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by Digifiend
19 Dec 2021, 19:15
Forum: Dandy
Topic: Will The Dandy ever return?
Replies: 84
Views: 101672

Re: Will The Dandy ever return?

Woah. The Dandy Annual is outselling Beano's on Amazon! Food for thought for DC Thomson?
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-Sellers-B ... oks/274081
by Digifiend
16 Dec 2021, 18:44
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano special no. 1
Replies: 2
Views: 2152

Re: Beano special no. 1

I have Double Trouble listed as issue 1 and Kids Rule OK as issue 2, as does Comic Vine. But from your description, that's the wrong way around. I assume Double Trouble advertises issue 3, The Time Travellers?
by Digifiend
03 Dec 2021, 03:59
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?
Replies: 894
Views: 316306

Re: What comics DIDN'T you buy today?

Last week's Beano. Just moved house, and the only shop I've found in walking distance that sells it (a One Stop) still had the previous week's (still did on Wednesday too, when another new issue was due out). I have bought the current one, but that's because I happened to need to go into town. :(
by Digifiend
03 Dec 2021, 03:39
Forum: Beano
Topic: Don't call me Fatty, the name's Freddy!
Replies: 14
Views: 5452

Re: Don't call me Fatty, the name's Freddy!

It's happened again. Spotty is now called Scotty.
by Digifiend
28 Nov 2021, 13:54
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Weekly News to cease publication.
Replies: 2
Views: 5373

Re: Weekly News to cease publication.

Two months into the first lockdown last year. I guess COVID killed it off.
by Digifiend
28 Nov 2021, 13:53
Forum: Newspaper strips
Topic: Daily Mirror has axed Mandy
Replies: 5
Views: 9639

Re: Daily Mirror has axed Mandy

Mirror is now down to just The Perishers and Andy Capp. And Perishers of course is a reprint.
by Digifiend
28 Nov 2021, 13:47
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano/DC Thomson film deal
Replies: 3
Views: 2317

Re: Beano/DC Thomson film deal

The Amazing Mr X was originally resurrected nine years ago, in the Retro Active story in that failed digital Dandy experiment. No surprise that Dennis and Bananaman have things planned. What happened to that Minnie the Minx TV show that they were planning? The Misadventures of Minnie, or something l...
by Digifiend
10 Nov 2021, 00:53
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What are you reading on the ComicScene website?
Replies: 2
Views: 1680

Re: What are you reading on the ComicScene website?

The old format version has, yes, due to lockdown. They've relaunched in a new format called History of Comics 11 months ago. This was the last old format issue: https://comicscene.org/2020/03/31/dan-dare-flies-again-for-70th-birthday/ Which was delayed and not initially available in shops: https://c...
by Digifiend
03 Nov 2021, 22:31
Forum: General comics discussion
Topic: What comics did you buy today?
Replies: 7791
Views: 1456581

Re: What comics did you buy today?

Just picked up the 2022 Beano, Dandy and Classic Beano/Dandy annuals at bargain prices - Beano £2.99 in Home Bargains, and the other two on 2 for £10 at WHSmith. The Classic one would normally be £14.99 on it's own! I got the exact same deals last year too. :)
by Digifiend
02 Jun 2021, 16:28
Forum: Beano
Topic: Don't call me Fatty, the name's Freddy!
Replies: 14
Views: 5452

Re: Don't call me Fatty, the name's Freddy!

And only one week later, more changes - Mandi (previously used for PSA type stories) and Harsha (from Har-Har's Joke Shop) have joined Class 2B, which solves two problems - Toots is no longer the only girl, and both new characters are ethnic minorities (Indian/Pakistani).
by Digifiend
23 May 2021, 19:16
Forum: Beano
Topic: Don't call me Fatty, the name's Freddy!
Replies: 14
Views: 5452

Don't call me Fatty, the name's Freddy!

Fatty from the Bash Street Kids has been renamed Freddy.
https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/bash-stre ... ty-freddy/
by Digifiend
30 Mar 2021, 21:05
Forum: Beano
Topic: Big Bonanza @ Kew
Replies: 2
Views: 2435

Re: Big Bonanza @ Kew

Outdoor stuff reopened yesterday.
by Digifiend
30 Mar 2021, 21:03
Forum: Artwork, artists and writers
Topic: RIP Duncan Scott
Replies: 2
Views: 2059

RIP Duncan Scott

Former Beano and Dandy artist Duncan Scott has died.
https://downthetubes.net/?p=125849
by Digifiend
27 Mar 2021, 04:03
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano expansion
Replies: 14
Views: 5658

Re: Beano expansion

Wizard, not Rover. http://lewstringer.blogspot.com/2008/01/bash-street-wizard.html Spotty didn't exist when the text stories were written, so he didn't get a name from there. I think he's only had his first name revealed. Plug and Erbert didn't appear in the text stories either, so Erbert doesn't ha...
by Digifiend
25 Mar 2021, 21:54
Forum: Beano
Topic: Beano expansion
Replies: 14
Views: 5658

Re: Beano expansion

Yeah, until 2013, I think it was just Cuthbert Cringeworthy and Percival Proudfoot Plugsley, two of the Bash Street Kids who both got their names in the 1970s (Cuthbert when he debuted, Plug when he got his own comic).