The Dandy, Britain’s longest running comic has gone forever. After ceasing to exist on paper last December, it now no longer exists in digital form either.
As a tribute to the comic which brought the world Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and Bananaman, here is a timeline of The Dandy’s long history.
1937: The Dandy begins. It is originally called The Dandy Comic and is unusual at the time for using speech bubbles. Korky the Cat is on the front page. Inside Desperate Dan, a hugely strong man from the Wild West also features in the comic from the start. He is “desperate” in the sense that a desperado is desperate.
Another story in the first issue is Keyhole Kate (a nosey girl prone to looking through keyholes). She proves remarkably enduring appearing until 1955 before (after a ten year break) enjoying a long return run in Sparky comic in…
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