Dennis was always his favourite in The Beano, whereas in The Dandy it was Desperate Dan and Alf Topper in Vic or .
Some of the Beano characters are similar to the people in politics,'' he mused.
He joked that Tony Blair would probably love some Beano characters to sort out a happy ending to his current problems.
Styffin Parri reckoned his taste in clothes has been affected by seeing Dennis the Menace in his brother's Beano.
Weatherman Derek Brockway also read The Beano, but he admitted his favourite comic character was Beryl the Peril from its rival Toppe r .
But like many children his enjoyment of The Beano and other comics could not last forever.
Today The Beano continues to be popular with children and its most famous character Dennis the Menace has even appeared in his own TV cartoon.
Dennis the Menace If most people were asked to name a Beano character then Dennis would probably top the list.
Minnie the Minx Just to prove that anything that Dennis could do a girl could do too, Minnie the Minx appeared on the pages of The Beano in 1953.
The Bash Street Kids first featured in The Beano in 1954.
Lord Snooty Lord Snooty, or to give him his full title, Lord Marmaduke, Earl of Bunkerton, was one of the original Beano characters, appearing in the first issue 65 years ago.