The Beano itself, which was first published in 1938, includes characters such as Dennis The Menace, Minnie The Mix, The Bash Street Kids, Roger The Dodger, The Numskulls and Billy Whizz. Despite his villainous behavior, some of … 5 May 1979: Dennis's pet pig "Rasher" debuted. To celebrate, Dennis's weekly comic strip this week featured him celebrating his birthday and his menacing antics with his brand new cowboy outfit. Upon being informed of a dog show, Dennis decides to enter, but needs a dog to do so. In 2008, the land was changed into Wild Asia. Dennis the Menace Merchandise From t-shirts to costumes, books, games and more, check out our cool range of Beano Dennis the Menace merchandise. Gnipper's name is a pun since 'to nip' something means to give something a small bite, while 'nipper' is a slang term for a young child. He is recognised by his scruffy, black hair and red & black jumper. Coincidentally, on 12 March 1951, another comic strip named Dennis the Menace debuted in the US. He often uses his pets to help him make mischief: Gnas… The real name of his wife, Mum, has also never been given (again in the same letter, it was stated that her actual name is "Dennis's Mum", though in the 2020 annual the mayor called her Sandra). For his appearance over the years, see Dennis the Menace Through the Years. 31 August 1968: Dennis found a dog on the street, Gnasher, on his way to the dog show at the local town hall. As a celebration, Dennis was seen on the cover sharing a cake with Wallace and Gromit, whose creator was featured heavily in the issue. Most notably, he seems to have a particular dislike for Danny, the leader. For the 75th anniversary, Dennis' parents noticeably changed appearance. Granny is Dennis's and Bea's 80-year-old grandmother. 1975: Walter joined "the softies", Bertie Blenkinsop and Algernon "Spotty" Perkins. Beano are bringing Dennis the Menace to TV in live action. December 2014: The Dennis the Menace Minecraft mod is launched. Beanotown in the Southbank Centre in London, 'Beanotown is the home of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, The Bash Street Kids, Minnie the Minx, Roger the Dodger, plus all the other comic strip superstars from The Beano'. By August 2012, Dennis's 2009 re-launch was reverted following yet another re-launch of the comic. Two months later, Law gave the mischievous boy his distinctive red-and-black-striped jersey, outsized shoes, and devilish grin.[1]. In 2003, Dennis appeared as a playable character in the PC game Beanotown Racing. … Dennis The Menace Beano Teapot funny drinks coaster (cw) This product data sheet is originally written in English. Nigel Parkinson was named sole official Dennis artist and began the weekly strips while Barrie Appleby returned to Roger the Dodger. Dennis tuned up his Menace-Mobile to make a dune buggy. Dennis returned inside the comic. Barrie Appleby did the artwork for the Beano Superstars series, which, towards the end of its run, resorted mostly to strips based on the TV series. Dennis's Teacher often appeared in Dennis the Menace strips from the early 1970s and has been replaced, although the character was absent for most of the intervening period, in the 2009 TV Series by another Teacher named Mrs Creecher. His parents had a make-over, so his traditionally balding father now shared his messy spiked hair and his mother was no longer neatly shaped. Beano, Dandy, Sparky, Nutty, Beezer. Menacing the dog show rather than attempting to win it, the duo are eventually caught and punished. Like New / Great Gently Read Condition. In 1993, Beano editor Euan Kerr was becoming concerned at the direction David Sutherland's depiction of the character was taking, with Dennis becoming ever stockier and larger. Despite Dennis's previous resentment towards most girls in earlier years, he accepts them as his friends. He lives in Beanotown and owns an Abyssinian Wire-Haired Tripe Hound named Gnasher. At first, Dennis's dad was far happier without the tripehound, but as the week wore on, he found himself missing the dog. He was featured in several strips leading up to the games release depicting how he received his vehicle and races he got into prior to the games events. A new character called Angel Face was also introduced into the strip, in order to give Dennis more of a rival. Dennis's new attire consisted of a blue tracksuit, sunglasse,s and headphones connected to a walkman. Sixty Second Dennis was also dropped, being replaced by a Gnasher spin-off strip called Gnashional Treasure, which was later renamed as Gnasher's Bit(e). But the great thing about Dennis is he never gets better'. This dialogue proved to be almost prophetic, as he became the cover star of the comic in 1974 (issue 1678, cover date 14th Sept 1974), a position he still holds today. All the best bits from Beano's number 1 troublemaker, Dennis (AKA Dennis the Menace) in this