Tuesday, 16 June 2015

PART SIX OF THE COMPLETE DENNIS THE MENACE BOOK COVER GALLERY...


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Here we are at last with the final part in our series of DENNIS
The MENACE Book covers.  The Annual for 2009 was the last one 
to contain the Dennis that old-timers like me know and love.  The last
two in the 55 year run reflected the Dennis from the CBBC cartoon,
which makes me wonder if that factor was responsible for them being
the last two published, as the 'look' of the original Menace was sadly
absent - despite some good art from NIGEL PARKINSON
and TOM PATERSON, respectively.

And so ended a tradition first begun in 1955.  Got any child-
hood memories of any of these great books (including ones in the
previous five parts)?  Then jump over to the comments section
and share them with your fellow Criv-ites, Menace fans.
    










14 comments:

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Forgot how much they've changed these guys in the CBBC series. The designs kinda went from adequately ugly to disgustingly cute.

Kid said...

Ruined the whole look of the characters, Chris.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

The guys just look too bright 'n perky to me.

Kid said...

Yup - completely loses the 'spirit' of the character.

Clanger Joe said...

Our planet is in space too and the sky is blue.

Kid said...

I'm colour-blind, so it matters not to me.

Anonymous said...

The Clangers:- It will be shown on Cbeebies, a channel aimed at under 6 year olds. I think the stories will be more on the cute level of the successful Peppa Pig cartoon show, a pre-school favourite, rather than the old 70's TV show.
Vlad

Kid said...

Vlad, you ol' impaler you - bitten any nice necks lately?

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I don't suppose their table cloth in these new episodes are going to come from a Chinese space mission visit (if they wanted to update the previous American-Soviet joint mission).

Kid said...

I'll have to wait until they issue them on DVD before I get a chance to see them, Chris. I don't even know which channel the kids one is anyway.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

Probably for the best you didn't (knowing how much TV has changed these days). I only remember the classic series best myself (saw that and Bagpuss as they use to show those on a show Nickelodeon aired 30 years ago called "Pinwheel").

Kid said...

I have most of these old shows on DVD anyway, Chris. Paddington Bear, Captain Pugwash, Bagpuss, Noggin The Nog, Roobarb & Custard - and loads more. Still haven't watched any of them past an episode or two, but it's nice to know they're there should I want to.

Christopher Sobieniak said...

True. Around here, I'm lucky if some of these end up somewhere online like Netflix, Hulu or elsewhere, of course that's only for a limited time if the copyright holders decide to drop them from those services.

Kid said...

I suppose they pop up again every so often after some time off. You'll have to keep your TV listings mag handy.

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