History Creator / DCThomson

1st Jul '17 10:29:46 AM HueJass84
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It took a while for the company to recover from the effects of the war [[note]]with The Beano and Dandy not reaching their pre-war page count until the [[TheNineties 1990s]][[/note]], but TheFifties is often though as a golden age for DC Thomson's comics. The decade saw sales reach their peak, the introduction of a number of long running comics such as ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' in 1953, ''ComicBook/TheBeezer'' in 1956 and ''Bunty'' in 1958 [[note]] ''Bunty'' was a comic solely aimed at girls[[/note]]; it also saw the introduction of a number of classic comic strips such as ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1951, ''[[WackyHomeroom The Bash Street Kids]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1954, and ''Beryl the Peril'' and ''Minnie the Minx'', both in 1953 and in ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' and ''Beano'' respectively. This period also saw some of the most iconic artists started drawing for the comics including Creator/LeoBaxendale, Creator/KenReid and Creator/DavidLaw.

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It took a while for the company to recover from the effects of the war [[note]]with The Beano and Dandy not reaching their pre-war page count until the [[TheNineties 1990s]][[/note]], but TheFifties is often though as a golden age for DC Thomson's comics. The decade saw sales reach their peak, the introduction of a number of long running comics such as ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' in 1953, ''ComicBook/TheBeezer'' in 1956 and ''Bunty'' in 1958 [[note]] ''Bunty'' was a comic solely aimed at girls[[/note]]; it also saw the introduction of a number of classic comic strips such as ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1951, ''[[WackyHomeroom The Bash Street Kids]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1954, and ''Beryl the Peril'' and ''Minnie the Minx'', both in 1953 and in ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' and ''Beano'' respectively. This period also saw some of the most iconic artists started start drawing for the comics including Creator/LeoBaxendale, Creator/KenReid and Creator/DavidLaw.
16th Jun '17 10:04:58 PM foley
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* ''ComicBook/Bunty''

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* ''ComicBook/Bunty''''ComicBook/{{Bunty}}''



* ''ComicBook/Mandy''

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* ''ComicBook/Mandy''''ComicBook/{{Mandy}}''
16th Jun '17 10:04:35 PM foley
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20th Feb '17 4:59:51 PM nombretomado
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'''D. C. Thomson & Co.''' are a British publisher of [[BritishComics comics]], [[BritishNewspapers newspapers]] and magazines.

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'''D. C. Thomson & Co.''' are a British publisher of [[BritishComics comics]], [[BritishNewspapers [[UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers newspapers]] and magazines.
4th Jan '17 6:24:02 PM HueJass84
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TheNewTens did not start off well for DC Thomson's comics, with the end of the ''Fun Size Comics'' and ''Classics from the Comics'' in 2010 and the end of ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' in 2012 on its 75th anniversary and its failed attempt at relaunching online as a WebComic. The company still had three comics left with ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''BeanoMAX'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Commando}} Commando]]'', as well as their newspapers and a few magazines (including Wrestling/{{WWE}} Kids). In June 2013, both [=BeanoMAX=] and the digital Dandy closed. MAX was replaced with a new [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine]], while the Dandy's closure was blamed on technological problems, with a promise that it would be brought back at some point.

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TheNewTens did not start off well for DC Thomson's comics, with the end of the ''Fun Size Comics'' and ''Classics from the Comics'' in 2010 and the end of ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' in 2012 on its 75th anniversary and its failed attempt at relaunching online as a WebComic.anniversary. The company still had three comics left with ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''BeanoMAX'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Commando}} Commando]]'', as well as their newspapers and a few magazines (including Wrestling/{{WWE}} Kids). In June 2013, both [=BeanoMAX=] and the digital Dandy closed. MAX was replaced with a new [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine]], while the Dandy's closure was blamed on technological problems, with a promise that it would be brought back at some point.
4th Jan '17 6:23:30 PM HueJass84
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TheNewTens did not start off well for DC Thomson's comics, with the end of the ''Fun Size Comics'' and ''Classics from the Comics'' in 2010 and the end of ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' in 2012 on its 75th anniversary (although it continued online as a WebComic). The company still had three comics left with ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''BeanoMAX'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Commando}} Commando]]'', as well as their newspapers and a few magazines (including Wrestling/{{WWE}} Kids). In June 2013, both [=BeanoMAX=] and the digital Dandy closed. MAX was replaced with a new [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine]], while the Dandy's closure was blamed on technological problems, with a promise that it would be brought back at some point.

