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.


Kid said...

I just hope that they don't ruin it by 'busying up' the margins on the pages of old art and overlapping one image over another, thus obscuring the one underneath. A nice clean presentation of the page is always best, like Phils' recent Christmas covers book.

George Shiers said...

It is annoying when they cover up parts of the artwork - not only does it mean we can't see all the art but it also means we can't read it.

I've just realised that this is my 500th post - hurrah! :D

Kid said...

Congratulations on reaching 500.

TwoHeadedBoy said...

From the looks of the cover, it looks like a condensed version of that lovely big History of the Beano from a few years ago, only aimed at a younger audience.

I'll have a look at it in the shops but it probably won't make it as far as my bookshelf.