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Saturday, 14 May 2011

Profile - Six-Gun Sam

Fan of TV Westerns, 6-Gun Sam joined the roster of Cheeky's Krazy Town pals in the 14th edition of Cheeky Weekly, dated 21 January 1978, and went on to feature in a total of 98 issues. Sam's appearances always heralded a cowboy joke, with Cheeky usually playing the 'I don't know, why DID the cowboy cross the road?' straight man role. Sam's punchline was often delivered with a spirited 'Yee-Hah', sometimes a 'Whoop-de-Doo', or occasionally the curious 'Rooti-Tooti', which I presume is derived from 'rootin'-tootin'', but I don't think I've ever heard John Wayne saying it.

Sam's turn to be the 'Cheeky's pal featured throughout the week' came in the 03 June 1978 issue, when with the help of The Goalie Cat, who propelled tin can targets into the air, Sam attempted to demonstrate his sharp-shooting pop gun skills.

In the 02 June 1979 issue, Hypno Tessa uses her powers of suggestion to persuade Sam to dress as a Native American. In the comic dated 19 January 1980, Sam displays a cruel streak when he draws a bead on poor, defenceless Snail.

Sam appeared on the front cover of 6 issues of Cheeky Weekly, 4 times in Cheeky's Week strips, and in the main illustrations on the cover of the 15 April 1978 and 05 January 1980 issues. He demonstrated his lariat skills on the Pin-Up Pal poster in the 13 May 1978 issue, and a booklet of Six-Gun Sam jokes was printed in the comic dated 08 December 1979.  Sam made a guest appearance in the Skateboard Squad strip in the 24 June 1978 issue,

The comical cowpoke was another victim of CWIHCS (Cheeky Weekly Inconsistent Hair Colour Syndrome), being depicted with brown and blonde hair.

Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Six-Gun Sam9921-Jan-197802-Feb-1980

Missing From Issues
22-Oct-1977
29-Oct-1977
05-Nov-1977
12-Nov-1977
19-Nov-1977
26-Nov-1977
03-Dec-1977
10-Dec-1977
17-Dec-1977
24-Dec-1977
31-Dec-1977
07-Jan-1978
14-Jan-1978
17-Jun-1978
02-Dec-1978
07-Apr-1979
14-Apr-1979
06-Oct-1979

Six-Gun Sam - Number of appearances by Element
Element Number of Appearances
Sunday23
Wednesday18
Tuesday17
Monday14
Thursday12
Saturday10
Friday8
Sunday evening5
Cheeky's Week4
Cover Feature4
Hey Presto! Magic Show1
Suddenly1

Six-Gun Sam - Number of appearances by Page
Page Number of Appearances
223
18
98
158
127
317
106
45
65
185
225
214
53
133
203
233
72
82
192
252
262
302
111
271

Count of elements by artist
Character Artist Total Elements
Six-Gun SamFrank McDiarmid61
Six-Gun SamFrank McDiarmid pencils18
Six-Gun SamMike Lacey17
Six-Gun SamBarrie Appleby9
Six-Gun SamJim Watson4
Six-Gun SamDick Millington4
Six-Gun SamUnknown Cheeky Artist 12
Six-Gun SamNot known1

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