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Beano and Dandy summer specials out now!

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The Beano Summer Activity Special 2014 and The Dandy Summer Special 2014 are now on sale, £4.99 each.

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https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/the-bea ... -2014.html
https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/the-dan ... -2014.html

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I suppose it wasn't the "Last Ever Dandy Summer Special" we had last year then...
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I did say at the time that they probably shouldn't have called it that! :D

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I understand the official on sale date (the day they'll be in the shops) is July 2nd, but yes, they are available to buy from the publisher now.
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I said at the time: "Maybe it'll be the last ever Dandy Summer Special in the same way that Friday the 13th Part 4 was The Final Chapter."
Digifiend wrote:I did say at the time that they probably shouldn't have called it that! :D
And, at the time, BeanoMark scolded you for your "tantamount to libel" comment, demanding you take it back, as DCT had clearly stated that this was the last: "What I didn't like was Digifiend's implication that DCT are seeing how sales of the Last Summer Special go and then go back on their 'word' that it was the last ever, by producing another one next year. Plus he has absolutely no proof or any track record of DCT ever doing that. It's disgusting, and he knows it."

I think you've been vindicated, Mr. Fiend!

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these are also available in a summer special bundle for £6.99 (or £9.99 for us living overseas)

here is the link.

https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/our-bra ... -2014.html

BTW, has anyone ordered this online yet, as I tried, and had problems at the checkout phase. :?

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Raven wrote:I said at the time: "Maybe it'll be the last ever Dandy Summer Special in the same way that Friday the 13th Part 4 was The Final Chapter."
Digifiend wrote:I did say at the time that they probably shouldn't have called it that! :D
And, at the time, BeanoMark scolded you for your "tantamount to libel" comment, demanding you take it back, as DCT had clearly stated that this was the last: "What I didn't like was Digifiend's implication that DCT are seeing how sales of the Last Summer Special go and then go back on their 'word' that it was the last ever, by producing another one next year. Plus he has absolutely no proof or any track record of DCT ever doing that. It's disgusting, and he knows it."

I think you've been vindicated, Mr. Fiend!
Well Mark's no longer here to defend himself but if you read the whole thread he was reacting to Digi suggesting that DC Thomson were calling it the 'Last Ever' special as a deliberate lie (or 'fib' as Digi put it). There were no intentions to do another at the time.

If a company changes its mind 12 months later and decides to revive the special it's not a fib is it? Unless you also think that IPC were deliberately lying in 1969 when they folded Eagle, only to bring it back in 1982.
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Lew Stringer wrote: Well Mark's no longer here to defend himself but if you read the whole thread he was reacting to Digi suggesting that DC Thomson were calling it the 'Last Ever' special as a deliberate lie (or 'fib' as Digi put it) ... If a company changes its mind 12 months later and decides to revive the special it's not a fib is it?
What Digi said was " I hope it sells well enough to make a fib out of its title", which was rather positive, implying that it wasn't a deliberate lie but dependent on sales, that the title would then be rendered a fib, and saying he hoped it did well enough that what has happened would happen.

Beanomark, in his own words, objected to "Digifiend's implication that DCT are seeing how sales of the Last Summer Special go and then go back on their 'word' that it was the last ever, by producing another one next year", which is exactly what has happened, so Digi's "implication" was entirely correct.

Lew Stringer wrote: Unless you also think that IPC were deliberately lying in 1969 when they folded Eagle, only to bring it back in 1982.
There's no comparison between the two events, as you know. How can Eagle merging with Lion be a "lie"?

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Raven wrote:
Lew Stringer wrote: Unless you also think that IPC were deliberately lying in 1969 when they folded Eagle, only to bring it back in 1982.
There's no comparison between the two events, as you know. How can Eagle merging with Lion be a "lie"?
As we know, a merger between comics is just for appearances sake. It really means one comic has folded. IPC genuinely thought they were publishing the last Eagle in 1969, unaware that it would be revived years later. Now, the 13 years of that gap is a lot wider than the one year between this "last" special and the next, but my comparison is the same. No one thought IPC were lying in 1969, because they weren't. And DCT didn't lie last year, as implied.

OK, forget comparisons. Here's the facts: last year, that Dandy special was intended to be the "Last Ever". No fib. Since then, WH Smith have been so impressed with its sales that they suggested to Thomsons that it'd be a good idea to do another.

I know the Internet loves to think that opinions are greater than facts so what I say probably won't make any difference to the claims of 'fibs' but I thought I'd mention it for the record.
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Lew Stringer wrote: As we know, a merger between comics is just for appearances sake.
It was to combine as many readers as possible from each comic. I doubt they were that bothered about appearances!
Lew Stringer wrote: It really means one comic has folded. IPC genuinely thought they were publishing the last Eagle in 1969, unaware that it would be revived years later.
Yes, but they didn't sell a special on the strength of it being a historical event "LAST EVER ISSUE OF EAGLE", did they? It just merged with little palaver.
Lew Stringer wrote: Now, the 13 years of that gap is a lot wider than the one year between this "last" special
Somewhat...
Lew Stringer wrote: OK, forget comparisons. Here's the facts: last year, that Dandy special was intended to be the "Last Ever". No fib. Since then, WH Smith have been so impressed with its sales that they suggested to Thomsons that it'd be a good idea to do another.
Exactly. Sales of the "Last Ever" Special were so good that another Special has been produced the next year. And, again, Digi said he hoped it "would make a fib out of its title", which is not the same as saying that DCT were lying. (Fib is also a much gentler word than lie, implying it's an unimportant one.)

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Raven wrote: Exactly. Sales of the "Last Ever" Special were so good that another Special has been produced the next year. And, again, Digi said he hoped it "would make a fib out of its title", which is not the same as saying that DCT were lying. (Fib is also a much gentler word than lie, implying it's an unimportant one.)

Digi clarified what he said with this: "If it sells well enough for another one to be done next year, it would no longer be the "last ever", ergo, this year's being called that would be a fib. Simple enough, right?"

As was pointed out to him at the time, it was not a fib.

I don't know why you've dragged it up again as it caused a lot of ill-feeling last year. I've posted in defense of Mark's comments because he's no longer on the forum but I'm not getting involved any further.
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Lew Stringer wrote: I don't know why you've dragged it up again as it caused a lot of ill-feeling last year.
Simply because it seems quite amusing that "The Last Ever Dandy Holiday Special" should be followed the next year with a "Back By Popular Demand!" new one, and, with the passage of time (a full year or so), also quite amusing that someone should have taken such absolute umbrage at the very suggestion that this might possibly happen.

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Raven wrote:
Lew Stringer wrote: I don't know why you've dragged it up again as it caused a lot of ill-feeling last year.
Simply because it seems quite amusing that "The Last Ever Dandy Holiday Special" should be followed the next year with a "Back By Popular Demand!" new one, and, with the passage of time (a full year or so), also quite amusing that someone should have taken such absolute umbrage at the very suggestion that this might possibly happen.
That's not quite what happened. I think any "absolute umbrage" last year was solely about the suggestion of a company's dishonesty, not that a comic might produce another special.

Anyway, roll on next Wednesday so that people can talk about the comics! :roll:
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My elder son Andrew's partner Maria is quite adamant that there is no wriggle room in the matter. She says that if Andrew tells her that he is going to the gym but then doesn't go, he has lied to her.

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I'm looking forward to buying this year's totally unexpected Dandy Summer Special, regardless of what it or the last issue was called!

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