Archive: Beano Annual 1988
Take a peek inside this 1980’s annual, filled with classic comic strips and adventure stories!
1988 Beano Annual
What better way to celebrate fifty years of Beano than with a good old paint fight?
Welcome to Beano Towers
Contrary to this depiction, the Beano comic is not published in a building with tiny square windows and a skyscraper skyline. In fact, it’s always been written in Dundee, the home of British comics!
Meet Calamity James
The unluckiest kid in Beanotown makes his first appearance in a Beano annual, having debuted in the comic 2 years prior. Annuals were written 18 months in advance of publishing, so James must have been a big hit early on!
Brain of Beano
Test your retro comic knowledge! Some of these answers would be different to a current Beano reader – Roger no longer has a pet crow, and Billy lives in Beanotown. How many did you score?