Beryl the Peril 1967
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Beryl disappeared for a while after the October 2004 Dandy relaunch. Apart from one appearance in December that year, she returned from issue 3302, dated 12 March 2005. Pass the Peril returned to Facebook mid-2011, this time focusing on Beryl attempting to make her own film. Also, the character returned in the 2012 Dandy Annual, once again drawn by Karl Dixon.
Although Beryl is often perceived as a troublemaker similar to Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx, her personality changed several times. In the David Law strips, she is quite mischievous but also fun-loving and rather clumsy, whereas she became a more malicious character after John Dallas took over. However, after Robert Nixon took over, she became a much less menacing character, while the stories in the Karl Dixon era largely focused on the relationship between Beryl and her Dad. In the Karl Dixon stories, she shows little respect to her father, often referring to him as 'Beak-Boy' due to his abnormally large nose. They represent a kind of earthquake fault line under mainstream theatre.’ ( Birmingham Evening Post) When creator David Law left the strip, it was taken over by Bob McGrath and later John Dallas, then Robert Nixon. In 1999 she was heavily revamped by Karl Dixon, but in 2006 artist Steve Bright restored her original appearance.
The Beezer and Topper was canceled in 1993, and Beryl joined The Dandy comic. To mark celebration with her joining the comic, Beryl shared the spotlight with Desperate Dan on the front cover of the 1998 Dandy Annual. It was fabulous fun and touring in your own bus and being given the privilege of expressing yourself and being paid for, who could ask for anything better? We were articulating what a lot of people were feeling in those times. We were breaking new ground with Operation Beryl and we’re all sorry that this is not the show we took to the Assembly Rooms, then the story would different. NB We needed management. (Claudia Boulton) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of the infringing activity and that is to be removed
Beryl made her first appearance in the revamped Dandy comic in a Justin Beaver strip. She, alongside Minnie the Minx and Toots, appeared in the comic's title card chasing after Justin. She made yet another appearance in a "Harry and his Hippo" strip, drawn by Andy Fanton. In this strip, she is enjoying the Dandy swimming pool alongside other famous past Dandy characters. Beryl made her first appearance in the revamped Dandy comic in a Justin Beaver strip. She, alongside Minnie the Minx and Toots, appeared in the comics title card chasing after Justin. She made yet another appearance in a "Harry and his Hippo" strip, drawn by Andy Fanton. In this strip, she is enjoying the Dandy swimming pool alongside other famous past Dandy characters. If you ever had doubts – this is the show to see to regain your strength. The energy and imagination that this company show can only be applauded.’ ( Spare Rib)Pass the Peril returned to Facebook mid-2011, this time focusing on Beryl attempting to maker her own film. Also, the character returned in the 2012 Dandy Annual, once again drawn by Karl Dixon. Beryl the Peril first appeared in the first issue of The Topper in 1953. She was created to be a female equivalent to The Beano's Dennis the Menace. Davey Law, her artist and creator, drew inspiration from his daughter, who would often pull faces during her tantrums.  The strips were similar in concept to the Dennis the Menace ones in that she would cause chaos through menacing her neighbours, parents and school teachers. In 1958, Beryl was chosen as one of the few of D.C. Thomson's characters to earn an annual all to herself, consisting solely from reprints in past years. Beryl disappeared for a while after the October 2004 Dandy relaunch. Bar one appearance in December that year, she returned from issue 3302, dated 12 March 2005.
A statement that the "information in the notification is accurate", and "under penalty of perjury, the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed" The Perils image was based on the comic strip character Beryl the Peril originally from ‘The Dandy’, and inspired Nicola Lane’s comic strip of grown up Beryl in counter culture magazine It, a big influence on their trade mark striped tops, extreme make up. Nicola Lane’s posters for The Perils and comic book style programmes helped give The Perils their strong identity. Reason: The founders were: ‘Very, very unhappy [and] frustrated’ with the number of women on stage and the roles for women and…the initial impetus was to redress the balance and to put [their] stories on stage.’
The Perils are canny performers, consistently entertaining and provocative. Not recommended for fans of the Three Degrees.’ ( Time Out) The Beezer and Topper was cancelled in August 1993, and Beryl joined The Dandy comic. Notably, she was the only Beezer and Topper character to transfer to The Dandy as soon as the former comic folded. (The following refugee, Potsworth & Co., did not make the transition until about a month later when The Dandy went full colour, and later strips to make the transition were often retooled in the case of Blinky.) With their raunchy comic book style, they aim to embarrass the parts other theatre groups don’t reach.’ ( Time Out)