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The Beano launches iPrank app ahead of April Fool’s Day


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

March 20, 2013 | 2 min read

DC Thomson's The Beano has launched the ‘ultimate app for menaces’ ahead of April Fool’s Day.

The free app for kids, available via the App Store and Google Play for Android, includes games such as a Menace-O-Meter, Beano Bigmouth, Fart Finder Prank, Eye Fright and Super Soundboard.

To support the app’s launch, further pranks, jokes and laughs are available at from the Beano site and in The Beano comic itself. Additionally, issues of The Beano and BeanoMAX for the next few weeks will come with a Prize or Prank? Card, where readers can win prizes such as an iPod touch or an iPad mini.

Editor-in-chief, Mike Stirling said: “Dennis the Menace and Gnasher, Minnie the Minx and The Bash Street Kids have all helped design the funniest comic joke App ever – all free!

“The fun pranks are all ready and waiting to be used for mobile mega-menacing and pranking. It’s fun, interactive and even more entertaining if you don’t tell boring grown-ups! However, you CAN mention it to cool grown-ups!”

The move comes as DC Thomson continues to bring its comics into the digital age, with Taylor Herring appointed handle the PR for the digital relaunch of The Dandy, which ceased printing late last year.

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