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TheNewTens did not start off well for DC Thomson's comics, with the end of the ''Fun Size Comics'' and ''Classics from the Comics'' in 2010 and the end of ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' in 2012 on its 75th anniversary (although it continued and its failed attempt at relaunching online as a WebComic).WebComic. The company still had three comics left with ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''BeanoMAX'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Commando}} Commando]]'', as well as their newspapers and a few magazines (including Wrestling/{{WWE}} Kids). In June 2013, both [=BeanoMAX=] and the digital Dandy closed. MAX was replaced with a new [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine]], while the Dandy's closure was blamed on technological problems, with a promise that it would be brought back at some point.
26th Nov '16 3:19:05 AM Morgenthaler
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It took a while for the company to recover from the effects of the war [[note]]with The Beano and Dandy not reaching their pre-war page count until the [[TheNineties 1990s]][[/note]], but TheFifties is often though as a golden age for DC Thomson's comics. The decade saw sales reach their peak, the introduction of a number of long running comics such as ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' in 1953, ''ComicBook/TheBeezer'' in 1956 and ''Bunty'' in 1958 [[note]] ''Bunty'' was a comic solely aimed at girls[[/note]]; it also saw the introduction of a number of classic comic strips such as ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1951, ''[[WackyHomeroom The Bash Street Kids]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1954, and ''Beryl the Peril'' and ''Minnie the Minx'', both in 1953 and in ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' and ''Beano'' respectively. This period also saw some of the most iconic artists started drawing for the comics including LeoBaxendale, KenReid and DavidLaw.

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It took a while for the company to recover from the effects of the war [[note]]with The Beano and Dandy not reaching their pre-war page count until the [[TheNineties 1990s]][[/note]], but TheFifties is often though as a golden age for DC Thomson's comics. The decade saw sales reach their peak, the introduction of a number of long running comics such as ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' in 1953, ''ComicBook/TheBeezer'' in 1956 and ''Bunty'' in 1958 [[note]] ''Bunty'' was a comic solely aimed at girls[[/note]]; it also saw the introduction of a number of classic comic strips such as ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1951, ''[[WackyHomeroom The Bash Street Kids]]'', first appearing in The Beano in 1954, and ''Beryl the Peril'' and ''Minnie the Minx'', both in 1953 and in ''ComicBook/TheTopper'' and ''Beano'' respectively. This period also saw some of the most iconic artists started drawing for the comics including LeoBaxendale, KenReid Creator/LeoBaxendale, Creator/KenReid and DavidLaw.
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16th Jan '16 8:51:37 AM StFan
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* ''TheBroons''

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* ''TheBroons''''ComicStrip/TheBroons''
31st Oct '15 4:32:49 PM nombretomado
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In the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] the company diversified into [[PulpMagazine story papers]]. Their story papers became known as ''The Big Five'', the five being ''Adventure'', ''The Wizard'', ''The Rover'', ''The Skipper'' and ''The Hotspur''. Over the years they began to feature more and more comic content, and so did their newspapers with the classic [[NewspaperComics newspaper comic strips]] ''ComicStrip/TheBroons'' and ''ComicStrip/OorWullie'' first appearing in 1936. This lead DC Thomson to attempt to release a Big Five but for comics as opposed to story papers. They first released ''ComicBook/TheDandy'', in 1937, followed by ''TheBeano'' a year later and then ''The Magic Comic'' in 1939. They originally all featured story paper style serial text stories, and they also all released large hardback annual versions of the comics every year. Then UsefulNotes/WorldWarII lead to a reduction in the number of pages in most of their comics, their formats changing from weekly to fortnightly, and the closure of ''The Magic Comic''. But the war also lead to numerous propaganda comic strips inlcuding ''[[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Musso the Wop]]'' in TheBeano and ''[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Addie]] and Hermy'' in ComicBook/TheDandy. Many of these UsefulNotes/WW2 era strips were quite bizarre, with The Dandy's [[FunnyAnimal Korky the Cat]] fighting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] mice and The Beano's Big Eggo (an Ostrich) also helping fight the war.

