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The Beano

This Memory is looking a little short on nostalgia! Have you got anything you could add?

Ahh the Beano, publishes by DC Thom(p?)son, those of you who read Viz will know who they are because they regurarly used to sue Viz for "borrowing" the characters. The most memorable character is Dennis the Menace but don't forget the Bash Street Kids (including Pug) and Minnie the Minx (possibly the Dandy not sure).


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70 years of the Beano Last post by systemaddict
30 June 2008

Do You Remember The Beano?

Do You Remember The Beano?

  • Anonymous user
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    Does anyone remember a strip called The Nuthatches? I can't find it anywhere.
  • fbatkin
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    I used to read the Beano, sometimes the newsagent would get it in early so i would get it a day earlier. Does anyone remember hw they used to mix fact wth fictin so you had a famous actor called Barlon Mando. This was back in the early 60's, happy days, remember the slogan "Never be without a Beano".
  • Anonymous user
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    Ah yes, the Beano, with Biffo the Bear on the front and Dennis the Menace on the back (BEFORE he got Gnasher). It was unthinkable not to get the Beano every Wednesday. It makes me smile to read that some people have been reading it since the 80's. I was reading it in the 60's, and how I wish I'd kept them all! Is Lord Snooty still in it? I remember he used to have a pal called Polly, who was a black girl with big white lips and frizzy hair with lots of little ribbons. Surely she's not still there? I must try and find out - it seems a bit un-pc today! There also used to be a little section of puzzles called 'Teaser Time'. I always got the annual at Christmas and recently bought the 1969 one on ebay! I had forgotten the 'summer specials' - I usually got one on holiday. Definitely a huge part of my childhood!
  • Anonymous user
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    dennis the menace and gnasher and wee walter softie lol
  • Anonymous user
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    Pug was from Pup Parade, not the Bash Street Kids. I think Simon meant Plug. I've been collecting Beano since 1995. 14 years, so I must have over 700 issues!
  • Anonymous user
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    I collected these from about 1984 to 1992. At first I seemed to think Dennis The Menace was actually called Beano, because he was always on the front cover. For the last few year my parents got the local papershop to deliver it every week, & I still have most from 1989 - 92 in a box.
  • Anonymous user
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    Whatd'ya mean, REMEMBER the Beano ?! It's still going strong - bit glossier with new characters, tho. Loads of websites about the ones from our day, eg biffo the bear, Little Plum, Lord Snooty. Interesting that Beano and dandy both outlived their IPC Counterparts.
  • Anonymous user
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    Oh I loved The Beano! Walter the Softy was my personal favourite. Never afraid to be himself, a true role model for modern men. I once had a competition with myself to see if I could get as many cuddly toys as him...I won!
  • Anonymous user
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    The Beano was our guidebook as children. We even formed a "Menace club" in our village. The Bash St Kids were a favourite, although Dennis was obviously our hero. The annuals and "summer specials" came along as special treats and the "Beano comic libraries" were a welcome addition. It's great to see youngsters these days reading the ol' favourite.
  • Anonymous user
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    this was one of the first comics i brought dennis the menace and the cover story i always looked foward to . my pocket money always went on a comic and sweets from the corner shop it will always be a part of my childhood memorys