DC Thomson’s humour comics can always be relied on to do Christmas issues. Christmas 1984 brought these offerings from the digest sized Beano Comic Library.
Pup Parade are the Bash Street Kids’ dogs, each with the appropriate attributes of their owners, and in issue 66, Snow Joke, they were out to perform their own winter Olympics with sledging, skiing and ice skating. Indeed the story shows its age by including a reference to Torvil and Dean’s Bolero ice skating routine.
Meanwhile issue 65 had the Bash Street Kids themselves staring in Panto Time. After much initial to-do in which it only takes seven panels before Teacher’s cane is produced, they choose to put on Cinderella, not that you can really tell from the front cover, and the expected chaos ensues.
More Christmas covers tomorrow.