Archive: Beano Annual 1979
Take a peek inside this 1970’s annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!
1979 Beano Annual
This is one of the first covers to have every character in their modern-day colours. Sometimes colours would be inconsistent depending on design, technical, or printing constraints.
Join the Dennis Fan Club!
For just 30p, YOU could join the Dennis the Menace Fan Club, and receive a pack of exclusive badges. Created in 1976, the Fan Club boasted over 1 million members, including celebs like Star Wars legend Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker himself!)
Rootin’ Tootin’ Tony
This was the only Beano Annual appearance for 2 Gun Tony – although he’s #SoBeano enough to get a cameo from Smiffy!
Goodbye Jacky Daw
Cranky comic crow Jacky Daw makes his final Beano appearance in the 1979 Annual, after a run of several years in the weekly comic.