exclusive Beano video. As a result, Dennis was made shorter, with a smaller chin. Also in 2002 Jimmy Hansen drew his first Dennis strip. A strip promoting an all-new Dennis T-shirt for club members emerged in 1978. Why Law chose to do this is unknown, but many believe it was due to Law's perfectionist nature. During Series 12 of the BBC's Mock the Week, host Dara Ó Briain, and comedians Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons and Chris Addison were drawn by Nigel Parkinson in a one-off pic with Dennis, which was shown in the second episode, whilst they and guest comedians were discussing about the appearance of Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla Parker Bowles in The Beano. Dennis the Menace's famous red and black jersey had formed the colours of a few of the Beano characters' clothes (Minnie the Minx has the same, although the placement of the stripes is a bit different; Ball Boy's was a vertical red and black; Roger the Dodger has a chessboard design top, and Danny (from the Bash Street Kids) has a similar cap), but they have changed for Minnie and Ball Boy (Minnie at one … May 1986 Gnasher returned, introducing his pups; Gnatasha, Gnanette, Gnancy, Gnaomi, Gnorah and Gnipper. Dennis. Since 1986, Gnasher has had a son, Gnipper, who appears with him in the separate strip (Gnasher and Gnipper). [1] The character of Dennis was initially a struggle for artist Davey Law and then Beano chief sub Ian Chisholm to develop. Dennis's idol was revealed to be 'Rat-Bucket' a fictional heavy metal singer introduced in the strip. He also no longer used weapons such as a catapult or peashooter save for a few times, so he became more creative in his mischief. Our sympathies were never with him because he didn't stand up to Dennis. Dennis has two main friends: Curly (real name Crispin Lee Shepherd), who has a lot of strawberry-blonde, curly hair, was the first to appear, debuting months after the strip started in 1951. Stanley Livingstone an explorer with a pet crocodile, Carruthers, who lived next door to Dennis. [16] John McShane, a comic historian further praised the strip calling Dennis 'an original looking character. 4.7 out of 5 stars 5. Each celebrity was drawn holding a weapon – Hugh had a peashooter, Chris had a watergun, Dara had a plunger and bow, and Andy had a catapult, and all four were drawn with Dennis's trademark red and black striped top, shorts, black socks, and brown shoes (except Andy, who had red trainers).[3]. The strip was renamed "Dennis the Menace & Gnasher" when originally it was just called "Dennis the Menace" as Gnasher had been appearing every week on the strips. Dennis is not actually evil ... Dennis just wants fun and is prepared to accept the consequences'. It was officially announced via a Dennis strip where several British celebrities including Ant and Dec, Simon Cowell and Daniel Radcliffe visited Beanotown in an effort to join the club but all failed as they were not deemed tough enough. In 2000, Dennis became a major mascot for Beanoland at the Chessington World of Adventures theme park. The children’s favourite has been home to … Like his 2009 re-launch, Dennis faced several new changes mainly due to a new editor. Also around the same time, Sixty Second Dennis gets replaced by a new Gnasher strip, titled Gnasher's Bit(e), drawn by Jimmy Hansen. Despatched from UK within one working day maximum. However, Dennis seemed to be more of a bully than an anti-hero in this age. 25 July 1970: David Law retired, and one comic was drawn by Pup Parade artist Gordon Bell. Dennis dismisses this as being a load of "rot!" And it's menacing of a pretty benign kind'. The end of the strip showed Dennis returning in his trademark jersey and shorts and pea-shooting his nemesis Walter. He also teamed up with fellow menaces Curly and Pie-Face. Bored, he chooses to make this a perfect aid to his menacing. Auchterlounie has proven to be a very popular writer since taking over Dennis. The strip isn't as influenced by the 2009 series now, with Dennis behaving more menacingly, the series-style backgrounds being dropped, Dennis being referred to more often as 'the menace' and the return of several characters who disappeared around the time of the new series, such as Foo-Foo. He was also given more rivals as Athena and Sugar were both introduced to the strip. All the best bits from Beano's number 1 troublemaker, Dennis (AKA Dennis the Menace). Available instantly. It serves as a salutary warning that even the coolest kids can become boring grown-ups."