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This week’s Beano features a new half page strip, “Ellis’ Great Escapes” by Lew Stringer
Beano is celebrating the 40th birthday of one of the super hero world’s fruitiest creation, Bananaman, with the launch of a special edition of the weekly comic, featuring an extended story for the character.
Charlie “Chas” Grigg was a cartoonist who drew Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and many other characters for the DC Thomson’s comics – Dandy, Beano, Topper and Judy, from the 1960s to 1980s. Now a new book about his life and work has just been published – and his family are dedicating half the proceeds The Alzheimer’s Society and Dudley-based dementia support group, Me, Myself & I.
His much-admired work will also be celebrated at a special event at the Wolverhampton Literature Festival next year.
There are 165 vintage comic listings in the latest auction from Phil-Comics on eBay this week – all ending Tuesday 26th November 2019. Lots include original artwork from Dudley Watkins and Robert Nixon, 1940s and later Beano and Dandy comics
New British news stand comics / magazine on sale this week include 2000AD 2152, Action Combat 106, Action GTX 109, Astonishing Spider-Man 38, Beano 4006 and more…