List of Beano comic strips
Over the years The Beano has had many different strips ranging from comic strips to adventure strips to prose stories. However eventually the Beano changed from having all these different types of strips to having only comic strips. Prose stories were the first to go being phased out in 1955. Adventure Strips were phased out in 1975 with the last adventure strip being General Jumbo however there have been unsuccessful attempts to reintroduce adventure strips with new series of Billy the Cat and Katie in 2003, 2005 and 2009. The longest running strip in the Beano is Dennis the Menace which has been running for over sixty years. Lord Snooty which first appeared in the first issue of the Beano and after having been discontinued and then brought back a number of times is the only strip currently in the comic to have appeared in the first issue. Other long-running strips include Biffo the Bear, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger, The Bash Street Kids, Little Plum and Billy Whizz. Currently the Beano has been home to 371 different strips with a further seventeen strips appearing in Comic Idol competitions and not later appearing in the comic. This list only features strips in the weekly comic and does not list Strips which only appeared once. It also includes information about the Comic Idol winners, from 1995 to 2010.
List of humorous Beano comic strips
Originally the Beano consisted of Comic Strips, Adventure strips and Prose stories however by 1975 only comic strips remained. There have currently been 206 different comic strips in The Beano since the comic began in 1938. During the days where adventure strips in the Beano alongside Comic strips a number of strips blurred the lines between the two genres.
|Strip Title||Notes||Original Artist||Other Notable Artists||Start Date||End Date|
|Big Eggo||Was the first cover star from issue 1 on 30 July 1938 until issue 326 on 10 January 1948.||Reg Carter||1938||1949|
|Ping the Elastic Man||Hugh McNeill||1938||1940|
|Brave Captain Kipper||
About an elderly sailor who was the 'diehard of the Seven Seas'.
|Lord Snooty||Four series. First from 1938 to 1949.
Second from 1950 to 1958. Third from 1959 to 1991.
|Dudley Watkins||Leo Baxendale, Robert Nixon, Jimmy Glen, Ken Harrison||1938||1991|
|Whoopee Hank||Roland Davies||1938||1939|
|Hooky's Magic Bowler Hat||Charles Gordon||1938||1940|
|Wee Peem||Three series. First from 1938 to 1940.
Second entitled Wee Peem's Magic Pills ran from 1951 to 1952.
Third series with the title changed to just Wee Peem ran from 1956 to 1957.
|James Jewell||Charles Griggs, Hugh Morren||1938||1957|
|Little Dead Eye Dick||Three series. First in 1938. Second in 1949.
The third and final appeared between 1949 and 1950.
|Hairy Dan||Basil Blackaller||1938||1946|
|Contrary Mary||Comic strip about a stubborn mule.
The strip's main character reappeared as one of Lord Snooty's Pals in 1950.
|Smiler the Sweeper||Steve Perkins||1938||1938|
|Helpful Henry||Eric Roberts||1938||1939|
|Big Fat Joe||The strip's main character reappeared as one of Lord Snooty's Pals in 1950.||Allan Morley||1938||1939|
|Rip Van Wink||
About a man who had slept for 700 years and his reaction to the modern (1930s) world. Name references the short story Rip Van Winkle.
Two series the first of which ran for ten years from 1938 to 1948. And the second lasted from 1958 to 1959.
|Eric Roberts||Gordon Bell||1938||1959|
|Uncle Windbag||Three series. First in 1938. Second in 1953.
Third ran from 1956 to 1957.
|Charles Holt||Charles Grigg, Bill Ritchie||1938||1957|
|Monkey Tricks||Reg Carter||1938||1938|
|Tin Can Tommy||Torelli Bros||1938||1947|
|Hicky the Hare||Torelli Bros||1938||1939|
|Good King Coke||Two series. First was from 1938 to 1942.
The second was from 1945–1946.
|Frosty McNab||Sam Fair||1938||1941|
|Pansy Potter||Also appeared in The Sparky
Four series. First from 1938 to 1947.
Second titled Pansy Potter in Wonderland from 1949 to 1955.
Third series with original title appeared in 1958.
