DC Thomson have begun taking orders for this year’s Beano and Dandy Summer Specials, both on sale next month – and you can buy both as a bundle from their web shop for just £10.
The Beano Summer Special 2020, with a cover by Nigel Parkinson, comes packed full of comics featuring all your favourite characters, jokes and puzzles. It’s perfect for Beano fans of all ages!
Steve Bright has provided a terrific cover for this year’s Dandy Summer Special, which includes new strips by Lew Stringer and others, alongside some reprint material.
Rain or shine, indoors or outdoors, the Dandy‘s favourite characters will keep you entertained and this Special offers loads of awesome activities too.
(All the new material in both was commissioned well before the Coronavirus Pandemic and Lockdown).
With thanks to Lew Stringer for the sizzling summer tip!
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.