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What are your child's favourite comics and why? Tell us for a chance to win an annual subscription to The Beano PLUS Freaky and Fearless books!

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SorchaMumsnet · 07/09/2016 16:35

The FREAKY comic world collides with three FEARLESS kids in an explosion of fun, action, laughs and adventure!

Simon Moss aka Mossy loves action comics and wishes he was brave enough to star in one. His best friend Whippet is also a fanatic - especially for the really freaky ones. The boys have their own powers as gifted storyteller (Mossy) and artist (Whippet) - and together they find themselves thrown into an adventure straight out of a comic book.

But it's up to the world's coolest girl, craftiest inventor and smallest explorer - Lucy Shufflebottom - to kick the boys into gear. Can they track down the mysterious beast that has kidnapped Mossy's younger sister?

Freaky and Fearless by Robin Etherington is a magical, hilarious adventure packed with fun illustrations - perfect for fans of Tom Gates and Dork Diaries.

What is your child’s favourite comic book(s) - and why? Tell us to be in with chance of winning Freaky and Fearless books 1 and 2 PLUS a year's subscription to The Beano!

This discussion is sponsored by Piccadilly Press and will end on 5 October

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What are your child's favourite comics and why? Tell us for a chance to win an annual subscription to The Beano PLUS Freaky and Fearless books!
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insan1tyscartching · 13/09/2016 21:37

Beano is the favourite along with Dandy before it went out of publication. I must have been buying it for twenty years now as one child after the other have read it. We buy the annuals each year and along with dh's collection from him being a child and ones collected since we have a copy of pretty much every year since 1968. Even now dd's new annual gets read by my adult dc and dh on the quiet.

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Clawdy · 13/09/2016 23:17

Dgs is seven and reads all his dad's old Beano annuals every night in bed till he falls asleep.They are part of his life.

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PikachuBoo · 13/09/2016 23:32

My kids have read The Phoenix since it started and love it. It's devoured every Friday. They've several related books as well.
It's an amazing publication - the quality of the drawing and the stories are incredibly imaginative and clever. In fact the 10 year old was reading one of these tonight.

The 10 year quite likes the Beano but isn't mad for it. It still makes me laugh though!

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1sttimedaddy83 · 14/09/2016 05:14

My 11 month old DD is a massive fan of Viz magazine she loves the fat slags story's. Winkonly joking she has a Disney magazine with the animals which she has been collecting since she was born

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witchywoohoo · 14/09/2016 07:35

My 6 year old boy is THE BIGGEST Beano fan. I literally cannot walk into a room without finding a pile of Beanos. He even has a small collection of vintage Beanos from the 1970s. His life ambition was fulfilled last year when he was featured as part of the Menace Squad and he even dressed up as Dennis for Halloween! No other comic comes close for him.

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PartiallyStars · 14/09/2016 10:13

DS aged 8 loves The Beano, he first read it at school and now he has a subscription. His 6 year old brother also likes the Danger Mouse magazine.

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confuugled1 · 14/09/2016 10:40

DS2 (8) adores the Beano. His life revolves around the Beano. Today (Wednesday) is not Wednesday, it is Beano Day. He has woken me up at 6am on a Tuesday to ask if I am as excited as he is that it is Beano Day tomorrow (and much as I too love reading the Beano with him, I think you can understand that my first reaction was not 'Yes I am as excited as you' it was more along the lines of ' But I'm asleeeeeeepppp' Grin )

Needless to say he gets it every week, keeps every copy and lovingly reads them over and over again. Even his teacher noted last year that all his English stories (and some of his other work!) is written as if it is being written for a comic strip... oops! So we now have the Beano books to try to encourage different writing styles. fingers crossed...

He's had the Beano annual for several years (plus we have old ones that were mine as I loved it too when I was little). And I've been trying to find a copy of the Beano monopoly for him for Christmas - he spotted it last year but I'd already bought a different Monopoly for the family so didn't get it - and all he has talked about wanting for Christmas this year is Beano Monopoly - and it's been out of stock for months (I even checked for it at Easter time thinking I'd get it then and it wasn't available then). I've got him a Dennis pencil case, some fart post it notes and a couple of other bits from the Beano shop - but I'm not sure that it's going to make up for the disappointment of no Beano Monopoly! I also toyed with getting him one of the personalised Dennis the Menace story books - but discovered that he would be in the story as DS the Menace rather than as a friend of Dennis. As he loves Dennis so much I don't think this would be very successful - he'd be heartbroken that Dennis wasn't in the story - so have left this be for now.

He does love reading other comics too - albeit all are second tier when compared to the Beano - Lego Nexo Knights and Lego Ninjago are currently popular, and last week he discovered the DangerMouse comic which he really enjoyed. He also loved the Dandy Annual, Summer Specials and Christmas Specials - but we haven't tried the comic (not sure I'm even aware of seeing the comic to be honest).

