Fans of the toothy funster wouldn’t have been aware, as they squeezed the Cheeky Summer Special published in 1982 into their suitcases alongside buckets, spades and other holiday essentials, that it was to be the final summertime collection of gags and japes starring their grinning chum. The late 1970s, when Cheeky Weekly was spun off from Krazy, was a time when comic launches were frequent, and just as regular were their cancellations. Following a comic’s demise it was the custom to merge some of the features from the defunct title into another, more successful stablemate publication, and thus Cheeky Weekly had been assimilated into the pages of Whoopee! back in February 1980. It was also publisher IPC’s policy at the time to continue to issue for some years Specials and Annuals based on comics whose weekly version had expired, but clearly there was a limit to the number of years this practice could continue for any given title, to avoid crowding sales space with increasing numbers of collections relating to titles that no longer had any relevance to young readers.
How did IPC decide when the time had come to cull a Special relating to a comic whose weekly presence in newsagents was just a memory? I have no idea, but I wondered whether it might be instructive to examine the history of posthumous Specials relating to the humour comics which IPC launched directly before and after Cheeky Weekly. As mentioned above, the precursor to Cheeky Weekly was Krazy, which in its weekly form spanned issues with cover dates 16 October 1976 to 15 April 1978. 7 post-mortem Krazy Specials were issued, although rather unusually 2 were published in 1978 – The Krazy Special which was advertised in Cheeky Weekly dated 06 May 1978, and The Best of Krazy (described on its cover as an ‘Extra Special’), which in Cheeky Weekly was first advertised in the 24 June 1978 edition.
Jackpot, a humour/adventure title as was Cheeky Weekly in its original format, launched with an issue dated 05 May 1979 and expired after the edition dated 30 January 1982. It seems only one posthumous Jackpot holiday collection appeared, 1982’s Summer Special.
So what does that limited investigation tell us? Not very much, really. Cheeky’s post-demise Summer Special tally stands at 3 which, compared to the figures above, suggests IPC were shortening the afterlife period of Specials as the 80s progressed, but without further investigation no definitive conclusion can be reached.
As was the case with last year’s Cheeky Summer Special, this year’s collection of holiday humour was advertised in just one issue of Whoopee! - the edition dated 10 July 1982. The image of sunbathing Cheeky and dog, which were sourced from the Cheeky's Holiday Puzzle Challenge which appeared in Cheeky Holiday Special 1980, drawn by Cliff Brown, appear again in this ad as they did in the equivalent announcement last year, although this time round the image of Cheeky has been flipped. At this stage in his Whoopee! career, our toothy pal had still not suffered the ultimate indignity which would overcome him a year later when his weekly presence in the comic was reduced to a single row of panels. However, it’s clear that Cheeky was not among the most popular features in the weekly comic, which is probably one of the reasons this would be his last Special.
Mike Lacey transports Cheeky and Snail back to the times of piracy on the high seas for this timber-shivering cover gag, not the first time our grinning pal has indulged in buccaneer-based humour. He’d had a present-day encounter with an unnamed cutlass-wielding corsair on the cover of Cheeky Weekly dated 29 September 1979, and of course had avoided engaging with a pirate vessel as he roamed the high seas in the Goodbye Sailor swashbuckling movie spoof in Whoopee! and Cheeky dated 13 September 1980. This time an uncharacteristically silent Cheeky (whose period garb means he’s without the customary C on his jersey) cedes delivery of the funny line to Cap’n Patch. This cover restores the tradition of having a seafront scene on the covers of the Cheeky Specials, as last year’s front page image was set in a skating rink. Like last year’s Summer Special, this one delivers the gag by means of text - the first three Special covers were ‘silent’.
Page 2 sees Cheeky, Mum, Dad and Snail embarking on a trip from John O’Groats to Land’s End. This initial 3-page sequence relates their adventures as they journey to the Lake District, and is unusual in that none of Cheeky’s pals are present. Cheekmeister Frank McDiarmid provides the artwork.
