Welcome to the Cheeky Weekly blog!


Welcome to the Cheeky Weekly blog!
Cheeky Weekly ™ REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, COPYRIGHT ©  REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED was a British children's comic with cover dates spanning 22 October 1977 to 02 February 1980.

Quick links...
Basic Stats
Cheeky Weekly Index - Cheeky Annuals and Specials Index
Cheeky Weekly Artist Index
Features by Number of Appearances
Cheeky Weekly Timeline
Major Characters from the Cheeky pages
Features Ordered by Date of Commencement

*** ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ©  REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Used with permission. ***
*** CHEEKY WEEKLY, KRAZY, WHOOPEE and WHIZZER AND CHIPS ARE ™ REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, COPYRIGHT ©  REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ***
Thanks for reading the blog.

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

Cheeky Annual 1984

 


The Whoopee! Annual carrying the year 1984 on its cover was first publicised in the weekly Whoopee and Wow! dated 27 August 1983. This half-page advert didn’t mention any of the other Fleetway yearly collections, but the next ad in Whoopee and Wow! to concern itself with Annuals appeared in the edition dated 01 October 1983 (see above). Presided over by the bespectacled Bookworm, the ad featured a total of 11 Annuals (all of course dated a year ahead as was the custom) including, placed rather ignominiously at bottom right, that year’s Cheeky offering.

This advert appeared only once, and a revised version of the multi-Annual ad (IPC as keen as ever to encourage kids to dissect their comics) surfaced in the editions of Whoopee and Wow! dated 26 November and 17 and 24 December 1983, individual prices having been removed. The Cheeky Annual fared better this time, now sharing top billing...

 



Why were some Annuals more expensive than others?  I embarked on some research which left me more confused than when I started.

The table below shows all 11 Annuals on display in the above ad, in ascending order of price per page, and reveals that, across the Annuals, there were 5 different prices-per-page, and that there were 8 different page-count/full-colour-pages/spot-colour-pages formulations, although not all Annuals with the same formulation carried the same price (compare Wow! with Jackpot and Shiver and Shake, and Knockout with Cor!!). The Cheeky Annual was alone in having a total of 112 pages with 16 full and 16 spot colour pages, but was priced the same as the 112 page Knockout, although that title had no full colour other than the covers, but all the internal pages carried spot colour. The dates of the final issues of those Annuals whose weekly title had by Autumn 1983 been cancelled are also included.

 

Annual 1984 Pages Price (£)
Price Per Page (£) Total ‘Full’ Colour Pages (inc Covers) Total Spot Colour Pages Weekly Publication ceased
Buster 112 1.95 0.174107142857143 18 16
Cor!! 112 1.95 0.174107142857143 2 110 27-Jun-1974
Whoopee! 112 1.95 0.174107142857143 18 16
Whizzer and Chips 128 2.5 0.1953125 32 0
Jackpot 96 1.95 0.203125 18 16 30-Jan-1982
Shiver and Shake 96 1.95 0.203125 18 16 05-Oct-1974
Cheeky 112 2.5 0.223214285714286 16 16 02-Feb-1980
Knockout 112 2.5 0.223214285714286 2 110 23-Jun-1973
Krazy 96 2.5 0.260416666666667 16 0 15-Apr-1978
Monster Fun 96 2.5 0.260416666666667 16 0 30-Oct-1976
Wow! 96 2.5 0.260416666666667 18 16 25-Jun-1983

I would imagine that publisher IPC/Fleetway ordered higher print runs of those Annuals known from previous years’ sales figures to be their best sellers. Presumably a higher volume of printing would result in a lower price per unit, and if that’s the case the 1984 Annuals that were expected to sell most copies must have been Buster, Cor!!, Whoopee! and Whizzer and Chips. It’s a surprise to me to see Cor!!, a title whose weekly publication had expired 9 years earlier, among that group (and possibly means that my theory on pricing is completely wrong). Whizzer and Chips has a slightly higher price per page than the companions cited above, but possibly of those mentioned, it enjoyed the strongest sales, so it was felt that having the highest page count of all the Annuals would justify a higher price per page (although I doubt many Annual purchasers or readers of the time would have considered such matters).

The table below shows the same data, but sorted by the Pages, then Full Colour and Spot Colour columns, to group together the Annuals sharing (or not, as the case may be) the same 'formulation'.

