£8, 000 for first Beano

Published On September 8, 2006 | By Joe Gordon | Comics, News

The Comics Journal’s Journalista blog drew my attention to this story from the Daily Record: a copy of the very first issue of the mighty Beano comic (now a British institution of course) published in July 1938, sold for £8, 252 at auction in London yesterday. Now that’s what I call a pretty valuable back issue. On the Beano front, in case you missed it I posted a potted history of the Beano and its sister publication the Dandy back in July here as part of British Comics Month, along with an interview with Beano head honcho Euan Kerr.

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Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon is ForbiddenPlanet.co.uk’s chief blogger, which he set up in 2005. Previously, he was professional bookseller for over 12 years as well as a lifelong reader and reviewer, especially of comics and science fiction works.

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