Phil Comics releases “Beano and The Dandy – Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988” book

Out today from eBay comics auction house Phil Comics is a smashing-looking new book Beano and The Dandy – Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988.

Beano and The Dandy - Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 - Cover

Following the popularity of the company’s first book in 2013, which reprinted the classic Christmas covers of Beano and The Dandy from 1937-1969, this book celebrates some of the very best front covers of our two favourite British comics from 1937 to 1988, their first 50 years.

Published under license from Beano Studios, the eighty Beano covers and eighty covers of The Dandy chosen are some of the most iconic and attractive front covers, made up of firework, Easter, new year, Christmas, landmark issues, birthday numbers, free gift editions “and some that just tickled our fancy,” says Phil Shrimpton, an avid fan of the Beano for many, many years.

Beano and The Dandy - Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 - Sample

Beano and The Dandy - Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 - Sample

The covers feature the well known and loved comic stars Big Eggo, Biffo the Bear, and Dennis and Gnasher in Beano, whilst The Dandy covers feature Korky the Cat and Desperate Dan.

There’s also a four page introduction and the added bonus of four unseen pages of original front cover artwork, provided by the archivists at DC Thomson & Co., Ltd.

Beano and The Dandy - Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 - Sample

Nearly an inch thick, this is very much a coffee table book to be browsed and read again and again. released in hardback with a matt laminated dustjacket and 176 full colour matt pages.

An absolute must for collectors and fans of Beano and The Dandy, plus anyone who may have read the comics in that classic era of 1937 to 1988, you can buy Beano and The Dandy – Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 direct from Phil Comics here on eBay – and check out their latest comics auctions here.

Beano and The Dandy – Classic Comic Covers 1937-1988 is also available from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

Beano and The Dandy © DC Thomson Media


The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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