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confuugled1 · 14/09/2016 10:52

Forgot to say that DS2 got to meet Dennis the Menace last year when he was 'visiting' the local shopping centre and there was a big Beano promotion. One of the best days of his life, that he still talks about, and I love the pictures I have of him from that day; his eyes are just shining with happiness and disbelief that he got to meet his hero, sit down with him and do some colouring together.

DS1 will happily snaffle his brother's Beano to read each week, but if we're buying comics at the shop he'll usually get a football related one, especially if it has match attax cards on it (not least as he knows the Beano will always be bought so he can read it and something else). There seem to be 2 or 3 footie comics when you look closely but not being a football fan they all seem to be very similar and have very similar names so I can't ever just buy one without DS1 there as I'm sure I'd get the wrong one. Getting the Beano is much easier!

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ImAMorningPerson · 14/09/2016 11:04

My 6 year old loves Ninjago... But I'm so glad they only come out once a month because they're absolutely extortionate Hmm

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lucyanntrevelyan · 14/09/2016 11:55

We all love the Beano, the DSs have several of the annuals and each have a different favourite character, and DH remembers getting the Beano as a child so is often to be found reading them too. One of his best ever presents was a Beano annual from the year he was born.

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AngelBlue12 · 14/09/2016 12:22

DDs 12,9&7 love Prince Valiant, Calvin and Hobbes, Asterix and Avatar.

DH and I both love comic books too and have always made good ones readily available to them to read.

They also love picking up bailouts magazines when we go to the supermarket and also enjoy looking at some of the old comic annuals that we have (Dandy, Rupert Bear and School Friends)

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PepeLePew · 14/09/2016 12:36

My children, and all visiting children (even the too cool for school teenagers) fall upon the Beano each week and read and re-read it until it falls apart. They are also very keen on graphic novels and like it when they get hold of a copy of The Phoenix, but the Beano is definitely their read of choice. I think they like the humour but mostly the familiarity of it and the fact they know what they are getting. 12 year old dd recently packed a box of Beanos and Jane Eyre for a hospital stay, which amused me no end.

We also get The Week Junior and Aquila, both of which get read, but not with as much enthusiasm as the Beano.

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ARichVernacular · 14/09/2016 12:54

It's all about the Phoenix in this house! We've had a subscription for a few years now and everyone loves it.

If buying from shops, DS (8) favours Toxic as he likes doing the competitions. He also quite enjoys DH's collection of Transformers comic from the 80s (we also have lots of 2000AD but saving those for when the children are a bit older).

DD (5) likes Pets, MLP and Cbeebies magazine.

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FiveHoursSleep · 14/09/2016 16:22

DS likes Beano, mainly because it is HIS and his older sister has to be nice to him so he will let her read it :)

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simone12345 · 15/09/2016 15:53

MY GRANDAUGHTERS favourite comics are peppa pig CCBBS ALSO THE COMIC

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sweir1 · 15/09/2016 22:55

my boys love the beano

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SHORTMAN · 16/09/2016 19:33

My grand daughter loves the Phoenix - I think it's the best new comic to be produced in years!

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pixelwife · 17/09/2016 14:08

My son loves Beano comics for the naughtiness which he finds highly amusing (and probably gives him ideas!). He also loves Toxic and enters their competitions.

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windowmouse · 17/09/2016 15:15

Lego magazines are the fav in our house

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Lindy2 · 17/09/2016 15:30

The Beano. Mostly because of the free things that come with it. The plastic gun that shoots a foam ball is a real favourite. She also finds the stories fun to read.

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hutchy73 · 18/09/2016 21:30

My son loves toxic and Lego ninjago magazine - would love to win this prize for him - fingers crossed

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RoastieToastieReastie · 19/09/2016 14:05

DD (5) is devouring all dh, my, and dsis's old copies of the beano we've kept in the loft for years. Her favourites are Roger the Dodger, Gnasher, and Minnie the Minx. She hasn't yet read any of the modern beano comics as we haven't found any for sale near us. She's got a book of Minnie the minx comic stories and has already told me for world book day she wants to be Minnie!

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Larnipoo · 28/09/2016 15:58

Our son got into reading the Beano whilst waiting to get his haircut at Dereks in Canterbury. Paul Hollywood was in there and asked him about Dennis The Menace- its only recently that Tommys twigged the man on the TV was the bloke who spoke to him in the hairdressers. I wasn't there as I might have given the game away, hubby was all very cool about it 😉

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grannybiker · 01/10/2016 20:23

They have no loyalty to a particular comic- it entirely depends on what free gift is ion the cover!

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Rab19 · 02/10/2016 22:14

My eldest has Match on subscription as a Christmas present every year, as he's football crazy! Youngest Son has a Minecraft Addiction, so he has the Minecraft World mag every month.

Also, if we're out & they're being good, they'll also ask for an extra, so H goes for Match of the day Grin and G for Dinosaur World!

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