I don't recall when I picked up this issue of "Jack and Jill", but I do recall it was bundled with others which I'll come across eventually and blog about. It's the February 1979 edition with a cover by artist Jared Lee who I've known since I was a kid from reading his "Bummers" in Dynamite magazine. My kids (and I) love the "Black Lagoon" series of books he illustrates.
A couple of well-deserved close-ups.
I've never heard of the "Lil' Chik", but clearly the girls version of the Sting-Ray.
The best part of this issue is the article on Ralph Bakshi's "The Lord of the Rings".
Note the letter about calculator numbers forming words. They use "710 77345" as an example which I immediately recalled spelled "Shell Oil" upside down. I remember all kinds of jokes centered around those. Another I remember well is 5318008. You figure it out.
More Jared Lee art
And more Jared Lee
Can't go wrong with a Peanuts strip.
And finally, the back cover ads promising "prizes or cash" for selling greeting cards or seeds. I recall these same ads from comic books.