On this day, 9 February 1980: Whoopee! and Cheeky
Cheeky went into a Friscodisco spin, merged into the longer-playing Whoopee! after just two and a half years as a single title.
For a couple of weeks the comic was titled Whoopee! and Cheeky, and operated as a two-comics-in-one arrangement with Cheeky occupying the middle 16 pages. But the comic’s title quickly reverted to just Whoopee!, and the Cheeky pull-out mini-comic format was dropped in the summer.
The combined line-up of strips was a strong one though. The Whoopee! contingent included Sweeny Toddler, Bumpkin Billionaires, Frankie Stein and Lolly Pop.
The Cheeky section had a four-page It’s Cheeky strip, and brought with him pals such as $6,000,000 Gran, Mustapha Million and Calculator Kid.