Annual 1984 Pages Price Price Per Page (£) Total ‘Full’ Colour Pages (inc Covers) Total Spot Colour Pages Weekly Publication ceased
Krazy 96 2.5 0.260416666666667 16 0 15-Apr-1978
Monster Fun 96 2.5 0.260416666666667 16 0 30-Oct-1976
Jackpot 96 1.95 0.203125 18 16 30-Jan-1982
Shiver and Shake 96 1.95 0.203125 18 16 05-Oct-1974
Wow! 96 2.5 0.260416666666667 18 16 25-Jun-1983
Cor!! 112 1.95 0.174107142857143 2 110 27-Jun-1974
Knockout 112 2.5 0.223214285714286 2 110 23-Jun-1973
Cheeky 112 2.5 0.223214285714286 16 16 01-Feb-1980
Buster 112 1.95 0.174107142857143 18 16
Whoopee! 112 1.95 0.174107142857143 18 16
Whizzer and Chips 128 2.5 0.1953125 32 0

The Krazy, Monster Fun, Jackpot and Shiver and Shake Annuals all consist of 96 pages, yet Jackpot and Shiver and Shake have 2 pages more of full colour, and 16 pages of spot colour which Krazy and MF don't - but are cheaper than those 2 titles - while Wow!'s pages match Jackpot and S&S in terms of colour distribution, but costs more! This could indicate that fewer copies of Wow! were printed than of those preceding it in the table. Wow!'s existence as a weekly comic had terminated, after a 56-issue run, just a couple of months before its 1984 Annual was published. The cancellation of Wow! was to prove fateful for our grinning hero, but I'll return to that later.

Let us puzzle no further over the arcane intricacies of Annual pricing and instead enjoy this Annual-related Krazy Gang adventure (whose number included of course our toothy chum) as featured in the aforementioned Whizzer and Chips collection of 1984. It's surprising that the Annual editor didn't take this opportunity to publicise any of IPC's other titles by name.

Art: Bob Hill

 

As mentioned above, the summer of 1983 saw Wow! cease publication as a weekly title, following which a select few features from the failed comic transferred into Whoopee! The influx of former Wowsters meant it was necessary to cull certain features hitherto appearing in Whoopee! in order to free up space, but remarkably all the features that had transferred into Whoopee! when Cheeky Weekly was cancelled in early 1980 survived this latest merge. However, not all the ex-Cheeky Weekly strips were entirely unscathed by this latest amalgamation, and among the worst affected was Cheeky himself, whose presence in Whoopee and Wow! (as a result of the fusion of the two titles, Whoopee! was divested of its exclamation mark) was reduced to a single row of panels in each issue.

Cheeky fans were fortunate that, despite his sorry plight, the IPC bigwigs were still willing to devote an Annual to our toothy pal, so let's dive in...


Last year’s Cheeky Annual was the first to feature Santa on the cover, and this year artist Mike Lacey has furnished us with a cover consisting of 6 Fathers Christmas and a Cheeky whose instructional endeavours are seemingly unhindered by his single trouser leg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The first strip we encounter upon opening the Annual is, rather disappointingly, a reprint, although it does benefit from colour and the Toni Goffe artwork is appealing. The Cave Kids have previously provided reprinted antediluvian antics in the Cheeky Specials of 1980, '81 and '82, and the Cheeky Annuals dated 1981, '82 and '83, but despite there being 9 episodes of the Kids’ original Buster run which have not been reprinted in any of the Cheeky titles, the editor of this Annual has chosen to source this year's Palaeolithic pranks elsewhere. Revived from the pages of Cor!!, Stone Age Brit (known during his Cor!! run as Stoneage Brit Ancient Nit) first appeared in 1970. The examples posted by Irmantas are single-page adventures, so I’m guessing that this first Stone Age Brit reprint has been resized as it spans 2 pages.

 

Art: Toni Goffe

There are further antediluvian antics as Cheeky introduces a new feature entitled Cheeky’s Family Tree, with this episode transporting us back to the emergence of the original toothy funster, who meets antecedents of some of his pals. At the conclusion of this 4-page sequence, after witnessing Teacher’s forebear giving our grinning chum’s stone age counterpart 20 lines to carve into a stone slab, the present-day Cheeky tells us he’ll return later in the book with more family tree fun.

 

Art: Frank McDiarmid

Tub appears in colour on page 8, in a rather flimsy story which commences with his unpleasant dad berating him over his weight, after which a dog runs off with Tub’s food. Chasing the canine crook results in the titular tubster shedding some pounds.

Turning to page 9, we find monochrome printing has commenced, with an episode of Meanie McGenie, reprinted from Monster Fun. The resentful wish-granter has previously been summoned from IPC’s vaults to pad out the Cheeky Summer Special of 1982. This latest episode appears to have been expanded from its original half-page format as it fills a whole page.

Highwayman humour is once again on the agenda as Dick Twerpin commences a 4-page escapade. This is the 6th occasion on which the hapless hold-up man has appeared in a Cheeky title, having previously graced the Annuals dated 1980 – 83, and also the 1982 Summer Special.

 

Art: Martin Baxendale

Cheeky’s slithering sidekick Snail has previously appeared in the Cheeky Annuals and Specials in variations on his Cheeky Weekly strip Snail of the Century. However our mollusc mate secures a new starring role on page 14 of this Annual, as he commences a media career with a 2-page feature entitled SBC – Snail Broadcasting Corporation, possibly inspired by memories of the 1975-1980 BBC TV series Emu’s Broadcasting Company (EBC1), starring the aggressive avian and his manipulator Rod Hull. The gastropod gagster sports a pair of authoritative Sir Trevor McDonald–style spectacles in his new role, as did Cheeky when he had his own TV-related single-panel gag feature, Tee-Hee TV News, in Whoopee! between September 1981 and January 1982 (see bottom left).