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In the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] the company diversified into [[PulpMagazine story papers]]. Their story papers became known as ''The Big Five'', the five being ''Adventure'', ''The Wizard'', ''The Rover'', ''The Skipper'' and ''The Hotspur''. Over the years they began to feature more and more comic content, and so did their newspapers with the classic [[NewspaperComics newspaper comic strips]] ''ComicStrip/TheBroons'' and ''ComicStrip/OorWullie'' first appearing in 1936. This lead DC Thomson to attempt to release a Big Five but for comics as opposed to story papers. They first released ''ComicBook/TheDandy'', in 1937, followed by ''TheBeano'' ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' a year later and then ''The Magic Comic'' in 1939. They originally all featured story paper style serial text stories, and they also all released large hardback annual versions of the comics every year. Then UsefulNotes/WorldWarII lead to a reduction in the number of pages in most of their comics, their formats changing from weekly to fortnightly, and the closure of ''The Magic Comic''. But the war also lead to numerous propaganda comic strips inlcuding including ''[[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Musso the Wop]]'' in TheBeano ComicBook/TheBeano and ''[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Addie]] and Hermy'' in ComicBook/TheDandy. Many of these UsefulNotes/WW2 era strips were quite bizarre, with The Dandy's [[FunnyAnimal Korky the Cat]] fighting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] mice and The Beano's Big Eggo (an Ostrich) also helping fight the war.



The [[TheEighties late Eighties]] and [[TheNineties early nineties]] proved to be a dark period for DC Thomson's comics as this period saw the end of a large number of their comics and a large number of mergers. By the mid nineties the only comics left were ''ComicBook/TheDandy'', ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''Bunty'', and ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' as well as a number of Beano related spin-offs. These spinoffs included ''Beano Superstars'' [[note]]which featured long stories involving characters from just one strip in ''ComicBook/TheBeano''[[/note]], ''Classics from the Comics'' [[note]]which featured reprints from not only TheBeano but other humour comics made by DC Thomson and evolved out of two earlier reprint only comics called The Best of [[ComicBook/TheBeezer Beezer]] and The Best of [[ComicBook/TheTopper Topper]][[/note]], and the ''Beano Fun Size Comics'', which also had a Dandy version [[note]]both of these had evolved out of the earlier Beano and Dandy comic libraries which had begun in TheEighties and these featured longer stories similar to the Beano superstars but in A5 format as opposed to the Superstar's A4[[/note]]. Some of the now defunct comics continued their annuals a short while after their closure, with The Beezer's last annual being released in 2002 almost ten years after the comic's closure. This period was not all bad, though, as it saw the beginning of the [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]] TV series, as well as another TV series based on DC Thomson characters called ''The Blobs'' (themselves based on a series of books published by the company in 1980).

The TurnOfTheMillennium saw the closure of ''Bunty'' and ''Beano Superstars'', but DC Thomson's other comics lingered on. This period, however, also saw the release of the monthly Beano spin-off ''BeanoMAX'', and ''TheBeano'' continued to top the Christmas book sales charts every year with the sale of The Beano Annual. ''The Dandy's'' circulation dwindled, leading to a disastrous revamp in 2007 as ''The Dandy [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xtreme]]''.

TheNewTens did not start off well for DC Thomson's comics, with the end of the ''Fun Size Comics'' and ''Classics from the Comics'' in 2010 and the end of ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' in 2012 on its 75th anniversary (although it continued online as a WebComic). The company still had three comics left with ''TheBeano'', ''BeanoMAX'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Commando}} Commando]]'', as well as their newspapers and a few magazines (including Wrestling/{{WWE}} Kids). In June 2013, both [=BeanoMAX=] and the digital Dandy closed. MAX was replaced with a new [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine]], while the Dandy's closure was blamed on technological problems, with a promise that it would be brought back at some point.

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The [[TheEighties late Eighties]] and [[TheNineties early nineties]] proved to be a dark period for DC Thomson's comics as this period saw the end of a large number of their comics and a large number of mergers. By the mid nineties the only comics left were ''ComicBook/TheDandy'', ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''Bunty'', and ''ComicBook/{{Commando}}'' as well as a number of Beano related spin-offs. These spinoffs included ''Beano Superstars'' [[note]]which featured long stories involving characters from just one strip in ''ComicBook/TheBeano''[[/note]], ''Classics from the Comics'' [[note]]which featured reprints from not only TheBeano ComicBook/TheBeano but other humour comics made by DC Thomson and evolved out of two earlier reprint only comics called The Best of [[ComicBook/TheBeezer Beezer]] and The Best of [[ComicBook/TheTopper Topper]][[/note]], and the ''Beano Fun Size Comics'', which also had a Dandy version [[note]]both of these had evolved out of the earlier Beano and Dandy comic libraries which had begun in TheEighties and these featured longer stories similar to the Beano superstars but in A5 format as opposed to the Superstar's A4[[/note]]. Some of the now defunct comics continued their annuals a short while after their closure, with The Beezer's last annual being released in 2002 almost ten years after the comic's closure. This period was not all bad, though, as it saw the beginning of the [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis the Menace]] TV series, as well as another TV series based on DC Thomson characters called ''The Blobs'' (themselves based on a series of books published by the company in 1980).

