History YMMV / TheDandy

14th Nov '14 1:40:23 PM MagBas
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* UnfortunateImplications / ValuesDissonance: being a {{cowboy}}, Desperate Dan is pretty much set in the rootin'est, tootin'est depiction of the WildWest ever published in the UK. Of course, the also means that he lives right next to InjunCountry. As a result, modern Dandy editors consider Dan something of an embarrassment, and have even tried to put people off Dan by making him [[{{TookALevelInDumbass}} a complete idiot]], and when that didn't work they [[{{PutOnABus}} "retired" Dan]], which thankfully [[TheBusCameBack didn't last long]]. Possibly due to the fact that the percentage of Native Americans living in the United Kingdom is not very large so their being represented fairly in a comic book makes not terribly important in the UK, or maybe even the fact that Dan is a fundamentally great idea, any attempt to remove Dan from the lineup is met with great condemnation.
8th Jul '14 7:31:48 AM StevenT
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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Percy Payne of Growing Paynes can easily be mistaken for a girl as he inherited his hair from his mother and he has facial features similar to that of [[ComicBook/TheBeano Ivy the Terrible]].

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* ViewerGenderConfusion: Percy Payne of Growing Paynes can easily be mistaken for a girl as he inherited his hair from his mother and he has facial features similar to that of [[ComicBook/TheBeano Ivy the Terrible]].
8th Jul '14 7:31:27 AM StevenT
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* SeasonalRot: The 1970s, while considered a golden age for the comic by some, is often seen as a weak point in The Dandy's history due to [[TwoDecadesBehind how badly the comic fell behind the times]], with outdated strips like Black Bob and Winker Watson running in an era where other comics had more relateable, down to earth strips like Dennis the Menace. To add to this, most people drawing the strips were veteran artists who had started with comics in the 1940s or before. If an artist died, then more often than not their strips were reprinted, rather than replaced or given a new artist. Little effort was made to remedy this until Albert Barnes, who had been the Dandy editor since its inception in the 1930s, was finally replaced... in ''1982''.

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* SeasonalRot: The 1970s, while considered a golden age for the comic by some, is often seen as a weak point in The Dandy's history due to [[TwoDecadesBehind how badly the comic fell behind the times]], with outdated strips like Black Bob and Winker Watson running in an era where other comics had more relateable, down to earth strips like Dennis the Menace. To add to this, most people drawing the strips were veteran artists who had started with comics in the 1940s or before. If an artist died, then more often than not their strips were reprinted, rather than replaced or given a new artist. Little effort was made to remedy this until Albert Barnes, who had been the Dandy editor since its inception in the 1930s, was finally replaced... in ''1982''.''1982''.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Percy Payne of Growing Paynes can easily be mistaken for a girl as he inherited his hair from his mother and he has facial features similar to that of [[ComicBook/TheBeano Ivy the Terrible]].
24th Jan '14 9:59:25 AM rexeljet
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* DorkAge: The Dandy Xtreme era (2007-2010) is almost universally considered this, due to the lack of comic content, poorly put together "features" that [[TotallyRadical come off as patronising]], and the whole feel of the comic being TwoDecadesBehind. Some consider the glossy era (2004-2007) as being this as well, with the way it [[WereStillRelevantDammit tried too hard to be cool]], and requiring a minimum of about three pages to get across a story that could have been told in a single page. The 1970s, while considered a golden age for the comic by some, is often seen as a dork age due to [[TwoDecadesBehind how badly the comic fell behind the times]], with outdated strips like Black Bob and Winker Watson running in an era where other comics had more relateable, down to earth strips like Dennis the Menace. To add to this, most people drawing the strips were veteran artists who had started with comics in the 1940s or before. If an artist died, then more often than not their strips were reprinted, rather than replaced or given a new artist. Little effort was made to remedy this until Albert Barnes, who had been the Dandy editor since its inception in the 1930s, was finally replaced... in ''1982''.

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* DorkAge: The Dandy Xtreme era (2007-2010) is almost universally considered this, due to the lack of comic content, poorly put together "features" that [[TotallyRadical come off as patronising]], and the whole feel of the comic being TwoDecadesBehind. Some consider the glossy era (2004-2007) as being this as well, with the way it [[WereStillRelevantDammit tried too hard to be cool]], and requiring a minimum of about three pages to get across a story that could have been told in a single page. page.
* SeasonalRot:
The 1970s, while considered a golden age for the comic by some, is often seen as a dork age weak point in The Dandy's history due to [[TwoDecadesBehind how badly the comic fell behind the times]], with outdated strips like Black Bob and Winker Watson running in an era where other comics had more relateable, down to earth strips like Dennis the Menace. To add to this, most people drawing the strips were veteran artists who had started with comics in the 1940s or before. If an artist died, then more often than not their strips were reprinted, rather than replaced or given a new artist. Little effort was made to remedy this until Albert Barnes, who had been the Dandy editor since its inception in the 1930s, was finally replaced... in ''1982''.
24th Jan '14 9:42:11 AM rexeljet
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* DorkAge: The Dandy Xtreme era (2007-2010) is almost universally considered this, due to the lack of comic content, poorly put together "features" that [[TotallyRadical come off as patronising]], and the whole feel of the comic being TwoDecadesBehind. Some consider the glossy era (2004-2007) as being this as well, with the way it [[WereStillRelevantDammit tried too hard to be cool]], and requiring a minimum of about three pages to get across a story that could be told in a single page. The 1970s, while considered a golden age for the comic by some, is often seen as a dork age due to [[TwoDecadesBehind how badly the comic fell behind the times]], with outdated strips like Black Bob and Winker Watson running in an era where other comics had more relateable, down to earth strips like Dennis the Menace. To add to this, most people drawing the strips were veteran artists who had started with comics in the 1940s or before. If an artist died, then more often than not their strips were reprinted, rather than replaced or given a new artist. Little effort was made to remedy this until Albert Barnes, who had been the Dandy editor since its inception in the 1930s, was finally replaced... in ''1982''.

