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Yesterday’s Papers

Another timeless front page from the archives

THE FIRST DANDY COMIC GOES ON SALE

For 75 years, British youngsters got a weekly dose of anarchic comic strips and stories

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Everyone’s favourite cowpie-scoffing strongman Desperate Dan and the other madcap, irreverent and colourful characters of the Dandy were first let loose on young readers – too used to the rules and discipline of the time – on 4 December 1937.

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