Dandy under the cosh!

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by vernon, 14 Aug 2012.

  1. vernon

    vernon Harder than Ronnie Pickering

    Meanwood, Leeds
    Just heard on Radio Four that the Dandy is threatened with closure. It used to see 2,000,000 copies at its peak and now is only selling 8,000 per week.

    Sad times. :sad:
  2. asterix

    asterix Comrade Member

    Limoges or York
    Desperate times..

    But it may go digital:

  3. accountantpete

    accountantpete Legendary Member

    Dan must have met Speicher

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  4. byegad

    byegad Legendary Member

    NE England
  5. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    End of an era, we are the Beano and Dandy kids... scary isn't it?
  6. tyred

    tyred Legendary Member


    They can't stop this essential reading matter for grown ups kids everywhere. Tea break will never be the same again.:cry:
  7. Matt1705

    Matt1705 Senior Member

    Look at the price of them now though, I've got a collection of beano comics from the mid 90's when they were 35p.
  8. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    7/- :ohmy: Surely not?

  9. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    Shame, I preferred the Dandy to the Beano when I was a kid, but I always was a contrary numpty.
  10. Davidc

    Davidc Guru

    Somerset UK
    My mum wouldn't let me have comics. :sad:

    My mate's mum knew that and kept all of his and his brother's old Beano's and Dandy's for me to read when I went round. ^_^

    It was always the Dandy I read first.

    It's sad that the era of the children's comic is coming to an end, but life and popular culture move on, and there's not much we can do about it.
  11. Maz

    Maz Legendary Member

    I used to have a massive stash of Krazy comics. When they 'merged' with Whizzer & Chips, I stopped buying it.
  12. Archie_tect

    Archie_tect De Skieven Architek... aka Penfold

    I only got the Christmas Annuals when I was little. Still got the Blue Peter one with John Noakes and Valerie Singleton on the front.... sadly missing it's spine and drawn all over so not an heirloom!
  13. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Atop a Ti
    In a family of 3 children. It was Whizzer & Chips for me, Dandy for older brother and Beano for younger brother.

    I'm not suprised that it's closing. Magazines are now almost irrelevant what with the electrical intraweb taking over everything.
  14. martint235

    martint235 Dog on a bike

    I think this probably has a lot to do with it. I think they now cost £1.50 or something, I used to pay 10p for my Beano when I was a kid. What self respecting kid is going to pay £1.50 on a comic when you can get two cans of Carlsberg for that.
  15. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I used to buy both, along with Valiant and a few others whose names now escape me.

    Ha - they were 3d when I bought them! (1.25p!)
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