Wednesday, 30 July 2008

70 Years Young: Beano's Birthday

The Beano is 70 years old today. The Beano first hit news stands on 30 July, 1938, more than 4,000 editions have been published and it's introduced iconic stars like Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids and Little Plum.

The Beano #3443 [2 Aug 2008]

The special birthday issue features Wallace and Gromit creator Nick Parks as the guest editor, and his famous characters appear on the cover, alongside stalwarts Dennis and Gnasher the Dog.

August 2nd (the cover-date of the anniversary issue) has been designated Gnashional Menace Day to raise money for CLIC Sargent, the Caring for Children with Cancer organisation.

A Gnashional Menace Day Kit is included with the special birthday issue:

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