Monday, July 09, 2007

Dandy goes fortnightly - official

After fan speculation on comics messageboards, it has now been confirmed that the world's longest running comic The Dandy is to switch from weekly to fortnightly publication at the end of this month. Confirmation came from publisher DC Thomson's own website subscription page. (See clipping above, and visit HERE to subscribe.)

Launched in 1937, The Dandy will celebrate its 70th anniversary in December. It was published weekly since issue 1, but switched to fortnightly frequency during World War 2 to save paper and was published on alternate weeks with The Beano, (which also went fortnightly then). Both comics resumed weekly publication again in the 1950s.

It's thought the first new fortnightly edition will be the one dated August 4th (on sale August 2nd). Content changes are also rumoured. The Beano continues as a weekly comic.

More information in due course.

1 comment:

Irate said...

This is the beginning of the end.
When a comic goes fortnightly (excluding during the war), it means it has less readers, and will soon be on the way out.

So the shake-up was not a sucess after all!

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