A collection of
publicity photos featuring the stars of Hollywood’s (and Pinewood’s) finest
fear-inducing film franchises (and an orangutan) occupy page 5 - Frankenstein’s Monster, The
Mummy, The Creature from the Black Lagoon
and Odd-Bod (from Carry on Screaming), are bestowed ‘amusing’
comments via speech balloons in a filler feature entitled It’s a
Scream. This is a reprint of a page that appeared in Krazy’s
‘spooky issue’ dated 26 February 1977. The small stamp-collecting
advert which occupied the bottom left corner of the original page has
on this occasion been replaced with a cartoon gag. This re-use of
material represents a double cost-saving as the publicity shots were
probably originally chosen because their use required no remuneration
to the studios concerned.
The contents of pages 6 and 7 contain a further reprint, of a strip that has not previously been seen in any Cheeky-related title. Wally’s Wierdies originally appeared, as Irmantas explains, in Cor!! dated 02 February 1974, as part of the second run of the Cor-Medy Choice feature. This series offered Cor!! readers the opportunity to vote for their favourite story from the 6 new ideas which were presented for their approval. The editor of last year’s Cheeky Summer Special had selected 3 Cor-Medy Choice contenders from the 1973 run of the feature, none of which had found sufficient favour among the readers on their original appearance to be awarded a full series. However Wally and his band of alien associates evidently appealed to the readership of Cor!! in 1974, as the feature came second in the poll and was awarded a run in the comic. As we have seen when examining reprints in other of the Cheeky titles, the order in which recycled material is presented doesn’t necessarily match the sequence in which they originally appeared. However, the episode reprinted on pages 6 and 7 of this Cheeky Special is the one that introduced Wally and his extraterrestrial chums to Cor!! readers 8 years ago.
Charlie’s P.E. master sends the boys on a cross-country run in the 2-page Calculator Kid episode which follows. The youngsters are less than thrilled with this news as they would prefer to avoid such exertions in the hot weather. Calc’s microchip machinations result in the teacher receiving a cricket ball to the solar plexus, which seems a bit harsh as his instruction to the lads seems a not unreasonable one. Regular CK artist Terry Bave includes ink shading in this tale.
Ink shading is also in evidence on the 3-page escapade which follows. When the technological wonder we know as Gran made her debut in the first issue of Cheeky Weekly in October 1977, the premise of her strip was that she was a robot, the creation of Professor Potts. For security reasons the automaton was masquerading as the grandmother of the Potts’ kids, Pete and Pauline. At that time the feature was known as 6 Million Dollar Gran. Following the cancellation of Cheeky’s comic, Gran was among the characters who migrated to Whoopee! in February 1980. Although her strip was retitled $6,000,000 Gran as of the ‘merge’, the Potts’ granny scenario continued, at least initially. However in the 09 May 1981 issue of Whoopee! and Cheeky, the synthetic senior citizen’s feature underwent a revamp and, under the new title Robot Granny, recounted her exploits as Nanny to the children of Lord and Lady Swankly. Evidently this change was introduced too late to be reflected in Gran’s story in the 1981 Cheeky Summer Special or the 1982 Cheeky Annual, as those tales conformed to the Potts’ grandma formula. This Cheeky Summer Special episode is therefore the first outside of the weekly comic to acknowledge the new ‘nanny’ format, although the title of this particular strip is Gran rather than Robot Granny. Nigel Edwards deputises for Ian Knox who is Gran’s regular artist in Whoopee!
|The hat which Gran wore for her role as nanny in Whoopee! is not in evidence here|
The Cheeky phenomenon is now of a sufficient vintage that early toothy-funster-related strips fall outside the time limit which would prevent them being reprinted. Thus the feature on page 13 is recycled from Krazy dated 25 June 1977, and it’s the episode of that comic’s Cheeky’s Pal series which focused on Baby Burpo, a historic tale set before the events of those seen in most issues of Krazy, presenting the first encounter between Burpo and Cheeky. Krazy's Cheeky's Pal feature eventually morphed into The Burpo Special.
