Emma Raducanu, Maisie Summers-Newton, Sky Brown Bukayo Saka and Matty Lee are some of the young sporting stars starring in this year’s special 2021 special edition Beano comic.

This is part of the special BeONE comic for families to enjoy together as one, looking back at 2021 and the golden year of sport that has united the nation this year.

Featuring as a special pull-out inside the weekly comic, BeONE sees Dennis set off on a solo quest to reunite Gnasher with his family for Christmas.

The sports stars are then there to help Dennis make his own way back to Beanotown in time for Christmas, as Mayor Brown and Walter aim to stop him at every turn.

Bournemouth Echo: British Paralympian Maisie Summers-Newton is one of the sports stars featuring in the Beano (Beano)British Paralympian Maisie Summers-Newton is one of the sports stars featuring in the Beano (Beano)

Mike Stirling, Editorial Director of Beano Studios, said: “This year, our sporting superstars have lifted the nation’s spirits so we couldn’t think of a better way to round off 2021 than with some well-deserved appreciation for these incredible young athletes and the joy they brought to the nation.

"The reception to last year’s BeanOLD was incredible and we saw generations of families using it to connect when they had to be apart. We hope BeONE is the comic families have been waiting for and that this year they can enjoy reading it safely together!”

Four individual special gold leaf comic cover arts featuring Matty Lee, Maisie Summers-Newton and Sky Brown will also go on sale today on the Beano Shop. 

The funds raised from these exclusive covers will be donated to Save the Children to help children in the UK and around the world stay safe, healthy and learning.