The Dandy, launched on 4th December 1937 is the world's longest running comic, bringing laughter and smiles into the homes of millions of children around the world. In it's heyday, the comic sold two million copies a week, featuring characters such as Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and Brassneck.
When The Dandy relaunched two years ago, D.C. Thomson were taking a bold move, taking in new artists to handle a majority of the comic. Artists like Andy Fanton, Stu Munro and Nik Holmes.
But now D.C. Thomson have come forwards, and it's time to face the worst - the end of The Dandy. A spokesperson stated: "
They went on to say: "
They stated that whilst they may close the comic itself, the stories would continue to survive online, and popular characters such as Desperate Dan would appear in it's sister comic - The Beano.
I'm sure that nobody reading this wants The Dandy to be fade away, but what can you do to change Thomson's minds? The answer is simple - buy a Dandy!
And maybe send them an email or two. Or three.
The Dandy - out every Wednesday, only £1.99!
Jamie Smart has written an excelent blog piece here:
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