Fourth series from 1989 to 1993.
|Hugh McNeil||Basil Blackaller, Sam Fair, James Clark, Charles Grigg, Gordon Bell, Barry Glennard||1938||1993|
|Boney the Brave||Roland Davies||1939||1939|
|Puffing Billy||Hugh McNeill||1939||1940|
|Tricky Dicky Ant||Two series. First in 1939. Second in 1949.||Torelli Bros||James Clark, Allan Morley||1939||1949|
|The Pranks of Peanut||Charles Gordon||1939||1939|
|Deep Down Daddy Neptune||Basil Blackaller||1939||1940|
|Wily Willie Winkie||Unknown||1939||1940|
|Cocky Dick||Allan Morley||1939||1947|
|Winken and Blinken||Sam Fair||1940||1941|
|Doubting Thomas||The strip's main character reappeared as one of Lord Snooty's Pals in 1950.||James Crighton||1940||1942|
|Cinderella and the Ugly Sisters||Basil Blackaller||1940||1941|
|Big Heep||Basil Blackaller||1940||1942|
|Musso the Wop||
Featured the slapstick antics of Benito Mussolini.
|The Magic Lollipops||
It featured a boy with lollipops, that if you licked them, they would turn into what you wanted.
Two series. First was from 1941 to 1947 and the second was from 1948 to 1951.
|Handy Sandy||Two series. First appeared between 1942 and 1943, the second between 1944 and 1945.||Arthur Jackson||1942||1945|
|Little Nell and Peter Pell||About a girl called Nell and her pet pelican called Peter.||Allan Morley||1945||1947|
|Smart Alec||Basil Blackaller||1945||1945|
|Polly Wolly Doodle and her Great Big Poodle||The strip's main characters reappeared as one of Lord Snooty's Pals in 1950.||George Drysdale||1946||1947|
|Sammy Shrinko||Allan Morley||1946||1948|
|Wavy Davy and his Navy||Dudley Watkins||1947||1947|
|Alf Wit the Ancient Brit||About a caveman. Only appeared in two issues.||Bill Holroyd||1947||1947|
|Freddy Flipperfeet||Reg Carter||1947||1948|
About a man called Maxy and his Taxi
|Winnie the witch||James Clark||1948||1948|
|Peter Penguin||Reg Carter||1948||1949|
|Biffo the Bear||Was the second cover star from issue 327 on 24 January 1948 until issue 1677 on 7 September 1974. Three series. First from 1948 to 1986.
Second from 1989 to 1999.
|Dudley Watkins||David Sutherland, Jimmy Glen, Sid Burgon||1948||1999 and 2013|
|Cocky Jock||George Drysdale||1948||1949|
|Swanky Lanky Liz||The strip's main character reappeared as one of Lord Snooty's Pals in 1950.||Charles Holt||1948||1949|
|Smarty Smokum||Allan Morley||1948||1949|
|Hairy Hugh and his Cockatoo||Basil Blackaller||1948||1949|
|Have-A-Go Joe||Two series. First ran from 1949 to 1951.
The second featuring the same main character but retitled 'The Beano Cinema' ran in 1951.
|Skinny Flint the Meanest Uncle in the World||James Walker||1949||1949|
|Wandering Willie||Bill Holroyd||1949||1949|
|Ding-Dong Belle||Bill Holroyd||1949||1951|
|Danger! Len at Work||Bill Holroyd||1949||1950|
|Sammy's Super Rubber||Allan Morley||1950||1951|
|Dennis the Menace||The third cover star from issue 1678 on 14 September 1974.||David Law||David Sutherland, David Parkins, Nigel Parkinson, Jimmy Hansen, Tom Paterson Barrie Appleby||1951||Present|
|Skinny Flint||Basil Blackaller||1951||1951|
|Bucktooth the Boy who Lives in a Barrel||Two series. First in 1951 and the second in 1952.||Bill Holroyd||1951||1952|
|Willie's Wonder Gun||James Clark||1951||1952|
|Multy the Millionaire||Richard Cox||1952||1953|
|Wee Davie||Seven series. First in 1952. Second in 1953.
Third and Fourth in 1954. Fifth in 1955. Sixth retitled 'Wee Davie and King Willie' ran from 1955 to 1956. Seventh series ran in 1957 with the same title as the previous one.
|Kat and Kanary||Three series. First from 1952 to 1956. The second in 1957.
