Jim McGovern "saddened" by Dandy print edition closure

 16 August 2012

Dundee West MP Jim McGovern was saddened by today’s confirmation that Dundee based DC Thomson is to stop printing the historic comic.

The iconic comic, created and published by Dundee based DC Thomson, made its first appearance in 1937 but has been closed due to declining sales, dropping recently to under 8,000 copies every fortnight, from a high of 2 million per week in 1950, then a world record,  being sold.

DC Thomson has confirmed that the comic will continue to be produced and will be distributed online.

Jim McGovern said;

“My granny Macdonald was a grandmother to a large extended family. Her home was always full of Beanos and Dandies, which were delivered every week for all her grandchildren.

“I think it is fair to say that modern technology catches up with us all and perhaps it is a small consolation that, in the modern world, most of The Dandy’s readers both young and old will still be able to access their favourite comic online.”

Mr McGovern concluded,

“I am sure DC Thomson will ensure that this Dundee icon will live on via their website, and that it will not be allowed to disappear altogether.”

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