Beano Strips

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Adventure Strips
 
Ah, the decline and fall of the good, old-fashioned adventure strip - a Saturday matinee in picture form.
 
In the early days these strips made up more than half the comic. By 1960 it was down to two, two page adventure strips each week - though this was still a third of the twelve page comic! In 1961 the page count went up to sixteen, and a third two-page adventure strip was added.
 
By 1967 this was down to two, and in 1970 it was reduced to one (although, just to make things complicated, it did briefly go back to two in 1971, when the page count of the comic was increased from 20 to 24). The adventure strips were dropped completely in 1976 (although they continued in the Dandy into the eighties).

Oh, one last thing; I haven't listed any of the text-only stories that the Beano ran from 1938 until the early fifties - partly because there were too many, and also because I find them rather boring. Sorry.

Started Finished Strip Artist
1944? 1945 Strang the Terrible  
1941   Tom Thumb - The Brave Little One Dudley D. Watkins
1943 1944? The Shipwrecked Circus Dudley D. Watkins
1944 1944? Strang the Terrible Dudley D. Watkins
1945 1945 Six Brands for Bonnie Prince Charlie  
1945 1946 Jimmy and his Magic Patch [2] Dudley D. Watkins
1947 1947 The Shipwrecked Circus Dudley D. Watkins
1947 1949 Wild Boy  
1947 1949 Jimmy and his Magic Patch [3] Dudley D. Watkins
1949 1950 The Runaway Robinsons  
1949 1950 The Horse that Jack Built [1] Bill Holroyd
1950 1950 The Daring Deeds of Sinbad the Sailor [1] Paddy Brennan
1950 1950 Jack Flash - the Flying Boy [2] Fred Sturrock
1950 1951 Jimmy and his Magic Patch [4] Paddy Brennan
1950 1951 Tick-Tock Tony - The Clockwork Horse [2]] Bill Holroyd
1951? 1951 The Hungry Little Goodwins  
1951 1951 The Wily Ways of Simple Simon  
1951 1951 Bucktooth (The Boy Who Lives in a Barrel)  
1951 ?1958 The Shipwrecked Circus  
?1952   Big Bazooka  
1953 ? General Jumbo Paddy Brennan
?1958 ?1958 The Hogan Boy  
?1958 ?1958 The Blinding Shield  
?1958 ?1958 Red Rory of the Eagles  
?1960 ?1960 Danny on a Dolphin  
?1960 ?1960 The Laughing Pirate  
?1961 ?1961 The Cannonball Crackshots  
?1961 ?1961 The Great Flood of London  
?1961 ?1961 Johnny Leopard  
?1962 ?1962 Danny on a Dolphin  
?1962 ?1962 Red Rory of the Eagles  
?1962 1962 The Danger Twins  
?1962 ?1962 G for Giant  
1962 ?1963 Lester's Little Circus  
1963   General Jumbo  
1967 ?1976 Billy the Cat David Sutherland
1963   The Q-Bikes  
1963 1963 The Danger Bus  
1963 ?1966 The Iron Fish  
?1968   Danny on a Dolphin  
?1968 ?1968 The King Street Cowboys  
?1969 ?1969 The Hovertank  
?1969   General Jumbo  
1969 1970 The Q-Karts  
1971   Admiral Jumbo