The third in 1958.
|Charles Grigg||Leo Baxendale, Albert Holroyd, Gordon Bell||1952||1958|
|The Nippers||Richard Cox||1952||1953|
|Roger the Dodger||Two series. First from 1953 to 1960.
The second began in 1961 and is still ongoing.
|Ken Reid||Gordon Bell, Bob McGrath, Robert Nixon, Tom Lavery, Frank MacDiarmid, Barrie Appleby, Jamie Smart||1953||Present|
|Big Hugh and You||One of the first strips to feature the reader as a character.||Bill Holroyd||1953||1953|
|Matt Hatter||George Drysdale||1953||1955|
|Little Plum||Four Series. First from 1953 to 1986.
Second in 1998. Third series ran from 2002 to 2007. The fourth series consisting of reprints of the third series ran in 2011. Fifth series began in 2013.
|Leo Baxendale||Ron Spencer, Tom Paterson, Hunt Emerson||1953||Present|
|Minnie the Minx||Was the fourth cover star for the Christmas issue celebrating her 60th anniversary in 2013.||Leo Baxendale||Jim Petrie, Tom Paterson, Ken Harrison, Laura Howell, Nigel Parkinson||1953||Present|
|When the Bell Rings (name changed to The Bash Street Kids in 1956)||Leo Baxendale||David Sutherland||1954||Present|
|Jenny Penny||Jimmy Thompson||1954||1955|
|Dick on the Draw||Jimmy Thompson||1955||1955|
|Clumsy Claude-The Blunder Boy||Bill Ritchie||1955||1955|
|Prince Whoopee||Two series. First from 1955 to 1957.
Second from 1957 to 1958.
|Charles Grigg||George Drysdale||1955||1958|
|Scrapper||Two series. First from 1955 to 1957.
Second in 1959.
|George Drysdale/Albert Holroyd||1955||1959|
|Grandpa||Two series. First from 1955 to 1957.
The second ran from 1971 to 1984
|Ken Reid||Robert Nixon, Jimmy Glen||1955||1984|
|Our Ned||Albert Holroyd||1956||1958|
|Daniel the Spaniel||Ken Hunter||1956||1956|
|Johnny on the Hop (He brings the Beano from the Shop)||George Drysdale||1956||1956|
|Parachute Reg||Albert Holroyd||1957||1957|
|Wizards at War||Charles Grigg||1957||1957|
|Dippy the Diver||Hugh Morren||1957||1957|
|Fusspot Annie||Jimmy Thompson||1957||1958|
|Bringing up Dennis||
Dennis the Menace spinoff with Dennis as a baby
|Quick An' Slick||Frank MacDarmiad||1957||1958|
|Pom-Pom (The Boy who Brightens Darkest Africa)||Gordon Bell||1958||1958|
|Betty's Grandad||Hugh Morren||1958||1958|
|Dashalong Dot||Gordon Bell||1958||1959|
|Joe for Champ||Hugh Morren||1959||1959|
|The Three Bears||Five series. First in 1959.
The second ran from 1960 to 1985. The third ran from 1988 to 1995. The fourth series ran from 199 to 2007. The fifth series consisting of reprints of the fourth series between 2010 and 2011.
|Leo Baxendale||Bob McGrath, Bob Dewar, David Parkins, Mike Pearse, Chris McGhie||1959||2011|
|Lazy Jones||Hugh Morren||1960||1960|
|Wonder Boy||Bob McGrath||1960||1961|
|Colonel Crackpot's Circus||Malcolm Judge||1960||1963|
|Punch and Jimmy||Two series. First ran from 1962 to 1963.
The second ran from 1963 to 1967.
|The Country Cuzzins||About a group of six children who lived in the countryside.
They were named Badger, Dicky, Dumpling, Daisy, Scarecrow and Happy. They also appeared in some of The Victor books for boys.
|Billy Whizz||Malcolm Judge||Steve Horrocks, David Parkins, Trevor Metcalfe, Vic Neill, Graeme Hall, Wayne Thompson, Nick Brennan, Wilbur Dawbarn||1964||Present|
|Pup Parade||Three series. First from 1967 to 1988. Second ran in 2003.
