Wimbledon winner Andy Murray will appear in the 75th anniversary issue of The Beano, which goes on sale on Wednesday 24th July.
Andy is the first British men’s Wimbledon champion to appear in The Beano as the last one, Fred Perry, achieved his title in 1936, before the comic was launched.
In this special edition, Murray faces off against Minnie the Minx in a game of tennis that he will never forget.
The anniversary issue celebrates 75 years of The Beano and will also feature a host of other famous faces, yet to be announced.
“The Beano celebrates its 75th anniversary this year and we’ve been working hard to put together an extra special issue that is packed full of menacing, pranks and jokes,” enthuses The Beano editor Craig Graham. “We always planned to include Andy Murray in this amazing issue – but we’ve reworked the strip to reflect his historic Wimbledon win.”
“The issue will also feature special guest writers and illustrators, celebrity contributions and young comic genius Zoom Rockman’s debut Beano strip,” he added. “It’s been a real honour to work on this extra special issue and we hope Andy – and all our readers – like it!”
(SOLA2012 Winner Zoom Rockman is the 12 year old who has written, drawn and published his own comic The Zoom! For more information visit: www.thezoom.co.uk)
The Beano is renowned for drawing iconic British faces into its strips with past issues featuring, most recently, The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay and famous names such as One Direction, Simon Cowell, Chris Evans and Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis.
Further back, it’s featured Harry Hill, Emma Bunton, Linford Christie, Lenny Henry, Marti Caine, Les Dawson and countless others, including Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.