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Archive: Beano Annual 1947 โ€“ The Fifth Magic-Beano Book

Take a peek inside the Magic-Beano Book 1947, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!

Beano Team
Last Updated:ย  July 1st 2021

1947 Magic-Beano Book

The Magic and Beano comics combined their characters for a fifth year in a row, even though Magic comic ceased weekly publication in January 1941.

Slighty Shorter and Lots Wordier

This annual had a slightly lower page count, at 128. In fact, this annual was mostly adventure stories rather than comic strips. Both were probably due to the limitations of post-war Britain.

What War?

Although the weekly comic during the war poked fun at the villains of WWII, the annuals rarely had such content. This light-hearted strip shows a mix of the change in format, with panels, speech balloons, and rhyming text.

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