The Beano

I think I probably missed out on the golden age of comic books for kids. But as a child in the 1990s there were still two big names to choose from. The Dandy with Desperate Dan as a lead character or The Beano.

I was a Beano reader. I’m not sure I had a massive input in that, I think it was just one of those things that happened I was asked if I wanted a comic and ended up with the Beano.

The hero of the Beano was of course Dennis the Mennance who was meant to be a bad boy although by the time I came to the Beano I was aware that his antics were more like old-timey schoolboy japes than what the real Dennis’ of my generation would be up to.

Dennis being the cover star always got read by me, the same applied for Minnie the Minx, who was essentially a female Dennis and she was on the back cover.

Only 40p what a bargain.

But here is a confession, I don’t really remember a lot of the inside comic strips. I like to write this blog using only my memory, of course I can do a search and find something that would jog my memory but I honestly don’t remember the inside pages.

I think i would like to be someone who now pour passionately over my childhood comic collections, but I never really got into it. I always admired the art of comics but never really got into the stories.

I know back then as a kid I thought it would be cool to collect comic books, who knew aspiring to be comic book guy would be a thing. Of course the Beano wasn’t really Marvel or DC but as a kid I didn’t appreciate that.

But the reality is I have collected memories, many of which are cartoons from the TV. Dennis did make it to TV, for that matter I am convinced that Desperate Dan from the Dandy may have done similarly too.

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