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…
There are some 200 vintage comic listings in the latest Phil Comics eBay auction this week including the full set of Action (1976-77) in three bound volumes, #1-250 of 2000AD, issues of wartime Beano and Dandy, various annuals and a 1970s/80s IPC collection including 20 or so free gifts!
The Beano reaches its 4000th issue this Wednesday, on sale in all good newsagents and supermarkets, and already in the hands of loyal subscribers. (If you’ve never subscribed, we’ve discovered a nifty trick to get a discount at the Beano shop…)
A selection of 180 vintage comic auctions are up for grabs this week in the latest Phil Comics eBay auction, including 2000AD #1-10, Beano, Buster, Dandy, Giles Annuals, Oor Wullie, Smash #1-15, Joe 90, TV Century 21, Victor, Wildcat and more
Despite some bleak circulation figures, there’s a few bits of good cheer among the reported latest sales for consumer magazines on British news stands issued by the Audit Bureau of Circulations, which included comics. Overall, sales of children’s magazines grew,… Read More ›
The Beano celebrated its 81st birthday recently, the first issue published with a cover date of 26th July 1938 – but that date isn’t it’s actual birthday, and neither are the cover dates for other British comics, either… Most would… Read More ›
This summer, much-loved Beano characters are setting up home at Mottisfont, in Hampshire, for a vibrant new exhibition exploring 80 years of mischief and mayhem!
50 years ago today, the three astronauts making up the crew of Apollo 11, Command Module Pilot Mike Collins, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin and Mission Commander Neil Armstrong were preparing for their launch on a Saturn V rocket from Pad 39A at Cape Canaveral in Florida