Comics and magazines

These comics and magazines are or were published by D. C. Thomson & Co. of Dundee, Scotland.


The annuals are normally published in time for Christmas, which is the major gift selling time of the year, usually appearing on shelves in early September.

The annuals that DC Thomson have published, and still publish, over the years, include:

  • The Beano Annual (1940–present), DC Thomson's biggest selling annual
  • The Dandy Annual (1939–present)
  • The Beezer Book (1958–2003)
  • The Topper Book (1955–1994)
  • The Sparky Book (1967–1981), the 1981 was joint with the Topper.
  • The Broons (1940–present), published bi-annually, excluding during World War II – No annuals were published in 1944 and 1946 due to rationing.
  • Oor Wullie (1941–present), published bi-annually, alternating with the Broons, excluding World War II. No annuals were published for 1945 and 1947.
  • Dennis the Menace (1956–present), reprinting older strips from The Beano. Originally bi-annually, alternating with Beryl, Dan and the Bash Street Kids, until the 1980s.
  • The Bash Street Kids (1980–2010), reprinting older strips from the Beano. Originally alternating with Beryl and Dennis until 1989.
  • Desperate Dan Annual (1955, 1979, 1991–1993), reprinting older strips from The Dandy and Dandy annuals.
  • Beryl the Peril (1959–1977, 1981, 1987–1988), reprinting older strips from The Topper. Alternating with Dennis, Dan and the Bash Street Kids.
  • Bananaman (1984–1987), based on the TV series.
  • Black Bob (1950, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1957, 1959, 1961, 1965), reprinting old Weekly News and Dandy strips.
  • Storytime with Grandma (2008–present)
  • Animals and You (2008–present)
  • Bunty Annual (1960–2009)
  • Mandy Annual (1969–2007)
  • 70 Years of The Beano and The Dandy (1988–present) (originally called Golden Years, then 60 Years. Sometimes features stories from other comics.)
  • Classic Broons and Oor Wullie annuals (1996–present)
  • Blue Jeans Annual (70s to 90s)
  • Willie Waddle Book (1930s to 1950s)
  • Cowboy Book For Boys (1938 one off annual)

See also

Category:DC Thomson Comics titles D. C. Thomson Category:Media in Dundee DC Thomson publications, List

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