BeanoMAX 79

BeanoMAX bows out as 75th anniversary nears, new title on way

BeanoMAX 79

It’s all change over at The Beano, as the title’s monthly companion, BeanoMAX, bows out on Issue 79, on sale now in all good newsagents.

beano-26-07-2013The magazine will be replaced by a 32-page comic, the 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine, with The Beano continuing as ever in its weekly form, the latest issue featuring a cover by the talented Steve Beckett.

There’s been quite a bit of promotion for DC Thomson’s flagship lately, including a right royal appearance by the Prince of Wales and his wife in the comic, and a plug for the title on the BBC’s Mock the Week, with artist Nigel Parkinson providing a special piece of art for the show broadcast last week.

Issue one of the new Dennis the Menace magazine will go on sale on 24th July, just in time for The Beano‘s 75th birthday on 30th July. While we don’t know the content just yet, it looks like Nigel is working on the title. “It’s modern, unexpected, exciting and NEW!” he recently enthused.

The Beano © 2013 DC Thomson Ltd.

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John Freeman

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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