DC Thomson comics The Dandy & The Beano are to introduce a digital subscription which will allow readers to download both titles through Apple’s Newsstand.
The apps, have been developed by Yudu Media, to download enhanced versions of the comics, allowed readers to use their iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch to read the titles.
Mike Stirling, editor-in-chief of The Beano said: “This is app-solutely fantastic! We’re all very app-y! Sorry, that’s app-alling! The great thing about the new app on Newsstand is that it guarantees our fans can enjoy The Beano 24-7. I used to read The Beano snuggled up under the covers with a torch at night – nowadays, I’ll just cuddle up to my iPhone!”
Editor-in-chief of The Dandy, Craig Graham added: “We’re incredibly excited about being available as a digital download. Now people can have the unique School of Mock that is The Dandy at their fingertips, wherever they are and whatever they’re doing.”
The free to download apps come with free issues of the comics, with the digital versions including interactive advertising, videos and links to websites for the Beano and the Dandy.
DC Thomson has already launched an app for Commando and is understood to be developing a range of existing titles for Newsstand in the coming months.