Friday, May 29, 2015

Here comes Summer!

Summer Specials for both The Dandy and The Beano should be arriving in the shops in June, or you could order them directly from the publisher DC Thomson. (Update: Available around June 16th.) 

Yes, although The Dandy sadly ended as a weekly in 2012 it still continues as a Summer Special and an Annual. I'm not sure how much of The Dandy Summer Special 2015 is new or how much is classic reprint, but I know some of its contents are new. (Nothing by me in there I'm afraid.)
According to the cover blurb, The Beano Summer Activity Special contains "All New Beanotown Adventures", but I haven't seen either Special yet so I don't have a clue as to the contents. Covers for both issues are by Nigel Parkinson.

I presume that, as with last year's editions, both publications will be in the squarebound 'bookazine' format with card covers. 

Summer has well and truly arrived!
D.C. Thomson have moved into merchandise quite a bit in recent years, with various items available using their comic brands. Amongst the items you can now buy are a Dennis the Menace long-sleeved stripey T-shirt, a box of 100 Beano postcards, and T-shirts featuring covers from Jackie comics magazine. Check out the DC Thomson Shop for more information.  

All images in this post are Copyright © D.C. Thomson and Co. Ltd.

8 comments:

Peter Gray said...

Nice covers by Nigel....great to see Summer specials back!!

Lew Stringer said...

Yep, it'll be good to see the Dandy title on the shelves again.

Peter Gray said...

With your Smasher inside... :)

Lew Stringer said...

Nothing by me in this I'm afraid.

James Spiring said...

They're out, I bought them today from WHSmith. Beano is all new material, Dandy is mostly reprint from the 2010-12 era.

Lew Stringer said...

Thanks James. I was in Blackpool today and their Smiths haven't got them yet, but they were late stocking them last year. I'll try nearer home tomorrow.

Twitter @mlpasterisk said...

Finally arrived in my local Smiths. From the rather traditional cover on the Dandy I was hoping for archive reprints like the last couple of specials. Sadly inside it's all recent stuff which is not to my taste, so I gave it a miss.

Lew Stringer said...

Fair enough. I didn't buy it because I already have all those stories but there's some funny material in there.

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