|Cover by Nigel Parkinson.|
Unlike most other UK kids' comics, The Beano rarely comes bagged with gifts, but when it does it delivers on the quality. This week's edition includes a 24 page Beano Colouring Book featuring 23 of Nigel Parkinson's covers in black and white, plus a set of exclusive coloured pencils, each featuring a Beano character design.
There's also a Danger Mouse Activity Minimag, featuring new strips and puzzles. Admittedly this serves a purpose to promote the new comic but it's a nice collectable item in its own right.
Oh, and there's a little set of Lego Star Wars stickers too.
As for The Beano itself, it's another jam-packed issue (doesn't actually include jam) with all the favourites. The comic is really at a high again these days. Here's a few preview snaps...
|Art by Barrie Appleby.|
|Art by Nigel Parkinson.|
|Art by Wayne Thompson.|
|Art by Lew Stringer. (Hey, that's me!)|
The Beano No.3848, out now, £3.50.