Friday, September 24, 2004

Desperate Dan's glamor shot: UK's icStaines reports that Desperate Dan, star of The Dandy comic, will undergo a makeover in an attempt to win back a dwindling readership. The cowboy will cover his gun, ditch the cigarettes and spurs, and lose some weight. Other changes include the addition of new characters, such as Dreadlock Holmes and a troublesome school kid named Jak.

The Dandy, which first hit the streets on Dec. 3, 1937, has been dubbed by The Guinness Book of Records as the world's longest-running comic.