Dennis & Gnasher

Beano 75!

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 international!

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 BEANO!


39button Day 2 - The beginning of an annual BEANO tradition with the launch of THE BEANO BOOK!

40button Day 3 - International events begin to reflect themselves in the comic as WAR COMES TO THE BEANO!

41button Day 4 of our 75 day trip through BEANO history and a crisis hits the comic as it goes FROM WEEKLY TO FORTNIGHTLY!

42button Day 5 - BEANO readers are enlisted to do their bit for the war effort as THE BEANO BATTLES BACK!


43buttonDay 6 - Some other comic chums join the regular BEANO characters for an annual get together in THE MAGIC-BEANO BOOK!


44buttonDay 7 - Travel back in time to encounter The BEANO's very own time-traveller - JIMMY AND HIS MAGIC PATCH!


45buttonDay 8 - It's time for Christmas fun and games as The BEANO brings you JINKO!


46buttonDay 9 - A look at the different styles of storytelling in The BEANO's early days, with STRIPS, STORIES, COMICS & CAPTIONS!


47buttonDay 10 - A double-dose of BEANO action with ADVENTURES FROM THE ANNUAL!


48buttonDay 11 - Move over, Eggo, The BEANO gets a new cover star - IT'S BIFFO!

49buttonDay 12 - You'll believe a boy could fly! It's The BEANO's first superhero, and he's as QUICK AS A FLASH!


50buttonDay 13 - Almost two million readers bought this issue of The BEANO, making it a BEST SELLER!


51buttonDay 14 - It's double trouble today with a double dose of Dennis, as The BEANO gets shaken up by THE ARRIVAL OF THE MENACE and we revisit DENNIS'S DEBUT!

52buttonDay 15 - Celebration time as The BEANO reaches a milestone with its 500th ISSUE!



53buttonDay 16 - There was TRIPLE TROUBLE as three of The BEANO's favourite funny folk made their debuts in this year!


54buttonDay 17 - RING! RING! The school bell means THE BASH STREET KIDS BURST INTO THE BEANO!

55buttonDay 18 - 1955 saw the end of regular text stories and the switch to all pictures as The BEANO SWITCHES STYLES!


56buttonDay 19 - All change, as The BEANO's schoolkid superstars get a NEW TITLE!


57buttonDay 20 - It's double-Dennis, as a miniature Menace stars in BRINGING UP DENNIS!

58buttonDay 21 - Think Calamity James is The BEANO's unluckiest character? Meet Jonah and yell AGH! IT'S 'IM!



59buttonDay 22 - Little Plum's pesky bears get their own BEANO strip, so it's time to GRIN AND BEAR IT!


60buttonDay 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 DRAMATIC DEBUT!


61buttonDay 24 - A peek at some anarchic articles and FUNNY FEATURES - plus a wicked wallpaper download - from The Dennis the Menace Book!


62buttonDay 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!

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  1. dennisrules17
    dennisrules17Mon 28 October 2013 at 8:59AM

    dennis rules 17 says that I have a dog who is just like gnasher :) he is her hero !!

  2. picky packy pie
    picky packy pieSun 27 October 2013 at 2:13PM

    beano rules !!!!!!!!!!!

  3. dennisrules17
    dennisrules17Sat 26 October 2013 at 9:01PM

    i have fond 1993 beon anule its ace d.r,17

  4. dennisrules17
    dennisrules17Sat 26 October 2013 at 4:59PM

    dennies the meances rules i am going to be him on halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Bestpranker
    BestprankerSat 12 October 2013 at 7:40PM

    Beano is the bests!!!!!!

  6. Bananaman 2603
    Bananaman 2603Sat 12 October 2013 at 11:59AM

    I love the BEANO ITS AMAZING Bananaman and Minnie the minx and Roger the Dodger are my favourite strips!

