Final issue of Dandy magazine to be released on 75th birthday

Final issue of Dandy magazine to be released on 75th birthday
Cartoon character Desperate Dan

The final printed issue of the UK's longest-running children's comic will be released on its 75th birthday in December.

The Dandy, best known for cartoon character Desperate Dan, is being pulled from shelves following a drop in circulation in recent years.

Dundee-based publisher DC Thomson said that the comic will still be available online - and they have "exciting plans in the pipeline" to take it in a "different direction".

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