Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Christmas comes early to Beanotown!

The Summer Specials are still in the shops but now there's also The Beano Christmas Special No.1 alongside them! The 64 page squarebound comic features a mixture of brand new material and reprint, plus various puzzles and activity features. It also contains a sheet of 21 free stickers. 

All the main Beano characters are included and the special kicks off with a new, nice looking six-page Dennis the Menace story illustrated by Nigel Parkinson...

I drew a couple of festive activity pages for the comic too. One of which is Who Ate All the Mince Pies?...

All the reprints are relatively contemporary; Tom Paterson Minnie the Minx and suchlike. No classic 1950s-70s material. This is a bright, fun, stocking stuffer, not a trip down memory lane. Well worth it though for Beano fans! The Beano Christmas Special 2014 is out now, priced £4.99. 

3 comments:

Kooji said...

This is so stupid! Why are they publishing this one out of sequence and what will happen at Christmas when people expect it at Christmas? Bad move DC Thompson.

Colin Jones said...

The cover looks really festive - if only it WOULD snow a bit at Christmas (just a bit, not too much) but more likely it'll be another drenching like last year :(

Lew Stringer said...

It snowed around my neck of the woods a few years ago at Christmas as I remember trying to dodge the icy footpaths on Christmas Eve. I enjoyed snow as a kid but I can happily live without it now due to the disruption and slippyness.

Kooji, this is a Special, not the regular weekly. There will still be a festive edition at Christmas.

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