Wednesday, December 06, 2017

The Christmas BEANO (2017)

The Christmas issue of Beano has arrived on the shelves today, and it's a festive fun-feast. It comes bagged with a brilliant Merry Prank-Mas Kit; a box of eight pranks such as fake poo and false teeth. Now, before anyone complains about "bagged tat", remember that the Beano rarely includes any gifts these days. Not as seldom as decades ago, when it only had a free gift in 1960 (the first since 1940) and no more until 1971, but it's still a rare thing for the Beano to have gifts these days. 
Cover by Nigel Parkinson

Inside the comic, there's a wealth of Christmas stories featuring Bananaman, Roger the Dodger, Minnie the Minx, a seven page Dennis and Gnasher story and much more.
Bananaman art by Wayne Thompson.
Dennis art by Nigel Parkinson.

As has been the tradition for the last few years, this Christmas issue will be on sale for three weeks, so there won't be another Beano until 27th December. 

The Christmas Beano, on sale now. £4.50 

2 comments:

Caz Comics said...

Lew, What the heck?

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/iconic-beano-character-dennis-isnt-much-menace-anymore-120155223.html

Lew Stringer said...

Oh that's an old story the press have finally picked up on. The "menace" part of the title was dropped over a year ago! No one noticed, and life carried on, and kids still enjoyed their comics. Now the media have run a story on it, people who haven't looked at the Beano in years are suddenly outraged! Hilarious!

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