LISTEN UP, agents! I’ve a VERY IMPORTANT mission for you all – you MUST go to your nearest newsagents, and pick up the latest issue of The Dandy which is out TODAY, for it contains many, many hilarious comic strips that if you MISS will mean the END OF THE WORLD. Or at least you’ll have a much less cheery week.
I’ve got three strips in the latest issue, and as befitting a comic boasting a ‘Men in Black‘ parody on the cover (drawn by the wondrous Wayne Thompson), the first of these is my ALL-NEW MiB spoof, Cavemen in Black, which relocates the alien-busting antics to the stone age, and replaces extra-terrestrials with extra-large dinosaurs. I’ve had a lot of fun with it, primarily because I GET TO DRAW DINOSAURS. Hooray!
The second strip is another adventure for that pesky pensioner, Bad Grandad, who this week hits the Dandytown swimming pool where he causes more mayhem. Like last year’s pool-set Harry and his Hippo that I drew, I saw this as the perfect chance to sneak in a host of Dandy cameos, classic and new alike. Can you identify them all?
Then finally we come to the second strip for the conjuring calamity, Al Kazam (who also hosts the joke page, proving he really is magical by being in two places at once). This week, Al performs a trick that you SHOULDN’T TRY AT HOME, KIDS!
As well as my triple-whammy of terrifcness, there’s also more Desperate Dan by Jamie Smart, Mr. Meecher by Wilbur Dawbarn, Chronic the Hedgehog by Rick Eades as well as the all-new antics for revived classics Bully Beef and Chips (by Wayne Thompson) and the legendary Beryl the Peril, by the equally legendary Steve Bright.
So get to it, agents! The Dandy 3583 is out NOW for a mere £1.99. Buy it, or we’ll have to wipe your memory to help you forget your shameful error.
- Agent F.
AS A new Men in Black movie gets ready to beam into cinemas at the end of the month, The Dandy is ready with its own spoof take on the franchise, as my new strip ‘Cavemen in Black’ begins next week!
Yes, by cunningly adding the word ‘cave’ in front of the title, I managed to come up with a Men in Black parody set in the stone age, where Agent B and Agent C are Earth’s last line of defence against those pesky prehistoric pests, dinosaurs.Except they’re not very good at being Earth’s last line of defence, and so things often go awry…
The seven-week run commences in issue 3583, so get into your foot-powered car and hurry down to the newsagents next week!
SUBSCRIBERS to The Dandy will have (by and large) already received their copy of next week’s issue (issue number 3581, numeral fans) which contains not only more Bad Grandad, but also a preview of my new mini-strip starting the following week!
Al Kazam, the world’s worst magician, will appear – as if by magic – in issue 3582, commencing a short run of magical mishaps and conjuring calamities. Hooray!
And then the following week (issue 3583) will see the beginning of my new full-page series…but more on that later…now, I must disappear!