Another reprint follows, but this one delves further into the past, as the IPC office junior has returned, draped in cobwebs, from their latest foray into the musty vaults below King’s Reach Tower, triumphantly bearing a selection of The Swots and The Blots pages from 1960s issues of Smash! The antagonistic schoolkids first served as toothy-funster-related reprints in last year’s Cheeky Summer Special.
Following the 2 pages of Swottery and Blotness, printing switches to colour for a Disaster Des episode concerning Des’ holiday at an unnamed seaside resort (coastal resorts in comics are usually called Mudsea or somesuch). The junior jinx causes the usual catalogue of catastrophe while at the coast, coming into contention with the local Mayor, but obviously not the Mayor of Doomsville with whom readers were familiar during Des’ regular strip in Cheeky Weekly, This 2-pager is ghosted by Barry Glennard in place of Mike Lacey who was the regular artist on the strip during Cheeky Weekly’s run.
Sadly we return to monochrome presentation for the Mustapha Million episode on pages 18 and 19. Our middle-eastern mate realises he is a share-holder in many of the local businesses, so he treats his pals to a selection of confectionary from the enterprises in which he has an interest. Rather shockingly, Mustapha and his chums spread litter around the town as they consume the goodies. This littering has no connection to the story, which makes one wonder why artist Joe McCaffrey chose to include it. The story ends with a sales pitch and is followed by a coupon with which those sufficiently intrigued by Mustapha's adventure can secure a regular order for Whoopee! to enjoy more middle-eastern money mirth. The affable Arab was reasonably popular with readers of Whoopee!, and would continue to appear in the regular comic (albeit lapsing into reprints for the final year) until its demise in March 1985, after which he commenced a new series in the pages of Whizzer and Chips.
|Mustapha art: Joe McCaffrey|
A prehistoric postie’s attempts to deliver a ‘letter’ are thwarted by Rocky of The Cave Kids in a reprint from Buster. All the previous Cave Kids reprints we’ve seen before (in the Specials of 1980 and 1981, and the 1981 and 1982 Annuals) have, I believe, been drawn by Leo Baxendale, but I can’t identify the artist on this episode.
Yet another reprint follows, but this one features a character who has not previously appeared in any Cheeky-related title, and originally ran in a comic that has not heretofore been the source of any recycled material in the Cheeky Specials or Annuals. Meanie McGenie originally plied his wish-granting trade within the pages of Monster Fun in an infrequent series of half-page appearances during 1975 and ‘76. Two of those tales have been selected for inclusion on page 21 of this Cheeky Special, the first drawn by Tom Williams which would appear from the file name assigned by Irmantas to the scan of the same episode, to have originated in Monster Fun issue number 38, dated 28 February 1976, which was the 7th episode of the series’ first run. The second Meanie strip is drawn by Mike Lacey but I have no information as to its first-run publication date. The premise of this strip is somewhat similar to that of Ringer Dinger (requests for assistance from a magical source go awry), which served as reprints in Cheeky Weekly and Cheeky Specials and Annuals in previous years, making the fact that Dinger has been dropped from this Special, despite there being a further 17 episodes from his original run that have not been reprinted, all the more puzzling.
Even more material dredged up from the bowels of King’s Reach Tower is presented on the next page, but it’s a reprint featuring a character with whom Cheeky fans are very familiar, Soggy the Sea Monster. Soggy has a similar history in fulfilling reprint requirements in various Cheeky titles as does Ringer Dinger (although the Soggster was absent from last year’s Summer Special), but continues to perform as a filler unlike his now-curtailed telephone-toting counterpart. In this particular episode the titular behemoth is an unexpected catch for Percy the Poacher.
