Friday, June 3, 2011

44 page bumpers!

This week both The Dandy and The Beano were 44 page specials. I am going to start with the Beano. Now, if I was to spend about three quaters of the post moaning and groaning about Fred's foul facts and the extra Bash Street kids pages that somehow make it a pull-out - then this blog would be continously repeating on itself. After all, I wrote about all that in my previous two Beano posts. Seeing that I hated it when there were two pages, I am not, repeat: NOT, going to stand this. As well as the 2 useless pages we already had, they've put in 4 extra pages with made up drawings and reports. But I'll forgive them as they put in a 10 page Bash Street Kids story!Moving on, I thought that the Dennis the Menace artwork was good this week (especially the box scanned below), as was the brightly coloured Numskulls! It's one of my favorite stories yet! Also, we saw Minnie the Minx's mum in this strip, which, as far as I can remember, is for the first time! (Can anyone correct me on this one? I'm sure The Beano Review are going to love her!And finally, "DEN DO"... what do you think it is? I'm guessing something along the lines of Beano Manga, who knows?Ok, now moving onto this weeks Dandy. Now I knew instantly that the so called "suprise gift" is an old, unused gift from the old Dandy Xtreme comics. How do I know? Well, I got a Xtreme-erang! Which was basically a green, plastic boomerang with a small sticker on it. It will forever remain sellotaped to the cover of the comic. (This weeks Beano gift was MUCH better - a Dennis and Gnaher mini bowling alley!) The other gift was some "Bogies stickers", excellent artwork as I'm sure you'll all agree.This weeks madvertisement (drawn by Nigel Auchterlounie) was the classic "open eyes specs"! You know the one - where there is a picture of some glasses with eyes in them so that you can sleep in class but look like your still awake! Amazing!Another of Nigel Parkinsons "Where's Harry?" puzzle is in this weeks issue. Tell you what, I'll let you in on a little secret. Here's where you'll find Harry: !%&!#$"{}+_--(_)*! The Harry Hill story this week was also quite funny, but I'm not quite sure how it got from an Elephant in Harry's bed to a runaway teleision. Just another myster in The Dandy! You will also spot Dave the Squirrel in George Vs. Dragon - make sure you like his facebook page! I also liked this weeks Sea Dogs, who were been chased by Cut-throat Cat! ARRRRR!!!!!Both The Beano and The Dandy were great this week, so make that you go and pick up a copy!

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