Breaking with tradition, neither Dennis nor Biffo feature on this cover. This is Jonah's only appearance front and centre, although he appears as part of the Beano gang in 1961 and 1964.
Beano starting showing Ma, Pa, and Ted in their quest for grub from 1959, illustrated by Leo Baxendale. The characters would go on to be one of the longest running strips, as they are still occasionally published in today's Beano!
The 1962 annual was the first one to introduce Blue ink to its pages - here's a rare look at Roger in an alternative costume of blue and white squares, instead of his usual red and black.
Colonel Crackpot's Circus came to Beano pages in 1960, illustrated by Malcolm Judge. Although running for just 3 years, the character would be reimagined decades later in the Dandy comic.
With the American and Soviet Space Race in the public eye, several stories took a more futuristic setting. This hybrid picture story comic strip would have been both action-packed and topical for its day.
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