Sunday, September 21, 2008

Thomson Annuals 2009

Out now...

The Bash Street Kids in Space Cadets. ISBN 978-1845353520, 3 September 2008.
Brand new look! Now offering special, extra long adventures created by cult artist Mike Pearse! Sure to be loved by kids and comic connoisseurs alike, follow the Kids' out of this world adventures as they terrorise new galaxies.

The Beano Annual 2009. ISBN 978-1845353490, 3 September 2008.
Coming hot on the heels of The Beano's 70th birthday celebrations, Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx and many more bring their own brand of fun and mischief to everyone's favourite comic annual.

The Beano and The Dandy: Comics in the Classroom. ISBN 978-1845353476, 3 September 2008.
All kids that have loved The Beano and Dandy have another thing in common--SCHOOL! Dennis the Menace, Desperate Dan and Minnie the Minx attended class too--poor old teachers for they were BAD pupils. So, open your books at page one and enjoy classic classroom fun in Beano and Dandy style.

The Broons and Oor Wullie: Happy Days 1936-1969. ISBN 978-1845353599, 3 September 2008.
Spanning the years 1936 to 1969, The Broons and Oor Wullie "Happy Days!" features the ups and doons o' life through the years in the company o' Scotland's first family and a'body's favourite wee scamp, immortalised in the timeless artwork of Dudley D. Watkins.

Bunty for Girls 2009. ISBN 978-1845353506, 3 September 2008.
A 21st century twist is always a winner. Take classic characters like The Four Marys, add lots of funky facts about the latest TV and movie stars, cool puzzles, cute images and quizzes and you have Bunty 2009.

The Dandy Annual 2009. ISBN 978-1845353483, 3 September 2008.
Starring comics legends like Desperate Dan, Korky the Cat and Bananaman, as well as new stars Cuddles and Dimples, Jak and Ollie Fliptrik, it's stuffed with cheeky comic strips, fun puzzles and jokes galore!

Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Annual 2009. ISBN 978-1845353537, 3 September 2008.
Packed with stories about The World's Wildest Boy and his trusty hound, this Denfest brings you all the fun of the Gnashflea Circus, Photo Fun with Dennis on location and some weird and wonderful animal facts that even Swotty Walter was impressed by. If you enjoy full on mischief then this annual's right up your street!

Oor Wullie [2009]. ISBN 978-1845353582, 30 October 2008. Forthcoming.
Wee in size but big in laughs, that's Auchinshoogle's favourite son. Follow the fun filled adventures of Oor Wullie and his pals, Fat Bob, Soapy Soutar, Wee Eck and Primrose Patterson, as they tackle problems as diverse as politics and pizza delivery. Traditional humour at its best, a perfect treat for the whole family!


The Broons' Burns Night. ISBN 978-1902407715, 9 October 2008. Forthcoming.

The History of the Beano: The Story So Far. ISBN 978-1902407739, 25 September 2008.

Maw Broon's But an' Ben Cookbook. ISBN 978-1902407616, 18 September 2008.


The Broons and Oor Wullie: Facsimile edition of the first annuals [in slipcase]. ISBN 978-1845133948, 1 October 2008. Forthcoming.

And finally...

...this mystery title from the D. C. Thomson catalogue...

The Hotspur Annual 1966 [re-mastered]. I can't find an ISBN number or a publication date for this... so watch this space for more info... if I can track any down.


  1. Hey!

    Please keep us informed about the Hotspur Annual when you can. It's up the top of my list.

  2. Trivia corner -- thanks to the wonders of computer lettering, I was thrilled to see that my hand lettering font has been used to letter every page of this year's Dandy Annual!

  3. Dave,

    An excellent way to celebrate the 31st anniversary of your last appearance in a Thomson annual! I think that's right... Spring Heeled Jackson in Hotspur Annual 1978, right?

  4. True. But that paid better!



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