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’…