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Thursday, 8 December 2016

Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids part 21

New readers start here... After Cheeky Weekly folded and was incorporated into Whoopee as of February 1980 six strips that had originated in the toothy funster's title survived the merge and continued to appear in the amalgamated comic. Whoopee itself foundered in March 1985 and was merged into Whizzer and Chips. Three of the surviving Cheeky Weekly strips successfully negotiated this second merge and went on to appear in the newly combined publication, rather inelegantly titled 'Whizzer and Chips now including Whoopee'. The survivors were Mustapha Million, Calculator Kid and (appearing only twice) Stage School. Cheeky continued to appear, but as a member of The Krazy Gang, who had moved into W&C when Krazy, the comic in which the Gang originated, expired in April 1978. However, the Krazy Gang's Whizzer and Chips run ended in the issue dated 08 February 1986.

By the time of the next raid involving one of our ex-Cheeky Weekly chums, Mustapha Million's run of reprints had ceased, and new adventures of the middle-eastern moneybags were being drawn by Barry Glennard. But can you spot the intruder (or maybe there's more than one) in this story? Scroll down, where all will be revealed.

 
Whizzer and Chips 05 April 1986
Art: Barry Glennard

















Whizzer and Chips 12 April 1986

Yes Mustapha, always entirely comfortable with his wealth, was subjected to a multi-panel raid by the Bumpkin Billionaires, who strove vainly every week to jettison their unwelcome fortune and return to 'the simple loife'. Maybe the affluent agriculturalists were hoping to stash their cash in amongst the wads of moolah sloshing around in Mustapha Mansion.

Just in case you didn't spot all of them, the raiders can be found in page 1, panel 6 and page 2, panels 3 and 6.

This is the first time that the Bumpkins en masse have staged a raid on our plucky pals - Pa raided Cheeky (as part of The Krazy Gang) in the 13 July 1985 issue

By this stage the Cheeky survivors had suffered 17 raids but had perpetrated 9. More raiding fun soon!

Whizzer and Chips Cover Date Raider Raided
06 April 1985Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
04 May 1985Bloggs (Store Wars)Mustapha Million
11 May 1985JokerThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
18 May 1985Calculator Kid & CalcOdd-Ball
01 June 1985
Animalad
Mustapha Million
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Boy Boss
08 June 1985Odd-BallCalculator Kid
06 July 1985Toy BoyCalculator Kid
13 July 1985Pa BumpkinThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
27 July 1985JokerMustapha Million
24 August 1985CheekySid's Snake
14 September 1985
Odd-Ball
Calculator Kid
Calculator Kid
Store Wars
05 October 1985Mustapha MillionAnimalad
19 October 1985Odd-BallMustapha Million
23 November 1985
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Calculator Kid
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Mustapha Million
18 January 1986Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
25 January 1986
Odd-Ball
Cheeky
Mustapha Million
Odd-Ball
08 February 1986
The Krazy Gang ends this issue
AnimaladMustapha Million
15 February 1986Lazy BonesCalculator Kid
15 March 1986Odd-BallCalculator Kid
29 March 1986Calculator KidMaster P Brain
05 April 1986Bumpkin BillionairesMustapha Million

2 comments:

  1. There was something disconcerting about the Bumpkins making mock of Mustapha, who'd been their Whoopee colleague for five years until just one year before this issue. Oh the divisiveness of W&C's rival-based set-up!

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