It’s all change over at The Beano, as the title’s monthly companion, BeanoMAX, bows out on Issue 79, on sale now in all good newsagents.
The magazine will be replaced by a 32-page comic, the 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine, with The Beano continuing as ever in its weekly form, the latest issue featuring a cover by the talented Steve Beckett.
There’s been quite a bit of promotion for DC Thomson’s flagship lately, including a right royal appearance by the Prince of Wales and his wife in the comic, and a plug for the title on the BBC’s Mock the Week, with artist Nigel Parkinson providing a special piece of art for the show broadcast last week.
Issue one of the new Dennis the Menace magazine will go on sale on 24th July, just in time for The Beano‘s 75th birthday on 30th July. While we don’t know the content just yet, it looks like Nigel is working on the title. “It’s modern, unexpected, exciting and NEW!” he recently enthused.
The Beano © 2013 DC Thomson Ltd.
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.
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