 

Art: Frank McDiarmid

The IPC office junior tasked with retrieving the recycled material to feature in this Annual evidently resurfaced from the company’s vaults clutching more than one strip that originally appeared in Monster Fun, as next up is a feature revived from that comic’s Badtime Bedtime Story series. The Hound of the Back Street Villa (a title which of course references one of Sherlock Holmes' most famous cases) first appeared in Monster Fun dated 07 August 1976, and is drawn, rather appropriately given its canine subject, by the artist responsible for Krazy’s (and later Whizzer and Chips’) dog-based drollery in the form of Paws, Leslie ‘Styx’ Harding. The artwork has been resized and some of the text captions removed for this outing, but the tale of postman vs pesky pup retains its original 8-page duration (although losing the colour printing that was evident on some of the original pages). This tale featuring repeated attempts to traverse a garden protected by a ferocious dog is somewhat reminiscent of the 1958 Yogi Bear episode entitled Pie Pirates (Bruce has suggested another H-B cartoon that more closely resembles HOTBV - see the comments section below).

Page 24 sees more reprinted material and, like Stone Age Brit, it’s a feature that hasn’t previously appeared in any of the Cheeky titles, but unlike Brit, Croc’s source comic has not hitherto provided any material in the Cheeky Annuals or Specials. The unsettling anthropomorphised reptilian (or possibly reptiliomorphised anthropoid) first appeared in Whizzer and Chips. Raven, whose opinion of the strip differs entirely from mine (although to be fair I'm not sure with what amount of irony the judgement is made), helpfully contributes the feature's original commencement date of 29 July 1972, in a comment on Irmantas' post examining the 1980 Cor!! Annual, the readers of which were also subjected to an appearance by the disturbing monstrosity. The character had previously been reprinted in, more appropriately, the Monster Fun Annual dated 1979.


Art: Mike Lacey

 

The only thing more puzzling than the decision that a young boy’s body with a crocodile’s head and tail would make an appealing character, is the decision that, rather than leaving this ill-considered concoction to fade into history, recalled only by those still tormented by nightmares as a result of its original appearance, a whole new generation should be subjected to the grotesque scenario. I suspect this 2 page Annual horror has been expanded to fill the allotted space, from a single-page original. I’m also guessing the same applies to the following feature, which is yet another reprint new to the Cheeky canon but, mercifully, considerably less hideous.

Ad Lad, who formerly graced the pages of Whoopee! (before it lost its punctuational adornment), has been summoned back from the limbo in which retired comic characters reside. Although the resized strip is less than scintillating, at least it’s a couple of pages denied to the horror that is Croc, for which we should all be grateful.

 

Art: Trevor Metcalfe

Any readers hoping for some respite from the barrage of reprints are to be disappointed, as over the page we rejoin Stone Age Brit, who is concerning himself with the cleaning of his animal-skin habiliments. I would imagine that the proliferation of features with a stone-age theme that were evident in UK comics during the 60s and 70s (in addition to Brit, there were The Cave Kids who I mentioned earlier, Big Uggy, Plunk and Glugg - and probably others) was a response to the popularity of Hanna Barbera’s animated sitcom set in the stone-age settlement known as Bedrock, and this strip would seem to acknowledge its inspiration, as the cave painting on the wall is signed by a certain ‘F Flintstone’.


Art: Toni Goffe

Fortunately some original material follows in the form of another Cheeky’s Family Tree episode – this time the ancestor of our grinning pal is swabbing the decks and as before a number of earlier, and in this case timber-shivering, versions of his Krazy Town pals are also in evidence, including a seafaring relative of Teacher.

 

Art: Frank McDiarmid


Following the 4-pages of maritime mirth is something else that’s new. Readers who enjoyed the spooky tales concerning James Bold that featured in the first 4 Cheeky Annuals may have been rather disappointed to find Bold absent last year, with the adventure element that the editor evidently considers necessary for a successful Annual provided in that instance by the science fiction story entitled Lee's Amazing Secret. Those readers with a penchant for the supernatural may not be entirely happy with this year's ration of ghostly goings-on, as Bold’s place is usurped by Creepy Crawley, a tale in lighter vein than those in which the intrepid investigator of matters supernatural was embroiled. The story of a spectral butler is drawn by Robert MacGillivray, whose work is well known to long-term Cheeky fans as Robert drew The Double Deckers in Whizzer and Chips, which was reprinted, and re-titled The Gang, in Cheeky Weekly, the 1980 Cheeky Holiday Special and the same year's Cheeky Annual, dated 1981.

