Archive: Beano Annual 1944 - The Second Magic-Beano Book

Take a peek inside the final wartime annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!

1944 Magic-Beano Book

For the second year in a row, the Magic and Beano comics combined their characters due to paper rationing during WWII.

1944 Beano Book - Annual Cover

Funny Formats

Older annuals sometimes featured strange layouts for their pages, like this vertical double-page Lord Snooty strip. A two-coloured double page like this would have been a noticeable contrast to the black ink of the weekly comic.

Beano Book 1944 Annual - Lord Snooty

Comics always had an appeal with younger children who couldn't yet read. You don't need to read the bottom paragraph to get a laugh out of Koko getting his own back.

Beano Book 1944 Annual - Koko the Pup in the park

Click below to check out all the Beano Annuals from the 40's!

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