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Archive: Beano Annual 1973

Take a peek inside this 1970's annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!

Beano Team
Last Updated:  July 1st 2021

1973 Beano Annual

The back of the annual had the same image, as did many Beano annuals of this decade.

Your very own autograph book!

Autographs were the selfies of their time - how else could you get proof that you'd met your favourite comic stars but the Beano Annual?

Billy the Cat and Katie

One of the last remaining adventure stories, Billy the Cat and Katie had a much more kinetic 'graphic novel' style of storytelling, with unconventional panel shapes - a far cry from its text-heavy predecessors.

Full Page Billy and Katie

This beautiful 2-page drawing follows on from the story. Despite only using 2 colours of ink, the action lines and crosshatching give the image motion and depth.

MORE autographs?

You didn't think that every Beano fave could fit across one page, did you?

Click below to check out all the Beano Annuals from the 70's!

See all the 1970's Beano Annuals