[5]. Bea is Dennis's little sister, born in issue 2931, dated 19 September 1998. He was featured prominently throughout the land including a large figure atop the shop, a member of the squirting water fountain, a character on the dodgems, a silhouette on the entrance and a cast member in the live show located in his treehouse. Originally, the spider was all black, but when it reappeared in 1997, it was red and black, matching Dennis's jersey. Subscribe to Beano http://bit.ly/SubscribeBeanoOfficialA one hour compilation of episodes 1-6 from Series 4 of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher. He is trademarked by his scruffy, black hair and red & black jersey. The front cover of the famous 2674th issue of the comic depicted Dennis spraying other famous Beano characters with a hose of paint. 21 May 1977: Gnasher got his own strip in the comic, called "Gnasher's Tale", also drawn by David Sutherland. Beano-pedia is a FANDOM Comics Community. View as Grid List Dennis then grabs the jersey and puts it on remarking it 'feels right somehow!'. Dennis was also a character present in the most successful Beano annual to date in 1983. His name comes from the British slang for teeth (gnashers), which in turn comes from the French ganache meaning "jowl", a word also used in chocolate manufacture. Dennis and Gnasher (previously titled Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, and originally titled Dennis the Menace) is a long-running comic strip in the British children's comic The Beano, published by DC Thomson, of Dundee, Scotland. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As a result of this, the US series has initially been retitled Dennis for UK audiences, while the British character's appearances are often titled Dennis and Gnasher outside the UK. Dennis's first comic-strip appearance consisted of him walking into the park with his father and his dog, where a sign is planted informing visitors that they should 'Keep Off the Grass'. Dennis appeared on the back page in full colour for the first time. Tags: beano, dennis the menace, gnasher, roger the dodger, ivy the terrible, comics, annuals, collage, characters, vintage Now, to avoid any confusion, this Dennis the Menace is the spiky-haired, stripe jumper wearing character that has been a feature of the longest running British children's comic magazine, The Beano, for decades, and not the blonde-haired cherubic rascal that was created by Hank Ketcham and is well known in the States. The Colonel is an old army colonel, who is often seen with toy soldiers and often makes references to being in battles which happened hundreds of years ago. Other softies, seen less often, have included Bennie Benry, Sweet William, Dudley Nightshirt, Jeremy Snodgrass, Softy Matthew, Softy Pal Erasmus, Lisping Lester, Matilda (Walter's girlfriend introduced in the 1996 TV series), and Nervous Rex, a character who is scared of everything and everyone. The second Dennis strip was replaced by Sixty Second Dennis, which takes up just one page as opposed to two. Another picture of Dennis (author unknown). April 1996: The Dennis the Menace Animated TV series appeared for the first time on BBC and TCC. 1998: Dasher re-appeared with a red mask as the mascot of the Beano site. When Dennis the Menace had a politically correct makeover last year, his creators aimed to remove 'any traces of nastiness'. March 1951: Drawn by David Law, Dennis the Menace appeared for the first time, as well as his dad. In 2008, Dennis was given an extra strip towards the back of the comic, usually a continuing story across a few weeks. Book 2 of 13: The Beano presents Dennis the Menace and Gnasher | by Nigel Auchterlounie and Nigel Parkinson. [20] The daughters of Dennis the Menace creator David Law further criticized the makeover, saying their father would be 'horrified' with how he was depicted now and said the new design was 'bland' and 'ordinary'. Dennis the Menace is the main character of Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, and the main star of The Beano. Mid-1953: Dennis got expanded to a full page, while earlier strips were only half a page long. Walter got revamped when drawn by Jimmy Hansen, and he now bears the appearance of an Elvis impersonator with much bigger glasses. He was believed to have been dropped after the strip was revamped in 2009, but he made a surprise return to the strip in 2011. Phil Lynott, Mark Hamill, and Linford Christie were among many to join. [25], Nigel Parkinson, Jimmy Hansen and Tom Paterson (2004–2009), Nigel Parkinson & Nigel Auchterlounie (2012–present), Oscar Pistorius to follow in Jessica Ennis's footsteps by appearing on front cover of the, "downthetubes-tumblr — Did you see The Beano on last week's Mock the...", "Beano reveals Dennis the Menace's father is actually 1980s' Dennis", "Introducing Dennis & Gnasher: Unleashed. Again, David Sutherland is the strip's artist. He also appears in both Bea and Gnasher and Gnipper. It is also responsible for IP from DC Thomson’s other brands including female-skewing comic company Bunty, military comic Commando and sci-fi comic Starblazer. [1], However, despite his naughty nature, Dennis has shown to be heroic sometimes: in the recent comics, he even saved Beanotown from boredom after Walter's Dad became the mayor.