Dennis the Menace was a British comic strip appeared on the 17th of March, 1951 in children's comic The Beano. Later the story of the badly behaved boy named Dennis became the longest-running strip of The Beano. The readers watch Dennis bullying the company of school 'softies' and causing troubles for them. As in any kind-hearted story for children, the main toughies (Dennis and his friends) usually find themselves in unfavorable circumstances.

Coincidentally, on the 12th of March, 1951, another comic strip named Dennis the Menace debuted in the US, originally created, written, and illustrated by Hank Ketcham, and distributed by Post-Hall Syndicate. Nowadays it is distributed to at least 1,000 newspapers in 48 countries and in 19 languages by King Features Syndicate. This one also tells a story of Dennis, but the American one never intends to cause troubles - they just follow this happy-go-lucky boy elsewhere!

The two strips should not be confused – as a result of this. The US series has initially been retitled Dennis for UK audiences, while the British character's appearances are often titled Dennis and Gnasher outside the UK. The odd case of Dennis the Menace became one of the best known curious coincidences in the history of comics.

The other suggested answers also first appeared in the same year, but in the US and not the UK.

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