(above) from 2008, with DESPERATE DAN seen through the
hole in the card cover. Let's hope they publish another Beano
Special when the comic celebrates its 75th birthday in 2013.
to WH SMITH's. Keep your eyes peeled.
UPDATE: And here's what it looks like (below). It's cur-
rently available in some branches of WHS earlier than antici-
pated. Contrary to information supplied to me earlier, the
reprint contains only 24 of the original 28 pages.
FOOTNOTE: Apparently, The Dandy's circulation has
increased by over 60% as a result of all the recent publicity
surrounding its fate, but it's unlikely to be enough to earn it a
reprieve, sadly. Incidentally, around 90% of sales of certain
DCT magazines are due to them being sold in WH Smith's, so
the claim from some apologists that The Dandy's failure was
mainly down to factors other than readers' dissatisfaction
with the content appears to be somewhat tenuous.
Looking for the post about the last
issue of The Dandy? Click here.