The TurnOfTheMillennium saw the closure of ''Bunty'' and ''Beano Superstars'', but DC Thomson's other comics lingered on. This period, however, also saw the release of the monthly Beano spin-off ''BeanoMAX'', and ''TheBeano'' ''ComicBook/TheBeano'' continued to top the Christmas book sales charts every year with the sale of The Beano Annual. ''The Dandy's'' circulation dwindled, leading to a disastrous revamp in 2007 as ''The Dandy [[XtremeKoolLetterz Xtreme]]''.

TheNewTens did not start off well for DC Thomson's comics, with the end of the ''Fun Size Comics'' and ''Classics from the Comics'' in 2010 and the end of ''ComicBook/TheDandy'' in 2012 on its 75th anniversary (although it continued online as a WebComic). The company still had three comics left with ''TheBeano'', ''ComicBook/TheBeano'', ''BeanoMAX'' and ''[[ComicBook/{{Commando}} Commando]]'', as well as their newspapers and a few magazines (including Wrestling/{{WWE}} Kids). In June 2013, both [=BeanoMAX=] and the digital Dandy closed. MAX was replaced with a new [[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK 100% Official Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine]], while the Dandy's closure was blamed on technological problems, with a promise that it would be brought back at some point.
20th Jun '15 3:27:12 PM Digifiend
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In the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] the company diversified into [[PulpMagazine story papers]]. Their story papers became known as ''The Big Five'', the five being ''Adventure'', ''The Wizard'', ''The Rover'', ''The Skipper'' and ''The Hotspur''. Over the years they began to feature more and more comic content, and so did their newspapers with the classic [[NewspaperComics newspaper comic strips]] ''TheBroons'' and ''OorWullie'' first appearing in 1936. This lead DC Thomson to attempt to release a Big Five but for comics as opposed to story papers. They first released ''ComicBook/TheDandy'', in 1937, followed by ''TheBeano'' a year later and then ''The Magic Comic'' in 1939. They originally all featured story paper style serial text stories, and they also all released large hardback annual versions of the comics every year. Then UsefulNotes/WorldWarII lead to a reduction in the number of pages in most of their comics, their formats changing from weekly to fortnightly, and the closure of ''The Magic Comic''. But the war also lead to numerous propaganda comic strips inlcuding ''[[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Musso the Wop]]'' in TheBeano and ''[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Addie]] and Hermy'' in ComicBook/TheDandy. Many of these UsefulNotes/WW2 era strips were quite bizarre, with The Dandy's [[FunnyAnimal Korky the Cat]] fighting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] mice and The Beano's Big Eggo (an Ostrich) also helping fight the war.

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In the [[TheRoaringTwenties 1920s]] the company diversified into [[PulpMagazine story papers]]. Their story papers became known as ''The Big Five'', the five being ''Adventure'', ''The Wizard'', ''The Rover'', ''The Skipper'' and ''The Hotspur''. Over the years they began to feature more and more comic content, and so did their newspapers with the classic [[NewspaperComics newspaper comic strips]] ''TheBroons'' ''ComicStrip/TheBroons'' and ''OorWullie'' ''ComicStrip/OorWullie'' first appearing in 1936. This lead DC Thomson to attempt to release a Big Five but for comics as opposed to story papers. They first released ''ComicBook/TheDandy'', in 1937, followed by ''TheBeano'' a year later and then ''The Magic Comic'' in 1939. They originally all featured story paper style serial text stories, and they also all released large hardback annual versions of the comics every year. Then UsefulNotes/WorldWarII lead to a reduction in the number of pages in most of their comics, their formats changing from weekly to fortnightly, and the closure of ''The Magic Comic''. But the war also lead to numerous propaganda comic strips inlcuding ''[[UsefulNotes/BenitoMussolini Musso the Wop]]'' in TheBeano and ''[[UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler Addie]] and Hermy'' in ComicBook/TheDandy. Many of these UsefulNotes/WW2 era strips were quite bizarre, with The Dandy's [[FunnyAnimal Korky the Cat]] fighting [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany Nazi]] mice and The Beano's Big Eggo (an Ostrich) also helping fight the war.
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