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Saturday, 26 June 2010

Cheeky Weekly stats

Genre; British children's humour/adventure comic

Publisher; IPC

First issue; 22 October 1977

Final issue before merge with Whoopee!; 02 February 1980

Number of issues; 117

Weeks not published due to industrial action; 16 December 1978, 23 December 1978, 30 December 1978.

Pages per issue; 32 (except 02 December 1978 and 09 December 1978 which had 28 pages each due to industrial action)

Total pages; 3736

13 comments:

  1. Hey! It's Cheeky. I remember when it came out - loved it because it was so unlike the other comics at the time. I remember once one of the artists let his nephew or something draw a sneaker.

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    1. There'll never be another Cheeky!

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  2. Cheeky was indeed a top comic, although my only contemporaneous memories of were innumerable copies in my GP's waiting room circa 1979. Knocked rival Plug for six – one of DC Thomson's infrequent wacky attempts that, for me, didn’t quite work. Still have good memories of my nan buying a heap of Plugs circa 1981 and arranging them chronologically though; not so much pleasure in actually reading them, alas.
    Have Cheeky’s new owners Rebellion been in touch to say “Keep up the good work”, or conversely, “Oi you, clear off”? Ben Smith’s said he’d tolerate any blog etc. that used IPC material without “taking the piss”. Think you’ll be all right as you aren’t make money for your labours.

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    1. My memories of Cheeky Weekly are probably a little different from yours as I was in my early twenties when buying it, but I recognised it was a groundbreaking humour comic of the time. As regards Rebellion, I contacted them to ask for permission to continue blogging and they very kindly consented.

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    2. By the way, did your trip(s) to The British Library reveal any more episodes of Stage School in Whizzer and Chips other than the one you contacted me about a while back?

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    3. No, it didn't but reassessed Bottom and although not Nigel Edwards's finest hour it's fairly chucklesome; beat Town Tarzan anyway. Any idea what happened to Edwards – seems to have vanished? Your inference that I go to the BL often is quite right: Jinty (1974), Whoopee (1981) and Cracker (1975) coming up tomorrow. Can only go once a week - there are VERY valid reasons…

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    4. I don't know what became of Nigel Edwards. My re-reading of Whizzer and Chips has just reached the point when Bottom was replaced by NE's Wonder Wimp, which wasn't as good as far as I'm concerned.

      Enjoy your BL visit tomorrow.

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    5. Hi Stephen ,
      Agree Cheeky was a Great comic , grew up in New Zealand use to buy a copy every week with my 50c pocket money. Back in 1978 cost about 25c New Zealand.

      Have a few annuals and comics I have found in search's of Second Hand Book Shops.
      Cool profile picture Stephen.

      Regards Stephen Mcilroy.

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  3. Wow, that’d make you about Lew Stringer’s age and we all know what an old fart he is! I can’t say too much as I’ll be 43 this month and I’ve no plans to ‘outgrow’ comics. I well remember buying the Dandy/Beano 50th anniversary book in 1987 aged 14, and no consideration of "Should I still be reading this?" entered into it. My key comic memories aren’t really of Cheeky but Jackpot, a brilliant comic if a bit top-heavy on reprints towards the end. Someone should start a blog, maybe…

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    1. Indeed...will you be taking on the task?

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  4. Probably not, for lack of comics not lack of love. There is the BL to help out though. I think Jake's Seven was an excellent strip although rereading a while back it wasn’t around for as long as I had thought. Much better than THAT TV show – and not the one with the blue box…

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  5. Loved Cheeky comics and other IPC magazines of around that time = Krazy, Whoopee, Jackpot.
    Use to buy Cheeky as a kid growing up in New Zealand only about 25c New Zealand in 1978.Still buy the odd Annual and comic if I find any in the second hand shops in New Zealand when visiting. Cool profile picture Stephen.

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    1. Hi Steve - hope the blog is bringing back some happy memories.

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