Published next month, the Beano and Dandy Annuals for 2021 are now available to pre-order.
Celebrating his 70th anniversary in 2021, Dennis faces monsters from Greek myths in order to prove he’s history’s greatest menace in this year’s Beano Annual.
He’s joined by legends such as Minnie the Minx, The Bash Street Kids … and many more!
Meanwhile, in the Dandy Annual, everyone’s favourite Desperate Dan puts his love of cow pies to one side for the good of the planet and tries a vegetarian diet – with dramatic results!
Plus Beryl the Peril, Corporal Clott and the gang are unleashed in all-new and original comic strips, featuring art by Lew Stringer and many more.
Christmas can come early – although the publication of annuals has always come ahead of the festive season.
Back in the 1970s for example, I happily handed over part of my pocket money over several weeks to one of the local newsagents, to secure a copy of that year’s Countdown annual; and Lew recalls his grandad treating him to a Wham! Annual on a day trip to Blackpool back in September 1971.
“I even still have the receipt inside the book!” he says.
If you pre-order the “Double Trouble” pack, included free is a fabulous A3 colour poster of Dennis & Gnasher
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.