The third ran from 2011 to 2012.
|Gordon Bell||Nigel Parkinson||1967||2012|
|The Nibblers||Two series. First from 1970 to 1974.
Second from 1977 to 1984.
|John Sherwood/Ron Spencer||1970||1984|
|The Belles of St. Lemons||Gordon Bell||1971||1972|
|The McTickles||Vic Neill||1971||1974|
|Says Smiffy||Spin-off of The Bash Street Kids.
It featured Smiffy testing out inventions sent in by Beano readers.
|Baby Face Finlayson||Four series. First from 1972 to 1977.
Second from 1980 to 1987. Third from 1989 to 1992. Fourth from 2004 to 2005.
|Ron Spencer||Emilios Hatjoulis||1972||2005|
|Wee Ben Nevis||Vic Neill||1974||1977|
|Richard the Lion||David Gudgeon||1974||1976|
|Ball Boy||First series from 1975 until April 2014. Second from August 2014 and is onging||Malcolm Judge||John Dallas, Dave Eastbury, Alexander Matthews||1975||Present|
|Tom, Dick and Sally||Dave Jenner/Keith Reynolds||1975||1986|
|Jacky Daw with Maw and Paw||About an obnoxious teenage Jackdaw and his parents' attempts to better him.||David Gudgeon||1976||1978|
|Two Gun Tony||Bill Ritchie||1977||1978|
|Gnasher's Tale name changed to Gnasher and Gnipper in 1986||Two series.
First from 1977 until 2009. Second from 2014 and is ongoing.
|David Sutherland||Barry Glennard Barrie Appleby||1977||present|
|The Fix-It Twins||About two fraternal twins called Mo and Jo.
With an obsession for making people's dreams come true.
Title is a play on the TV show Jim'll Fix it.
About Sue, a sweet and inoffensive young girl who always gets the better of bullies Harriet and Mabel.
|Smudge||John Geering||Alan Ryan||1980||Early 2015|
|Rasher||Two series. First ran from 1984 to 1995.
A second consisting of reprints of the first series ran in 2009.
|Pepper the Pony and Lucinda||Ron Spencer||1984||1985|
|Ivy the Terrible||Two series. First ran from 1985 to 2008.
The second ran from 2009 to 2011.
|Robert Nixon||Tony O'Donnell, Diego Jourdan, Lew Stringer||1985||2011|
|Simply Smiffy||Originally ran from 1985 to 1987.||Jerry Swaffield||1985||1987|
|Foo Foo's Fairy Story||Dave Sutherland||1986||1986|
|Roger the Dodger's Dodge Clinic||Robert Nixon||1986||1992|
|Calamity James||Three series. First ran from 1986 to 2007.
A second series ran from 2009 to 2011 and a third began in 2012.
|Tom Paterson||Steve Bright, Les Stannage||1986||Present|
Title was a play on Karate Kid. About a karate loving kid who often fought with his enemies The Dans.
Later Returned as a spin-off in 2013 to celebrate 75 years of The Beano
|Little Monkey||Robert Nixon||Barrie Appleby||1987||1988|
|Number 13||Two series. First ran from 1987 to 1997.
The second ran from 2011 to 2012 and consisted of reprints of the first series with the title changed to 'Number 13 Beano street'. Returned in 2014 as a Funsize Funny before being promoted to a full page strip for the third Third series ended in July 2014
Number 13 then returned for The Beano Halloween Special 2015 for one issue only.
|John Geering||Alan Ryan||1987||2014
|The Germs||Two series. First ran from 1987 to 2004.
A second series retitled 'Totally Gross Germs' consisting of reprints of the first series ran from 2011 to 2012.
|Dave Sutherland||Vic Neill||1987||2012|
|Gordon Gnome||Eric Wilkinson||1988||1989|
|Danny's Nanny||David Mostyn||1988||1994|
|Proctor Doolittle||Ron Spencer||1988||1989|
|Fatty Fudge||Jim Petrie||1989||1991|
|Emlyn the Gremlin||Bob Dewar||1989||1990|
|Little Larry||Tom Paterson||1989||1992|
|Les Pretend||Two series. First ran from 1990 to 2005.
