When the comic team started work on The Beano back in 1938, they could have had no idea they were creating a British pop culture icon.
NOW, WITH MORE THAN 80 YEARS IN THE MAKING,
BEANO IS THE WORLD'S LONGEST RUNNING COMIC
WITH OVER 2,000 CHARACTERS IN THE ARCHIVE,
THE BEANO FORMS AN EXTENSIVE COMIC UNIVERSE
In the heyday of print, more than 75% of all British kids read the Beano, and its sister title, the Dandy.
Ask any British adult if they know the Beano, Dennis and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx or The Bash Street Kids and there’s an extremely good chance they will - and a huge grin will emerge