 




 

Although I said Creepy Crawley is more humorous in tone than the James Bold adventures (there’s a scene where the butler hovers above a snooker table while potting some shots), this first part of the story ends on a menacing note.

 

 

Next up, Meanie McGenie grants a wish to an aspiring footballer. It would appear that references to a particular football team have been replaced with ‘England’ for this reprint, and possibly other changes to the dialogue have been made. I presume those are likenesses of actual players, from the time of the strip’s original appearance, in the final panel.

 

Art: Mike Lacey

 

Something new to the Cheeky Annuals is evident as spot colour commences on page 41. In previous years we’ve seen plenty of monochrome printing, but each Annual has also included a smattering of full colour pages (or at least as ‘full’ as the basic printing process will allow), but it would seem that colour of the spot variety is to replace the full colour that has hitherto featured in the centre pages. First to benefit from a few dabs of an orangey hue is Paddywack who, like Cheeky, has been reduced to a single row of panels each week in the weekly Whoopee and Wow!. However this Annual page features our intellectually-challenged chum in 3 single-row gags.

 

Art: Jack Clayton

 

An orange Speed Squad foil a jewel robbery on pages 42 and 43, and The Girls, in which the female members of the Cheeky supporting cast are given prominence, a feature that has appeared in all the previous Annuals, spans pages 44 to 47 and boasts some splashes of a similar shade.

Also taking advantage of the rusty tones are the kids of Stage School, whose adventure plays out across pages 48-51, and Calculator Kid on pages 52 and 53.

 

Art: Barry Glennard, with a cut-down version of Robert Nixon's '20th Century Fox' title banner, about which I recently speculated.

The final feature to sport spot colour is Mustapha Million, who is currently being drawn in Whoopee and Wow! by Joe McCaffrey but for the purposes of this Annual appearance is rendered by Bob Hill. The story sees our middle eastern mate hobnobbing with various celebrities, although it’s not easy to tell whether Bob’s depictions of the luminaries are just generic or are intended be likenesses of actual people. In the first panel we see from left; possibly Sean Connery, Leonard Nimoy (?), Gregory Peck (??), Telly Savalas (with his back to us), Burt Reynolds (???) and Generic Woman. In panel 2 we see from left Generic Rock Star In Obligatory Headband, Adam Ant and Geoff Capes, Mustapha is unsuccessful in his attempts to turn his chums (including long-time pal Jimmy) into celebrities by conventional means, so pays a visit to King’s Reach Tower (which I’m not sure ever really had a doorman stationed outside) equipped with a bulging bag of moolah, in pursuit of fame by not entirely ethical means.

 

 


 

The 16-page spot colour section consisted entirely of new material, but our return to monochrome coincides with the resumption of reprints as Meanie McGenie encounters a lethargic sailor. The resizing of this artwork is rather crudely executed.

 

Art: Mike Lacey

 

A new Disaster Des 2-page escapade follows, the underpowered script concerning Des’ influence on a new observatory. Mike Lacey, who was the regular artist when the strip ran in Cheeky Weekly, does the honours on this story.

Next up is a second 2-page instalment of SBC Snail Broadcasting Corporation, and this time the output of the gastropod-focused TV station includes a cartoon, an item on beauty treatments for the lady snail and, to test the intellectual mollusc, Snailiversity Challenge.

Alan Rogers is the artist on the next story, and it’s one that has not previously appeared in any of the Cheeky titles. Roy of the Robots (a reference to IPC's long-running soccer superstar) is a tale of a mechanical mix-up as the titular owner of a cleaning company consisting of various dirt-removing devices equipped with artificial intelligence, is mistakenly called in to ‘clean up’ a lawless future city in a kind of merry melange of Ro-Busters and Judge Dredd. I like the digital-style lettering of the robots’ speech balloons. Order is restored by the conclusion of this 4-page adventure. Alan Rogers previously delivered a strip with a similarly mechanised subject in the first Cheeky Annual, in the form of The Robot Olympics.

 


We then have a date with a straw-chewing and besmocked medieval Cheeky in the latest Cheeky’s Family Tree episode. Once again the appearance of an antecedent of Teacher brings this 4-page sequence to a conclusion.

The horrific Croc, who has no doubt been the cause of not a few nightmares among readers during his comic career, then returns and suffers a bad dream of his own after reading a book about birds.

 

Mike Lacey draws Croc without the tail which was evident earlier


An Ad Lad episode follows, in which the young publicity-seeker gatecrashes the filming of an advert for Cashsavers supermarket.

Frank McDiarmid treats us to some views of the 19th century capital city as our grinning chum introduces a look at the Victorian Cheeky, and needless to say the episode concludes with Teacher’s ancestor waylaying the toothy funster of times gone by.

