Archive: Beano Annual 1945 – The Third Magic-Beano Book
Take a peek inside the first post-war annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!
1945 Magic-Beano Book
The Magic and Beano comics combined their characters for a third year in a row during the war, due to paper rationing.
Because of the size of annuals, they were great opportunities for crossover strips or one-off drawings and designs. The intro to the book has a body swap between Koko and Eggo, courtesy of the Magic Lollies!
Jimmy and His Magic Patch
This annual had almost as many adventure story pages as it did comic strips. This was the first Beano Book appearance of Jimmy, whose mended trousers let him travel through time!