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 341 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.
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