Yes, we know you had your special Christmas Issue, and even a Christmas Special – but Beano fans will be delighted there’s a new issue out now, on sale in all good British newsagents, supermarkets and digitally.
In Beano 3865, wrapped in a cover by Nigel Parkinson, it’s time for everyone to resolve to behave better next year, do their homework on time and try not to have quite so much fun… not!
Dennis decides to check out VR gaming, to see if it’s any better than real life! Nigel Auchterlounie (who writes several great strips for the comic) and Nigel Parkinson bring you the latest Dennis the Menace tale.
Rock ‘n’ LOL with Minnie the Minx
Minnie shares her favourite jokes!
Visit the world of opposites, a Beanotown where Fatty is thin and Plug is really handsome…
Billy’s new year resolution is to slow down! Hmm… we’re sure he’s tried to do this more than once and it never ends well…
Tricky Dicky shows you how to make fake snowballs so you can have a battle even when there’s no snow!
Pup Parade and Ivy the Terrible Return!
Lew Stringer is back drawing two Beano favourites this issue.
“It’s great to be back on these two classic strips which are fun characters to draw,” he says.
“Pup Parade was a favourite of mine to read back when it started in the late 1960s so it’s an honour to be writing/drawing their adventures today.”
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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.