  7. super menacer
    super menacerSat 12 October 2013 at 11:34AM

    beano are cool

  8. shotahassan
    shotahassanFri 4 October 2013 at 9:03PM

    I love beanos

    there awsome

  9. Jacob M the menace
    Jacob M the menaceMon 30 September 2013 at 6:53PM


  10. Jacob M the menace
    Jacob M the menaceMon 30 September 2013 at 6:53PM


  11. sidd
    siddThu 12 September 2013 at 5:23PM

    i got beano from 100 b.c

  12. m kendall
    m kendallSun 1 September 2013 at 8:16PM

    I love beano more than anyone. I read it everywhere

  13. beanofan57
    beanofan57Thu 29 August 2013 at 11:39AM

    beano is special to everybdy

  14. Mega maniac
    Mega maniacSun 25 August 2013 at 8:33PM

    Hmmm anyone believe skythekidRS that he is the real minecraft/Youtube GOD skydoseminecraft :( I LOVE sky but I'm not sure I believe him The beano is brill and he is brill so I think they should go together but I don't believe him.

  15. Mega maniac
    Mega maniacSun 25 August 2013 at 8:28PM

    Me no no NERD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Mega maniac
    Mega maniacSun 25 August 2013 at 8:19PM

    OMG!!! I want them ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. Beano13
    Beano13Sun 25 August 2013 at 11:12AM

    my grandad used to print the dandy, the beano, the wizzard and adventure.

  18. dandyjack
    dandyjackSun 18 August 2013 at 11:30AM


  19. ultrabeanofan
    ultrabeanofanFri 16 August 2013 at 3:50PM

    I got a beano from 1968

    T.dogWed 14 August 2013 at 11:04AM

    is anyone a nerd like wallter

    T.dogWed 14 August 2013 at 10:48AM

    yhea go beano town

  22. glyn123
    glyn123Tue 13 August 2013 at 10:40PM

    Hi it's cool

  23. CAMERS
    CAMERSSun 11 August 2013 at 6:23PM


  24. SkythekidRS
    SkythekidRSSat 10 August 2013 at 12:49PM

    Hi it's skydoesminecraft if u no who I am and how do u change your profile pic

  25. SkythekidRS
    SkythekidRSSat 10 August 2013 at 12:44PM

    Beano yay I'm sky!!!

  26. SkythekidRS
    SkythekidRSSat 10 August 2013 at 12:43PM

    Hey I love The Beano u may know me as skydoesminecraft

  27. Bay28
    Bay28Fri 9 August 2013 at 10:17PM

    75 years! Woah! just to ask, here's a maths question for you: how many issues the beano has done times by how many weeks has it been going for. and it definitely won't be the same number if you read day 4, 1941.

  28. dennis the second
    dennis the secondFri 9 August 2013 at 7:32PM

    IM BACK NOW TO REVIEW EVERY NEW ARTICLE !!!! Starting today on the 9/8/13



    dennis the second

  29. Surfsam
    SurfsamFri 9 August 2013 at 9:16AM

    Wait you think your the menace king cos I was crowned it ages agoooooooooo!!!!! By beano fans

  30. Iluvponies
    IluvponiesMon 5 August 2013 at 4:32PM



  31. birdbum
    birdbumSun 4 August 2013 at 9:08AM

    my dad has all of the beano from 1966 cool eh

    THE BEANOSAURSat 3 August 2013 at 2:08PM

    its been 75 years full of beano epicly-awesome beano comics I think they are awesome but only have 3 :(

  33. PerrythePlatypus01507
    PerrythePlatypus01507Fri 2 August 2013 at 1:35PM

    I went to the party at southbank centre and met Dennis and Gnasher plus I met Kev F Sutherland who is a storyboard artist!

  34. kieran123
    kieran123Thu 1 August 2013 at 9:34AM

    i have a 60 year old beano! :) :) :) :):D

  35. plug the plug-worthy
    plug the plug-worthyWed 31 July 2013 at 10:25AM

    wow that's cool

  36. gummybearguy
    gummybearguyWed 31 July 2013 at 8:21AM

    I lost count of my beanos - I have all of them since 2006.

  37. Messi123456789
    Messi123456789Tue 30 July 2013 at 6:24PM

    Is that all of them

  38. calum6123
    calum6123Tue 30 July 2013 at 9:34AM

    i have over 90 beanos

    nairncloseatsky.comMon 29 July 2013 at 8:34PM

    i have all of the beanos ever

  40. Louismh
    LouismhMon 29 July 2013 at 1:46PM

    oh yeah I've even got the anual

  41. oliverbudd
    oliverbuddSun 28 July 2013 at 9:23AM

    wow that,s a lot of beanos

  42. dodgedude793
    dodgedude793Wed 24 July 2013 at 9:33PM


    MENACE KING!Wed 24 July 2013 at 8:28AM





    LOL :D