Dandy comic ditched

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

When I moved up to Dundee, one of the things that gave me a thrill was the fact it was home to The Beano and The Dandy amongst others, and I often walk past the printing works and take in the smell of the presses…

But according to the BBC:

“The world’s longest running comic, The Dandy, has ceased to exist in its traditional format.
The weekly title has been changed to a fortnightly magazine called Dandy Xtreme.

Dundee-based publisher DC Thomson confirmed the comic had been given a major facelift in its 70th anniversary year.

It said favourite characters such as Desperate Dan would still feature in the central pull-out, Dandy Comix.

DC Thomson said the format of the publication had been updated because of feedback from readers.

Dandy editor Craig Graham said: ‘Following extensive research, we discovered The Dandy readers were struggling to schedule a weekly comic into their hectic lives. They just didn’t have enough time.

‘They’re too busy gaming, surfing the net or watching TV, movies and DVDs.'”

It’s a sad day indeed.

Especially as they seem to have spelt ‘Comics’ as ‘Comix’…

Video here


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