 

 

The concluding half of the Creepy Crawley tale commences, as promised, on page 78, and young Tim is still upset by the brusque manner of the ghostly butler’s warning to stay out of the mysterious Tower Room. However, the atmosphere between the two lightens somewhat on a trip to the local town, when Mr Crawley gives our youthful hero some money to buy sweets. Unfortunately the coins prove to be of an antique variety, which brings Tim to the notice of the police. The phantom footman scares off the pursuing constables, and later Tim sees what he thinks is smoke billowing from the Tower Room. Entering the room, he discovers Mr Crawley’s secret.

 


Crawley then realises that Tim can help him with running the train set, and the friendship between the two is fully restored, with Tim telling his ethereal pal that he will enjoy living at Trentham Towers.

Readers of this Annual have thus far had their brains unteased, but that is about to change as Cheeky encounters a character hitherto unseen by those who have been following the goings-on in the toothy funster’s universe. The Puzzler would seem to owe something of a debt to Batman’s foe The Riddler, but no explanation is provided as to Puzzler’s back story, although Cheeky recognises him immediately. The grey matter of those working their way through this Annual is doubly taxed for the duration of this 4-page sequence, because there are 10 pairs of teasers and in each case Cheeky provides a riddle while The Puzzler sets a question or task. The artist on this feature, who I believe provided work on the Too Many Cooks by Auntie Daisy selection of gags in last year’s Cheeky Annual (signing themself Golding/Goldy or something similar), omits the C from Cheeky’s iconic jersey.

 


The character who, when she made her debut in Cheeky Weekly, was known as 6 Million Dollar Gran has undergone a number of revisions during her career in Whoopee. Just prior to publication of this Annual, Gran adopted a new guise when her weekly strip was retitled Gran’s Gang as of the 02 July 1983 issue. Immediately before that, her weekly outings had appeared under the title Robot Granny, and her strip in this year’s Annual is entitled Granny, using the same title banner design as was being employed in Whoopee!, during the Robot Granny era, but with the word Robot removed, because in her Gran’s Gang incarnation, the erstwhile aged automaton was re-imagined in human form. However, this 3-page Annual adventure features the synthetic, super-powered senior citizen of yore.

 

Art: Ian Knox

Following a page consisting of 3 single-row Paddywack gags is this Annual’s final appearance of the underwhelming Sweet-Tooth-almost-look-alike Ad Lad, who on this occasion interrupts the recording of a TV advert for Supasound Hi-Fi equipment.

 

Art: Trevor Metcalfe

Flash Harry’s Silly Snaps, which occupies pages 96 and 97, was a filler feature in Cheeky Weekly that has also appeared in 3 Cheeky Specials and the Cheeky Annual dated 1982. As with the previous appearances, this feature consists of photographs from the IPC archives, overlaid with ‘amusing’ speech balloons. The better quality paper of the Annual means the reproduction of the photos is much clearer than the foggy counterparts during the Cheeky Weekly days.

It’s a cold and stormy day on the seafront for Calculator Kid. Calc’s puzzling instruction to begin digging in the sand while dodging the waves crashing on the beach leads Charlie to recover a bottle containing a missive from a young citizen of the USA, written 30 years ago. The end of the tale sees Charlie on a beach where the weather conditions are much more agreeable. I always enjoy seeing the magnificent moustache of Mr Counter.

 

 

Unfortunately we are to endure one more Croc outing in this Annual, as the ghastly creature seeks treatment for his not inconsiderable array of gnashers. Readers familiar with Cheeky are inured to sights of fearsome dentition, but this story will test the resolve of many. Appearing during this episode is the horrific hybrid’s father who appears to be entirely human, so how the unnatural creature that is the title character came into existence is a mystery that will forever puzzle Cheeky Annual readers due to IPC’s apparent policy of never reprinting the first episode of the one-off-story-per-issue series of this type that they choose to recycle.

 

Mike Lacey gives us another tail-less Croc

An art gallery is not the best place to receive the visit from Disaster Des which plays out over 2 pages, following which is a page containing a further 3 Paddywack gags.

Page 105 sees the resumption of full colour, and this closing colour sequence mirrors that at the front of this Annual. Thus Tub is first to appear in this section, as he was the last to feature in colour back on page 8. As in that earlier story, food is driving the plot, and this time our Chubby chum is upset when Dad padlocks the fridge.

Preceding Tub at the beginning of the Annual was the first Cheeky’s Family Tree, so pages 106-109 carry the final episode of the feature, focusing this time on Present Day Cheeky, and the 4 pages of present day puns with his pals concludes as Cheeky has to contend with Teacher, as have all his forebears had to with earlier incarnations of the dandruff-ridden educator.


Art: Frank McDiarmid

 

The symmetry of this closing 8 page colour section with that of the opening 8 pages dictates that Stone Age Brit, whose first episode in this Annual occupied pages 2 and 3, brings the entertainment to a conclusion with an adventure on pages 110 and 111. This time our prehistoric pal has an encounter with a bully while at the swimming pool.

I said that Brit brings the entertainment to a conclusion, as the back cover is identical to the front, so only those with a very short memory will derive any further amusement from it.

