Dandy publishers, DC Thomson, have revealed that Sir Paul McCartney will appear in the final edition of their comic.

Sir Paul McCartney will appear with comic favourite Desperate Dan in the last ever print edition, which goes on sale this week. He then leads 50 of the comic’s most famous characters in a sing-along to “Hey Jude”.

McCartney wrote “In 1963, in the NME, when asked what my personal ambition was, I replied – to have my picture in The Dandy! I hope it’s not too late!”

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The Dandy was a favourite comic of mine when growing up in Liverpool and each week I would look forward to the exploits of Desperate Dan and his other comic book colleagues.”

Sales of the Dandy have slumped to sales of 8000 a week compared to two million in the 1950s. The comic will not disappear altogether though as an on-line version will continue.

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