One of the most famous comic characters in the U.K. has ras celebrated his 60th birthday.
Dennis The Menace, the troublemaker that has graced the pages of the Beano since 1951, reached the grand old age this year.
To celebrate the achievement, the Beano is to bring out a special edition.
Unfortunately, time will have taken its toll and there will inevitably be some changes to the characters.
The star will no longer be known as The Menace, but rather Dennis The Mildly Annoying. Dennis is partly deaf and constantly has to ask his friends to repeat themselves.
Gnasher his wild dog companion will now be known as Gummer, as he long ago lost all his teeth due to the unhealthy diet of jammy dodgers and macaroon bars fed to him regularly by his owner.
Dennis starts every conversation with "I'm 60 years old, you know" and his home has the feint smell of urine and home made broth.
He retreated into his shell many years ago when the love of his life, Minnie The Minx, came out of the closet and ran off with Pansy Potter, The Strongman's Daughter.
A salutary tale.