This is the first Cheeky Annual to consist of only 112 pages (including covers) - the 5 previous ones have all contained 128 pages (inc covers). Whereas previously the Cheeky Annuals contained 32 pages of full colour (inc covers), this time there are 16 pages of full colour (inc covers) and 16 spot colour. This diminution in page count and colour quotient is accompanied by a price increase from last year's £2.25 to £2.50. Because all the earlier Annuals were identical in their page-count/colour-content formulation, I haven't previously done a comparison of their prices per page, so I'll rectify that now...

Title Price Pages Price Per Page
Cheeky Annual 1979 £1.10 128 £0.085938
Cheeky Annual 1980 £1.25 128 £0.097656
Cheeky Annual 1981 £1.50 128 £0.117188
Cheeky Annual 1982 £1.95 128 £0.152344
Cheeky Annual 1983 £2.25 128 £0.175781
Cheeky Annual 1984 £2.50 112 £0.223214

So if this year's Annual had consisted of the usual 128 pages, the price would have been around £2.85 - £2.90 which IPC management evidently felt would depress sales.

The editor is clearly trying to keep things fresh by introducing the Cheeky's Family Tree idea rather than relying on the classic 'Cheeky strolling round Krazy Town' format. Snail also gets a revamp with SBC. It's great that Frank McDiarmid provides all the Cheeky/Snail content (other than the toothy funster's encounter with The Puzzler), and despite the lower page count there's slightly more of Frank's work in this Annual than the previous one.

 

Title
Elements
Cheeky Annual 1979 Frank McDiarmid 5
Cheeky Annual 1980 Frank McDiarmid 7
Cheeky Annual 1981 Frank McDiarmid 3
Cheeky Annual 1982 Frank McDiarmid 44
Cheeky Annual 1983 Frank McDiarmid 26
Cheeky Annual 1984 Frank McDiarmid 28

Reprints are obviously a major part of the editor's cost-management strategy, so we have to accept their presence. However I'm not sure that much care was taken in selecting some of the seemingly randomly-chosen recycled material. Meanie McGenie has previously padded out the Cheeky Summer Special of 1982, and is reasonably diverting although I preferred the daftness of the similarly-premised Ringer Dinger and it's therefore disappointing that the Dinger reprints stopped before all the original material was re-used (I suppose it's possible that the strips that weren't reprinted in the Cheeky titles had been reprinted elsewhere). I quite like the whimsical nature of Stone Age Brit, the artwork gives the impression that the strip is aimed at rather younger readers than the Cheeky audience, but the colour stories look good. Ad Lad is fairly mundane, and the title character seems to visit the same barber and kids' outfitter as Sweet-Tooth (but evidently not the same dentist). I've already made my opinion clear on the execrable Croc - hopefully we've seen the last of the repulsive creation. Fortunately we have not had to endure any more of the forgettable Tell Tale Tess reprints which featured in last year's Annual.

The Cheeky Chuckles pages of single-panel gags, which were present in the Annuals dated 1981, 82 and 83, are absent this year, although Paddywack contributes 3 pages, each consisting of three 2-panel jokes. Of the strips that were running in Cheeky Weekly as of its 1980 demise, Elephant on the Run, Why, Dad, Why?, The Gang, Ringer Dinger and Soggy the Sea Monster are absent this year. As mentioned above, 6 Million Dollar Gran is present in the Annual as Granny, and Snail, whose solo strip in Cheeky Weekly was Snail of the Century, has graduated to the TV stardom of SBC in this Annual. Speed Squad, Mustapha Million, Tub, Stage School, Calculator Kid and Disaster Des, all of whom were present in the final issue of Cheeky's own title, are represented in this Annual, as is Paddywack who, although not present in the final Cheeky Weekly, survives in Whoopee. Last year's Annual contained a text story for the first time, but there is no such feature this year.

This year's Cheeky Annual has the highest reprint content so far.

REPRINT %

Published Title Total Elements Original Elements Reprint Elements Reprint %
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 130 114 16 12.31
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 128 107 21 16.41
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 128 103 25 19.53
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 128 102 26 20.31
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 128 103 25 19.53
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 112 83 29 25.89

 

Of course Friends of Cheeky who enjoyed this collection of japes and jests (and I'm sure it was enjoyed by many, despite the shortcomings I have enumerated) wouldn't have known it was to be the penultimate Cheeky Annual. It'll be interesting to see how our toothy pal bowed out of the Annual market, so join me again when I examine that momentous volume.

