The Dandy was a long-running British children's comic. The
first issue, under the name The Dandy Comic, was published on
4 December 1937, making it the world's third-longest running comic and one of the best-selling comics in British popular culture, along with The Beano. Sales of The Dandy reached two million a week in the 1950s. The final printed edition was issued on 4 December 2012, the comic's 75th anniversary, after sales slumped to 8,000 a week. On the same day, The Dandy relaunched as an online comic, The Digital Dandy, appearing
on the Dandy website and in the Dandy App. The digital relaunch was not successful and the comic ended just six months later.