[2]. Dennis was returned to his previous appearance and personality – Nigel Auchterlounie began writing for Dennis a month after and made Dennis (and the other characters) have wider personalities. In the 2012 revamp, he was redrawn to look more like Dennis. Losing his temper, he takes the lead off the dog and puts it on Dennis, thus ending the menace's hijinks. Bullies have to be stood up to; another good lesson for any society. He is essentially out for mischief all the time'. For a brief time in the late 1970s/ early 1980s, Curly also appeared in the softies. On stage, grunge star Kurt Cobain occasionally wore a Dennis pullover (jumper/sweater) that Courtney Love bought from a Nirvana fan in Northern Ireland in 1992. The Beano turned 40 in 1978. “Dennis the Menace”, the cartoon about a naughty schoolboy, has been rebranded and will feature a menace no more. Although Curly and Dennis get into many fights, they still remain the best of friends, and Pieface (real name Kevin Peter Shepherd), whose favourite food is pies. Instead of being camp and frilly, he was quite rude and obnoxious especially towards Dennis and his friends. Bea, real name Beatrice, is a fictional character in the UK comic strip Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, from The Beano.She is Dennis' baby sister, born in issue 2931, dated 19 September 1998. "Dennis the Menace was like a thunderbolt. Dennis's popularity was emphasised in 1976 when he was awarded his own fan club. The news received much media attention throughout the UK and it was later revealed to be a publicity stunt in the very strip the image was introduced. She said her first word (Mud) in this strip. She has her own strip (Bea, originally Beaginnings) and sometimes appears in Dennis the Menace and Gnasher. Dennis's younger years in Beanotown Preschool were chronicled in a strip called The BamBeanos. There was never a script out of DC Thomson where a bully succeeded – there was always a punishment – however horrible Dennis was with his water pistol, be sure that round the corner there was an elephant with a trunkful of water for him. Although the strip continued to be known as Dennis and Gnasher, Dennis was once again overtly referred to as 'the menace', and by his 60th birthday, Dennis had returned to his original character although he still has the likeness of his 2009 TV series counterpart. Keeping in with his "world's naughtiest boy" tagline,[1] Dennis makes many attempts to get onto the grass, much to his father's annoyance. Distraught, Dennis asked readers to join him on a "Gnational Gnasher Search". It was later revealed in 2015 that Dennis' father was the original Dennis the Menace from the 1980s in issue 3932[4] in a featured strip about him campaigning to be mayor, in which his opponent, Walter the Softy's father, starts a hate campaign by showing potential voters videos of Dennis, Sr.'s antics as a child. His illustrations were more in tone with David Parkins' era and he partook in genuine naughtiness and disruption again. He first appeared in about 1987, as a tool to scare Walter, and was the mascot of the Beano website when it launched in 1997. Dennis the Menace and Gnasher was first drawn by David Law (1951–1970), who gave the mischievous boy his distinctive red-and-black-striped jersey, outsized shoes, and devilish grin, then David Sutherland (1970–1998). For the new series, Dennis and Gnasher were revamped, not just for TV but also in the comic. John McShane also defended the strip stating firmly that 'Dennis never got away with his pranks'. He moved in as Dennis's next-door neighbor. The Beano (1953-1954) File:Dennis the Menace-1954.jpg: The Beano (1954-1960) Dennis has now become taller, with a childish face. In 2001, Dennis turned 50 and celebrated with a house party in which several Beano characters were invited. He has a pet poodle called Foo-Foo. It's supposed to be a bit darker, with Dennis, about 16, in and out of trouble with the police. Dennis was also present in the first Dandy-Beano Summer Special, where he appeared in full colour. Share your Beano love on the street - whether it be with a t-shirt or socks, a bag, backpack or hat. Gnasher also used to have another strip, Gnasher's Tale, which began in 1977 and continued for nine years until the title was changed to Gnasher and Gnipper following Gnipper's introduction. Many of Law's strips ended with Dennis being punished for his troublemaking with corporal punishment such as a slippering or use of a cane. Dennis is the main character of the strip. Dennis is a trouble-making 11-year-old kid who loves making mischief and, as his name implies, is considered a menace by everyone. He mainly has black spiky hair, wears a black-and-red-striped jumper, black shorts, red socks, and grey trainers. Whilst a rivalry with The Bash Street Kids was