Thursday, 27 December 2012


Images copyright D.C. THOMSON & Co., Ltd

If ever I needed something to remind me of just how fleeting time is (which I don't), the above comic would have to be considered a leading contender.  The 50th Birthday issue of The DANDY, which I really do remember buying as if it were only a few months ago, as opposed to the quarter century it actually happens to be.

Think about that for a moment;  this comic is 25 years old and comes from a time when The Dandy was only two-thirds of the way through its 75 year journey which ended only this month.  Those under a certain age will not yet be able to fully appreciate the enormity of the scenario I'm trying to describe.  If you're around 30 years of age, imagine going to your bed last night as a five year-old and waking up today the age you are now.  That's how mind-bogglingly awesome is the realisation that I actually purchased this comic back in 1987.

Well, while I sit here reeling from the shock of practically half my life going by faster than a fart from the FLASH, you can have a look at some of the contents of this anniversary issue from (gasp) so long ago - perhaps from a time before some of you were even born.  To those of you under 30 who bought the last ever Dandy and are wondering what the heck I'm wittering on about - comprehension will hit you in the face like a wet kipper in about 25 years from now (if not sooner).  Hopefully I'll still be around to say "See?  I told you so!"



Mr Straightman said...

That giant-sized poster looks brilliant. Can you imagine, though, what it would have looked like had it been drawn by a 2010-12 vintage Dandy artist?

Kid said...

No...PAIN!!! (He said, in his best William Shatner imitation.)

TwoHeadedBoy said...

I was two years old then... Blimey.

I've had this comic (and that poster) for a fair while, mind, from visiting carboot sales before eBay and greed were invented.

The Cuddles & Dimples splash page there is amongst my most favourite comic pages EVER.

Kid said...

And I was older than I want to think about. The comic is in better condition than me these days.

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