1939 - The First Beano Book
Kicking Off an Annual Tradition!
The huge success of the weekly BEANO comic led to another new
comic title - The MAGIC joined
The DANDY and The BEANO in July of 1939. More
importantly for BEANO
fans, it also led to a bumper treat for readers in time for
Christmas of 1939 - a treat that continues to this day - the annual
That first BEANO
BOOK had 132 pages of strips and stories, and here
are just a few of them...
(Pansy Potter was one of the earliest
girl characters to make a big impression, and her antics paved the
way for the likes of Minnie the Minx and
Ivy the Terrible.)
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