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The Dandy faces closure after 75 years

August 15th, 2012 by bash Comments

Britain’s oldest comic The Dandy is facing closure after 75 years because of a drop in sales, the Daily Mail is reporting.

The magazine, which has featured many popular characters such as Desperate Dan and Korky the Cat, has seen sales drop to 8,000 a week compared to 2 million at its peak in the 1950s and 1960s.

A spokesman for DC Thomson, the group that publishes the comic, confirmed it was considering closing the magazine but said the most popular characters would continue to exist online.

“There are many challenges within the industry at present, but we’re excited that the digital revolution has also given us an opportunity to innovate and develop,” he said.

“We’re confident that future generations will continue to enjoy our much-loved products and characters.”

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