A skit on medieval weapon extrication follows. The Arthurian antics are drawn by (appropriately) Arthur Mac, who drew Tim’ll Fix it which appeared in the Cheeky Annuals cover-dated 1978 and 1979 (and also in Krazy dated 11 February 1978, and the Krazy Annuals of 1980, 1981 and 1982).
Desk disputes play out over the next 2 pages as The Swots and The Blots vie for control of the classroom furniture, following which is the inevitable collection of puzzles. Titled Cheeky’s Seaside Puzzle Time, this 2-page feature presents readers with ten brain teasers of various types (but no spot-the-difference).
The next 3 pages document the Lake District to London stretch of Cheeky’s journey across the mainland (including a stopover in Blackpool which would appear to have been sponsored by the seaside town’s publicity department), although the toothy funster, his parents and Snail don’t actually reach the capital by the end of this segment.
|Art: Frank McDiarmid|
A further page of filler follows, this one called Snap Happy and consisting of 4 ‘amusing’ photos. This is another reprint from Krazy, where it originally appeared in the 04 December 1976 edition as part of that title’s It’s a Krazy World series. It would have been fairly easy for the editor to rebrand this page as a ‘Flash Harry’s Silly Snaps’ feature to give it some relevance to Cheeky, but the effort was evidently considered too great, possibly because this is to be the final Cheeky Special.
Mustapha Million is given the honour of appearing in colour on the centre pages, for a tale in which our generous chum converts an old aircraft carrier into a cruise ship so that his pals can enjoy a holiday at sea.
Sadly but inevitably we return to monochrome printing for a strip that never featured in Cheeky Weekly, but has previously appeared in the Cheeky Annuals dated 1980, 81 and 82. It’s the hapless highwayman Dick Twerpin who, despite having no success in robbing the occupants of stage coaches, is being pursued by the police. The chase ends at the seaside and SPOILER ALERT there’s a clever ending to the 3-page story.
|Art: Martin Baxendale|
The Wally’s Wierdies strip that occupies page 37 is a reprint of the first strip of the feature’s regular run in Cor!!, dated 20 April 1974 (thanks once again to Irmantas), although readers of this Cheeky Special don’t enjoy the colour printing that was bestowed upon its original publication.
The Swots are sentenced to 7 days in prison for assaulting a police officer in the somewhat unlikely Swots and Blots tale reprinted on the following 2 pages, after which we enjoy our second Calculator Kid strip of this Special. This time Charlie and Calc are at scout camp, and Calc’s prescient powers assist a nearby gamekeeper in apprehending a poacher (the poaching aspect of this story echoing Soggy’s earlier encounter with a similar unscrupulous countryside criminal). A slap-up feed brings the tale to a satisfying conclusion, although for once Calc’s anticipatory abilities seem to have failed as he is apparently unaware of the snake emerging from the undergrowth.
|Art: Terry Bave|
Snail enjoys a single-page sojourn in la belle France during a curiously-constructed page by Frank McDiarmid. Was something supposed to appear in the blank space above the first 2 panels of the final row? It’s always good to see a Boilk – a word only ever encountered in comics, used to indicate digestive distress.
Cave Kids follows, during the course of which Rocky and chums upset
the inhabitants of Monster Valley, and there’s a great panel
depicting a herd of discombobulated dinosaurs bearing down on our
prehistoric pals (and an antediluvian ancestor of Snail). I don’t
think the artist on this strip is the same as the one whose identity
I didn’t know on the earlier Cave Kids episode, but if it’s not
the same one (and even if it is), it’s one who I can’t name. UPDATE - My thanks to Andy Boal who has identified the artist as Stan McMurtry. Andy has also informed me that Stan was the artist on Wally's Weirdies, so I have updated the table of contents below to correct my erroneous artwork attribution for the strips.
The Cheeky family explore the capital on pages 44-46. As they depart for Land’s End, the toothy funster tells us the final leg of his journey will commence on page 61.
