At the height of World War Two, with paper rationing in full effect, Beano and Dandy comics were already being published on alternating weeks. To help this, the Magic comic would share annual pages with the Beano for the coming years.
The mascot of the Magic comic, Koko the Pup, teamed up with Beano's Big Eggo, to appear in the first Magic-Beano strip.
The Magic comic had a slightly younger readership, but brought characters that were just as whimsical and entertaining as the Beano favourites.
Many Beano artists were renowned for their work on other DC Thomson publications - Peter Piper here looks suspiciously like Oor Wullie!