The second ran from 2008 to 2010.
|John Sherwood||Trevor Metcalfe||1990||2010|
|Lee's Fleas||Bob Dewar||1990||1991|
|Henry Burrows||Trevor Metcalfe||1992||1992|
|Son of Jonah||Jerry Swaffield||1992||1993|
|The Great Geraldoes||Terry Brave||1992||1993|
|The Beano Birds||Barry Glennard||1992||1993|
|Go, Granny, Go||A strip about Dennis' Granny.||Brian Walker||1992||1998|
|Oscar Knight-Child Actor||David Sutherland||1992||1993|
|The Yeti with Betty||Robert Nixon||1993||1994|
|The Numskulls||Originally featured in The Beezer comic from 1962–1990.||Tom Paterson||Barry Glennard, Nigel Auchterlounie||1993||Present|
|Vic Volcano||About a boy with a literally fiery temper||Robert Nixon||Trevor Metcalfe||1995||1996|
|The World's Worst||Bob Dewar||1995||1998|
|What to do with a Sleeping Dad||Minnie the Minx spin-off||Jim Petrie||1995||1997|
|Joe King||Bob Dewar||1995||2001|
|Tim Traveller||Vic Neill||Keith Reynolds||1997||2004|
|Crazy for Daisy||Nick Brennan||1997||2008|
|Even Steven||Steve Simpson||Nigel Parkinson||1998||2000|
|Beaginnings, later Bea the Mini-Menace||Nigel Parkinson||1998||2008|
|Mr Ape||Serialisation of a Dick King-Smith story||John Eastwood||1998||1998|
|Dean's Dino||John Geering||1999||1999|
|Dog's Breakfast TV||Steven Baskerville||1999||1999|
|Come to Beanotown||John Rushby||2000||2002|
|Freddie Fear Son of a Witch||Dave Eastbury||2002||2012|
|Robbie Rebel||Two series. First ran from 2002 to 2008.
The second ran from 2010 to 2011.
|Hotfoot||From an Agency||2002||2002|
|Doctor Beastly's Tales of the Slightly Unpleasant||Brian Walker||2002||2002|
|Ricky Grainger He Laughs at Danger||Tom Plant||2003||2003|
Similar to 80s strip Karate Sid.
|Colin the Vet||Duncan Scott||2004||2006|
|Derek the Sheep||Gary Northfield||2004||2009|
|Bash Street Kids - Singled Out||Mike Pearse||Tom Paterson||2004||2009|
|Zap Zodiac||Steve Horrocks||2005||2005|
|Gordon Bennett||Second Series. First was a Comic Idol Runner-up||Jimmy Hansen||2005||2005|
|The Neds||Duncan Scott||2005||2007|
|Nicky Nutjob||Kelly Dyson||Nick Brennan, Wayne Thompson||2006||2007|
|Big Brad Wolf||Ken Harrison||2006||2006|
|Ratz||Developed by artist Hunt Emerson to replace the retired strip Little Plum, which he had worked on since 2002. The stories follow the lives of a group of rats who live in the sewers beneath Beanotown, the main characters being Keef (the nominal leader), Rod (a spiv), and Herman, their naive sidekick. Other characters, such as Patti, Rubella and RastaRat make occasional appearances. Hunt Emerson was the original artist, with Laura Howell inking in his pencils from October 2006 onwards and on occasion drawing the strip. In the Beano Annual 2008, Ratz is changed to "Its a Ratz Life!" because the usual Ratz characters were not the main focus, but instead a pair of Ratz setting up home together (on a rubbish dump), and this strip was done before the strip first appeared in the comic itself (when the strip was going to be given that title).
Laura Howell has announced that with Hunt Emerson drawing the Fred's Bed strip (which was previously reprints), she will be drawing Ratz as well as writing it. In a couple of issues in September 2011, Ratz was the first strip inside the comic, a slot usually reserved for Dennis and Gnasher, although Dennis appeared on the cover as usual. Before this strip was Rats, a very similar strip about smelly rodents in a sewer, although these bunch were more friends. It was drawn by Terry Bave and Nigel Parkinson, appearing in the 1994–2003 Beezer Books and The Dandy issue 3281.
