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Beano reaches landmark 4000th issue

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…)Continue reading Beano reaches landmark 4000th issue

A montage of Leo Baxendale's work, including part of his self portrait

From the Archives: Last Words from Leo – An Interview with Leo Baxendale

First published in October 2017 on the inexplicably and ruthlessly pruned Forbidden Planet International blog, an act of cultural barbarism about which Forbidden Planet (Scotland) Ltd has yet to reverse, we are delighted to republish, as first published and with the permission of author Pádraig Ó Méalóid,  comic creator Leo Baxendale’s last-ever interview, discussing hisContinue reading From the Archives: Last Words from Leo – An Interview with Leo Baxendale

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New Beano offers free copy of 2019 annual in limited distribution promotion

This week’s Beano (Issue 3977) is getting a limited distribution promotion, offering a bagged, free copy of the 2019 Beano Annual with purchase at participating WHSmith stores, which appear to be those at railway stations and airports. It got a good “box out” to grab attention in the comic section of stores such as theContinue reading New Beano offers free copy of 2019 annual in limited distribution promotion

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Happy Birthday to the Bash Street Kids, 65 years young!

The Bash Street Kids have been in Beano for 65 years, and this week’s issue of the brilliant humour comic offers an epic tale from Andy Fanton – and we’re delighted he had time for a quick chat about it – with art from Bash Street legend David Sutherland! Not only did Andy write a greatContinue reading Happy Birthday to the Bash Street Kids, 65 years young!

The "Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day" strip for The Beano on sale Wednesday 5th December 2018. Script by Nigel Auchterlounie, art by Nigel Parkinson

Jumping Jets! Beano’s Dennis swops his iconic jumper in a good cause this week

Ahead of the much-anticipated Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day on Friday 14th December, the Beano‘s Dennis has changed his iconic striped jumper in support of the charitable event. This week’s issue of the Beano comic encourages fans to don a festive knit for a great cause, as character Dennis swaps his infamous jumper whichContinue reading Jumping Jets! Beano’s Dennis swops his iconic jumper in a good cause this week