DC Thomson is reprinting a classic 1981 edition of The Beano after fans spotted Doctor Who reading it in an episode of the BBC TV show April 6.
After being inundated with messages, editors decided to reprint the entire 32-page summer special and include it inside a new special edition, out this week.
“Everyone at The Beano was delighted to see one of our summer specials appear on ‘Doctor Who,’” says Mike Stirling, editor-in-chief, The Beano. “We decided to travel back in time and get a copy of the 1981 summer special, which we’ve reprinted inside the latest issue, in time for the last episode of the season.”
The special edition is just one of many editorial specials being published this year as DC Thomson celebrates The Beano’s 75th anniversary.