Here’s the cover of the Beano Annual for 1960, featuring a puzzled Biffo the Bear!
The Beano Annual for 1961 is a technicolour, psychedelic affair with some bold, shimmering lettering. Groovy!
Jonah, the face that sank a thousand ships makes his first appearance on the Beano Annual cover for 1962. Jonah was a jinxed sailor who seemed to put a hole in every hull he encountered!
A beautifully clean piece of 60s design makes the Beano Annual for 1963 one of the best ever (or so we like to think!)
Biffo becomes the greatest showman in the circus-themed cover design of the Beano Annual for 1964. Around this time, Dennis’ arch-enemy Walter makes his first appearance.
Minnie the Minx and Little Plum are the cover stars of the Beano Annual for 1965, with Billy Whizz’s first annual appearance inside.
Biffo the Bear drums up some enthusiasm on the cover of the Beano Annual for 1966
The Beano Annual for 1967 had a mellow yellow cover, and General Jumbo appears to be flying his copy in by drone!
Here’s the Beano Annual for 1968… wonder if Lewis Hamilton would ever wear a crash helmet like that?
What’s that Star Wars-esque vehicle on the cover of the Beano Annual for 1969? It’s The Iron Fish! Curious readers would have been treated to Gnasher’s first appearance in the annuals.
If you want to see more Beano Annuals from the last 80 years, you’re in luck! Check out the rest of the series…
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