The Beano's 4000th Edition

The Beano’s 4000th Issue: On Message as Ever and Glossy

Why, in the most darkest of days, we should never be without The Beano

In living memory, the last week has been one of the most darkest and tumultuous weeks. Within 24 hours of Jeremy Corbyn’s meeting with leaders of opposition parties to prevent a Tory No Deal Brexit®, Boris Johnson (and possibly his unelected puppets) decided to prorogue parliament. The Queen gave him the nod and within days, numerous protests have taken place across the UK.

For this post, we shan’t elaborate on the PM’s contempt for representative democracy. Instead, we shall focus on a British institution which came to the fore during the Second World War. A publication that has had a great influence on the nation’s humour and spawned several imitators.

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Beano Milestones: The Not So Perfect Ten

East of the M60‘s look at ten milestones which shaped The Beano

Not a lot of people know that: the creator of East of the M60 was a member of the Dennis the Menace Fan Club. For the best part of the 1980s, he used to look forward to Wednesday mornings. Plainly and simply because Wednesday meant ‘Beano Day’. Continue reading “Beano Milestones: The Not So Perfect Ten”