touched on before in other strips, it was this story which made the rivalry far more well known. [21] The change lasted for roughly a year before artist Nigel Parkinson was sought out to return the character to its roots and original design. He owns an Abyssinian Wire-Haired Tripe Hound named Gnasher and lives in Beanotown. The Beano presents Dennis the Menace and Gnasher #2: The World's Biggest Menaces Nigel Auchterlounie. The main recurring storyline throughout the years features his campaign of terror against a gang of "softies" (effeminate, well-behaved boys), particularly Walter the Softy. In the early days it was not in full colour but had a red overlay, but Davy Law, the artist, made a virtue out of this necessity by having the red-and-black striped T-shirt. In the most recent issue of The Beano, it is confirmed for the first time that Dennis's dad is a grown-up version of the 1980s-era Dennis The Menace. Gnasher, his faithful companion, had gone missing. He went on to explain that 'if Dennis was bullying them, then there was a punishment. It followed Dennis, Curly, Pie-Face and Gnasher as they attempt to brighten up the average day in Beanotown through new ideas, adventures and pranks. 1962: Dennis returned to the back of the comic. He also made other appearances in the spin-off Bash Street Kids - Singled Out, where he would take on a similar role. The second strip was usually drawn by Tom Paterson. Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius also appeared, with the current editor, Stirling citing that 'When people told Oscar he couldn't be an athlete due to his disability, he ignored them and, in that respect, he's just like Dennis, who never does as he is told. The idea and name of the character emerged when the comic's editor heard a British music hall song with the chorus "I'm Dennis the Menace from Venice". Dennis kicked off the new millennium with a strip of him charging 50 pence to access the Menace Dome, a more 'menacing' version of the Millennium Dome. The "Gnasher and Gnipper" strip was taken over by Barry Glennard in order to ease Sutherland's workload, though the style remains similar. August–September 1998: For the 60th anniversary for The Beano, David Parkins started drawing Dennis the Menace, creating Bea some issues later. In 2009, the strip gained negative media publicity after it was announced that new issues would draw inspiration from the TV series that aired the same year. Nasty Norman was a bully often seen as Dennis's rival. In the 1960s a well-known police officer was known as Slipper of the Yard, though "slipper" is also a nod to the instrument with which Dennis's father usually chastised him before corporal punishment was deemed politically incorrect. He has, however, been shown to have a fairly stable friendship with Minnie the Minx and Roger the Dodger, enough so that the three have been seen to work together often. 1990: Granny's personality was changed drastically. He attaches his granny's homemade soda pop to Tufty, shakes him then removes each of the lids which causes Tufty to blast off and fall into a nearby lake. This was when he found the Abyssinian wire-haired tripehound roaming the streets of Beanotown. The Beano Shop is the official home to Beano-branded apparel for all the family, kids big and small - and yes, grown-up kids too! However, as it turned out Bea was as much of a menace as her older brother and even gained her own spin-off strip drawn by Nigel Parkinson (who would frequently ghost the main strip during 1999-2004), which Dennis would sometimes cameo in. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for DENNIS MENACE 1983 ANNUAL (FROM BEANO) By D C Thomson - Hardcover **Excellent** at the … The mantra in design classes is: 'Black and Red will always be read.' His first cover story consisted of him using the issue's free gift, the Happy Howler, to torment people, including his Dad and in an opera house, who gives Dennis's dad a free gift of his own, a slipper. The strip's title was shortened to Dennis and Gnasher during these years, and Dennis rarely used the term 'menacing' to describe his actions. He now has bigger eyes, a more bulbous nose and a broader chin. [15] Express called Dennis 'the child template for every post-war rebel without a cause'. Pieface currently has his own strip in The Beano as well as his 'pet' Paul the Potato. The Beano itself, which was first published in 1938, includes characters such as Dennis The Menace, Minnie The Mix, The Bash Street Kids, Roger The Dodger, The Numskulls and Billy Whizz. Dennis the Menace on a window as part of Beanotown, a celebration of the children's comic. Out of frustration, Chisholm grabbed a pencil and quickly sketched out his creation to Law in the back of his cigarette packet. His name alludes to the explorers David Livingstone and H.M. Stanley. Dennis is a trouble-making 10-year-old kid who loves making mischief and, as his name implies, is considered a menace by everyone. 