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Wednesday, 17 June 2015
BEANO SUMMER SPECIAL 2015...
Strictly speaking, this does exactly as it says on the tin. The
BEANO Summer Activity Special contains puzzles & activity
pages, as well as various comic strips throughout the mag. However,
one can't help wishing that it was almost wall-to-wall strips in the age-
old tradition, with only a few puzzle pages at occasional intervals.
In trying to appeal to both camps (lovers of comics, and puzzle
enthusiasts), DCT may find themselves with only half the audience
they're looking for as opposed to double. Kids who like puzzles might
be deterred by the strips - and vice versa - and may instead plump for
some other publication that fully caters to their specific interest. Per-
haps I'm being too picky, but if I plucked this off the shelf expect-
ing a typical Special, I'd be disappointed when I got home.
However, for those who know what they're buying, this is sure to
tick all the right boxes, and I can't really fault it in any major way. I
probably won't be adding it to my collection as I prefer my comics
to contain mostly comic strips, and this particular mag doesn't have
quite enough of them to induce me to part with £4.99.
Anyone remember when Summer Specials were
only 2/6? Whatever happened to those days?
Posted by Kid at Wednesday, June 17, 2015