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Hi There,

Hopefully this will be of some interest to comic fans, those who don't read the Viz may like to know which of their favourite comic characters have recieved the Viz treatment in the past. I'll reference the artists too although they all write the stuff together mostly, with the exception of a few freelancers

Ive picked up the last 3 issues to get the ball rolling, feel free to add to this Viz fans.

Issue 187

Barry the Cat a Billy the Cat parody by Simon Thorp

The Pointless **** of St Bridgets a bit like something out of Bunty or Tammy or some girls comic from the early 70's. Davey Jones often does these although this one is particularly funny especially if your not a fan of Eamonn Holmes!

Issue 188

Lady Chatterleys Brother more of a film parody, dont know if its worth mentioning all these film parodys? a one off by Alex Collier

The Michael Jackson Story by Simon Ecob, Jackie-esq popstar profile

Issue 189 current issue! go and buy it!

Copper Bolt by Paul Palmer, already discussed Tom Paterson parody.

The McBrowntrouts a Broons parody, you can probrably guess the joke. by AH-CH I ve been told who it is but have forgotten since then!

Not very accurate I know but hopefully I've set the ball rolling for everyone else to either correct me or add their own from past issues

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I had to laugh at The Pointless **** of St Bridgets.

Surely the best-ever girls' story parody concept was called something like "The Forty-Nine Marys" though I believe it may have been in one of the short-lived wannabe VIZ rip-offs. Not enough info to google it.

I can't provide all the reference information for these (e.g. issue number, artist). Sorry if you would expect that, but maybe someone can provide it if you need it.

Tinribs is, of course, a parody of a really rubbish Brassneck.

Gilbert Ratchet. Timothy Tester (though not in look).

(AFAIK the two above appear regularly, while these others were one-offs)

The VIZ parody of Winker Watson was very, very close - they only had to change one letter, too. Watson supplied a certain kind of magazine to Tim Trott and the others of the Remove whilst foiling Mr. Creep.

Billy Punter was very close to the 1950s strip as per this site's little icon - even Nugent, Cherry and Wharton were there as well as Mr. Quelch, though I don't recall the ladies of the night in the original, being left to cool on windowsills etc.

One issue had Korky the **** on the cover - my copy got torn so I no longer have it - the other characters in the strip were disappointed that Korky just acted like a normal cat, e.g. defecating on the carpet, instead of, from memory, lowering a magnet "with all arrows coming out" to fish for a cooling pie on a windowsill.

The Adventures of Rolf Harris the Cat was like Oor Wullie, but with a beard.

My Teacher's a Wardrobe (not Walrus) must be one of the funniest things I have ever seen. Just as with the original, it's the concept that does it!

There's a Holness in my Pocket (I've only just got the "hole" gag! :idea: ) was reminiscent of all the strips where the main character has a helper, but maybe particularly Pete's Pocket Grandpa (not in its "look") and Pete's Pockets.

The Posh Street Kids (boys in toppers with monocles)(Teacher: "Now, I hope you all brought your P.E. horses in for polo this afternoon") - needn't give what it parodies, though the "look" of the strip is not so much a parody of that original...

The Three Blairs...(stealing beans from Gordon Brown's store)

The Three Shakespeares - trying to steal verses from Christopher Marlowe but eventually getting a slap-up feed off Francis Bacon, portfolios and mash style - "Slobber. Our favourite - dramatic monologues composed in iambic decasyllabic blank verse. And mash."

Greedy ****. Greedy Pigg.

Harold and Fred - they Make Ladies Dead - like a Film Fun Charlie Chaplin or Radio Fun Arthur Askey strip with Harold Shipman and Fred West as love rivals for the lovely lady they want to kill. However, she reveals herself to be 1950s American serial killer Ed Gein in a skin suit.

...is that the kind of thing?

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Biffa Bacon - Bully Beef and Chips


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Unfortunately Pointless ... of St Bridgets, Korky the ..., and Greedy ... got bleeped. Seems those titles are too rude for this forum! :wink:

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Looks like the VIZ section is likely to be a real pandora's box.....

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welcome to the site, Pat.

In comparison to reading about Nazi atrocities, [to take an extreme example] VIZ is 'kid's stuff' though their best work was a breath of fresh air, blowing away the cobwebs of much of the stuffiness of traditional UK comics......

they had their fair share of duff material ['MILLIE TANT'] but I quite liked FINBAR SAUNDERS -----funny, no mention of the 'FAT SLAGS' on here as yet.........

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you're more than welcome, Pat! I felt that VIZ teetered into somewhat dubious territory a few years back, when it started introducing black-as-the-ace-of-spades type humour: ie: a macabre satire featuring those arch do-badders HAROLD SHIPMAN and FRED WEST. This reeked of desperation...perhaps circulation figures were dipping at that point.....

It has to be said, though, that VIZ's achievement of hitting the one million mark around 1990 was no mean feat [especially considering it cost a princely pound at the time: fairly expensive].

The comic often gave great value though, with much detail crammed into pages of often 5 rows of panels.

I remember one non-fan mate of mine saying that 'the drawings are cr*p' but I felt some of the artwork was pretty good [the geezer who draws most of the covers is very good]----I'm sure someone on here can name him.....

here's an eggzample of his work:





I can spot the aforementioned ROLF HARRIS cat above.

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I actually submitted strips to VIZ twice: and was rejected twice. The first was a double-set called 'KORRUPT KOPPA' which on reflection, was too x-certificate for the publication laws of our great nation......a second effort, 'NECROPHILLIAC JACK' detailed the misadventures of a wholesome lover of the dead, who robbed tombs. I was quite pleased with this effort, but the person who replied [I forget who] said that VIZ seldom take on unknown artists. I expected a real sarky reply, but the tone of the rejection was almost apologetic, and I still have this rejection somewhere......bet they still get loads of submissions, however......

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ys, thanks for the list of artists, Steve.....Simon Thorp is my favourite VIZ artist [no disrespect to Alex and the others]. Thanks for the info on the PC Hopper character, which I wasn't aware of....I still have my NECRIPHILLIAC JACK original inkings....maybe I'll scan it in here sometime.

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