The future of the UK's longest-running children's comic is in doubt after its publisher announced a review.
The Dandy, best known for cartoon character Desperate Dan who can “lift a cow with one arm”, could face closure following a huge drop in circulation.
Dundee-based DC Thomson said it was reviewing all of its magazine titles due to the “challenges” being faced by the publishing industry, but added that no final decision has been made.
It is understood The Dandy, which launched in 1937 and is now in its 75th year, will continue to be available online even if the hard copy of the comic is taken off shelves.
The review was prompted by falling circulation numbers, with only about 8,000 copies of The Dandy being sold a week, down from more than two million during its peak in the 1950s.
The Dandy has featured characters such as Bananaman, Korky The Cat, Cuddles And Dimples, and Beryl The Peril.
Fans took to social networking site Twitter to air their concerns over the potential closure.