|Hunt Emerson||Laura Howell||2006||2013|
|Pirates of the Caribeano||Barrie Appleby||2006||2009|
|Fred's Bed||First series in The Beano, reprinted from Beezer and Topper||David Parkins||Tom Paterson (reprints), Hunt Emerson, David Sutherland, Tom Paterson, Nigel Parkinson (all new strips)||2007||2012|
|The Riot Squad||Reprints from Hoot||Ken Harrison||2007||2008|
|Tales of Johnny Bean from Happy Bunny Green||Laura Howell||2007||2010|
|London B412||Barrie Appleby||2007||2008|
|Olaff the Madlander||Reprints from The Beezer and Topper||Sid Burgon||2008||2008|
|Lord Snooty the Third||Nigel Parkinson||2008||2011|
|Bea and Ivy||This strip used characters from the two previously separate strips of Ivy the Terrible and Bea the Mini-Menace||Nigel Parkinson||2008||2009|
|Super School||Lew Stringer||2008||2012|
|Beano Manga||Laura Howell||2009||2011|
|Sixty Second Dennis||Nigel Parkinson||Tom Paterson/Barrie Appleby||2009||2011|
|Meebo and Zuky||Laura Howell||2010||2013|
|The Bea Team||The third series involving Dennis the Menace's younger sister.||Nigel Parkinson||2010||2010|
|Gnasher's Bit(e)||Second Series involving Gnasher as the main character||Barrie Appleby||Jimmy Hansen||2011||2013|
|At Home with the BSK!||Short lived Bash Street Kids spinoff||David Sutherland||2011||2011|
|Dangerous Dan||The strip is about a boy who thinks he is a secret agent and believes that an organisation called SMIRK, (Secret Ministry of Intelligent Rotters Komittee) is conspiring against him.
First: 2011 – 2011
Second: 2015 – Present
Only in The Beano every two issues
|The Adventures of Wenlock and Mandeville||Partnership for 2012 London Olympics||Nigel Parkinson||2011||2012|
|Bananaman||First Series in The Beano (reprints) also appeared in The Dandy and The Nutty.||John Geering||Barrie Appleby, Tom Paterson, Steve Bright, Chris McGhie, Wayne Thompson||2012||Present|
|Belle's Magic Mobile||Only appeared twice||Steve English||2012||2012|
|Beano's Got Talent||Had a short run and disappeared after four weeks||Dave Mostyn||2012||2012|
|Big Time Charlie||Ended in July 2013.||Alexander Matthews||2013||2013|
|Tricky Dicky||Previously appeared in The Topper who also appeared in The Beano a few times around the turn of the millennium as a guest star trying to be voted in. This strip follows the adventures of a new Tricky Dicky. First series ended in July 2013. Second series started in January 2014 and is ongoing.||Laura Howell||2013||Present|
|Fight My Monster||Previously appeared in The BeanoMAX. Appeared in The Beano every four issues.||Unknown||2013||2013|
|El Poco Loco||Jamie Smart||2013||2013|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turkeys||Parody of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Dean Rankine||2013||2013|
|Will.i.am the Conqueror||Laura Howell||2013||2013|
|Wallace and Gromit||Previously appeared in The BeanoMAX. (Previously appeared in the 2012 Christmas issue)||Andy Janes||2013||2015|
|Mega Mega Mootants||Steve Beckett||2013||2013|
|The Castle Rock||Gary Boller||2013||2013|
|Pie Face||Dennis the Menace spin-off featuring Pie Face. Originally featured in The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine before it was renamed to Dennis the Menace and Gnasher's Epic Magazine. Now appears in The Beano week.||Diego Jourdan||2014||Present|
|Gwyneth's Book of Records||Stephen Waller||2014||2014|
|Fun Kids||Based on the kids radio station Fun Kids||Barrie Appleby||2014||Present|
|My Menace Name||Hunt Emerson||2015||present|
|Adventure Tim||Alan Ryan||2015||2015|
List of Funsize Funnies
In 2012 the Beano began printing a new section called the Funsize Funnies. This section featured short three to four panel comic strips. It originally featured old and existing Beano characters in these stories but as time went on the section began to feature celebrity parodies and wholly original characters.
|Strip Title||Notes||Original Artist||Other Notable Artists||Start Date||End Date|
|Little Plum||Previously appeared as a regular comic strip which ran from 1953 to 2014.||Laura Howell||Hunt Emerson||2012||2015|
|Pup Parade||Previously appeared as a regular comic strip in three separate series from 1967 to 2012. Spin off of The Bash Street Kids.||Nigel Auchterlounie||Steve Beckett||2012||2014|
|Baby Face Finlayson||Previously appeared as regular comic strip in four separate series from 1972 to 2005.||Alexander Matthews||2012||2013|
|Rasher||Previously appeared as a regular strip from 1984 to 1995 before being reprinted in 2009.
