrie Appleby\Ad: IPC 'Look and Learn' 9 of 16
32Ad: Trebor 'Corgi Batman promotion' 2 of 3

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 06-May-1978
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid7
Barrie Appleby5
Unknown Cheeky Artist 11

1 comment:

  1. I agree Gran was great by Ian

    l love the dramatic walk out of a determinded Gran...also the computer brain!!