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The Beano – a Happy 76th Birthday!

Gazillions of other British comic titles have been published in the last 76 years but alas, none quite match up to the mayhem-tastic The Beano. This much-loved comic, full of menaces, minxes and dodgers, has been around for donkey’s years and after exploding onto shelves on July 30th 1938, it’s brought thrills, laughs, action and excitement to people of all ages, especially during the bleakness of World War II.

Full of funny picture strips, action-packed illustrated adventures and intense text tales, it was hailed a major menacing favourite in the ‘50s, encouraged silliness in the ‘60s and ‘70s, was excellent in the ‘80s, nifty in the ‘90s, nonstop naughty in the noughties, and is still the UK’s most upbeat comic to date.

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