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The Beano at 80 – a Potted History by Phil Shrimpton

As the Beano closes in on its 80th birthday, comics auctioneer Phil Shrimpton of Phil Comics looks back at some the weekly humour comic’s achievements and its continued success today… The Beano comic needs very little introduction, certainly not in the world of comic collecting but also not amongst the general population. Many of itsContinue reading The Beano at 80 – a Potted History by Phil Shrimpton

Big Eggo by Lew Stringer

Big Eggo, the Beano’s first Cover Star, returns

Beano‘s first ever cover star, Big Eggo, is back in the weeky humour title today, in a new mini-strip drawn by Lew Stringer (who also revived “Keyhole Kate” and “Pup Parade” for the comic, among other series). “Big Eggo” first appeared in The Beano Issue One, cover dated 30th July 1938, the weekly’s first everContinue reading Big Eggo, the Beano’s first Cover Star, returns