The Tease Break feature was the third puzzle series to appear in Cheeky Weekly, following on from the brief run of Teacher's Teasers (3 issues from 26 August to 23 September 1978) and the slightly longer-lived Cheeky's Pal Puzzle (10 issues, 30 September to 02 December 1978). Whereas the aforementioned series prominently featured Cheeky and pals and were clearly prepared specifically for Cheeky Weekly, Tease Break had a somewhat generic feel about it, and was probably sourced from publisher IPC's filing cabinet of old puzzles originally created for other titles. Cheeky and some of his Krazy Town neighbours did appear sporadically during Tease Break's run, but I suspect that this was as a result of some deft cut-and-paste work on behalf of the quiz compiler. I'm fairly certain that the punning Tease Break title itself was recycled from another comic. All this gives Tease Break a strong feeling of 'filler', which is compounded by its intermittent nature, appearing in only 9 issues spanning cover dates 17 February 1979 to 03 November 1979.
|The first Tease Break was the only one printed in red and white -|
all the others were black and white.
6 Tease Breaks occupied a full page, with the remainder being half pages.
|Question 4 was cunningly designed to be used in any comic -|
here, Cheeky's ugly mug has been pasted in.
During Tease Break's Cheeky Weekly run, a page entitled Cheeky's Summer Tease Break appeared in the 1979 Cheeky Summer Special. This was the only Special/Annual Tease Break appearance.
Tease Break in the Cheeky Weekly Index
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