|Art: Frank McDiarmid|
As has been the case with the other titles that carried free milkshakes, this gift-bearing issue of Cheeky Weekly coincides with the launch of a multi-part cut-out feature designed to retain any kids lured into buying this edition just to bag the freebie. Each title featured a Spotter Book on a different topic, and the subject of Cheeky Weekly's Spotter Book is the rather vague 'Town and Around'. This is the second such book to appear in the comic - the first was the Cheeky Spotter Book of Fun.
Considering the prominent dairy element of this front page, one might have expected Milkie to join the toothy funster for the cover gag, but the mirthful milk-deliverer is in fact absent from the entire issue, leaving our grinning pal to commence this week's frivolities with Baker's Boy.
6 Million Dollar Gran's story is reduced to 2 pages this week, and one might assume that this truncation is due to the presence of the Spotter Book if it wasn't for the appearance of a Tease Break filler where the third page of Gran's tale would normally be.
On page 8 is a rather unusual ad which requires the reader to do some work to discover the name of the advertiser.
This week's Star Guest spot features the paternal reminiscences of Dads As Lads from Whoopee!
On Wednesday Cheeky receives a smutty issue of the Mystery Comic (but only because Zoot Soot the chimney sweep is the donor). Having blown the ashy deposits off the perplexing publication, Cheeky enjoys a Tub episode featuring a cameo appearance by another of the Mystery Comic's stars.
|Art: Page surround Ed McHenry,|
Tub Nigel Edwards
Normal Mystery Comic proceedings are interrupted by the presence of the Spotter Book on its centre pages and the comic-within-a-comic rounds off with an enjoyably daft Disaster Des episode. Love the Sploik and Blat, both of which are surprisingly devoid of exclamation marks.
|Art: Mike Lacey|
Elephant on the Run and Why, Dad, Why? are absent this week due to the pressure on space resulting from the Spotter Book and an ad for Trebor Chews. Elephant and his plastic-clad pursuer can be seen in this week's Whoopee! where they're making a Star Guest appearance.
Returning to the Cheeky section of the comic, there's evidence of some alteration to the artwork on the Thursday page as the final panel is drawn by Jimmy Hansen (his first work on a Cheeky's Week page) whereas the rest of the page is by Frank McDiarmid. Jimmy's panel serves as an intro to a half page teaser for something coming next week (possibly the original panel contained an intro to Skateboard Squad whose final episode appeared last week).
|Art: Frank McDiarmid except final panel|
which is by Jimmy Hansen
|Art: Jimmy Hansen|
On the Chit-Chat page, reader Richard Leahy raises a question that many Friends of Cheeky will have pondered at one time or another...
Also on the Chit-Chat page is a correction to the knitting pattern printed in the 31 March issue.
After Cheeky's visit to the Vicar's Jumble Sale on Saturday, the
comic concludes with another Burpo Special, this time focusing on
Artwork duties on the Cheeky's Week pages this issue are shared by Frank McDiarmid and Jimmy Hansen who contribute 10 and 2 elements (or parts thereof in the case of the main Thursday page) respectively.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 19-May-1979, Issue 80 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Free Milkshake and Spotter Book part 1'\Cheeky's Week - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|3||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|4||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|7||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|8||Ad: WH Smith|
|9||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|10||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|11||Star Guest 'Dads As Lads'|
|12||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|13||Tub 'Mystery Comic' 28 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards|
|14||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 29 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|15||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 29 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|16||Ad: Trebor 'Chews Superman competition' 1 of 2|
|17||Cheeky Spotter Book of Town and Around (first appearance)|
|18||Cheeky Spotter Book of Town and Around (first appearance)|
|19||Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 31 of 37 - Art John Richardson|
|20||Disaster Des 'Mystery Comic' 26 of 30 - Art Mike Lacey|
|21||Ad: IPC 'Jackpot' 3 of 7 Ad: 'Frankie Stein Holiday Special' 3 of 3|
|23||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid - Art Jimmy Hansen (first art on feature)|
|24||Thursday - Art Jimmy Hansen (first art on feature)\Ad: IPC 'Krazy Holiday Special' 4 of 4|
|25||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|26||Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury|
|27||Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury|
|30||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|31||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|32||The Burpo Special 'Doodle Doug' - Art Frank McDiarmid|