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The Dandy Dies

In 1937, the same year that Detective Comics was first published in America, so was The Dandy in the UK. Also an anthology, it has short strips, aimed at young children, a mix of comedy and drama. It is one …

The Dandy, The Phoenix And The MooseKid: An Interview With Jamie Smart

Alasdair Stuart writes for Bleeding Cool Jamie Smart has been one of my favorite comic creators for years. He’s the man responsible for the wonderful Bear (He’s Bear! He’s Bear! He’s made of human hair! You poke his nose and …

Tuesday Runaround – A Very Dandy Day

A VERY DANDY DAY The British media goes apeshit over the end of The Dandy in print and its launch as a digital publication. THE WALKING HACK Yesterday, someone rather epicly hacked Tony Moore’s tumblr, to a rather insane degree: …

A Look At The New Digital Dandy – With A Free Zero Issue

Earlier today I visited the Cartoon Museum, currently hosting an exhibition of The Dandy over 75 years of publication… only for the Dandy to be cruelly cancelled. And then immediately relaunched as a new digital comic book publication. Which has …

Paul McCartney Appears In The Final Issue Of The Dandy

He almost left it too late. But Sir Paul McCartney appears in the final print issue of The Dandy, as the new digital version launches. Apparently, as a young boy he was a fan of weekly children’s anthology humour comic …

Hey, America, This Is A Saturday Runaround

DreddWatch: John Wagner mourns the decline of The Dandy. So important was the industry once to the city that a statue of Dan now stands on one of Dundee’s main thoroughfares. Seventy-five years The Dandy has lived, Britain’s longest-running comic, …

The UK’s Longest Running Comic, The Dandy, To Close In December

The rumours are true. DC Thompson is to end the longest running comic book in the UK, The Dandy. Started in 1937, the kids anthology comic The Dandy beat off its better selling rivals when it was launched and outlived …

Tuesday Runaround – The Dandy And The Bat

DandyWatch: I’ve just been on BBC Radio West Midlands to talk about the rumoured demise of The Dandy, one of the longest running comics in the world. It feels a little like a bit of PR to me, to bring …

British Comics On The Stamps Go On Sale Tomorrow

As Bleeding Cool previously reported, the British Royal Mail are releasing ten first class stamps, each celebrating a comic book character and the comic they appeared in, from Judge Dredd to Dan Dare to Dennis The Menace to Beryl The …

A New Look For The Mighty Thor

As rival film makers and comic book publishers have discovered over the years, it’s very hard to copyright Thor as a comics character. And while Marvel have got a big blockbuster of a movie coming out featuring the Norse God …

Iain Duncan Smith Features In The Dandy, Baby-Sitting The Prime Minister

It may well be the stand out strip of the new relaunched Dandy comic. Pre-Skool Prime Minister, in which the country have elected a three year old. And which features a rather familiar face. Is that ex-leader of the Tory …

Numbercrunching: The Dandy #3508

So the first issue of the new relaunched Dandy comic, now a weekly comic full of, you know, comics has launched. And there has been a minor media fuss. Sky News highlights the voting option of characters along with the …

Cover Of Relaunched Dandy With Harry Hill

Here’s the cover to tomorrow’s relaunch of Dandy as a weekly children’s comic anthology again. It features, as promised Harry Hill on the cover. The publisher DC Thomson promise a new strip written by the cover featured Harry Hill and …

Tuesday Runaround – From Harry Hill To Superman

HarryWatch: Harry Hill with an old copy of the Dandy, photographed by Dandy cartoonist with the unwieldy name of Nigel Parkinson. Expect publicity today… NewsWatch: The media has descended on Superman: Earth One. Kudos to DC’s publicity team for this. …

The Dandy To Relaunch With The Face Of Harry Hill

How do you distinguish between a character from the Dandy and a delicious pastry? Desperate Dan, Flan. Korky The Cat, Pain Du Chocolat. You’ve got to have a system. Star of TV Burp, the surreal alternative-comedian-turned-major-mainstream-hit Harry Hill will see …

Dandy To Relaunch As Weekly Comic Again

It began in the nineteen thirties, going biweekly during the War, then returning, alongside sister comic The Beano, to become a true national institution, Britain’s longest running comic book, ad the third longest in the world. This children’s anthology comic …