Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths

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Beano summer special number 1 out now WHSmiths

Post by Peter Gray » 25 May 2011, 17:54

Beano summer special number 1

Thanks DC Thomson..

Wonderful stuff..reprints from different pages of The Beano summer special..what a real treat...made my day..
also that it is number 1.so a new series..
the reproductions are wonderful on glossy paper... :cheers: :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

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Post by Digifiend » 25 May 2011, 18:05

Maybe it's not summer special #1, but simply Beano Special #1 (like the seasonal specials they were doing before BeanoMAX launched, which included the last few summer specials) - looks like we may have a replacement for Classics! What's the price?

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Post by Peter Gray » 25 May 2011, 18:55

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£4.99
64 glossy colour pages...some nice black and white reprints also inside...
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I wonder what issue 2 will be..also when?
anyway loads to read...what a treat..

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Post by felneymike » 25 May 2011, 19:12

Well that certianly is unexpected!

I suspect number 2 won't be until next year, mind.

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Post by ISPYSHHHGUY » 25 May 2011, 19:21

For once, a comic publication that has grabbed my interest...I'll be looking into this one.

Makes me feel so old to recognize some of this artwork.

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Post by django » 25 May 2011, 20:10

Didn't see this in my local Smiths when I popped in earlier today, hope it'll be available round here...not like the Egmont Buster Special a couple of years ago where I had to do a lot of searching before I found it!.

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Post by Lew Stringer » 25 May 2011, 20:48

Good find Peter! I didn't know about this.

So much for what I'd been told about retailers not wanting summer specials any more then.

None in my Smiths yet though.
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Post by felneymike » 25 May 2011, 22:30

Well as it's an exclusive I suppose retailers didn't :wink:

It may be in the "bookazine" format as a "best of" nostalgic collection rather than an actual summer special. Those sorts of publications are made on all sorts of subjects (best modified Fords, best air guns, Battle of Britain aircraft etc) and seem to sell well.

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Post by swirlythingy » 25 May 2011, 23:29

Good grief, I didn't expect that!

Five quid? Eh... it's cheaper than the Summer Annual and I probably don't already own most of the content! :)

Must have a look for this tomorrow in the same Smiths that failed to stock the Annual last week...

So, has there been no publicity at all, then? Or is Peter in the pay of a secret viral marketing cabal? :D :shhh:
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Post by Jay » 25 May 2011, 23:54

The cover is wonderful. Looks like I'll be popping into WHSmiths a few times a week only to be disappointed and then just buy the thing off ebay.

The fact it's 'No 1' is very curious. Perhaps we'll have another next summer or maybe a No 2 in December reprinting Christmas stories?

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Post by Digifiend » 26 May 2011, 01:37

That wouldn't surprise me Jay. Thanks Peter for the info.

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Post by Lew Stringer » 26 May 2011, 02:01

Jay wrote: The fact it's 'No 1' is very curious. Perhaps we'll have another next summer or maybe a No 2 in December reprinting Christmas stories?
Or perhaps it's just an incentive to get collectors and speculators to buy a No.1?
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Post by big bad bri » 26 May 2011, 02:33

it wasnt in my local whs today when i bought beano & dandy i will check again later in week

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Post by Peter Gray » 26 May 2011, 08:18

It was found in the comic section in WHSmiths..in Kingston..

Hope you all find it...as someone said at least this time I'm first after the Buster special difficulty..which I really hope will come back..

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Post by ISPYSHHHGUY » 26 May 2011, 08:23

Looks like you pulled off a total scoop with this observation, Peter!

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