 

FEATURES IN PREVIOUS ANNUAL(S) AND THE LATEST

Published Title Feature Published Title Feature
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Back Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Back Cover
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Back Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Back Cover
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Back Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Back Cover
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Back Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Back Cover
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Back Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Back Cover
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Calculator Kid 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Calculator Kid
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Calculator Kid 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Calculator Kid
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Calculator Kid 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Calculator Kid
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Calculator Kid 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Calculator Kid
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Cover
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Cover
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Cover
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Cover
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Cover 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Cover
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Dick Twerpin 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Dick Twerpin
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Dick Twerpin 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Dick Twerpin
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Dick Twerpin 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Dick Twerpin
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Dick Twerpin 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Dick Twerpin
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Disaster Des 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Disaster Des
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Disaster Des 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Disaster Des
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Disaster Des 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Disaster Des
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Disaster Des 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Disaster Des
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Mustapha Million 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Mustapha Million
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Mustapha Million 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Mustapha Million
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Mustapha Million 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Mustapha Million
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Mustapha Million 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Mustapha Million
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Mustapha Million 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Mustapha Million
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Paddywack 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Paddywack
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Paddywack 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Paddywack
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Speed Squad 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Speed Squad
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Speed Squad 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Speed Squad
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Speed Squad 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Speed Squad
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Speed Squad 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Speed Squad
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Stage School 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Stage School
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Stage School 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Stage School
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Stage School 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Stage School
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 The Girls 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 The Girls
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 The Girls 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 The Girls
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Tub 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Tub
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Tub 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Tub
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Tub 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Tub
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Tub 01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Tub



FEATURES IN LATEST ANNUAL BUT NO PREVIOUS ONES

Published Title Feature
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Ad Lad
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Cheeky vs The Puzzler
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Cheeky's Family Tree
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Creepy Crawley
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Croc
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Flash Harry's Silly Snaps
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Granny
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Meanie McGenie
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Roy of the Robots
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 SBC Snail Broadcasting Corporation
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 Stone Age Brit
01-Aug-1983 Cheeky Annual 1984 The Hound of the Back-Street Villa



FEATURES IN PREVIOUS ANNUAL(S) BUT NOT LATEST

Published Title Feature
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 $6,000,000 Dollar Gran
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 6 Million Dollar Gran
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 6 Million Dollar Gran
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 6 Million Dollar Gran
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 6 Million Dollar Gran Spot the Difference
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 A Saw Point
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 All Snails Are Alike?
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 April with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 April with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 April with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 April with Cheeky
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 August with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 August with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 August with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 August with Cheeky
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Awful Alphabet
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Baby Burpo Strikes
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Baby Burpo Strikes Again
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Bam Splat and Blooie
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Biddy's Beastly Bloomers
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Biddy's Beastly Bloomers
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Booked (text story)
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Cartoon Gallery
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Cheeky Chuckles
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Cheeky Chuckles
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Cheeky Chuckles
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Cheeky's Crazes
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Cheeky's Year of Puzzles
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Cocky Doodle
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Comic Changes
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Copy Kate
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Creepy Sleepy Tale
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Creepy Sleepy Tale
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Creepy Sleepy Tale
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Creepy Sleepy Tale
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 December with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 December with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 December with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 December with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Disaster Des meets Bump-Bump Bernie
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Double Trouble
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Elephant On The Run
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 February with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 February with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 February with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 February with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Flash Harry's Silly Christmas Snaps
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Gran
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Home Movie
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Hosepipe Maze
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 James Bold
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 James Bold
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 James Bold
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 James Bold
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 January with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 January with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 January with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 January with Cheeky
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 July with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 July with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 July with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 July with Cheeky
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 June with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 June with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 June with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 June with Cheeky
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Lee's Amazing Secret
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 March with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 March with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 March with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 March with Cheeky
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 May with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 May with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 May with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 May with Cheeky
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Moon Loon
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 November with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 November with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 November with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 November with Cheeky
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 October with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 October with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 October with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 October with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Paddywack at Large
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Paddywack at Large
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Paddywack at Large
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Puss an' Boots
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Puzzle Patch
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Quest for the Lost Pharaoh
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Ringer Dinger
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Ringer Dinger
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Ringer Dinger
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Ringer Dinger
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 SOS Save Our Santa
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 September with Cheeky
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 September with Cheeky
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 September with Cheeky
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 September with Cheeky
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Skateboard Squad
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Smile Along A Snail
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Smile Along A Snail
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Snail
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Snail of the Century
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Soggy the Sea Monster
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Soggy the Sea Monster
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Soggy the Sea Monster
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Soggy the Sea Monster
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Speed Squad's Grand Prix
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Spot The Difference
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Spot the Difference
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Teacher's Homework Puzzles
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Tell-Tale Tess
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 The "Girls"
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 The "Girls"
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 The "Girls"
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 The Cave Kids
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 The Cave Kids
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 The Cave Kids
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 The Doors Are Open
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 The Gang
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 The Robot Olympics
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 The Swots and The Blots
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 This Book Belongs To
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 This Book Belongs To
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 This Book Belongs To
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 This Book Belongs To
01-Sep-1978 Cheeky Annual 1979 Tim'll Fix It
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Tim'll Fix It
01-Aug-1982 Cheeky Annual 1983 Too Many Cooks by Auntie Daisy
01-Sep-1979 Cheeky Annual 1980 Why, Dad, Why?
01-Sep-1980 Cheeky Annual 1981 Why, Dad, Why?
01-Aug-1981 Cheeky Annual 1982 Why, Dad, Why?