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* DorkAge: The Dandy Xtreme era (2007-2010) is almost universally considered this, due to the lack of comic content, poorly put together "features" that [[TotallyRadical come off as patronising]], and the whole feel of the comic being TwoDecadesBehind. Some consider the glossy era (2004-2007) as being this as well, with the way it [[WereStillRelevantDammit tried too hard to be cool]], and requiring a minimum of about three pages to get across a story that could be have been told in a single page. The 1970s, while considered a golden age for the comic by some, is often seen as a dork age due to [[TwoDecadesBehind how badly the comic fell behind the times]], with outdated strips like Black Bob and Winker Watson running in an era where other comics had more relateable, down to earth strips like Dennis the Menace. To add to this, most people drawing the strips were veteran artists who had started with comics in the 1940s or before. If an artist died, then more often than not their strips were reprinted, rather than replaced or given a new artist. Little effort was made to remedy this until Albert Barnes, who had been the Dandy editor since its inception in the 1930s, was finally replaced... in ''1982''.
24th Jan '14 9:41:37 AM rexeljet
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* BadAss: Rocky Roller Pest Controller

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* BadAss: Rocky Roller Pest ControllerController
* DorkAge: The Dandy Xtreme era (2007-2010) is almost universally considered this, due to the lack of comic content, poorly put together "features" that [[TotallyRadical come off as patronising]], and the whole feel of the comic being TwoDecadesBehind. Some consider the glossy era (2004-2007) as being this as well, with the way it [[WereStillRelevantDammit tried too hard to be cool]], and requiring a minimum of about three pages to get across a story that could be told in a single page. The 1970s, while considered a golden age for the comic by some, is often seen as a dork age due to [[TwoDecadesBehind how badly the comic fell behind the times]], with outdated strips like Black Bob and Winker Watson running in an era where other comics had more relateable, down to earth strips like Dennis the Menace. To add to this, most people drawing the strips were veteran artists who had started with comics in the 1940s or before. If an artist died, then more often than not their strips were reprinted, rather than replaced or given a new artist. Little effort was made to remedy this until Albert Barnes, who had been the Dandy editor since its inception in the 1930s, was finally replaced... in ''1982''.
29th Sep '12 2:55:06 PM MuddyMoleManiaJinbe
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** Sales figures don't agree. The Dandy is no more.

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** Sales figures don't agree. The Dandy is no more.more.
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16th Aug '12 6:15:55 AM Digifiend
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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Mostly {{averted}} with the new reboot. Dandy Xtreme... not so much.

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* WereStillRelevantDammit: Mostly {{averted}} with the new reboot. Dandy Xtreme... not so much.much.
**Sales figures don't agree. The Dandy is no more.
24th Jul '12 1:10:56 PM triassicranger
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: The near-universal reaction to ''Dandy Xtreme'', the TotallyRadical {{retool}}, which very nearly [[{{FranchiseKiller}} killed the title off completely]].
** Some have also said this about the [[ContinuityReboot rebooted]] Dandy. Sometimes it feels more like reading some WebComics. Some '''boring''' webcomics. Others have voiced disapproval of the increase in ToiletHumour, such as in the chronically unfunny - and thankfully unrepeated - ''The Last Windbender''.
*** And let's not forget the frankly [[OffModel weird new looks]] for old favourites Korky the Cat, Bananaman and Desperate Dan.
** Uh oh. ABC readership figures reveal a 48% drop from July-December 2010 to January-June 2011. The readers are voting with their money it seems, yelling a loud chorus of TheyChangedItNowItSucks. That could prove to be the FranchiseKiller.
1st Mar '12 5:48:21 AM hideyho88
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* UnfortunateImplications / ValuesDissonance: being a {{cowboy}}, Desperate Dan is pretty much set in the rootin'est, tootin'est depiction of the WildWest ever published in the UK. Of course, the also means that he lives right next to InjunCountry. As a result, modern Dandy editors consider Dan something of an embarrasment, and have even tried toput people off Dan by making him [[{{TookALevelInDumbass}} a complete idiot]], and when that didn't work they [[{{PutOnABus}} "retired" Dan]], which thankfully didn't last long. Possibly due to the fact that the percentage of Native Americans living in the United Kingdom is not very large so their being represented fairly in a comicbook makes not terribly important in the UK, or maybe even the fact that Dan is a fundamentally great idea, any attempt to remove Dan from the lineup is meeted with great condemnation.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: Mostly averted with the new reboot. Dandy Xtreme... not so much.

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* UnfortunateImplications / ValuesDissonance: being a {{cowboy}}, Desperate Dan is pretty much set in the rootin'est, tootin'est depiction of the WildWest ever published in the UK. Of course, the also means that he lives right next to InjunCountry. As a result, modern Dandy editors consider Dan something of an embarrasment, embarrassment, and have even tried toput to put people off Dan by making him [[{{TookALevelInDumbass}} a complete idiot]], and when that didn't work they [[{{PutOnABus}} "retired" Dan]], which thankfully [[TheBusCameBack didn't last long. long]]. Possibly due to the fact that the percentage of Native Americans living in the United Kingdom is not very large so their being represented fairly in a comicbook comic book makes not terribly important in the UK, or maybe even the fact that Dan is a fundamentally great idea, any attempt to remove Dan from the lineup is meeted met with great condemnation.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: Mostly averted {{averted}} with the new reboot. Dandy Xtreme... not so much.
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