For anyone wanting/needing/yearning/vaguely interested in clarification, two seperate artists in March 1951 both entirely coincidentally created comics called Dennis the Menace. Both with wildly different focuses. Whilst US Dennis was well meaning but troublesome, UK Dennis just wanted to cause chaos and loved it. Both became a hit in their respective countries and amazingly neither stole the others idea. Just a pure coincidence
@ijustguffed, In the UK the blonde kid was just called Dennis, to differentiate the two.
@Nellybert , Yeah! I think in the US, the black haired one was Dennis the Menace and Gnasher
@unknownjanitor, England's Dennis the menace is going through a phase
@Good Guy Satan, I thought he was going through a table.
Harmless ignorance vs. Paint chips and red bull
UK Dennis the Menace seems more like Calvin and Hobbes
@Berntley, Haha I kinda wish but nah. He was more like the joker. Just wanted to watch the world burn.
@ijustguffed, who, Calvin? Or UK Dennis?
@Berntley, Uk dennis the mence is on the right
@Berntley, I meant UK Dennis wanted to watch the world burn.
@ijustguffed, ok good. Because I’d have taken issue if you were trying to say Calvin was just an aimless psychopath.
@Berntley, no no. I love Calvin comics
Triforce podcast was just talking a lot this! I also * whispering* have a small ding ding
You got a loicense for that carpenters saw?
The Beano was the best. I would be very disappointed if someone accidentally got me Dandy
@Emaciations, The Dandy had its moments tho. Desperate Dan was kickass. Did you ever get the Buster?
@ijustguffed, I think my grandma had some old ones that my dad had as a kid, but I would only read his old Beanos when I came to visit. He used to get the Dandy though, and was a little disappointed his son chose the Beano
@Emaciations, The Beano will always be the best lol. Bash Street kids alone were awesome enough
@ijustguffed, I loved Buster. Also Whizzer & Chips which eventually merged with Buster.
@stercus stercus, oh wow yeah! I forgot about that
That first panel has what might be the first use of an unnecessary caption. Piece of history right there.