1997 Beano Annual
This annual introduced some new characters, as well the usual favourites, including the winner of the very first comic idol competition, following a reader poll in 1995.
Beanotown’s angriest kid, and winner of the 1995 comic idol, True to his name, it isn’t long before Vic erupts!
He’s only Joe King!
This joker started off with his own comic strip in 1995, becoming a top-notch joke teller throughout the weekly issues. Here is his first appearance in a Beano Annual.
To Boldly Go Where No Menace Has Gone Before – A 16 Page Epic!
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s, readers would get treated to more crossover strips with lots of characters involved in longer storylines, often illustrated by Mike Pearse. This section is a precursor to some of these!