From August until October , it was rebranded as Dandy Xtreme. One of the best selling comics in the UK, along with The Beano , The Dandy reached sales of two million a week in the s. The digital relaunch was not successful and the comic ended just six months later. The first issue, under the name The Dandy Comic , was published on 4 December The most notable difference between this and other comics of the day was the use of speech balloons instead of captions under the frame. It was published weekly until 6 September , when wartime paper shortages forced it to change to fortnightly, alternating with The Beano.
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List of Dandy comic strips - Wikipedia
Over the years the British comic magazine The Dandy has had many different strips ranging from humour strips to adventure strips to prose stories. However eventually the Dandy changed from having all these different types of strips to having only humour strips. Prose stories were the first to go being phased out in the s. Adventure strips were phased out in the s.
The Beano and Dandy
The Dandy originally The Dandy Comic until July , launched on December 4th , was one of the longest running comic titles in the world, published by D. Alongside its sister title, The Beano , it has been a part of the childhood of several generations of British children, and characters such as Desperate Dan and Korky the Cat have become British icons. In the s Dandy absorbed two lower selling titles, Nutty and Hoot. After the millennium its fortunes waned and it underwent several transformations intended to make it appeal more to the new generation of readers. From , it was reduced to fortnightly frequency something which had previously happened from September to July , initially due to paper shortages caused by World War II , was retitled Dandy Xtreme , and was marketed as a lifestyle magazine for the under tens.
Korky the Cat, as he appeared in the Dandy's early days. Desperate Dan's original appearance. Keyhole Kate.