A couple of unexpected Boilks occur in the Wally’s Wierdies episode that follows, in which our hero and his alien pals pursue a thief. It would appear that these Boilks are part of the alien language rather than an indication of gastric disorder.
Colour printing returns for a page of Cheeky Chuckles. Features with this name (or the Cheeky’s Chuckles/Cheeky Holiday Chuckles variants) have previously appeared in Cheeky Weekly dated 15 December 1979, Cheeky Annuals dated 1981 and 1982, and Specials of 1980 and 1981. The basic format of the feature, a selection of single-panel gags, is as before, but unlike previous outings which, other than the title, had no relevance to our toothy pal, this collection features Cheeky and/or his chums in each cartoon.
|I can't identify this artist|
The Cave Kids are involved in a school-based story, which I think is drawn by Leo Baxendale and is printed in colour.
The use of Black ink only resumes on the next page, which consists of 2 more Meanie McGenie reprint escapades, both drawn by Mike Lacey.
Cheeky’s mollusc mate, seemingly undeterred by foreign travel after his French excursion, is abroad once again, but maybe Pamplona was not the best choice of destination.
|Frank McDiarmid's stampeding bulls echo the rampaging dinosaurs a few pages earlier|
Maritime mayhem ensues when Disaster Des, making his second appearance in this Special. embarks on a sea trip over the next 2 pages, drawn by Barry Glennard.
It would seem that on their way back from the depths of the IPC archives, having selected a Soggy the Sea Monster page to provide material for this Special, the office junior dallied in the vaults housing former Shiver and Shake characters, and extracted a Tough Nutt and Softy Centre episode to reprint for our reading pleasure. Irmantas tells us that all the regular episodes of this feature’s original run consisted of 2 pages, whereas this reprinted tale, which begins with Softy barely managing to carry a large book of Fairy Tales and continues with the plot echoing elements of Cinderella and Dick Whittington, spans 4 pages. I have previously been proved wrong when suggesting that reprinted episodes which are longer than their regular versions must have originated in Annuals or Specials, only to find that the longer episode was achieved by resizing a regular-length original. However, I’m pretty sure that this tale must have been prepared for a Shiver and Shake Annual or Special, as to me it seems there have been no adjustments to Norman Mansbridge’s artwork.
Readers seeking relief from antagonistic interactions following those on display between Nutt and Centre will be disappointed to encounter 2 reprinted pages concerning a far from friendly football match between The Swots and a particularly vindictive team of Blots.
However, calm is restored as our toothy chum appears on page 60 to advise readers not familiar with his work (of whom there will probably be a significant number among the readership of this Special, having splashed some of their holiday money as a speculative investment in the publication) that those with a hankering for more hoary humour and painful puns in the Cheeky manner can sate their corny comedy cravings every week in the pages of Whoopee!
|The cover shown is an edited version of|
the front page of the 12 June 1982 issue,
which carried a Weetabix badge gift.
As he promised on page 46, page 61 finds the Cheeky clan on the final stretch of their cross-mainland-trip, as they progress from London to Land’s End. During this 3-page sequence, the toothy funster has a brief meeting with Teacher who’s on a walking holiday on Dartmoor, after which Cheeky, Mum and Dad arrive at their destination. Cheeky signs off, and he will indeed see us next year, just not in a Summer Special.
Despite his valedictory comments, our gagster chum returns on the back cover, where he and a selection of his pals feature in a further 6 gags under the Cheeky Chuckles banner and in colour.