5.0 out of 5 stars 1. Kerr, feeling that Dennis was beginning to resemble a thuggish teenager rather than the naughty boy he was intended to be, told Sutherland to make Dennis look younger in appearance. March 1986: Gnasher "went missing". 1990: The Beano's Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Show appeared for the first time on ITV and TCC. The same issue also showed readers how Dennis received his trademark jersey which, it reveals, was initially owned by a boy called Tufty. Bea wears a stripy yellow and black vest, this is a pun on her name as the colours are the same as the colours on a Bumble bee. Nigel Parkinson, at this point named sole official Dennis artist, begins all regular weekly strips again. March 2014: The Dennis the Menace and Gnasher Megazine was renamed Dennis the Menace and Gnasher's EPIC Magazine. However, the tracksuit bottoms ripped due to Dennis's knobbly knees and he ditched the jacket as his father could catch him easier after he had menaced. Dennis continued to gain popularity solo as time moved on. He retained his familiar outfit, but started to wear trainers. Foo Foo's Fairy Story temporarily replaced Gnasher's Tale. In 1970, Davey Law took ill and retired from the strip, leaving Dennis in need of a new artist. Cummings appears several times. Denise is Dennis's cousin, who bears a striking resemblance to Beryl the Peril, although she also wears a red and black striped jumper. One of two Comic Book characters known as Dennis the Menace, both being primary school-age boys who frequently get into trouble and make mischief, aided by a pet dog, that were first published in March 1951.This page is about the British version as published in the Anthology Comic The Beano.. It ended with Danny, the Bash Street leader, outwitting Dennis and his cronies and Dennis angrily blaming it on Roger. His trademark pet, Gnasher, was not introduced until 1968, marking comic history. Dennis and Gnasher drawn by Dave Sutherland. Gnasher also returned to normal. Perhaps Britain's most iconic comic character, Dennis the Menace has appeared in The Beano since 1951. Badly behaved and visually rebellious, Dennis uses a wide range of pranks and weaponry in order to cause chaos and mayhem to those around him. Walter also changed in the strip as Dennis was given more reason to belittle and menace him. 2007: Tom Paterson started drawing Dennis occasionally. Guitarist Mike Campbell wears a shirt depicting Dennis and Gnasher in the music video for Tom Petty's song "I Won't Back Down". Even though many strips depict Dennis as being fairly academically challenged, he is in fact extremely inventive and clever when it comes to mechanics. The reason behind the re-launch was to promote the new TV series which was just about to hit screens in Britain. was released on the BBC.[8]. [6][7] His misbehaviour stems from what The Beano explains as an attempt to add excitement to an otherwise dull day. The tone is supposed to be similar to Skins. He was also given a new spin-off called Sixty Second Dennis. 1992: The Menace Car was seen for the first time. The Beano at 80: A guide to the comic's most enduring characters, from Dennis the Menace to the Bash Street Kids. They're looking to reimagine other characters too. He once bought a snake called Hisser. In 1996, the first Dennis animated series was released on the UK station Fox Kids, with a second series following in 1998. October 1998: Bea got her own strip called Beaginnings drawn by Nigel Parkinson. Dennis has also been shown to be very heroic, having saved his town on occasion from potential disaster. She generally managed to out-menace Dennis, showing considerable fortitude against the Softies, and at the local boxing club. 2002: Buster By this time, Nigel Parkinson was drawing Dennis as often as David Parkins, and effectively became main artist the following year. May 1951: Dennis got his trademark red-and-black striped jersey, knitted for him by his granny (aka Whentball). He also starred as a villain in a feature-length Bash Street Kids strip in which he, alongside Minnie the Minx and Roger the Dodger, raced against the Bash Street Kids to find the treasure which was apparently buried underneath the Millennium Dome. His weapons of choice are a catapult, a peashooter or a water pistol. What's more, the series aired, but was considerably altered during its second season to suit the tone of the comics, making Dennis closer to his comic book age and personality. In his place are two girls, Rubidium von Screwtop (from The Beano's ‘Rubi’s Screwtop Science’ strip) and Jemima Jones (from the comic's ‘JJ’s Jokes’ strip). The front cover depicted Dennis offering to show readers the first issue of the comic. Gnasher was also forbidden to bite people. 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