DC Thomson, publisher of the Beano and Dandy, has announced that is suspending its Digital Dandy app saying that the ‘technology and format have let us down’.
The last print edition of the long running comic was published in December, following a precipitous circulation decline that left it with just 8,000 readers.
Since then the publisher has been backing a new Digital Dandy which it insists has delivered as promised and will continue to receive development support.
A DC Thomson spokesperson said, "The Digital Dandy team has worked hard to produce an interactive and engaging App. While the digital comic has delivered its promised mixture of daft, dramatic and different stories, the technology and format have let us down.
"For this reason, we're suspending the existing App. Discussions and planning are already underway to re-examine The Dandy’s digital offerings. It is still too early to announce what form this next stage will take but we would like to reassure readers that The Dandy remains a very important part of the company’s plans for the future."