In July 2013 the Funsize Funnies strip's title was changed to Watch-Hog and the strip became a parody of the TV series Watchdog. The strip was then renamed to Rasher. Spin-off of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher
|Simply Smiffy||Previously appeared as a regular strip from 1985 to 1987. Spin off of The Bash Street Kids.||Paul Palmer||2012||2014|
|Les Pretend||Previously appeared as a regular strip from 1990 to 2007.||Laura Howell||2012||Present|
|Gnash Gnews||Spin-off of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher.||Barrie Appleby||2012||2013|
|Winston||Spin off of The Bash Street Kids.||Paul Palmer||2012||2013|
|Pansy Potter||Originally appeared in the comic in a number of separate series which ran from 1938 to 1993.||Nigel Parkinson||Kev F Sutherland||2013||2014|
|Biffo the Bear||Previously appeared as a regular strip from 1948 to 1999.||Wayne Thompson||Paul Palmer||2013||2014|
|Lord Snooty||Previously appeared as a regular strip in three separate series from 1938 to 1991.||Alexander Matthews||Lew Stringer||2013||2014|
|Gnasher and Gnipper||Spin-off of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher.||Graham Howie||2013||2013|
|BSK CCTV||Spin off of The Bash Street Kids.||Paul Palmer||2013||2014|
|Stunt Gran||In 2014, she made appearances in Grandpa||Steve Beckett||2013||2013|
|Hero or Zero?||Rebecca Burgess||2013||2013|
|Skanky Pigeon||Drawn by a 13-year-old. Appears in The Beano every four issues.||Zoom Rockman||2013||Present|
|High School Moozical||Steve Beckett||2013||2013|
|Celebrity Believe It or Not||Philip Neill||2013||2013|
|I Pity the School||A reprint from The Dandy.||Alexander Matthews||2013||2013|
|Murs Attacks||Andy Fanton||2013||2013|
|Ashley's Banjo||Paul Palmer||2013||2013|
|Coronation Bleat||Stephen Waller||2013||2013|
|Jose's Back... and This Time it's Personal||Wayne Thompson||2013||2013|
|Simon's Bowel||Dean Rankine||2013||2013|
|Guess Who?||Garry Davies||2013||2013|
|Danny Diddly O'Donoghue||Alan Ryan||2013||2013|
|The Bone Ranger||Parody of The Lone Ranger.||Steve Beckett||2013||2013|
|The Forsyth Saga – How old is Brucie||Wayne Thompson||2013||2013|
|Handy Murray||Paul Palmer||2013||2013|
|Smiffy's Top Tips||Paul Palmer||2013||2013|
|The Incredible Skunk||Gary Boller||2013||2013|
|Fatty's Kitchen Nightmares||Mike Pearse||2013||2013|
|Man VS. Wood||Nick Brennan||2013||2013|
|Jessie's J||Paul Palmer||2013||2013|
|Doctor Flu||Lew Stringer||2014||2014|
|Grandpa||Previously appeared as a full page strip from 1955 to 1984||Steve Beckett||2014||2014|
|Karate Sid||Previously appeared as a full-page strip.||Paul Palmer||2014||2014|
|Animals Crossing||Stu Munro||2014||2014|
|Ninja Nuns||Andy Fanton||2013||2014|
|Celebs on a Sledge||Lew Stringer||2013||2014|
|Breaking Dad||Stu Munro||2013||2014|
|Rubbish Robots||Lew Stringer||2013||2014|
|Rooney Tunes||Alan Ryan (comics)||2013||2014|
|Pun Direction||Stu Munro||2014||2014|
|Constable Caveman||Andy Fanton||2014||2014|
|Bea||Previously appeared as a full-page strip. Spin-off of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher.||Nigel Parkinson||2014||2015|
|Tom, Dick and Sally||Previously appeared as a full-page strip.||Steve Beckett||2014||2014|
|Emlyn the Gremlin||Previously appeared as a full-page strip.||Andy Fanton||2014||2015|
|Lenny the Lettuce||Marc Jackson||2014||2014|
|Robin Rebel||One-off by a competition winner||Robin Fitzgerald||2014||2014|
|Kick-Ass Koalas||Previously appeared in The BeanoMAX||Pete Player||2014||2014|
|Ivy the Terrible||Previously appeared as a full page strip||Lew Stringer||2014||2014|
