Captain Sir Tom Moore, Marcus Rashford and Dominic Cummings will all feature in a Beano for adults.



The team behind the classic comic has created a special 'BeanOLD' edition included in this week's regular issue featuring some of the biggest names from 2020, and a rare guest appearance from Dandy legend Desperate Dan.

The grown-up comic follows Dennis’ mum and dad as they reflect on the past year, covering everything from Zoom family quizzes and home-schooling to delayed Bond films.

In the BeanOLD issue, Dennis’ dad Mr. Menace gets a new job in the Elf Service having been let go from his job at Wilbur Brown’s factory.

Tom and Manchester United star Marcus visit Beanotown to receive honorary MBEs (Member of the Beano Elf-service) for their admirable efforts this year.

During their visit, they save Christmas by thwarting Wilbur Brown and Walter Softy’s plan to steal all of the town's Christmas presents.

Boris Johnson then literally lands in town and helps Wilbur escape with some assistance from Dominic, serving as their getaway driver.  

There are also special appearances from Greta Thunberg and Tom Hardy - with the latter being Dennis' mum's celebrity crush and Christmas present wish - while Desperate Dan is in a comic for the first time in eight years.

Mike Stirling, Editorial Director of Beano Studios, said: “We’ve formed our very own Gnational Elf Service to help spread laughs and keep the nation smiling this Winter.

"We love bringing kids laughs every week but 2020 has been so tough, that for the first time in 82 years we’ve created a comic that kids can give to adults to share some much needed Beano LOLZ.”

The brand's Gnational Elf Service launched on Wednesday (18.11.20) as the legendary comic aims to "spread smiles and laughs until the end of 2020".

As part of the service, Beano has announced a special pre-Christmas offer with 50% off a 'Beano' comic subscription, currently just £35 for six months (previously £68.75).

BeanOLD can be found in this week’s Beano available to buy at retailers from today. Find out more at