I'm not too sure about this one, looks a bit boring considering it's a huge achievement for the comic! Needs a bit more going on, but good artwork by Nigel Parkinson.
This is a great cover by Ken H. Harrison; I really like the green for the background! Ken is fantastic at drawing Desperate Dan, so I'm glad they chose him to illustrate this cover.
The Beano and The Dandy:
My favourite annual this year is the Beano and Dandy Silly Singg-Along, which has a fantastic cover, also by Ken H. Harrison - there is so much going on everywhere you look! A great festive theme, I might save this one for Christmas!
The Broons annual also had a festive cover, this time by Peter Davidson. I like this cover, and like The Beano and Dandy Silly Sing-Along book it has a very Christmassy theme about it, and it looks as though it could have been hand painted!
The Broons and Oor Wullie:
I'm not at all sure about this cover. It is an interesting idea, but it looks very messy and confusing. If I was just looking at it on the shelves I wouldn't know that it was about The Broons and Oor Wullie just by the cover.
Turns out that isn't the Broons and Oor Wullie cover, but is possibly an inside page. The correct cover is illustrated below, but for more information click on this link!
That's not all of the annuals though, as always there are loads more. Here are a few of them.
Due for release: 1st August 2013
Due for release: 17th September 2013
Due for release: 15th August 2013
There is also a Rupert annual to be released on the 5th August 2013 for £7.19, but the cover has not been revealed yet.