All previous Cheeky strips, whether in Krazy, Cheeky Weekly, Whoopee! or the Cheeky Specials and Annuals, have been variations on the basic format dating back to his Krazy debut, whereby our toothy pal shares gags with his multitudinous mates, a number of whom have heretofore accompanied the toothy funster on holidays within the UK or further afield. However, this Special sees a major divergence from the established setup as, apart from a brief appearance by Teacher, the only members of the regular supporting cast to appear are Mum, Dad and Snail. Cheeky was seemingly never popular with readers of Whoopee!, despite several revamps of his various strips although, as mentioned above, all formulations maintained the core Cheeky ‘gags-with-pals’ setup. Maybe the editor of this Special decided to attempt something radical to conclude the run of Cheeky Specials. Possibly plans were already afoot to reduce Cheeky’s presence in Whoopee to a single row of panels each week (this ignominious end to Cheeky’s run of strips in which he was the star would be introduced as of Wow!’s merge into the title with the issue cover-dated 02 July 1983, a year after publication of this Cheeky Special), and it was felt that continuing with the holiday Specials based on a character with such a small presence in the weekly comic could not be justified. However, 3 more Cheeky Annuals were published, so possibly it was poor sales of the Cheeky Specials that led to their cancellation.
The absence of his pals from the Cheeky sequences of this Special explains why the Cheeky Chuckles gag collections feature folk familiar from the streets of Krazy Town, rather than the generic and anonymous gagsters who have populated the earlier iterations of such pages in the Annuals and Specials.
Like all the preceding Cheeky Specials, this year's consists of 64 pages, with 8 in colour, including the front and back covers. The price however has risen to 50p, a 5p increase on last year. This year's Special contains 14 pages of new Cheeky/Snail strips (12 Cheeky's Travels and 2 Snail Abroads), which is the fewest of any of the Specials (the previous lowest being 15 in the 1980 Special).
But it’s great that Frank McDiarmid draws all the Cheeky and Snail episodes in this final Special.
Paddywack, who transferred into Whoopee! along with Cheeky when our grinning chum’s comic was cancelled, fails to appear in a Cheeky Special for a second year, despite continuing to feature in the weekly comic. This is probably not surprising since, like Cheeky, Paddywack had consistently failed to register in Whoopee!'s top ten polls although, inexplicably, the witless welly-wearer’s weekly feature had been expanded to fill a whole page at the time this Special was published.
Stage School, another survivor from Cheeky Weekly, continues to appear in Whoopee!, where it fared well in the top ten poll results. Despite this, the feature is absent from this final Special, having appeared in the 2 previous ones (its July 1979 debut in Cheeky Weekly precluding it from inclusion in the first 2 Specials).
Speed Squad and Tub, both strips which failed to secure slots in Whoopee! following cancellation of Cheeky Weekly but have appeared in previous Specials (3 in the case of Tub, and 4 for Speed squad if we include their original strip Skateboard Squad), are also missing this time.
Calculator Kid (survivor into Whoopee!) and Disaster Des (who suffered his own misfortune when he wasn't allocated space in the weekly title) both enjoy 2 episodes in this Special, having previously only appeared once in each of the 3 previous Specials. Mustapha Million (survivor) also features in 2 episodes this year, but also appeared twice in the 1979 Special (and once in each of the others).
Why, Dad, Why?, a Cheeky Weekly regular which wasn't among the strips to feature in Whoopee!, fails to appear this year, but was also missing from last year's Special. Elephant on the Run, who was also not granted a continuation following the demise of our toothy chum's comic, is not present this year but his only Special appearance was in that of 1980.
Readers of this Special who feel it to be relying on reprint material more heavily than earlier ones are not wrong...
|Date||Title||Total Elements||Original Elements||Reprint Elements||Reprint %|
|01/07/78||Cheeky Summer Special||63||42||21||33.33|
|01/06/79||Cheeky Summer Special||65||50||15||23.08|
|01/04/80||Cheeky Holiday Special||65||44||21||32.31|
|01/06/81||Cheeky Summer Special||66||44||22||33.33|
|01/07/82||Cheeky Summer Special||65||38||27||41.54|
The reprinted Tough Nutt and Softy Centre 4-page story in this Special is the antipathetic duo's only appearance within any of the the Cheeky titles. Original content may have originally been planned for those 4 pages, but was possibly abandoned for cost reasons. Had those Nutt/Centre pages been filled with original material instead, the reprint content would have amounted to 35.38% which is more in line with the recycled constituents of previous Specials.
