Dominic Cummings and Captain Sir Tom Moore in first Beano for grown-ups

Marcus Rashford and Boris Johnson also make an appearance in the issue looking back at 2020.

Dominic Cummings and Captain Sir Tom Moore in first Beano for grown-ups

Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson, Captain Sir Tom Moore and Marcus Rashford will all feature in a special issue of the Beano written for adults, which reflects on the events of 2020.

The special edition of the comic, dubbed BeanOLD, will be a pull-out inside the regular Beano and will see Dennis the Menace’s parents look back on Zoom quizzes, home-schooling, delayed Bond films and toilet roll shortages.

The children’s comic was first published in July 1938 and continued production throughout the Second World War, featuring stories of The Bash Street Kids and Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and Dennis and Gnasher.

The special edition of the comic will be a pull-out inside the regular Beano (Beano/PA)

Sir Tom Moore, who raised more than £32 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden, and Manchester United footballer Rashford, who has campaigned for free school meals and child literacy, visit Beanotown to receive honorary MBEs (Member of the Beano Elf-service) for their efforts this year.

While in town they save Christmas by rumbling Wilbur Brown and Walter Softy’s plan to steal all of the Christmas presents.

The special edition has been dubbed BeanOLD (Beano/PA)

The comic even features a reference to Cummings driving with impaired eyesight, after his notorious drip to Barnard Castle during lockdown.

It also includes an appearance from environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who offers Dennis’s dad advice on how to grow his own Christmas tree, as well as a cameo from Desperate Dan, marking the first time the character has appeared in a comic for eight years.

The comic features a reference to Dominic Cummings driving with impaired eyesight (Beano)

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.”

BeanOLD can be found in this week’s Beano, available to buy at retailers from Wednesday.

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