A Daily Dose of Beano Birthday Brilliance!
From its first appearance in July 1938, The BEANO was a huge hit with
children of all ages looking for fun, excitement, and lots of
laughs. Now, 75 years later, it's still Britain's best loved comic,
and there are loyal readers all over the world - Beanotown is truly
Most of you reading this won't have been around for a lot of
those 75 amazing years, so we're giving you a chance to catch up -
a hysterical history lesson, tracing The BEANO from its very
beginnings up to the present day. We'll be looking at famous first
appearances, special events, weird and wonderful moments, and a
whole lot more.
With a daily update, focussing on a particular highlight from a
particular year, we bring you 75
YEARS OF LAUGHTER IN 75 DAYS!
Day 1 - We take you back to July 30th
1938, and a legend is born with the arrival on newsagents' shelves
of THE FIRST EVER
Day 2 - The beginning of
an annual BEANO
tradition with the launch of THE
Day 3 - International
events begin to reflect themselves in the comic as
WAR COMES TO THE BEANO!
Day 4 of our 75 day trip
history and a crisis hits the comic as it goes
FROM WEEKLY TO FORTNIGHTLY!
Day 5 - BEANO readers are enlisted to do
their bit for the war effort as
THE BEANO BATTLES BACK!
Day 6 - Some other comic
chums join the regular BEANO characters for an annual
get together in
THE MAGIC-BEANO BOOK!
Day 7 - Travel back in
time to encounter The
BEANO's very own time-traveller -
JIMMY AND HIS MAGIC PATCH!
Day 8 - It's time for
Christmas fun and games as The BEANO brings you
Day 9 - A look at the
different styles of storytelling in The BEANO's early days, with
STRIPS, STORIES, COMICS & CAPTIONS!
Day 10 - A double-dose
of BEANO action
ADVENTURES FROM THE ANNUAL!
Day 11 - Move over, Eggo,
The BEANO gets a new
cover star -
Day 12 - You'll believe a
boy could fly! It's The
BEANO's first superhero, and he's as
QUICK AS A FLASH!
Day 13 - Almost two
million readers bought this issue of The BEANO, making it a
Day 14 - It's double
trouble today with a double dose of Dennis, as
The BEANO gets shaken
THE ARRIVAL OF THE MENACE and we revisit
Day 15 - Celebration time
as The BEANO
reaches a milestone with its 500th
Day 16 - There was
TROUBLE as three of The BEANO's favourite funny folk
made their debuts in this year!
Day 17 - RING! RING! The
school bell means
THE BASH STREET KIDS BURST INTO THE BEANO!
Day 18 - 1955 saw the end
of regular text stories and the switch to all pictures
as The BEANO
Day 19 - All change, as
The BEANO's schoolkid
superstars get a
Day 20 - It's
double-Dennis, as a miniature Menace stars in
BRINGING UP DENNIS!
Day 21 - Think Calamity
James is The
BEANO's unluckiest character? Meet
Jonah and yell AGH!
Day 22 - Little Plum's
pesky bears get their own BEANO strip, so it's time to
AND BEAR IT!
Day 23 - You know his
artwork from fun stuff like The Bash Street Kids, but when David
Sutherland first worked for The BEANO it was A
Day 24 - A peek at some
anarchic articles and FUNNY
FEATURES - plus a wicked wallpaper download -
from The Dennis the Menace Book!
Day 25 - Promoted to full
colour and The
BEANO's centre spread, The Bash Street Kids are
TAKING CENTRE STAGE!
Click for more BEANO
75 fun from the years 1963 to
1987 and even more from 1988
to 2013, as we continue our trip through time,
revisiting the first 75 YEARS
OF THE BEANO!