This week’s BEANO – this year’s Hallowe’en issue – is a great edition to pick up this week for any kids you are trying to get interested in comics. The Hallowe’en theme is carried out throughout, with monsters and mummies and all sorts of horrific goings-on.
This issue features “The Beano All-Stars” by Nigel “Afterlife” Auchterlounie and Nigel “Nightmare” Parkinson. Minnie the Minx facing her greatest fear, by Andy “Phantom” Fanton and Laura “Howwwl” Howell, and a Dennis story by “Nigel Auchter-boo-nie” and “Nigel Pumkin-son”. It’s always good to see Hunt (“Haunt”) Emerson on the back page, as well.
It’s a perfect issue to see what is going on in BEANO these days, really inventive and funny. Perhaps that’s why its been increasing sales, year on year.
It might not be the BEANO you remember, but it’s just as well written and drawn and aimed at kids with different expectations. And if you’ve no kids to buy it for, well, just buy it for yourself! It’s still a great read!
• BEANO is on sale in all good newsagents and available on subscription from BEANO.com