Soggy the Sea Monster, a reprint absent from last year's Special despite having appeared 3, 2, and 5 times in the Cheeky Specials of '78, '79 and '80 respectively, is rationed to just 1 episode this time.
However, the most shocking omission from this year's Cheeky Special will leave those who are disposed to identifying variances reeling - there is no 'spot the difference'. Having said that, I'm sure that the disappointment resulting from the absence of a comparison opportunity was more than made up by the Cheeky sequences which are great value, and readers in the UK would have been interested to follow our gagster pal's progress across the mainland to see how close he got to their part of the country. Frank McDiarmid does a sterling job as always, doing justice to Cheeky so that the toothy funster's eponymous entries in the annals of British Summer Specials end on a high.
|Cheeky Summer Special - published July 1982|
|1||Cover 'Cap'n Patch' - Art Mike Lacey|
|2||Cheeky's Travels 'John O'Groats to Lake District' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|3||Cheeky's Travels 'John O'Groats to Lake District' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|4||Cheeky's Travels 'John O'Groats to Lake District' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|5||It's a Scream reprint from Krazy|
|6||Wally's Weirdies reprint from Cor!! - Art Stan McMurtry|
|7||Wally's Weirdies reprint from Cor!! - Art Stan McMurtry|
|8||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|9||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|10||Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|11||Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|12||Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|13||Cheeky's Pal reprint from Krazy 'Baby Burpo' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|14||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|15||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|16||Disaster Des - Art Barry Glennard|
|17||Disaster Des - Art Barry Glennard|
|18||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|19||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|20||The Cave Kids reprint from Buster|
|21||Meanie McGenie reprint from Monster Fun - Art Tom Williams\Meanie McGenie reprint from Monster Fun - Art Mike Lacey|
|22||Soggy the Sea Monster reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Robert Nixon|
|23||Arthur and Excalibur - Art Arthur Mac|
|24||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|25||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|26||Cheeky's Seaside Puzzle Time|
|27||Cheeky's Seaside Puzzle Time|
|28||Cheeky's Travels 'Lake District to London' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|29||Cheeky's Travels 'Lake District to London' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|30||Cheeky's Travels 'Lake District to London' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|31||Snap Happy reprint from Krazy|
|32||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|33||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|34||Dick Twerpin - Art Martin Baxendale|
|35||Dick Twerpin - Art Martin Baxendale|
|36||Dick Twerpin - Art Martin Baxendale|
|37||Wally's Weirdies reprint from Cor!! - Art Stan McMurtry|
|38||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|39||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|40||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|41||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|42||Snail Abroad - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|43||The Cave Kids reprint from Buster - Art Stan McMurtry|
|44||Cheeky's Travels 'London' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|45||Cheeky's Travels 'London' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|46||Cheeky's Travels 'London' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|47||Wally's Weirdies reprint from Cor!! - Art Stan McMurtry|
|49||The Cave Kids reprint from Buster - Art Leo Baxendale|
|50||Meanie McGenie reprint from Monster Fun - Art Mike Lacey\Meanie McGenie reprint from Monster Fun - Art Mike Lacey|
|51||Snail Abroad - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|52||Disaster Des - Art Barry Glennard|
|53||Disaster Des - Art Barry Glennard|
|54||Tough Nutt and Softy Centre reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Norman Mansbridge|
|55||Tough Nutt and Softy Centre reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Norman Mansbridge|
|56||Tough Nutt and Softy Centre reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Norman Mansbridge|
|57||Tough Nutt and Softy Centre reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Norman Mansbridge|
|58||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|59||The Swots and The Blots reprint from Smash!|
|60||Ad: IPC 'This is where you'll find me every week (Whoopee)'|
|61||Cheeky's Travels 'London to Land's End' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|62||Cheeky's Travels 'London to Land's End' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|63||Cheeky's Travels 'London to Land's End' - Art Frank McDiarmid|