Celebrity characters to help The Beano celebrate its 75th birthday

SEVERAL well-known celebrities are to feature in The Beano comic, to help it celebrate its 75th birthday.

The anniversary issue – out on Wednesday – will include ‘appearances’ from, among others, Scots celebs, Sir Alex Ferguson and Andy Murray, plus the likes of David Beckham, Holly Willoughby and Harry Hill.

In a media release issued by the comic’s publisher, Dundee-based DC Thomson, editor-in-chief, Mike Stirling, is quoted, as saying: “David Beckham features quite a lot in the anniversary issue and I think that the strip with David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson is brilliant. Dennis [the Menace] is up to his usual menacing and the results are hilarious. It pokes fun at their history in a light-hearted way and of course, it’s all meant in jest.”

He added: “We listen to what our readers say and feature people that they want to read about. I think that the anniversary issue is possibly the most celeb-packed issue we have ever produced. 75 years of The Beano is a landmark worth celebrating and we hope that it appeals to readers of all ages.”