Throwback Thursday: Desperate Dan's Pumpkin Panic

Dan may just be a country bumpkin, bu he's a big hit as a scary pumpkin!

Desperate Dan: Dandy No. 2711, November 6th, 1993

This classic Desperate Dan strip comes from the Halloween 1993 issue of the Dandy. This was illustrated by Ken H. Harrison, who was one of several artists working on Desperate Dan, as well as other Beano and Dandy strips.

Page 1

Desperate Dan, the Wild West strongman!
It's Halloween at Dan's place
The local kids will play a trick
Who is this ghastly ghoul?
It's given the pranksters a fright!

Page 2

It's just Dan coming home
The biggest man has the biggest bath
But the kids had other plans
It's not a bath - it was a tub for dunking apples!
The kids are not impressed
Clumsy Dan knocks into a pumpkin
Can you guess what happens next?
Meanwhile in town, there's a stick up going down

Page 3

You look like you've seen a ghost!
It's the giant pumpkin poltergeist!
It's the giant pumpkin poltergeist!
It's the giant pumpkin poltergeist!
Wait a minute - whose feet are those?
Wait a minute - whose feet are those?
It's Desperate Dan - I shoulda known
Dan get a reward, and shares it with the kids
Dan get a reward, and shares it with the kids
Dan get a reward, and shares it with the kids

Check out the original 1993 cover!

Comics from this era still had the beginning panels of a comic strip on the cover. Just a few years later, single-image cover pages became more popular and common.

Desperate Dan: Dandy No. 2711, November 6th, 1993 COVER

...and pages 2 and 3, in their original form:

Desperate Dan: Dandy No. 2711, November 6th, 1993 PAGE 2 AND 3
Image by Desperate Dan: Dandy No. 2711, November 6th, 1993 Page 2 and 3
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