|No Direction||Alan Ryan (comics)||2014||2015|
|Beanotown Zoo||Barry Glennard||2014||2015|
|Sleepy Ed||Paul Palmer||2015||2015|
|Chewie Suarez||Won a competition against two other strips||Alan Ryan||2015||present|
|Joe King (The Beano)||Originally appeared in 1995||Lew Stringer||2015||2015|
|Robopop||Parody of Robocop||Andy Fanton||2015||2015|
|Mr. E||Gary Boller||2015||2015|
|The Bash Street Squelchies||Spin-off of The Bash Street Kids and Calamity James||Les Stannage||2015||2015|
|King of The Ring||Replaced Mr E.||2015||present|
|Bannavengers||Spin-off of Banna man||2015||2015|
|Betti and her yeti||2015||2015|
|Jurrasic play park||parody of Jurrasic park||2015||2015|
|Movie Madness||Parodies of movies.Replaced Robopop.||2015||2015|
|Pant-Man||Replaced Jurrasic play park.||2015||2015|
|Bash street behind the scenes||Spin off to the Bash street kids||2015||2015|
|Minedaft||Spoof of Minecraft||2015||2015||Bantersarous||2015||2015||
List of Beano adventure strips
Ever since the first issue of The Beano until 1975 there have been adventure strips in the comic. However they continued in the Annuals and attempts were made to revive them in the comic in the 2000s with three new series of Billy the Cat and the release of The Beano Action Special. Some of these strips started off being adapted from earlier prose stories. The longest running Adventure strips are Tom Thumb (1938–1958), Jack Flash (1949–1958), Jimmy and his Magic Patch (1944–1959), The Iron Fish (1949–1967), Red Rory of the Eagles (1951–1962), General Jumbo (1953–1975) and Billy the Cat (1967–1974, 2003–2009). Of the these seven long running adventure strips Tom Thumb, The Iron Fish and Red Rory began as Prose stories. During their run in the comic there were 85 different adventure strips.
List of Prose stories
From the Beano's first issue up until 1955 the Beano contained Prose stories. These were similar to other text stories found in older story papers and featured a prose story usually of one or two pages (they could be longer in the annuals) and often featured an illustration at the top of the page with the title of the prose story. A number of these prose stories went on to become adventure strips and some adventure strips even had prose story versions. During their lifetime in The Beano there were 79 different prose stories of which 15 also appeared as Adventure strips. These strips were Jack of Clubs, Tom Thumb, Little Noah's Ark, The Iron Fish, Red Rory of the Eagles, Sinbad the Sailor, Little Master of the Mighty Chang, The Bird Boy, The Wily Ways of Simple Simon, The Invisible Giant, The Hungry Goodwins, Tick Tock Timothy, Smarty Smokey, Prince on the Flying Horse and Follow the Secret Hand. The issue following the 75th Anniversary Special in 2013 introduced a new text story called Diary of an Ugly Kid, which disappeared later that year. In 2014 yet another appeared titled Diary of a Bash Street Kid.
List of Comic Idol runners-up
The following is a list of comic strips which appeared in The Beano during a Comic Idol or similar competition but did not win. Many of these strips appeared in annuals and Gordon Bennet went on to appear in The Beano a few years after coming runner up in a Comic Idol competition. Even though these strips did not win a Comic Idol competition many of them lasted longer than a number of other Beano comic strips such as Alf Wit which only lasted two issues. Phone-a-Fiend and Space Kidette are the only two strips on this list which appeared as one-offs.
In 2014, it was called Beanotown's Got Talent.