(also known as Class Act
) was a short-lived comic strip in the UK comic The Dandy
, made as a replacement to First Class
Which had run between December 1993 and 1997.It was drawn by Dennis the Menace
artist Jimmy Hansen.
The series focussed on a class of prepubescent
children in a school – Class P5, similar to The Bash Street Kids
of The Beano
. Each strip would sometimes focus on an individual in the group, and how they deal with situations that came up in school.
As the series went on, the character of Kim was dropped for reasons that went unexplained in the strips, and the character of Dotty was moved from preschool
class into P5. The strips also moved away from individual stories and focussed more on the group as a whole.
In Issue #3000, the kids had grown up to become adults with a school reunion
theme, with Miss Truncheon now working in a job centre
, until the last frame of the story when she immediately resigned, saying she wanted to stay away from "that lot", who had all since taken jobs at the same job centre.
P5 returned as a reprint on 4 November 2006 under the new title of Class Act
. The reprints are mainly from 1998 and 1999 for DC Thomson's policy of comic strips being at least 7 years old before they are reprinted. These reprints ended when The Dandy
relaunched in August 2007.
- Den – The class leader, who sometimes appreciates lessons so that he can get away from his sister, Dotty.
- Dotty – Den's annoying little......