Thursday 05 Dec 2013
It's Raining Mice Hallelujah!
by Pam BTOE
By Colin Larkin August 20, 2012 15:42
The saddest news over the past week has been yet another death. This time, not a mortal, but a weekly comic. Not many people under 25 will even know what I am talking about. But the Dandy has been cancelled and Desperate Dan is no more. My love of pies clearly came from DD. What shall I do now?
Comics in the 50s and 60s for me were a way of life, alongside music and books. I always preferred the Beano, because it had the Bash Street Kids, but for some reason the newspaper boy delivered the Dandy instead. Never mind it did have Jonah on the back page, and the wonderful DD.
The terrible news that the Dandy's circulation has dropped from . . . wait for it . . a staggering 2 million a week in its heyday, to a paltry 8,000 and therefore it had to close. The Beano limps along with 38,000, and dropping faster than sales of Chris de Burgh albums.
Nostalgia is just not what it used to be.
by Tom Larkin