The 1966 Annual was the first cover listing its year of release. This is one of Biffo's only late appearances to not feature Dennis on the cover, who would soon inherit the throne of Beano cover star.
This Beano slogan helped promote and sell the comic until succeeded by "Everyone we know loves the Beano" in the 1980's.
Flying into the comic at Whizz Speed, Billy first debuted in 1964. Billy had several outfits over his years as a Beano superstar, but his most recent design brings back his classic outfit (although not in blue!).
By 1966, DC Thomson artist Jim Petrie had taken over Minnie the Minx. He would go on to do exactly 2000 Minnie the Minx strips for the weekly comic!
Click here to see all the Beano annuals from the 1960's!