The Beano

 BEAN   (D.C. Thomson, 1938-Present)

™ and ©1996 D.C. Thomson & Co., Ltd.

This weekly British humor book for children has the distinction of having the most consecutive issues of any comic series in the world—save perhaps for its sister publication, Dandy. Begun on July 30th, 1938, it had clocked in at 2800 issues as of March 16th, 1996—and it’s still going strong today.

The Beano has featured a menagerie of humor strips, from Lord Snooty in issue #1 to Biffo the Bear, Tom Thumb, and Roger the Dodger. Starting in 1951, it began the adventures of the original Dennis the Menace, a popular strip which continues today, and who is much nastier than his American namesake. Other current features include bratty kid Ivy the Terrible, The Numskulls, and the ever-popular Bash Street Kids.

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1st Appearance of Lord Snooty; Less than 50 estimated to exist; Includes Whoopee Cloth Mask free gift Dudley D. Watkins

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