There's a double the normal amount of comic confusion with Paddywack this issue, as he features on 2 pages.
Wednesday this week happens to be February the 14th, and consequently Cheeky tries his hardest to avoid Louise. He's forgotten that Wednesday is also Mystery Comic day…
|Art: Frank McDiarmid|
The artwork on Mustapha Million has been shared between original Mustapha artist Reg Parlett and Joe McCaffrey since January 1978, but this week's issue is sadly the last to feature work by Reg. Mr P bows out with a colour spread, but unfortunately the somewhat pedestrian script gives him little scope for the slapstick, physical humour that Reg depicts so well. For a reminder of a Parlett peak, have a look at the corker of a strip he drew way back in Cheeky Weekly number 6, here and here. Thanks for all the laughs, Reg - the comic will be that little bit more dull without your inimitable contributions.
This week's issue contains what I believe to be two stories that were originally intended for the lost Christmas 1978 issue, and subsequently altered to remove the references to the festive season - Elephant On The Run and Skateboard Squad. The strips can be seen here and here.
This week's Mystery Comic section features a full complement of strips, with no absentees.
A new feature commences on page 24 - it's Tease Break, a half-page collection of puzzles. Tease Break shares the page with the final 'Your chance to vote' ad, in which readers are given the last opportunity to choose which celebrity they would like to see on the forthcoming poster.
However, those in more urgent need of a poster to cover the ink stain they just made on their bedroom wall will be delighted with this issue's Pin-Up Pal pic on the back cover, featuring Krazy Town's foremost TV addict Square Eyes, with which this issue draws to a conclusion.
Frank McDiarmid provides the art on all 10 Cheeky's Week elements in this issue.
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 17-Feb-1979
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 17-Feb-1979, Issue 67 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Joke-Box Jury' 2 of 2 - Art Frank McDiarmid\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|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|7||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|8||Ad: Weetabix 'Superman promo'|
|9||Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|10||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|11||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|12||Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|13||Tub 'Mystery Comic' 16 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards|
|14||Why, Dad, Why? 'Mystery Comic' 13 of 28 - Art John K. Geering|
|15||Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 18 of 37|
|16||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 17 of 34 - Art Reg Parlett (final art on feature)|
|17||Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 17 of 34 - Art Reg Parlett (final art on feature)|
|18||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 17 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|19||Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 17 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon|
|20||Disaster Des 'Mystery Comic' 17 of 30 - Art Mike Lacey|
|21||Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|22||Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey|
|24||Tease Break (first appearance)\Your chance to vote (final appearance)|
|25||Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|26||Eagle Eye reprint from Shiver and Shake|
|27||Eagle Eye reprint from Shiver and Shake|
|29||The Burpo Special 'Gloomy Glad' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|30||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|31||Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|32||Pin-up pal 'Square Eyes' - Art Frank McDiarmid|