Cheeky Annual 1984 - published August 1983
Page Details
1Cover 'School for Santas' - Art Mike Lacey
2Stone Age Brit reprint from Cor!! - Art Toni Goffe
3Stone Age Brit reprint from Cor!! - Art Toni Goffe
4Cheeky's Family Tree 'Stone Age Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
5Cheeky's Family Tree 'Stone Age Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
6Cheeky's Family Tree 'Stone Age Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
7Cheeky's Family Tree 'Stone Age Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
8Tub - Art Nigel Edwards
9Meanie McGenie reprint from Monster Fun - Art Mike Lacey
10Dick Twerpin - Art Martin Baxendale
11Dick Twerpin - Art Martin Baxendale
12Dick Twerpin - Art Martin Baxendale
13Dick Twerpin - Art Martin Baxendale
14SBC Snail Broadcasting Corporation - Art Frank McDiarmid
15SBC Snail Broadcasting Corporation - Art Frank McDiarmid
16The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
17The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
18The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
19The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
20The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
21The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
22The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
23The Hound of the Back-Street Villa reprint from Monster Fun - Art Leslie Harding (Styx)
24Croc reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Mike Lacey
25Croc reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Mike Lacey
26Ad Lad reprint from Whoopee! - Art Trevor Metcalfe
27Ad Lad reprint from Whoopee! - Art Trevor Metcalfe
28Stone Age Brit reprint from Cor!! - Art Toni Goffe
29Stone Age Brit reprint from Cor!! - Art Toni Goffe
30Cheeky's Family Tree 'Cabin Boy Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Cheeky's Family Tree 'Cabin Boy Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Cheeky's Family Tree 'Cabin Boy Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
33Cheeky's Family Tree 'Cabin Boy Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
34Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
35Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
36Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
37Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
38Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
39Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
40Meanie McGenie reprint from Monster Fun - Art Mike Lacey
41Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
42Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
43Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
44The Girls - Art Frank McDiarmid
45The Girls - Art Frank McDiarmid
46The Girls - Art Frank McDiarmid
47The Girls - Art Frank McDiarmid
48Stage School - Art Barry Glennard
49Stage School - Art Barry Glennard
50Stage School - Art Barry Glennard
51Stage School - Art Barry Glennard
52Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
53Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
54Mustapha Million - Art Bob Hill
55Mustapha Million - Art Bob Hill
56Mustapha Million - Art Bob Hill
57Meanie McGenie reprint from Monster Fun - Art Mike Lacey
58Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
59Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
60SBC Snail Broadcasting Corporation - Art Frank McDiarmid
61SBC Snail Broadcasting Corporation - Art Frank McDiarmid
62Roy of the Robots - Art Alan Rogers
63Roy of the Robots - Art Alan Rogers
64Roy of the Robots - Art Alan Rogers
65Roy of the Robots - Art Alan Rogers
66Cheeky's Family Tree 'Yokel Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
67Cheeky's Family Tree 'Yokel Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
68Cheeky's Family Tree 'Yokel Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
69Cheeky's Family Tree 'Yokel Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
70Croc reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Mike Lacey
71Croc reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Mike Lacey
72Ad Lad reprint from Whoopee! - Art Trevor Metcalfe
73Ad Lad reprint from Whoopee! - Art Trevor Metcalfe
74Cheeky's Family Tree 'Victorian Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
75Cheeky's Family Tree 'Victorian Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
76Cheeky's Family Tree 'Victorian Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
77Cheeky's Family Tree 'Victorian Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
78Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
79Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
80Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
81Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
82Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
83Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
84Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
85Creepy Crawley - Art Robert MacGillivray
86Cheeky vs The Puzzler
87Cheeky vs The Puzzler
88Cheeky vs The Puzzler
89Cheeky vs The Puzzler
90Granny - Art Ian Knox
91Granny - Art Ian Knox
92Granny - Art Ian Knox
93Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
94Ad Lad reprint from Whoopee! - Art Trevor Metcalfe
95Ad Lad reprint from Whoopee! - Art Trevor Metcalfe
96Flash Harry's Silly Snaps
97Flash Harry's Silly Snaps
98Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
99Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
100Croc reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Mike Lacey
101Croc reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Mike Lacey
102Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
103Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
104Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
105Tub - Art Nigel Edwards
106Cheeky's Family Tree 'Present Day Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
107Cheeky's Family Tree 'Present Day Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
108Cheeky's Family Tree 'Present Day Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
109Cheeky's Family Tree 'Present Day Cheeky' - Art Frank McDiarmid
110Stone Age Brit reprint from Cor!! - Art Toni Goffe
111Stone Age Brit reprint from Cor!! - Art Toni Goffe
112Back Cover 'School for Santas' - Art Mike Lacey