Saturday, March 1, 2014
The Beano Official Guide
Puffin books have announced The Beano Official Guide that will be released at the same time as the annuals later this year. Not a replacement for the Beano and Dandy books published by Thomson, this guide will cost £7.99 and is due for release on 7th August, although pre-orders are available from Amazon now.
The description of the book reads:
"Whether you're young or not-so-young, you probably already love The Beano! Now you can final out all the facts, fun and faces that have kept the nation laughing every week for more than 75 years. This is such an important book that even Dennis the Menace himself has taken the time to scribble his thoughts all over it, providing a rare insight into his fellow Beanotown residents. From Bananaman and the Bash Street Kids to Minnie the Minx and Calamity James, they're all here. Also included it loads of rarely-seen artwork, dug up from The Beano's humongous and heavily-guarded archive!"
With the promise of "rarely-seen artwork" I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of this book, and at £7.99 it sounds like a bargain, £5 cheaper than Thomson's own Beano and Dandy book.