Boris the Menace.
Everyone likes a bit of satire, but Private Eye is just simply way too long. And have you seen how small the print is? You’d have to really love current affairs-based quips to read that bad boy cover to cover. If only there was some form of social satire for the adult who wants to laugh, but doesn’t want to do too much pesky reading. Well, now there is. In what I imagine will be a nostalgic throwback for some people (not me, I grew up on The Simpsons and thought comics were antiques), Beano are releasing a special adult edition, ‘Beanold’. While something billed as an ‘Adult Beano’ sounds positively scarring, it’s not half as sordid as that title might suggest. It features some Beano staples such as Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, as well as a bumbling Boris Johnson, an ill-sighted Dominic Cummings, and tributes to Marcus Rashford feeding some bloody kids, Greta Thunberg planting some bloody trees and Captain Tom walking some bloody laps. So if your TV, laptop, iPad and phone are all broken, go pick up a Beano for some topical hoots, hollers, guffaws and other words I imagine people used to say when Beanos were about.Read Original Story