Archive: Beano Annual 1955

Take a peek inside this 1950's annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!

1955 Beano Annual

Biffo the Bear is always up to mischief, and would remain the cover mascot of the Beano comic for another few decades. In future years, Biffo gets smaller and smaller on the Beano covers, as Dennis gets bigger!

cover beano book 1955 annual

Uncle Windbag

Uncle Windbag appeared briefly appeared in the first year of Beano. This old storyteller was revived during the 50's for a successful run of nearly a decade in the weekly comic.

Uncle Windbag - Beano Book 1955 Annual

Dennis the Menace and the Demolition

Dennis frequently would be punished for his misbehaviour - you can see the headmaster brandishing his cane in the bottom panel. In classic cartoon style, the last panel obscures any violence with a text box. Ouch!

Dennis the Menace - Beano Book 1955 Annual

Young Robin Hood

Beano has always told stories about rebels, and Robin Hood was the Dennis the Menace of his day! This picture story shows Beano telling stories about younger characters, while sticking with the historical adventure setting.

Young Robin Hood - Beano Book 1955 Annual

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