Dandy comic goes web-only but lacks mobile optimisation

The UK's longest-running comic has released its final print edition and will now be online only. The Dandy was first published 75 years ago, and is known for iconic characters Korky the Cat, Desperate Dan and Bananaman. According to a press release, the new weekly online edition attempts to reboot the comic for a new era, and 'issue zero' is available to download for free from www.dandy.com. Subsequent issues will cost £1.99.

The online edition of the comic will follow in its print predecessor's footsteps by being weekly, but it will also take advantage of the web by including 'motion effects' and comics featuring gameplay. Craig Ferguson, Editor of the new Dandy said: "We all know how popular digital devices have become with children so we're drawing on our traditional heritage and updating our product to make it relevant for today's children."

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