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Topic # 204670 12-Oct-2016 13:59
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Does anyone know if anywhere in Auckland sells the weekly UK comic the Beano?

 

I've tried Whitcoulls, etc, but haven't found it.


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  Reply # 1649770 12-Oct-2016 14:05
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Have you tried calling some comic book stores to see if they can get it in?

 

 

 

They offer it on Beano website with international shipping if you can't find it locally. 


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  Reply # 1649778 12-Oct-2016 14:24
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Try a specialist Magazine store like Mag Nation


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1649787 12-Oct-2016 14:29
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it's also available in digital form if you only want to read it and not collect it.





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  Reply # 1649788 12-Oct-2016 14:29
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it's also available in digital form if you only want to read it and not collect it.





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  Reply # 1649809 12-Oct-2016 14:59
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I've seen a version of it in our local Four Square but I do not think it is the UK version as it would be an odd place to find an import like that!








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  Reply # 1649821 12-Oct-2016 15:18
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Thanks for your responses, everyone! I'm just looking for a one-off copy rather than a subscription, so it looks like I'll try to get a digital copy. No luck with Mag Nation, unfortunately.

 

Geektastic:

 

I've seen a version of it in our local Four Square but I do not think it is the UK version as it would be an odd place to find an import like that!

 

 

I could have sworn that I've seen it being sold in NZ before! Out of interest, which Four Square was this?


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  Reply # 1649876 12-Oct-2016 17:18
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How sad. When I was a kid in the 60's, Beano (along with a raft-load of other UK comics) was available from just about every bookshop and stationers.


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  Reply # 1649889 12-Oct-2016 18:18
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I used to get it now and then. Insanely expensive compared to the UK cover price. The last one I purchased a while back had gone overboard with computer generated strips and then typesetting in the speech bubbles. It lost the art aspect.

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  Reply # 1650025 12-Oct-2016 23:21
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MrTomato:

 

Thanks for your responses, everyone! I'm just looking for a one-off copy rather than a subscription, so it looks like I'll try to get a digital copy. No luck with Mag Nation, unfortunately.

 

Geektastic:

 

I've seen a version of it in our local Four Square but I do not think it is the UK version as it would be an odd place to find an import like that!

 

 

I could have sworn that I've seen it being sold in NZ before! Out of interest, which Four Square was this?

 

 

 

 

P&K in Martinborough. I will have a look next time I pop down to the village.






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  Reply # 1650143 13-Oct-2016 09:23
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granada29:

 

How sad. When I was a kid in the 60's, Beano (along with a raft-load of other UK comics) was available from just about every bookshop and stationers.

 

 

I loved the Beano, Dandy!  Great memories.  I think there was Beezer and Topper too.  My parents had a subscription for the Beano and Dandy for me from the local newsagent - in deepest darkest Malaysia in the 60s. I keep on forgetting to look for them when I've been visiting the UK.  Must put it on the list of things to do next time.  I'll have to look it up online like someone suggested.


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  Reply # 1650151 13-Oct-2016 09:53
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There's also the second-hand market...

 

My son (nearly nine) is a big Beano fan, which started after he bought an almanac at a s/h book sale; according to a s/h dealer I was speaking to, these are fairly hard to find in NZ - very few for sale on TM (and all those that were were shipping from the UK).

 

I found a big pile of Beanos and other similar comics for sale at Windmill, which is the s/h book shop in Sanson (near Bulls); most of the newer ones (mid 1990s if I remember correctly) are in good condition.


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  Reply # 1650203 13-Oct-2016 11:06
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As a kid I used to get the annual every year during the 80s from my Grandmother, loved it ;-)  Looks like the annual is pretty easy to get here, but I guess not the weeklys.


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  Reply # 1650232 13-Oct-2016 11:38
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sidefx:

 

As a kid I used to get the annual every year during the 80s from my Grandmother, loved it ;-)  Looks like the annual is pretty easy to get here, but I guess not the weeklys.

 

 

The annuals were great.  I always got one for xmas  Something I really looked forward to.  


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  Reply # 1650246 13-Oct-2016 11:51
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Magascene in Takapuna used to stock it, I have no idea if they still do.





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  Reply # 1650247 13-Oct-2016 11:52
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sidefx:

 

As a kid I used to get the annual every year during the 80s from my Grandmother, loved it ;-)  Looks like the annual is pretty easy to get here, but I guess not the weeklys.

 

 

Well, as I mentioned above I've found it the opposite - not one second-hand shop I've tried has had an annual for sale, whereas the shop in Sanson I mentioned above had a huge stack of the weeklies.

 

There are annuals are available on TM, but currently (as per other times I've looked) all are from the UK:

 

 


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