You're right about defining it for the public. Anything like that is worth trying. After all, it's no exaggeration. It's special (in that it's an addition to the regular Beano) and it has an appeal for collectors (in that it features classic material).Rasher wrote:I don't 'get' your bile, swirlythingy, they can call it whatever they damn well like.
What about all those 'special edition' cars we used to get all the time. There was nothing special other than a paint job and a badge, but it sold. And that's all they're doing here. Making people see it, make it stand out, make sure there's no confusion with any other product with the Beano name on. Make sure it sells.
Even if you paid a visit to Beano HQ, meet the staff, meet the bosses, the decision-makers, the directors, even the ghost of DC Thomson himself - it still would never satisfy your hunger to bash the life out of a decent, well-made comic for 7-11 year olds.
I'm pleased to see it appearing again this year. Well spotted Peter!